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MagicMirror keeps crashing within a minute of restart

  • Getting the following error details:

    0 info it worked if it ends with ok
    1 verbose cli [ '/usr/bin/node', '/usr/bin/npm', 'start' ]
    2 info using npm@6.11.2
    3 info using node@v10.15.3
    4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ]
    5 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~prestart: magicmirror@2.11.0
    6 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: magicmirror@2.11.0
    7 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
    8 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/node-gyp-bin:/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/.bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
    9 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: CWD: /home/pi/MagicMirror
    10 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: Args: [ '-c',
    10 silly lifecycle   'DISPLAY="${DISPLAY:=:0}" ./node_modules/.bin/electron js/electron.js' ]
    11 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: Returned: code: 1  signal: null
    12 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.11.0~start: Failed to exec start script
    13 verbose stack Error: magicmirror@2.11.0 start: `DISPLAY="${DISPLAY:=:0}" ./node_modules/.bin/electron js/electron.js`
    13 verbose stack Exit status 1
    13 verbose stack     at EventEmitter. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/index.js:332:16)
    13 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:189:13)
    13 verbose stack     at ChildProcess. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-lifecycle/lib/spawn.js:55:14)
    13 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:189:13)
    13 verbose stack     at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:970:16)
    13 verbose stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:259:5)
    14 verbose pkgid magicmirror@2.11.0
    15 verbose cwd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    16 verbose Linux 4.14.98-v7+
    17 verbose argv "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/bin/npm" "start"
    18 verbose node v10.15.3
    19 verbose npm  v6.11.2
    20 error code ELIFECYCLE
    21 error errno 1
    22 error magicmirror@2.11.0 start: `DISPLAY="${DISPLAY:=:0}" ./node_modules/.bin/electron js/electron.js`
    22 error Exit status 1
    23 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.11.0 start script.
    23 error This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
    24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

    I have watchdog running, so it keeps trying to restart, but I get the same error. Visually, I see several modules load each time, but then it crashes.

  • @salbee how did u get to 2.11? install or upgrade?

    how did u install or upgrade

  • @sdetweil it was an upgrade

  • @salbee how did u upgrade? pull, & npm install?

    also need to do npm install in every module folder that has a package.json file

    for future upgrades use the new upgrade script

    also, how did you do that start after uograde? npm start or use pm2?

    if pm2, there might be something in the logs

    pm2 logs --lines=100

  • @sdetweil After much troubleshooting, I’ve narrowed the problem down to only occur when I have screen rotation turned on (in the /boot/config.txt file). Changing the rotation approach to use the custom.css file instead, the problem has gone away.

  • @salbee glad u found it…

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