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Basic Setup Question

  • Alright, so this may seem beyond simple, but I have to ask…

    I’ve run through the install on a Pi2. The install gave me no problems. I go through the final reboot and…I’m looking at the Raspbian GUI.

    Can anyone suggest the (clearly extremely obvious) step that I must have missed?

  • Moderator

    You mean, you miss the autostart feature?
    Did you follow the instructions mentioned in the


  • No, I was actually using this setup guide here, which is less complete, but sure shows up in searches more often:

    Now, however, I’ve gone through the setup you linked and and have ended up with:

    Check current Node installation …
    Node currently installed. Checking version number.
    Minimum Node version: v5.1.0
    Installed Node version: v6.4.0
    No Node.js upgrade nessecery.
    It seems like MagicMirror is already installed.
    To prevent overwriting, the installer will be aborted.
    Please rename the ~/MagicMirror folder and try again.

    If you want to upgrade your installation run git pull from the ~/MagicMirror directory.

    pi@pi:~ $ cd ~/MagicMirror
    pi@pi:~/MagicMirror $ git pull
    Already up-to-date.
    pi@pi:~/MagicMirror $ cd $HOME/MagicMirror
    pi@pi:~/MagicMirror $
    pi@pi:~/MagicMirror $ npm start

    magicmirror@2.0.0 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    electron js/electron.js

    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.18-v7+
    npm ERR! argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” “start”
    npm ERR! node v6.4.0
    npm ERR! npm v3.10.3
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.0.0 start: electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! Exit status 1
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.0.0 start script ‘electron js/electron.js’.
    npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    npm ERR! not with npm itself.
    npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    npm ERR! electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    npm ERR! npm bugs magicmirror
    npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
    npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror
    npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR! /home/pi/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log

  • @Merijeek

    Actually, reran yet again and (possibly) looking better.

    Once my card reader stops acting oddly I’ll probably do a reinstall and start again from scratch. Maybe figure out where I went wrong.

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