Newbie . Pi + Mirror thus far. Some basic questions



  • Hello everyone
    I’m starting my pi mirror setup and the tutorial was amazing, but I have a few questions.
    My time zone was set to central so the time is right but it’s only showing the news in New York. How can I change this?
    Can I also disable the greetings? I don’t see the weather, how do I add this? My end goal is to add weather, local news, my icloud calendar and trello.
    Also since everything is now configured can I back up or copy my SD card and put it in another pi for another room or do I have to run through the entire setup again?

    you know what would also be cool. is if the mirror would display as it does but have a small box in the middle or off to the side running an emulator so I can play some old NES games with the mirror app running at the same time. Just for the cool factor and nothing else

    any help is appreciated
    Thanks and glad to be here


  • Module Developer

    @Gamble said in Newbie . Pi + Mirror thus far. Some basic questions:

    My time zone was set to central so the time is right but it’s only showing the news in New York. How can I change this?

    You find an rss newsfeed url that you prefer and add it to the newsfeed module entry in your config.js file.

    Can I also disable the greetings?

    I assume you mean the compliments. Yes, you can. Again, in your config.js file, this time the entry for the compliments module. Add or edit the disabled line:

    {
    	disabled: true,
    	module: 'compliments',
    	position: 'lower_third'
    },
    

    I don’t see the weather, how do I add this? My end goal is to add weather, local news, my icloud calendar and trello.

    Did you get your API key for the weather module as per the directions in the README file that accompanies each module?

    Also since everything is now configured can I back up or copy my SD card and put it in another pi for another room or do I have to run through the entire setup again?

    That should work, as long as you’re putting it in the same version of Pi

    you know what would also be cool. is if the mirror would display as it does but have a small box in the middle or off to the side running an emulator so I can play some old NES games with the mirror app running at the same time. Just for the cool factor and nothing else

    I don’t know if that is doable at this moment. You could always create your own module that does that and share it with forum. :^)


  • Module Developer

    you know what would also be cool. is if the mirror would display as it does but have a small box in the middle or off to the side running an emulator so I can play some old NES games with the mirror app running at the same time. Just for the cool factor and nothing else

    I don’t know if that is doable at this moment. You could always create your own module that does that and share it with forum. :^)

    Emulation is very CPU hungry, and with your Pi mounted behind the mirror against the wall, it’s already in a higher than normal temperature situation. So you risk damaging your Pi doing this. Also, you wouldn’t want to pull the mirror off the wall to connect controllers, so you’d want to buy Bluetooth controllers. For the price of two Bluetooth controllers, you can get another Pi and two decent wired controllers for dedicated play on your TV that won’t have a reflective surface in front of your game play :) If it were me, I’d take that route instead.



  • Ha I’m having trouble about installing the stuff I doubt I could write my own module.
    Thanks for the help
    One thing I haven’t figured out is how do you set MM to open by itself? I thought it did on the first reboot or two but it doesn’t anymore and I also get that SSH password needs to be changed error. How do I resolve these issues?
    I found the trello module but it seems over my head.



  • @Gamble said in Newbie . Pi + Mirror thus far. Some basic questions:

    One thing I haven’t figured out is how do you set MM to open by itself?

    https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/wiki/Auto-Starting-MagicMirror

    For changing the password type “passwd”. But it would be better to post the message output first.


  • Module Developer

    @Gamble said in Newbie . Pi + Mirror thus far. Some basic questions:

    I’m having trouble about installing the stuff

    How to add modules


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