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

Npm start issues

  • Errors after i try to run npm start in the terminal. I can’t figure out what to do from here?

  • have a screenshot of the errors? or just copy/paste the error messages.

    Where did u type npm start? u need to be in the MagicMirror Folder.

  • pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ npm start

    magicmirror@2.1.3 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    sh 4: electron: not found

    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.1.3 start: sh
    npm ERR! Exit status 127
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.3 start script.
    npm ERR! 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! sh
    npm ERR! You can get their info via:
    npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror
    npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.
    npm ERR! System Linux 4.9.59-v7+
    npm ERR! command “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” “start”
    npm ERR! cwd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    npm ERR! node -v v4.8.2
    npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.21
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm WARN This failure might be due to the use of legacy binary “node”
    npm WARN For further explanations, please read

    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
    npm ERR! /home/pi/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log
    npm ERR! not ok code 0

  • did you run npm install first? or did u use the automatic installer? Looks like there is no electron installed.
    maybe try to execute “DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start &”

    But i need to say that i am no developer or programer or something like that. Just started to try understanding the whole stuff ^^
    So keep that i mind and before u crash something maybe u should wait for someone who got more ideas.

    for so long keep reading:

  • I’m just starting out too, that’s why I’m having problems. Lol

  • hmm. which os did u use? is it a fresh install?
    I’m using stretch lite, but that needs more steps to install the MM.

    So i recommend to use a desktop version (with pixel) for the first.
    If u did, i would use this guide:

    Or, if u would like to use a lite OS Version i would use this:

    Last one worked fine for me. It takes about 30-60 Minutes all in all to set up the Magic Mirror when i did it first time. Important is to read carefully and take the time u need for it 😉

  • I used automatic installer. And the OS was the lite system that came with my raspberry

  • I tried your first suggestion and this is what happened.

    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start &
    [1] 1854
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ #nohup: ignoring input and appending output to 'nohup.out

  • that should be the reason, why u are running in trouble. With the lite version there are missing some packages, which u have to install manually.

    i would delete the MagicMirror folder with “rmdir MagicMirror” and try to set it up again with using the second link i posted above.

    Even better if u install a whole new OS on your SD-Card, 'cause i don’t know what stuff is installed there.

  • It said failed to remove magic mirror

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