start on reboot
I would like to have npm start executed upon reboot. I’ve gone through every line of the install procedure (which is very good, BTW), but I have to manually open a terminal window from the gui and then cd HOME/MagicMirror and then npm start. This works fine. But how do I get it to do it automatically upon a reboot?
I didn’t get a chance to write that part yet, however it is (also) documented on the wiki:
@KirAsh4 Thank-you for adding to my knowledge again!!
Part of the reason for the auto starting is that occasionally, npm will die, and having the auto restart will take care of that as well.
@KirAsh4 Well, it must be working well because it has been 12 hours and it is still going strong. However, I don’t know how many times pm2 had to restart it. Either way, my perception is that it is working fine. Thanks again.
Log into your rpi and execute
'pm2 list'to list all running pm2 tasks. If you have a bunch of them, then add the task name, like
'pm2 list '.
If you want more info on a specific task, execute
'pm2 show '.
You’ll get info screens like this:
@KirAsh4 Thanks for the screenshots. I’m having trouble with mine starting after a reboot too and when I run pm2 list, it does not show a PID even though MM is working. Is that why it won’t start on reboot?
OK, did pm2 restart mm and now have a better result. Am I right to issue pm2 save after that?
OK, here seems to be the problem after a reboot; MM doesn’t exist. Anyone help with that?
I think the reason why you get the “MM doesnt exist” error is just because the script isnt running.
You are asking pm2 to show you status of a process that doesn’t exist. So this error is not the problem, but just a symptom of the fact that pm2 doesnt start mm.sh after reboot as it should. . Hope that makes sense.
From what i can see on your screenshots, you seems to be doing it correctly so i dont know why pm2 will not start mm.sh for you. Sorry