Dashboard nodes not in palette

#1

Hi, Noob question: I am using Node-Red on a Raspberry Pi 3. I installed the Dashboard node (node-red-dashboard) but the nodes do not appear in the palette. It seemed to install OK with no errors and I have rebooted the Pi.
Any ideas?

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#2

Have you installed any other “dashboard” nodes? Unfortunately the node-red-dashboard code has been forked and other similar nodes have been published. These disrupt the node-red-dashboard from running. If you have, you need to delete these and then reinstall node-red-dashboard.

If this is not the case, when node-red starts it prints startup info to the log. If you can copy and paste that info here it would be useful.

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#3

Thanks UKMoose. No I haven’t installed any other dashboards.
Here’s the start up log:

Once Node-RED has started, point a browser at http://192.168.0.100:1880
On Pi Node-RED works better with the Iceweasel browser
 
Use   node-red-stop                          to stop Node-RED
Use   node-red-start                         to start Node-RED again
Use   sudo systemctl enable nodered.service  to autostart Node-RED at every boot
Use   sudo systemctl disable nodered.service to disable autostart on boot
 
To find more nodes and example flows - go to http://flows.nodered.org
You may also need to install and upgrade npm
      sudo apt-get install npm
      sudo npm i -g npm@2.x
 
Started Node-RED graphical event wiring tool..
Welcome to Node-RED
===================
7 Jun 12:40:49 - [info] Node-RED version: v0.13.4
7 Jun 12:40:49 - [info] Node.js  version: v0.10.29
7 Jun 12:40:49 - [info] Linux 4.4.11-v7+ arm LE
7 Jun 12:40:49 - [info] Loading palette nodes
pi : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/python -u /usr/lib/node_modules/node-red/nodes/core/hardware/nrgpio.py info
pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] Settings file  : /home/pi/.node-red/settings.js
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] User directory : /home/pi/.node-red
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] Flows file : /home/pi/.node-red/flows_smac-master.json
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] Server now running at http://127.0.0.1:1880/
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] Starting flows
7 Jun 12:40:56 - [info] Started flows
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#4

Ahh you are using a VERY old version of Node-RED. You can follow the instructions here to upgrade https://nodered.org/docs/hardware/raspberrypi

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#5

You will then be able to use the “Manage Palette” option under the menu with Node-RED to install nodes

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#6

This was going to be my next question!
It’s all working fine now and I’ve installed Dashboard successfully.

Thanks.

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