Getting MM running on Debian 10 not on a RPi



  • Hi Guys,

    I had a very specific use case where I wanted to use Debian (LXDE) with an old laptop to run Magic Mirror.

    I am by no means a linux expert! But I did some tinkering and couldnt get the install script working. The following steps might help you getting MM running on a Debian 10 machine. I used the debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-lxde.iso to install Debian.

    Once installed, log in to the system with the user you created during setup.

    Open a terminal window, and run the following:

    su
    

    Enter the root password when prompted and then run the following:

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install openssh-server
    

    Once complete I found it easier to go back to my main machine and use putty.

    Open a Putty connection to your machine, login with the user you created during setup

    Once at the terminal, type the following:

    su
    

    Enter the root password when prompted and then run the following:

    apt-get --assume-yes install curl wget git build-essential unzip gcc g++ make
    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -y nodejs
    apt-get install -y npm
    curl -sL https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
    echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
    apt-get update
    apt-get install yarn
    exit
    

    This should return you to the mm user you have setup, at the command line type the following:

    git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror.git
    cd MagicMirror/
    cp config/config.js.sample config/config.js
    npm install
    npm audit fix
    

    Close out the session and then go back to the machine and run a terminal prompt and type the following to start mm!

    cd MagicMirror
    npm start
    

    YMMV but hope this helps others out there trying to get this to work too.