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Electron failed to install properly

  • Used the auto-installer to install MM2, When i type DISPLAY=:0 npm start i get this error. ```

    magicmirror@2.1.0 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    > electron js/electron.js
    throw new Error('Electron failed to install correctly, please delete node_modu                                                                                        les/' + path.basename(__dirname) + ' and try installing again')
    Error: Electron failed to install correctly, please delete node_modules/electron                                                                                         and try installing again
      at Object. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/index.js:9                                                                                        :9)
      at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
      at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
      at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
      at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
      at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3)
      at Module.require (module.js:497:17)
      at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
      at Object. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/cli.js:3:1                                                                                        6)
      at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.43-v7+
    npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "start"
    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.
    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR!     /home/pi/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log
    Looked around for a fix but could not find one, Electron quick start gave the same error, any ideas?

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    Are you starting your mirror over ssh?

    That would be the only reason to use DISPLAY=:0 npm start

  • Yeah I am

  • Admin

    Which version of Raspbian are you using?

  • The latest one, Jesse, only downloaded it a couple days ago

  • Admin

    Jessie or Jessie Lite?

  • Full version of Jessie, not Jessie light

  • When i type “node --version” it says i have V4.0.0 installed which is very outdated, could this be why?

  • @cianoo45 said in Electron failed to install properly:

    When i type “node --version” it says i have V4.0.0 installed which is very outdated, could this be why?

    Nevermind, updated to V7.4 and i still get the same error when running

  • Getting the exact same thing here too - Raspberry Pi3 - any ideas?

    16 error Linux 4.4.34-v7+
    17 error argv “/usr/local/bin/node” “/usr/local/bin/npm” “start”
    18 error node v6.9.4
    19 error npm v3.10.10
    20 error file sh
    21 error code ELIFECYCLE
    22 error errno ENOENT
    23 error syscall spawn
    24 error magicmirror@2.1.0 start: electron js/electron.js
    24 error spawn ENOENT
    25 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.0 start script ‘electron js/electron.js’.

    I had tried using the latest node too - I downgraded to v6.9.4 just on the off chance it was a versioning thing but as you can see no go.

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