MagicMirror not compatible with 3.5 in screen?
mishkalidas last edited by mishkalidas
I have tried over a dozen times to get mm to work on a 3.5 screen with a raspberry pi zero W and once I install the LCD-show it does show up on the screen but the mm won’t boot states can’t find the ecosystem config.js file I have tried 3 different LCD screens so I uninstalled pm2 and try to start it with the old standby npm start then I get a error permission denied so use sudo and the errors flow like water I have to be doing something wrong very very wrong can someone help me see the light ? Thanks
sdetweil last edited by
@mishkalidas ok, l;ooks like you used sudo to install mm… so
from the MM directory do
chown -R pi .
this will change the ownership of all the files in the mm folder and down to pi from root
do the same for the ~/.npm folder
cd ~ chown -R pi .npm
then npm start from the MM folder should work. without sudo
don’t continue unless ti runs correctly
now… on to the pm2 an’t find the ecosystem config.js file problem
pm2 delete all pm2 start installers/mm.sh # if mm starts correctly pm2 save
then boot and it should work ok
please let us know
@mishkalidas You are also using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, last time I checked it wasn’t compatible with MagicMirror out of the box.
Here is a quote from the MagicMirror Readme.md
Electron, the app wrapper around MagicMirror², only supports the Raspberry Pi 2/3. The Raspberry Pi 0/1 is currently not supported. If you want to run this on a Raspberry Pi 1, use the server only feature and setup a fullscreen browser yourself. (Yes, people have managed to run MM² also on a Pi0, so if you insist, search in the forums.)
sudothing is also a good idea, but I just want to raise this issue to prevent you from getting frustrated by it not working:)