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Restart Mirror?

  • Hey there! I got the Mirror up and nicely running.
    Now I am playing around with the config file. However I can’t seem to figure how to either update or restart the Mirror App.
    I have it starting on boot. So I don’t want to reboot everytime I make a change in the config.js.
    When I cd to the MagicMirror directory and type

    "npm restart
    I get this:

    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.38-v7+
    npm ERR! argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” “restart”
    npm ERR! node v6.9.4
    npm ERR! npm v3.10.10
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.1.0 start: electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! Exit status 1
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.0 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.

    Any advice?

  • Project Sponsor

    if you are working directly on the pi, then ctrl+R reloads the page.

    via ssh somebody else has to chime in, since I don’t use that

  • Thanks for the reply. I am indeed using SSH…

  • @Achatos

    Are you running pm2? If so,

    pm2 restart mm

    will restart your mirror software. Otherwise use

    DISPLAY=:0 npm start

    from the MagicMirror folder and it will start up.

    EDIT: Just realized this last suggestion is only applicable if you don’t have the MM software already running.

  • “pm2 restart mm” works like a charm.
    Much obliged! 🙂

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