Problems with autostart after reboot
I have problems with the autostart of my MagicMirror. I want that the Mirror starts directly after booting up the RaspberryPi.
Without the autostarting with PM2 the MagicMirror starts after a short time (about 30 seconds). But before the DesktopScreen is displayed (I don’t want to see the desktop). Also if I want to see the processInformation or log with
pm2 show mm
it doesn’t show me anything because mm is not started.
If I say
pm2 start mm.sh
a new Instance of Magic Mirror is started.
after a new reboot the RaspberryPi starts again. But I see the desctopScreen and after a short time again the MagicMirror. And now two instances.
I hope you can understand my problem. All I want is that the MagicMirror starts after a reboot without displaying the desctopScreen.
@Johannes I wanted my startup to be as ‘clean’ as possible so I did the following:
- Get rid of all the boot text by following https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/59310/remove-boot-messages-all-text-in-jessie
- Set my desktop background to be completely black (so you don’t see anything before mm starts
- Hide the taskbar (only appears back if the mouse is moved to the bottom of the screen).
- remove wastebasket from desktop (just right click on it to get option).
By following this now I only see the the ‘acer’ logo which comes from my monitor & can’t be removed, followed by a completely black screen (barring a few small squares as pi boots) then it goes straight in to mm.
Regarding your issue about multiple instances- I think the install script now adds a ‘MagicMirror’ instance to pm2. Then by following the instructions & adding another instance called ‘mm’ I ended up with 2. Think the guide needs to be updated to reflect this. I removed it by using ‘pm2 delete 0’ to remove the 1st instance & then ‘pm2 save’. Hope that is of some help.
Ah, so it was correct that the desctopScreen was displayed first. Now it will also be displayed, but everything is black. I thought the MagicMirror was really startet first.
The problem with the two instances I also found that there was one installed in the MagicMirror folder which always started. I deleted this in pm2 (also the mm.sh file in the MagicMirror folder) and add the new one in Home-folder.
Thank you a lot