MagicMirror fails to start after fresh install



  • Hi,
    after doing a fresh install, MagicMirror fails to install.

    Using:

    • Pi 3
    • Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL (Kernel 4.4, release date 2017-04-10)
    • Automatic install

    Starting using
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ DISPLAY=:0 npm start
    results in

    magicmirror@2.1.1 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    sh run-start.sh

    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.50-v7+
    npm ERR! argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” "start"
    npm ERR! node v6.10.2
    npm ERR! npm v3.10.10
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.1.1 start: sh run-start.sh
    npm ERR! Exit status 1
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.1 start script ‘sh run-start.sh’.
    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! sh run-start.sh
    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

    npm-debug.log contains:
    0 info it worked if it ends with ok
    1 verbose cli [ ‘/usr/bin/nodejs’, ‘/usr/bin/npm’, ‘start’ ]
    2 info using npm@3.10.10
    3 info using node@v6.10.2
    4 verbose run-script [ ‘prestart’, ‘start’, ‘poststart’ ]
    5 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~prestart: magicmirror@2.1.1
    6 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing
    7 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: magicmirror@2.1.1
    8 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
    9 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/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
    10 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: CWD: /home/pi/MagicMirror
    11 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: Args: [ ‘-c’, ‘sh run-start.sh’ ]
    12 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: Returned: code: 1 signal: null
    13 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.1~start: Failed to exec start script
    14 verbose stack Error: magicmirror@2.1.1 start: sh run-start.sh
    14 verbose stack Exit status 1
    14 verbose stack at EventEmitter. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:255:16)
    14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack at ChildProcess. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/spawn.js:40:14)
    14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:886:16)
    14 verbose stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:226:5)
    15 verbose pkgid magicmirror@2.1.1
    16 verbose cwd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    17 error Linux 4.4.50-v7+
    18 error argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” "start"
    19 error node v6.10.2
    20 error npm v3.10.10
    21 error code ELIFECYCLE
    22 error magicmirror@2.1.1 start: sh run-start.sh
    22 error Exit status 1
    23 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.1 start script ‘sh run-start.sh’.
    23 error Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    23 error If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    23 error not with npm itself.
    23 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    23 error sh run-start.sh
    23 error You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    23 error npm bugs magicmirror
    23 error Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
    23 error npm owner ls magicmirror
    23 error There is likely additional logging output above.
    24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

    Hoping for help
    Wippo


  • Module Developer

    @Wippo said in MagicMirror fails to start after fresh install:

    Hoping for help
    Starting using
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ DISPLAY=:0 npm start

    Important: npm start does not work via SSH, use DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start & instead. This starts the mirror on the remote display.

    Are you starting the mirror via SSH? If you are then the command is DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start & in your MagicMirror directory.

    If you are directly connected to your Pi3 then the command is simply npm start in your MagicMirror directory.



  • Thanks for your advice, but that’s not the reason. I checked it again and the results are the same, independent of starting via SSH or directly.

    Now solved. :-)
    “npm start” has to be executed after starting the graphic desktop

    Wippo



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  • @Wippo Hey! I’m having a similar error message to you. What did you do to solve it?



  • @longod Hi, you have to start the graphic desktop before execution of “npm start” (or similar) from a console. My error was to stop system start at console level.

    Wippo



  • @wippo Hi - can you be more detailed when you say “you have to start the graphic desktop before execution”? I am pretty new to this and have no idea what you mean. I have the exact same errors on the same set up you have. Thank you.



  • Hi,
    after powering on the Raspi and waiting a while, you have either a “console” (white letters on a black screen) or graphic desktop (colors and symbols like “Windows”). What you need for the Magic Mirror is the desktop. You can change the boot behavior using “sudo raspi-config”.

    Wippo



  • Thank you. I actually did a new complete install from scratch and got MM to work!


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