Partial install of magic mirror module



  • Hey everyone,

    I have recently brought a raspberry pi and having issues with the wifi. I could not connect at all with raspbian stretch, and then after installing Jessie, and some tinkering to the interfaces and wpa_supplicant file, and then turning the power management off for wifi, I am seeing a stable connection.

    But I cannot use the chromium browser for anything. I can ping google.com from the terminal and have a response rate of 100ms average. But cannot download anything in the browser. Installing any packages from the terminal is also erratic as some download fast, then speed drops (drops to 10kB/s) and then some fail downloading.

    On a previous attempt, I was able to install the magic mirror module but it failed halfway through and could not install the dependencies and packages.

    I do not know how to continue from here, with respect to the raspberry pi and the partial install of magic mirror.

    I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

    Regards,



  • Hi red43,
    You should at first try to have a running system WITH a proper internet connection before installing the mirror.
    I would highly suggest to first read through the setup of a wifi connection. There’s tons of material to learn this on the internet.
    It’s advisable for beginners to setup wifi in the pixel desktop environment and not in the console.
    Theres much that can be broken when setting up wifi in the console. I have quite some frustrating experience with that.

    So:

    • set up a system.
    • boot, and in the pixel desktop go to the wifi symbol (upper right corner) and setup wifi.
    • update and upgrade the system
    • install the mirror via the console.
    • Have fun!

    That’s how I would do it.
    Beginning from scratch now is supposedly faster than trying to repair the situation from here on, although you’d learn more with the latter :-)


  • Module Developer

    @red43 said in Partial install of magic mirror module:

    I could not connect at all with raspbian stretch, and then after installing Jessie,

    Did you run rpi update when you installed Stretch. This ended very badly for me and for my Pi 3 B. It updates the firmware of the Pi and disabled (I would say mangled/trashed) wifi and bluetooth on my Pi. I was not able to restore functionality to my Pi, even after wiping my SD card and installing Jessie. If you were able to restore that then I congratulate you. I worry that your connection problems are also a result of that update, unless your internet is erratic usually.

    I’m also of the mindset that starting from scratch often is easier and takes less time than trying to troubleshoot multiple problems. I also believe that a manual installation of MM is more trouble-free than using the automatic installer. I would highly recommend the use of Jessie in any case. The choice is yours.



  • Thanks for the suggestions.

    I have tried several approaches to get a stable wifi connection. And that is actually the first problem before going to the magicmirror part, and was hoping to find someone who shared a similar experience.

    I could never get a stable connection with the raspbian stretch. And following all the steps from the start (reformatting the SD card), and tinkering around with the wlan settings, has got me so far.

    @Mykle1, were you able to solve the problem with wifi connection as it seems like the closest occurrence of the issue?


  • Module Developer

    @red43 said in Partial install of magic mirror module:

    were you able to solve the problem with wifi connection as it seems like the closest occurrence of the issue?

    I quote myself:
    " I was not able to restore functionality to my Pi, even after wiping my SD card and installing Jessie."

    You might want to re-read my entire post above your question, Especially if you are considering Stretch as your OS


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