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ubuntu and magicmirror



  • Hello!

    I have lates ubuntu on intel NUC maschine. could someone please help me installing magicmirror. Getting allot of errors when I try to install. How do I start? and what do I need?

    git
    curl
    nodejs

    how do I install electron?

    regards K


  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @oceank

    I use ubuntu 16.04 LTS exclusively. I wipe the machine so that there is nothing on it except ubuntu. I fully update ubuntu and then install node like this:

    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -

    The OS should ask you if you want to install curl at this point. Do so. If you have to repeat the curl command above, do so. Now on to the installation of MM.

    I like to do manual installations, meaning, I download the MM zip file instead of using the install command. I drag the MM folder to home and remove the “-master” from the name of the folder, leaving only MagicMirror as the name. Then, in the terminal, cd MagicMirror and then npm install

    I’ve never had a problem doing it this way. Good luck.



  • When you clone the mm repo, you then run npm install in the mm folder.

    What processor is that nuk machine?

    I just did the install on an odroid sbc without any problems on Ubuntu 18.04



  • I had the same issue trying to install on the latest Ubuntu, I could not get it to work, I would install 16.04. 16.04 works great for me.
    See
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/6994/mm-and-ubuntu-made-for-each-other


  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @oceank

    I use ubuntu 16.04 LTS exclusively. I wipe the machine so that there is nothing on it except ubuntu. I fully update ubuntu and then install node like this:

    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -

    The OS should ask you if you want to install curl at this point. Do so. If you have to repeat the curl command above, do so. Now on to the installation of MM.

    I like to do manual installations, meaning, I download the MM zip file instead of using the install command. I drag the MM folder to home and remove the “-master” from the name of the folder, leaving only MagicMirror as the name. Then, in the terminal, cd MagicMirror and then npm install

    I’ve never had a problem doing it this way. Good luck.



  • Thanx Mate! that did it!

    my monitor is 2560 x 1440. But in ubuntu I can only choose max 1920x1080, any suggestions howto fix that?@mykle1



  • @mykle1

    Thanks for this. I will give this a shot tonight.

    cheers!


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