trouble with config file



  • sorry if this is a newb question im new to the pi world. i have just installed everything needed for magic mirror to work. i changed the file name of config.js.sample to just config.js and magic mirror just gives a black screen when i run it. i dont know what im doing wrong but shouldnt at least the clock show up with the default config file or no? thanks in advanced for any help



  • Your assumption is correct.

    Did you follow this?

    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial

    If so it should work. If doesn’t let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

    P.S. Do not change the name of the config.js.sample Copy it and name the copy config.js


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    Need more information here, including what hardware are you attempting to run it on.



  • @nuckinfutz said in trouble with config file:

    Your assumption is correct.

    Did you follow this?

    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial

    If so it should work. If doesn’t let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

    P.S. Do not change the name of the config.js.sample Copy it and name the copy config.js

    thanks ill give that guide a look at and see if that will work.

    @KirAsh4 said in trouble with config file:

    Need more information here, including what hardware are you attempting to run it on.

    i have the raspberry pi 3. i installed the latest raspbain jessie with pixel and i download the latest magic mirror version using the command curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash.
    i also made sure that raspbain is up to date by using the update and upgrade commands.



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    so it seems as if my config file isnt whats wrong the electron.js isnt working right. i did the command git pull to update it and it says im using the most current version. is there a command to verify all of the files or no?



  • If you still haven’t gotten anywhere I’ll zip up and send you my entire directory structure and a step by step instruction sheet I wrote for myself to get the basic mirror up and running. You can compare them to yours and see where we differ. That should give you some insight.



  • @nuckinfutz said in trouble with config file:

    If you still haven’t gotten anywhere I’ll zip up and send you my entire directory structure and a step by step instruction sheet I wrote for myself to get the basic mirror up and running. You can compare them to yours and see where we differ. That should give you some insight.

    that would be awesome. i still havent gotten anywhere. i reinstalled node.js along with reinstalling magic mirror and so on. the only thing i havent tried reinstalling is raspbain. but i still get the same startup script failed electron.js



  • @II12yanII said in trouble with config file:

    @nuckinfutz said in trouble with config file:

    If you still haven’t gotten anywhere I’ll zip up and send you my entire directory structure and a step by step instruction sheet I wrote for myself to get the basic mirror up and running. You can compare them to yours and see where we differ. That should give you some insight.

    that would be awesome. i still havent gotten anywhere. i reinstalled node.js along with reinstalling magic mirror and so on. the only thing i havent tried reinstalling is raspbain. but i still get the same startup script failed electron.js

    My suggestion would be this…

    Format your card using this [please read the entire thing]->
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial/3

    and reinstall raspbian… This one -> RASPBIAN JESSIE WITH PIXEL from: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    From there open a terminal window and run:
    [Download and install the latest Node.js version]

    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -
    sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

    After that is done then:

    git clone https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror.git

    go to the MagicMirror folder and run:
    npm install

    Once that’s completed run:
    npm start

    IF you get any errors post a screen shot as that helps VERY much :)



  • Sorry about the delay. Here’s my solution.
    If you still have a problem I’ll zip everything up and send it to you.
    my solution and cowboys are similar but I always make sure with linux flavors everything is up to date. It’s just a habbit I also made everything so you could just copy entire commands then paste them into the terminal to save time
    Install jessie using this Noobs link.

    Its super easy to follow and takes care of a lot of basic steps automatically

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/
    Follow the directions

    If you need to set up a wireless card go here scroll down and
    follow the wireless instructions then come back here

    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial/6
    

    Now to configure your Pi go to superkey(Windows key) - preferences - raspberry pi configuration
    Set up location, keyboard, time zone and time. The correct time is very important.

    open up a terminal and run this the following command to get everything up to date

    sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade
    

    Now run the following to update the RPi firmware

    sudo rpi-update
    

    When done reboot

    Now install the MM software
    Open a terminal and run

    curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash

    Rotate your screen if you want by doing this. I didnt bother for now

    sudo nano /boot/config.txt
    

    Rotate display vertically

    display_rotate=1

    ctrl-x to save then Y for yes
    

    Now do this Or just use your file manager to make your copy of the config file.
    I never modify the .sample file

    cd /home/pi/MagicMirror/config
    cp config.js.sample config.js
    

    now change to the MM folder

    cd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    

    Use the following to start your mirror

    DISPLAY=:0 npm start


  • @cowboysdude said in trouble with config file:

    @II12yanII said in trouble with config file:

    @nuckinfutz said in trouble with config file:

    If you still haven’t gotten anywhere I’ll zip up and send you my entire directory structure and a step by step instruction sheet I wrote for myself to get the basic mirror up and running. You can compare them to yours and see where we differ. That should give you some insight.

    that would be awesome. i still havent gotten anywhere. i reinstalled node.js along with reinstalling magic mirror and so on. the only thing i havent tried reinstalling is raspbain. but i still get the same startup script failed electron.js

    My suggestion would be this…

    Format your card using this [please read the entire thing]->
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial/3

    and reinstall raspbian… This one -> RASPBIAN JESSIE WITH PIXEL from: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    From there open a terminal window and run:
    [Download and install the latest Node.js version]

    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -
    sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

    After that is done then:

    git clone https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror.git

    go to the MagicMirror folder and run:
    npm install

    Once that’s completed run:
    npm start

    IF you get any errors post a screen shot as that helps VERY much :)

    Thanks so much that fixed it for me. it now runs without errors. but im back to my original problem of my config file. the weather and news just stay at loading … and never update. here is a copy of my config file. i believe i put in my api key and everything correctly.
    Edit. i got the fox news portion of my config file to work but the weather still doesn’t update at all.

    /* Magic Mirror Config Sample

    var config = {
    port: 8080,

    language: 'en',
    timeFormat: 12,
    units: 'imperial',
    
    modules: [
    	{
    		module: 'alert',
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'clock',
    		position: 'top_left'
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'calendar',
    		header: 'US Holidays',
    		position: 'top_left',
    		config: {
    			calendars: [
    				{
    					symbol: 'calendar-check-o ',
    					url: 'webcal://www.calendarlabs.com/templates/ical/US-Holidays.ics'
    				}
    			]
    		}
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'compliments',
    		position: 'lower_third'
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'currentweather',
    		position: 'top_right',
    		config: {
    			location: 'Brunswick',
    			locationID: '23',  //ID from http://www.openweathermap.org
    			appid: 'cea6dc928b7d5437e5883dcda250fa8e'
    		}
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'weatherforecast',
    		position: 'top_right',
    		header: 'Weather Forecast',
    		config: {
                location: 'Brunswick',
    			locationID: '23',  //ID from http://www.openweathermap.org
                appid: 'cea6dc928b7d5437e5883dcda250fa8e'
    		}
    	},
    	{
    		module: 'newsfeed',
    		position: 'bottom_bar',
    		config: {
    			feeds: [
    				{
    					title: "Fox News",
    					url: "http://www.foxnews.com/about/rss/"
    				}
    			],
    			showSourceTitle: true,
    			showPublishDate: true
    		}
    	},
    ]
    

    };

    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== ‘undefined’) {module.exports = config;}


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