module for mm background
What path did you specify in config.js to access your NAS?
you need to use the ln command to make a soft link from the module folder to the NAS folder…
ln -s source_path destination_path
I did this using a folder name foo inside the /MMM-BackgroundSlideshow/exampleImages folder
drwxrwxr-x 3 odroid odroid 4096 Feb 1 11:42 ./ drwxrwxr-x 5 odroid odroid 4096 Feb 1 11:40 ../ -rw-rw-r-- 1 odroid odroid 266282 Feb 1 11:40 245709.jpg -rw-rw-r-- 1 odroid odroid 1228351 Feb 1 11:40 245718.jpg -rw-rw-r-- 1 odroid odroid 966314 Feb 1 11:40 245742.jpg lrwxrwxrwx 1 odroid odroid 42 Feb 1 11:42 foo -> /mnt/buildserver/media/Photos/selectedpics/ drwxrwxr-x 2 odroid odroid 4096 Feb 1 11:40 subfolder/
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@surger13, I did it similar in way as @sdetweil but with extra steps . I set up a new directory
hpmvin the module folder with a symbolic link to the mounted directory in my case
~/Pictures/hpmv. Which required changing the imagePaths setting in config. I had challenges with getting the link to automount after rebooting. I finally got it to work without errors with this entry in /etc/fstab:
//my.Nas.Ip.Addr/Photos /home/pi/Pictures/hpmv cifs guest,x-systemd.automount,vers=1.0 0 0and by also using raspi-config setting to wait for network on boot.
@rts58 i had to change the imagePaths setting too…
and automount is a pain… but needed…
Thank you both. I have now temporarily mounted the nas and it works. A softlink only works on a mounted drive. That was the important hint for a beginner like me. I have to try the entry in the fstab next.
Somewhat nasty is that the module also displays images from hidden folders. At least I get some pictures in low resolution.
@surger13 yes, sorry, didn’t mention mount was required to get access first before the link…
hidden folders. that is a a surprise!