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Unable to get any modules working



  • I did the basic install:

    curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash
    

    Since I was able to start MagicMirror with out issues, I figured I’d try to add some modules. I started with the monthly calendar one figuring that would be easy:

    cd ~/MagicMirror/modules
    git clone https://github.com/KirAsh4/calendar_monthly/
    

    Modified my config/config.js:

            modules: [
                    {
                            module: "calendar_monthly",
                            position: "bottom_left",
                            config: {
                            }
                    }
                    {
                            module: "alert",
                    },
    
    

    And now when I try to start it I get:

    pi@magicmirror:~/MagicMirror $ npm start
    
    > magicmirror@2.1.1 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    > sh run-start.sh
    
    Starting MagicMirror: v2.1.1
    Loading config ...
    WARNING! Could not validate config file. Please correct syntax errors. Starting with default configuration.
    Loading module helpers ...
    Initializing new module helper ...
    Module helper loaded: updatenotification
    No helper found for module: helloworld.
    All module helpers loaded.
    Starting server on port 8080 ... 
    Starting server op port 8080 ... 
    Server started ...
    Connecting socket for: updatenotification
    Sockets connected & modules started ...
    Launching application.
    
    

    What am I doing wrong? I thought there might be an issue with the module, so I’ve tried others, but I continue to get the same thing. It only works when I use the default config.js file.


  • Module Developer

    @tomb7 said in Unable to get any modules working:

    What am I doing wrong?

    The config entry should look like this. Look at your config sample. Module entries start with { and end with }, . Yes, the comma is included and necessary.

             {
                            module: "calendar_monthly",
                            position: "bottom_left",
                            config: {
                            }
                    },
                    {
                            module: "alert",
                    },


  • @Mykle1 said in Unable to get any modules working:

    The config entry should look like this. Look at your config sample. Module entries start with { and end with }, . Yes, the comma is included and necessary.

    I’ve spent way too long on this (longer than I’m willing to admit) and my problem is a missing comma?! 😕

    Thanks for the help!


  • Module Developer

    @tomb7 said in Unable to get any modules working:

    I’ve spent way too long on this (longer than I’m willing to admit) and my problem is a missing comma?!

    We’ve all been there. Don’t sweat it. That’s one thing you won’t forget again, right? Enjoy your mirror.



  • You know, I did the same thing. Drove me NUTS for days trying to figure out what I did. My problem was the parentheses ’ from copy/pasted scripts and text file was different than the one entered via putty or the console. One of the tools I found invaluable was a code validator I found online

    http://esprima.org/demo/validate.html

    Try your MM Script in there to troubleshoot. Not sure if it will work with everything, but it worked for mine. I’ve done 5 mirrors with it.

    Good Luck!