Certain Modules Making Screen Blank



  • I’m really new to Raspberry Pi/Linux/90% of the code used here, so this is likely to be a dumb, easy fix (at least, I really hope so since it’s been driving me crazy!).

    I’m able to get the clock, currentweather and weatherforecast modules working perfectly. However, when I attempt to add any other modules (calendar, newsfeed, even some additional downloaded ones such as MMM-Todoist and MMM-RottenTomatoes) the screen appears completely blank.

    I’m planning on using this as an info screen type thing, rather than a mirror, so I have a background image which still appears like normal when this happens; all that happens is that no modules appear. Can anyone help with this? I’ll include my config.js code below; everything after weatherforecast is the stuff that doesn’t work - I’ve also removed all of my info.

    /* Magic Mirror Config Sample
     *
     * By Michael Teeuw http://michaelteeuw.nl
     * MIT Licensed.
     */
    
    var config = {
    	port: 8080,
    	address: [],
    	ipWhitelist: [],
    
    	language: "en",
    	timeFormat: 12,
    	units: "metric",
    
    	modules: [
    		{
    			module: "clock",
    			position: "top_left",
    			config: {
    				timeFormat: 12,
    				displaySeconds: true,
    				showPeriod: true,
    				clockBold: false,
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "currentweather",
    			position: "top_right",
    			config: {
    				location: "Auckland",
    				locationID: "2193733",
    				appid: "#REMOVED#",
    				roundTemp: true,
    				degreeLabel: true,
    				animationSpeed: 1000,
    				showWindDirection: true,
    				showHumidity: true,
    				useBeaufort: false,
    				initialLoadDelay: 0,
    				retryDelay: 2500
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "weatherforecast",
    			position: "top_right",
    			config: {
    				location: "Auckland",
    				locationID: "2193733",
    				appid: "#REMOVED#",
    				roundTemp: true,
    				maxNumberOfDays: 7,
    				showRainAmount: true,
    				updateInterval: 600000,
    				animationSpeed: 1000,
    				fade: true,
    				fadePoint: 0.25,
    				initialLoadDelay: 2500,
    				retryDelay: 2500,
    				colored: true
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "email",
    			position: "bottom_left",
    			header: "Email",
    			config: {
    				user: "#REMOVED#@gmail.com",
    			        password: "#REMOVED#",
    				host: "imap.google.com"
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "MMM-Todoist",
    			position: "top_left",
    			header: "Assignments",
    			config: {
    				accessToken: "#REMOVED#",
    				lists: [ #REMOVED# ]
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "MMM-RottenTomatoes",
    			position: "bottom-right",
    			config: {
    				showHeader: true,
    				showBoxOffice: true,
    				showOpeningThisWeek: true,
    				showComingSoon: true,
    				limitBoxOffice: 3,
    				limitOpeningThisWeek: 4,
    				limitComingSoon: 3,
    				boxOfficeAfter: true,
    				mergeOpeningAndComingSoon: true
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "calendar",
    			header: "Menu",
    			position: "bottom-left",
    			config: {
    				maximumEntries: 3,
    				maximumNumberOfDays: 7,
    				displaySymbol: true,
    				defaultSymbol: cutlery,
    				maxTitleLength: 50,
    				wrapEvents: false,
    				fetchInterval: 300000,
    				animationSpeed: 2000,
    				fade: false,
    				timeFormat: relative,
    				getRelative: 3,
    				colored: false,
    				calendars: [
    				        {
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/#REMOVED#%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basics.ics"
    					}
    				]
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: "newsfeed",
    			position: "bottom_bar",
    			config: {
    				feeds: [
    					{
    						title: "NZ Herald",
    						url: "http://rss.nzherald.co.nz/rss/xml/nzhrsscid_000000001.xml",
    					},
    				]
    			}
    		},
    	]
    
    };
    
    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== "undefined") {module.exports = config;}
    

  • Module Developer

    @efk4 said in Certain Modules Making Screen Blank:

    everything after weatherforecast is the stuff that doesn’t work - I’ve also removed all of my info.

    What I would do is just add one at a time make sure that one works then add your next…

    I did put it through a validator and it failed at this one ->

    {
    module: “MMM-Todoist”,
    position: “top_left”,
    header: “Assignments”,
    config: {
    accessToken: “#REMOVED#”,
    lists: [ #REMOVED# ]
    }
    },



  • @cowboysdude That’s the way I originally did it - I added them one at a time. Even individually, they still made the same thing happen. Thanks for letting me know about the Todoist one, though - I’ll have to take a closer look at it, or more likely just take it out entirely.

    I even went as far as to add the default calender code from the original config.js.sample file instead of my own - but that made the same thing happen too. Could it be something to do with the module coding? Or the way it’s trying to access the information from the internet?


  • Module Developer

    @efk4 I’m thinking no. Are you running MM 2.1.1?



  • @cowboysdude I believe so? I downloaded Magic Mirror 3 days ago, so I’m assuming I’m running the latest version.


  • Module Developer

    @efk4 OK well that’s interesting … I don’t see anything there that would cause that. Did you get a clean install without errors when you installed MagicMirror?



  • @cowboysdude Yeah, as far as I can tell everything went fine.


  • Module Developer

    Ok do this… keep your config.js and rename it to config.bak

    Take the config.js.sample file and copy it to config.js and restart…

    If everything runs fine then we go from there one module at a time to figure out which one is causing the issue for you.



  • @cowboysdude I’ve done that, but it’s still doing the same thing.



  • This has been driving me crazy for a couple of days now - if we can’t find a solution, would it be worth me starting over? As in, completely re-formatting my SD card, reinstalling Magic Mirror and all? I may not have formatted my SD card correctly the first time, which is making me wonder if that’s the issue.

    I’m only a few days into doing this, so it wouldn’t be that big a deal if it were likely to fix it.



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