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How I got my Magic Mirror working on a Raspberry Pi 0 (zero)

  • Man I put the mirror in the closet for a little, came back to finally finish the frame and put it on the wall, updated it and more trouble. Oh gosh.

  • @Mitchfarino Thanks for sharing my link!

  • Did anyone get this working on the Pi Zero or Pi Zero W after the new update?

  • @SebTota
    Which updates are you referring to? I’m still using Raspbian Jessie Light (I didn’t use the image provided in this thread but my own installation and didn’t update so Stretch yet), which is up to date (according to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade) and the latest version of MagicMirror (according to cd ~/MagicMirror && sudo git pull) and don’t see any (new) issues on my Pi Zero W.

    What are your problems?

  • @Hawking I get an error saying that modules/color is missing or something like that. I’ve been working on it for 3 days but can’t get it to work.

  • @SebTota

    • Do you also get this error if you use a very minimal config file like
    var config = {
            port: 8080,
            ipWhitelist: ["", "::ffff:", "::1"],
            language: "en",
            timeFormat: 24,
            units: "metric",
            modules: [
                            module: "clock",
                            position: "top_left"
    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== "undefined") {module.exports = config;}

    If this works, you can step by step add the modules you want and see which one causes the problem.

    • The exact error message would be helpful for an analysis.

  • @Hawking
    throw err;

    Error: Cannot find module ‘express’
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:337:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:287:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:366:17)
    at require (module.js:385:17)
    at Object. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/js/server.js:8:15)
    at Module._compile (module.js:435:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions…js (module.js:442:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:311:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:366:17)

    and then the browser loads and says it cannot find http://localhost:8080

  • @SebTota I went to my old image from before the update and thats still working fine, but when I updated it, it again had the error come up. The only difference is last time I did the update it said Error: Cannot find module ‘colors’

  • @SebTota
    I still don’t understand what update you are referring to.
    Both error messages sound like there are modules missing (either “express” or “colors”).

    What happens if you do

    cd ~/MagicMirror && sudo npm install
    cd ~/MagicMirror/vendor && npm install

  • @Hawking My MagicMirror has been sitting for a long time. When I recently finished the frame to get the computer display and rpi zero out of my closet I booted the rpi zero and on the top of the display it said A New Version of Magic Mirror is available or something along those lines. So I went into the MagicMirror folder and used the command “git pull && npm install” as specified in the README file of MagicMirror.