Help getting the "balenaDash" project working

raspberrypi3
balenadash

#1

Though I believe I’m not a noob to Linux, Docker, or even the Resin Dashboard (that was what it was called the last time I played with it) I’m stumped on trying to get the “Make a web frame with raspberry pi in 30 minutes” project to work.
I think I’ve gotten far enough that I’ve deployed the base balenaDash container to the RPI. But the container only shows a status of “Exited” and no logs appear if I start/restart it. Alas, the blog (https://www.balena.io/blog/make-a-web-frame-with-raspberry-pi-in-30-minutes/) is really light on details if/when things don’t go exactly as planned. :frowning:

I’m using a REALLY old RPI (version 1, methinks). Could that be the issue?


#4

Quick update. I happened to have an RPI 3B+ too. I created a new Application in BalenaCloud, pushed the balenaDash to this device, increated GPU Memory, rebooted, created my own customer URL and it all worked!

So, I’m betting that my RPIv1 is just too old. :frowning:


#5

RPi model 1 is supported, according to the documentation.

However, curiously enough, I’m trying to deploy, too, on a Raspi1 and am a bit confused on what’s happening.


#6

You might want to check the logs of the exited container with balena logs ${container_id} to see if anything useful shows up there.


#8

That is part of my point. There are no logs. The container just shows “Exited” no matter what you click and/or if you view the logs.


#9

Hi, could you tell us what exact Pi1 model are you using? There should be some version information printed on the device top. We should be supporting all Pi1 versions (in a Raspberry Pi 1 application) just fine. And have a lot of old hardware to test things out if there’s some info from you :slight_smile:


#12

Heya @daxm - any news on this one ? If you could look into the questions from imrehg above we could also take a look into that deeper. Thanks !


#19

Hey Guys,

It seems like there hasnt been any other documentation on this project for some time. I stumbled upon this after having messed around with Dakboard on my Raspi2. I read and watched the documentation and video but I am having issues with installing the CLI tools on my systems. I have tried 3 different systems ( 2 BASH on Windows and 1 Ubuntu system and I keep getting the following errors:

npm ERR! Linux 4.4.0-17763-Microsoft
npm ERR! argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “balena-cli” “-g”
npm ERR! node v4.2.6
npm ERR! npm v3.5.2
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE

npm ERR! ext2fs@1.0.27 install: prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the ext2fs@1.0.27 install script ‘prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild’.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the ext2fs package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs ext2fs
npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls ext2fs
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /mnt/c/Users/CondeFam/npm-debug.log

Can anyone let me know if something is wrong with the CLI tool install?


#21

Hello @hugo3conde

I see this is your first post, welcome to the forums :slight_smile: In the future can I ask you to please open up a new thread if your issue does not match the post title (in this case the problem would be related to the CLI rather than the balenaDash project) it just makes it easier for us to track what is working, and what has issues we need to look into. Thanks.

Anyway, the CLI requires a node version > 6 (alongside a couple more requirements you can read here). Try updating to a newer version of Node and let us know if it solved the problem.


#22

Hello @hugo3conde
I see this is your first post, welcome to the forums :slight_smile: In the future can I ask you to please open up a new thread if your issue does not match the post title (in this case the problem would be related to the CLI rather than the balenaDash project) it just makes it easier for us to track what is working, and what has issues we need to look into. Thanks.
Anyway, the CLI requires a node version > 6 (alongside a couple more requirements you can read here). Try updating to a newer version of Node and let us know if it solved the problem.