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Does a hardware on/off button conflict with the mirror software?

  • Hi all,

    I’m still in the process of gathering all components voor my mirror and reading up on it.
    And I run into a small thing: I’d like to shutdown my Raspberry Pi 3B+ when I go to bed.
    So I’d like to add a fysical button like discribed here: howchoo
    And I’d like to use this button for that.

    But I’d like to know if this works with the MagicMirror software?
    On a windows pc this would work (the “sleep-mode”) but I haven’t got that much experience with a Pi to know it would work.
    So that’s why I’m asking it here.

    Kind regards,

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    It should work without problem with any raspberry with raspbian installed, and MagicMirror works on raspbian ;). The important thing is to connect the button in the apropiate GPIO pins and then the scripts point to that pins. I think the tutorial of the link it should work. Follow instructions on that tutorial.

    Make sure the button is a push button instead of a switch.

  • @qu1que
    Hi there,

    Thanks for your reply. Best thing is just to test it with a new clean install of resbian I guess.
    I also found this post but after I posted my own question.
    I find the possibility of using an app to “shut down” the system also great and hope this also works for an Android device. 😉

    I’ll just have to use my breadboard and test it out. But I think I’ll order a Pi zero W for that purpose.
    If I screw it up it only costed about €10,- 😂 🤣

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