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MM not starting when HDMI is connected

  • Hey,

    up to now my MagicMirror was only in test mode and accessed via browser. Now I wanted to install it with a monitor on my mirror. If the RPi is not connected to HDMI, it works great. But as soon as I connect it and reboot it does not work. I can see the bootup of the RPi and a splash screen of MagicMirror saying “booting up”, but after that only a period of time a black cross and than the desktop. I also can not connect via browser, so MM is definetly not running. I will append the ~/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log
    pm2 is listing MagicMirror as running.
    When I disconnect the HDMI and reboot it works again from my browser. Can anyone please help?

    0 info it worked if it ends with ok
    1 verbose cli [ '/usr/bin/node', '/usr/bin/npm', 'start' ]
    2 info using npm@3.10.10
    3 info using node@v6.13.0
    4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ]
    5 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~prestart: magicmirror@2.2.2
    6 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing
    7 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: magicmirror@2.2.2
    8 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
    9 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/node-gyp-bin:/home/pi/Magic$
    10 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: CWD: /home/pi/MagicMirror
    11 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: Args: [ '-c', 'sh' ]
    12 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: Returned: code: 1  signal: null
    13 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.2.2~start: Failed to exec start script
    14 verbose stack Error: magicmirror@2.2.2 start: `sh`
    14 verbose stack Exit status 1
    14 verbose stack     at EventEmitter. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:255:16)
    14 verbose stack     at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack     at ChildProcess. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/spawn.js:40:14)
    14 verbose stack     at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack     at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:920:16)
    14 verbose stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:230:5)
    15 verbose pkgid magicmirror@2.2.2
    16 verbose cwd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    17 error Linux 4.9.35-v7+
    18 error argv "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/bin/npm" "start"
    19 error node v6.13.0
    20 error npm  v3.10.10
    21 error code ELIFECYCLE
    22 error magicmirror@2.2.2 start: `sh`
    22 error Exit status 1
    23 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.2.2 start script 'sh'.
    23 error Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    23 error If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    23 error not with npm itself.
    23 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    23 error     sh
    23 error You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    23 error     npm bugs magicmirror
    23 error Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
    23 error     npm owner ls magicmirror
    23 error There is likely additional logging output above.
    24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]