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midori cant connect to localhost

  • Got magicmirror to start on a pi zero following instrustions that I found on this forum. Now when midori starts I’m getting a connection refused on localhost:8080. I can ping localhost fine from terminal and I’ve added /120 in my whitelist.

  • Did you figure out this error? I’m having the same problem

  • Honestly, I didn’t. I spent a few days off and on trying to get things going, finally I reached out to someone on the forum that had a working image and used that. I have a few more zero’s floating around though and I’m planning on trying again from scratch this weekend.

  • Hi Guy’s, I’m having the same issue here, stuck on midori telling me connection refused…

    Im working on a pi zero w with jessie lite

  • @bbdv @ottobot @d-sanchez i hope one of you, has found a solution for this problem?!

    i have the same

  • I have managed to get it working by adjusting the start up script in the etc/init.d/ directory:

    Instead of:
    cd ~/MagicMirror

    I changed it to :
    cd /home/pi/MagicMirror

    Worked great for over 2 week… until I updated MagicMirror, the same error returned…
    (Connection refused)

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  • Got it back to work by starting all over.

    Here are my* notes/steps:
    *)I have gathered all these steps from all the contributers on this site.

    Start with a fresh Jessie lite image…

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo wget
    sudo dpkg -i node_latest_armhf.deb
    sudo apt-get install npm
    sudo apt-get install git
    cd /home/pi/
    git clone
    cd MagicMirror
    sudo npm install (This will take 30+ minutes)
    sudo apt-get install midori
    sudo apt-get install unclutter
    sudo aptitude install xinit
    sudo apt-get install matchbox
    sudo nano /etc/init.d/

    # Provides:
    # Short-Description: startMM
    # Description:       starts MM
    cd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    node serveronly &
    sleep 20

    sudo xinit /home/pi/
    sudo chmod a+x /etc/init.d/
    sudo update-rc.d defaults 100
    sudo apt-get install x11-xserver-utils
    sudo nano /home/pi/

    xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features.
    xset s off # disable screen saver
    xset s noblank # don’t blank the video device
    matchbox-window-manager &
    unclutter &
    midori -e Fullscreen -a http://localhost:8080

    sudo chmod a+x /home/pi/
    sudo reboot

  • @bbdv did you use Jessie or Stretch for that?