MagicMirror fails to be started via SSH console
wewa00 last edited by wewa00
I installed MagicMirror according the guide from github. MagicMirror can be started without problems from the GUI terminal. But it fails to start if I am not using the GUI but a SSH console connection instead.
Here is the command to start MagicMirror and the resulting error message.
user@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ DISPLAY=:0 npm start > email@example.com start /home/user/MagicMirror > electron js/electron.js npm ERR! Linux 4.4.38-v7+ npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "start" npm ERR! node v6.9.2 npm ERR! npm v4.0.5 npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! firstname.lastname@example.org start: `electron js/electron.js` npm ERR! Exit status 1 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the email@example.com start script 'electron js/electron.js'. npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed. npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package, npm ERR! not with npm itself. npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system: npm ERR! electron js/electron.js npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with: npm ERR! npm bugs magicmirror npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via: npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above. npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request: npm ERR! /home/user/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log
Here you find the log file mentioned in the error message: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/wewa00/c61b27dc4991e94ccc78880e25afaa89/raw/f94ec26139a7afd47add78fdc8c92b56cd45d103/npm-debug.log
How can I get MagicMirror started from SSH console?
Shouldn’t Display=:0 come after npm start?
wewa00 last edited by
Important: npm start does not work via SSH, use DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start & instead. This starts the mirror on the remote display.
And if I execute
DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start &, I get the same error message, but logged to
jag last edited by
@wewa00 what do you see on your display before starting up?
(Text console or graphical)
wewa00 last edited by
my Raspberry is configured for Desktop boot (without Autologin). During boot I see the text console for some seconds but then I see the MagicMirror splash screen.
jag last edited by jag
@wewa00 Have you tried enable auto login?
Can be configured with raspi-config.