trouble booting magicmirror
hello all this is my first mirror build and still fairly new to the raspberry pi. i have two problems currently.
The first problem is towards the end of the tutorial. I got the software installed and it says to disable the wifi power management. When i type in the command
sudo nano /etc/network/interfacesit ame to a some what different looking screen then whats posted. I do not have the wlan0 section i guess you can say. After googling it i was able to disable it temporarily but once it rebooted it went back to Wifi management on. My question is how to i turn it off permanently?
Second problem is when trying to boot the config file for MM i type
cd MagicMirror/config then cp config
and i get
"cp: missing destination file operand after 'config' Try 'cp --help' for more information."
So its not letting me boot the program at all. What am i doing wrong i have tried reinstalling the program but it says its already installed. Not sure what to do here any help would be appreciated!
Im running a pi3 with raspbian-stretch 2018-10-09
Let’s start with your second problem. When you say “when trying to boot the config file” do you mean open the config file? Did you already make a copy of the config.js.sample and rename it to config.js? It looks as if you’re attempting to make a copy of the config.js file, so cp config should be cp config.js.
There’s an easier way to accomplish this if you are not familiar with terminal commands. This will walk you through that.
I will give this a try thank you
@mykle1 I don’t think I made a copy and yes I’m trying to open the config file as the tutorial says
Ok, I assume you ran
npm startin the MagicMirror directory and received that error. This is a fairly common problem. The installation of dependencies fails at times to install electron properly.
From your desktop(GUI) go to MagicMirror/node_modules folder. Inside this folder you will find the electron folder. Delete the electron folder.
Now, open a terminal and type
cd MagicMirrorand enter. Now, in the MagicMirror directory type
npm installand enter.
This SHOULD install electron.
@mykle1 I do not have any folders in /home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules
I do not have any folders in /home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules
Not one? I think you never installed your dependencies at all. No matter, still run
npm installin the MagicMirror directory to install ALL of your dependencies
@mykle1 thank you that worked! Now it’s telling me I need to create a config file
I have edited the config file thank you for your help!!! Much appreciated!