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Fresh Installation stuck at node ./download-chromedriver.js

  • Today I’ve followed this tutorial in order to make a new install of Raspbian Stretch and MagicMirror.

    No matter if I install MagicMirror with the automated script or I execute the commands manually following the manual, every time I get stuck at the following step:

    pi@magicmirror:~/MagicMirror $ npm install && npm start
    npm WARN deprecated time-grunt@2.0.0: Deprecated because Grunt is practically unmaintained. Move on to something better. This package will continue to work with Grunt v1, but it will not receive any updates.
    npm WARN deprecated nomnom@1.8.1: Package no longer supported. Contact for more info.
    > electron-chromedriver@1.8.0 install /home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron-chromedriver
    > node ./download-chromedriver.js

    Even after over an hour of waiting, the process won’t continue.

    Any help is appreciated.

  • Reason: Downloding electron takes for ages as the download was below 1kb/s.
    Solution: Executing the following command using a faster chinese mirror:

    ELECTRON_MIRROR= npm install --prefix ~/MagicMirror electron --save-dev