MagicMirror 2 only works with DISPLAY=:0 npm start command
mihirjain last edited by paviro
I have installed raspbian jessie on my rpi2. I followed the howchoo.com website tutorial to do everything since I am a noob EXCEPT the part where magic mirror is to be installed. I followed the automatic method of Magicmirror’s github page.
Then I put it in kiosk mode and did the last bits (more on that below) as per the howchoo site. End result? rpi boots and starts a web page with only the index visible. If I run the command
DISPLAY=:0 npm startthen it works.
About the last bits after installing the MagicMirror in the automatic way: This is what I did:
Turn Chromium into a kiosk
Now we’ll configure Chromium to run in kiosk mode.
Open the autostart config file in the Nano editor.
Config file for Jessie:
sudo nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
Disable the screensaver
For both Wheezy and Jessie, comment out the following line using a hash symbol (#):
# @xscreensaver -no-splash
Launch Chromium on startup in kiosk mode
For Wheezy, add the following lines to the bottom of the file:
@xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @unclutter -idle 1 /usr/bin/chromium --kiosk --ignore-certificate-errors --disable-restore-session-state "http://localhost"
For Jessie, add the following lines to the bottom of the file:
@xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @unclutter -idle 1 @chromium-browser --incognito --kiosk http://localhost/
To exit, press CTRL-X, type Y and press enter.
Next, we need to modify the Pi’s BIOS settings for a little extra awesomeness.
Open BIOS config:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
Use portrait monitor orientation
Add the following line to rate the display 90 degrees:
To rotate in the other direction (270 degrees), use the following line instead:
Enable HDMI hotplugging
Uncomment the following line:
Save and exit. Finally, reboot your Pi once more:
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Wilco89 last edited by Wilco89
@mihirjain that tut is outdated, beter install Version 2.
It is beter to start with Clean install of Jessy.
Walk through the readme and wiki!
Or follow the extensive step by step tutorial here: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial
mihirjain last edited by
@Wilco89 Thanks for the reply, though I didnt use the howchoo method for installation. I followed the github MagicMirror2 site method with the command
mihirjain last edited by
Thanks for the reply, I used the same command to install mm2 as per your detailed tutorial. Though some commands after installed mm2 were different so shall retry the whole thing.