SOLVED Apache Permissions: can't duplicating config.js.sample
I’m new to this and getting stuck following Apache instructions. I would appreciate any guidanace.
Apache Permissions. I can’t update or change anything in Apache even using sudo commands in Terminal. I am trying to copy file
~/config.js.samplefrom MagicMirror2 folder (cp sudo nano
/var/www/html/MagicMirror/config/config.js.sampleso that I can rename and remove the ‘sample’, but I am getting permissions denied. I can’t simple rename the
config.js.samplefile either. How can I edit files in Apache server? I have no experience with Apache permissions and can’t move forward until I get this resolved.
@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?
Figured this out. I was able to give my default user “pi” permissions to write in /var/www/
@patm189 why (and how) are you using Apache vor MM v2 in the first place? It ships its own web server, you can’t use it with apache.
@paviro thanks for the comment. Honestly, I have no experience with this sort of thing so I’ve been following online tutorials saying to install Apache. I might just wipe my SD Card and start over (…again).
Let me know if I’m misunderstanding, but if I install MagicMirror2 then I do not need Apache? Install link below:
curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash)
Which directory should I download this into? Once it’s installed, the other trouble I’m having is actually locating a
index.phpfile, which is what I believe should launch with reboot once I adjust autostart file with this line (among others)
@midori -e Fullscreen -a http://localhost/MagicMirror/index.php
When I input this
index.phpfile I get a Not Found error upon reboot and launch. THANK YOU!
Thanks @paviro! [grabs cup of coffee] Going to take another crack at this!
Well i’ll be damned. Following the instructions worked! Haha. Thanks for bearing with me.
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I’m also new to this sort of thing (little/no coding experience) and I too have been following online tutorials but haven’t been getting results… So, I switched to following the README, but haven’t made it very far.
I’ve downloaded the necessary files from git hub using:
(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash)
Due to my lack of coding knowledge, I’m unsure how to duplicate the config.js.sample file (so that the file becomes config.js) - referring to this line in the README:
Duplicate "config/config.js.sample to config/config.js.
I’ve tried typing this into the terminal under the magic mirror directory but nothing happens. I’ve also gone into my File Manager—> Directory Tree----> MagicMirror----> confi folder----> copied and pasted the “config.js.sample” file and renamed it to “config.js”.
Any and all help would be appreciated especially at an ELi5 level Thanks in advance!
go into the config directory with a terminal and type
sudo cp config.js.sample config.js
sudoshould not be necessary.