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MMM-EasyBack no autostart Video

  • @sdetweil

    I am trying a clean install now

  • @sdetweil

    is this the start file you are talking about?

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls                  package-lock.json
    MagicMirror        node-v10.16.0-linux-armv6l
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ 

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo nano
      GNU nano 3.2                                              
    cd ~/MagicMirror
    node serveronly &
    sleep 30
    xinit /home/pi/
    npm start dev

    Is that where it goes?

    Man doing this project makes me feel so dumb I need to learn more, any suggestions?

  • Oh an just to update with the clean install I had the same issue.

  • I am also now using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+

  • Well I ended up going to a static picture because I can’t think of what else to do.

  • @Darkmx-6 i don’t know where came from… it is not part of the base MagicMirror solution.

    the MagicMirror start script is ~/MagicMirror/installers/

    it does not run serveronly… it assumes you are running the mirror user experience ON the same machine.

    i don’t know if EasyBack works on the remote client of serveronly… THAT browser would have to enable autoplay… our fix was for the electron browser running ON the same machine

    ok, i see what you are doing… using chromium for the browser for some reason…

    so u have to disable the autoplay blocker there , from

    You can decide to disable entirely the autoplay policy by setting the 
    Chrome flag "Autoplay Policy" to "No user gesture is required" at chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy. 
    This allows you to test your website as if user were strongly engaged with your site and playback autoplay would be always allowed.

  • Ah I see! It works THANK YOU!
    Must be because of the pre-made image I installed MagicMirror with.

    Here is the link:

    Here is the fix:

    I edited the file found here:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls  MagicMirror  node-v10.16.0-linux-armv6l  package-lock.json

    and added



      GNU nano 3.2                                                                                         
    unclutter &
    xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features.
    xset s off # disable screen saver
    xset s noblank # don’t blank the video device
    matchbox-window-manager &
    #midori -e Fullscreen -a http://localhost:8080
    chromium-browser --autoplay-policy=no-user-gesture-required --incognito --kiosk http://localhost:8080/

  • @Darkmx-6 cool!.. great feedback, thanks we missed that this was a pi0, and that you were running split mode…

  • @sdetweil said in MMM-EasyBack no autostart Video:

    is was a pi0, and that you were running split mode…

    what is split mode? If I am I didn’t mean to, I have it directly connected to a TV that I am using as a Bulletin board.

  • @Darkmx-6 there are two ways to run Magic Mirror

    all in one(all in one application) , uses electron, npm start.
    we’ve solved the pi 0 problem… my installer handles it

    split mode (two applications)
    start serverOnly
    then view with some other browser (chrome, firefox, ie, …) either locally or from another machine/phone…

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