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MMM-GoogleAssistant autostart



  • I just looked at them but am not sure of the implications of them. I was able to get my magicmirror to work with MMM-googleassistant with one command via command line:

    /home/pi/env/bin/python3 -u /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-GoogleAssistant/pi/assistant.py

    Does that help make it easier to autostart in another script? Definitely beyond my abilities at this point. I definitely appreciate your continued effort!



  • @poopyurinal said in MMM-GoogleAssistant autostart:

    /home/pi/env/bin/python3 -u /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-GoogleAssistant/pi/assistant.py

    so, put that command as the 1st in the little script you wrote…
    and the second command starts MM…



  • @poopyurinal said in MMM-GoogleAssistant autostart:

    /home/pi/env/bin/python3 -u /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-GoogleAssistant/pi/assistant.py

    I put that command in the script. What was the second part about starting MM? MM is already starting automatically via pm2. With just the quoted command in the script, after reboot, the GoogleAssistant is not functional. Do I need to restart MM after running this script? What is the command to do that?

    Thanks for your sustained help!



  • I should also ask, do I need a “&” after any of these commands? I’ve seen that in some tutorials, but don’t fully understand when it is needed and when it is not.



  • @poopyurinal ok, never mind on the mm…

    the & at the end of a command string means, spin that command off in the background and come back… to read another command

    if you do NOT have & at the end, then this command runs and all the rest wait til this command ends…



  • My script now has these contents:

    #!/bin/bash

    /home/pi/env/bin/python3 -u /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-GoogleAssistant/pi/assistant.py

    But the Google Assistant does not work upon boot. If I run the command:

    /home/pi/env/bin/python3 -u /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-GoogleAssistant/pi/assistant.py

    after boot, from the command line, it starts. What can I do to fix this? It seems so close to working…