SOLVED Apache Permissions: can't duplicating config.js.sample
just for safety
@feuerball yes for safety you should NOT use it!
Hi @CaptainFalcon323, you can also go into this folder within the File Manager interface and literally Copy the file, Paste it and rename to remove .sample at the end. Whatever is easier.
Wow, thanks for the quick replies! Unfortunately, I’m at work right now, so I’ll have try these when I get home in ~4 hours and I’ll let you know know how it works out.
So this what I’m getting:
1a) Go to the File Manager, copy/pasta the file “config.js.sample” and rename it “config.js.sample”
1b) Go into the config directory and “cp config.js.sample config.sjs”
- To check to see if it worked go to:
If it worked, I should be seeing some stuff there?
If it didn’t, I should see what I have been seeing (i.e. that i need to create a config file)?
Yes, but for 1a) be sure to remove ‘sample’ at the end. I assume that was a typo, but just want to make sure we’re on same page. File should be “config.js”
Oh, yes, you’re correct. The file should be renamed to “config.js”!
Just got home from work and went route 1a) I figured that would be easier.
Please see photo above. If it doesn’t work, try right clicking and open it in another tab. If it doesn’t work, it was a picture of my config folder in my directory. It shows a picture of two files: “config.js”
Easy enough, now when I go to "http:///MagicMirror/ " I’m still getting the message that I need to create a config file. I’m confused. Do I need to make changes to the config file (i.e. put in my weather API key, location, etc before it anything will show up?
@CaptainFalcon323 What happens if you right click the Magic Mirror folder > Open in Terminal > and enter command
npm start? Do you still get the ‘need to config’ prompt?
That did it! Wow, awesome! Thanks so much for all of your help! I really appreciate.
@patm189 hi, I saw that you helped @CaptainFalcon323 get his project running. I’d really like some help on mine. I think I am having a similar problem. When i go to my pi’s ip address, i get this.
Index of /
So i followed your directions above and typed npm start while inside the MagicMirror folder in the terminal. This is what I get.
> firstname.lastname@example.org start /var/www/html/MagicMirror > electron js/electron.js sh: 1: electron: not found npm ERR! email@example.com start: `electron js/electron.js` npm ERR! Exit status 127 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the firstname.lastname@example.org start script. npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package, npm ERR! not with npm itself. npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system: npm ERR! electron js/electron.js npm ERR! You can get their info via: npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above. npm ERR! System Linux 4.4.38+ npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "start" npm ERR! cwd /var/www/html/MagicMirror npm ERR! node -v v0.10.29 npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.21 npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm WARN This failure might be due to the use of legacy binary "node" npm WARN For further explanations, please read /usr/share/doc/nodejs/README.Debian npm ERR! npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in: npm ERR! /var/www/html/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log npm ERR! not ok code 0
please help! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this project for weeks!
Soo looks like i fixed it by re cloneing the MagicMirror git and following directions. But now I am getting a blank black screen on the the MagicMirror webpage. When i inspect it, i get this
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getElementsByClassName' of null at moduleNeedsUpdate (main.js:134) at updateDom (main.js:104) at Object.updateDom (main.js:472) at Class.updateDom (module.js:296) at clock.js:43 moduleNeedsUpdate @ main.js:134 updateDom @ main.js:104 updateDom @ main.js:472 updateDom @ module.js:296 (anonymous) @ clock.js:43