MagicMirror² v2.14.0 is available! For more information about this release, check out this topic.


  • Hello everybody,
    I am new to the form and also very green to anything like this. I have known about the Raspberry Pi since it came out but never thought I would own one. Then I saw this project and said I had to have one… So I jumped in with both feet and than realized I didn’t know what I was doing at all! Installing Raspbian and getting my Pi up and running was pretty strait forward. I have updated the Pi and installed MM2 but now I’m confused. I do not understand the config file at all, not one bit. I have one other issue that might set me back as well, I am trying to do all of this through SSH and VNC.

    My grand idea is to make this into a Magic Vanity for my wife which makes it hard to program all of this and keep it someone a secret as a surprise gift. (As of right now I only have one monitor/tv with HDMI) I would like the normal things to go into it (clock calendar weather) but I would also like to control something like Pandora and maybe Youtube through it. Maybe if I can get this all figured out I could see if I can figure out lighting control and the likes but for now I just want to be able to understand the config file… I’m sure this is better suited for the trouble shoot area but I figured I’m going to have a lot of questions so I better Introduce myself as well.

    The build of everything is not a problem for me what I can’t quite wrap my head around is the coding. I did get the “Conquer the Command Line” book(?) from the Raspberry Pi foundation and things are starting to come back how to navigate but the hows and whys just don’t click.

    Thank you in advance for an awesome group to bounce questions off of.


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