MMM-GoogleAssistant and MMM-AssistantMk2 installation issues :(
I hope you are well
I am not the most competent when it comes to coding but I can usually find my way around but I have had problems with trying to install both of these services
I have found with both of these Modules the instructions are not everyday friendly to the casual maker who isn’t as technically minded as most, this therefore has made it difficult to run either of the services
MMM-GoogleAssistant - I have found the instruction lacking in detail of what fields to actually change or update with your keys and I got stuck on the part: Setup Google Assistant on Pi
MMM-AssistantMk2 - I got up to the section listed below and the webpage opens up but just gives me a 505 error and asks to try again later…have I done something wrong or is it just broken?
In your SBC, you can run auth-tool for authentification. (not via SSH)
Getting quite disheartened and frustrated and would appreciate any assistance any one is willing to provide
Many thanks in advance.
@davidpearl1 I have no idea about 505 error. But you should confirm your previous steps had no miss. (Usually, 505 error will be occurred when your permission about API or service is not valid)
I will double check now and advise
@davidpearl1 Was there any suspicious step in your previous trials?
@Sean Still not working and I still get the 500 error
I have followed all steps and have the credentials and everything
I am using an RPI 3B+ with stretch, could that be an issue?
I have tried creating a new set of credentials and that didn’t work either
The API is enabled - I am just completely lost now
@davidpearl1 give me your node version. and can you show me your
credentials.json(with changing the private secret strings to something others)
And error messages also.
pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-AssistantMk2 $ node -v
Error message is a google website with error 500 -
"500. That’s an error.
There was an error. Please try again later. That’s all we know."
credentails itself seems to have no problem.
And I think it is not the kind of the problem of API enable/disable.
500 error usually, be occurred when authentication is denied by Google for some reasons. With googling, there seem several cases;
- Just hiccup. try later for a while.
- Your client_id is contaminated. (I don’t know what it is and why)
Sorry, I can not reproduce your error so I cannot catch what’s wrong.
So I technically cannot use the module at all! is there a way to manually authorise it?
The only thing I can think about is starting again from scratch
does it allow you to get the auto code from Google now? could it be a google side issue?
I cannot assure anything. Some googling says that could be a temporal problem, but others say your auth might have some problem (but I don’t know what exactly).
I suggest removing your whole google-projects and try again from scratch. The only thing I can suspect is, you had a conflict with your some google-projects and used the other credentials for your different projects. (I think that case would be not also. but I have no idea at all…)