Installing on a Pi Zero

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    @smolo Some suggestions: First, make sure that some form of IP address is present in the address key. Usually, but the IP address of your pi will probably work too. Without that value, the web server has a tendency to freak out.

    Second, make sure you are specifying the port in your web call. That one has bitten me a couple times.

    Third, I would double-check your IP whitelist in the config.js. Possibly open it up to all connections and attempt to view the magic mirror from another computer. See if the problem is local to the PI Zero or if it is on a deeper level.

  • @bhepler
    First, as a supplement the installation is absolute standard except for another VNC server.
    Chromium starts automaticly with http://localhost:8080

    I have already tested the following constellations before my post.
    the local ip (


    with https browser fault > “err_address_unreachable”

    Other things :…

    • ublock is inactive!
    • Configuration vom MagicMirror Config:
      var config = {
      port: 8080,
      address: “”,
      ipWhitelist: [],
    • Test from another pc > “err_connection_refused”

  • I’ve solved the problem and it’s going crazy. After I tried with a portscanner to find out if there is anything running I found out that there is no port 8080 open.

    If somebody has problems checking the logs via "pm2 logs MagicMirror --lines 1000

    I missed the npm module “moment” under “/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/moment”!!!😲

    Go to MagicMirror > “npm install” the problem was solved!🙂

  • @andyc7687, thanks a lot! It will be easy for me now, I planned going for building a device like yours

  • @analogcheep thanks, let me know if yours works and upvote if it is helpful!