Getting Started

Setup Instructions

There is a overall setup pdf located here with instructions on setting up the Mark 1.

Changing Password

It is a good idea to change the password. By default the user is pi and the password is mycroft for the mark 1. In order to change this you would ssh to it or connect a hdmi cable to the port on the back of the Mark 1 unit.

From the console/ssh session enter the following command: passwd

It will prompt you for the current password, then new password twice, and then the new password will be saved.

example output:

Changing password for pi.
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Checking for installed skills

From the ssh/console session run the following command to see a list of installed skills, hit spacebar to scroll through:

msm list | sort | more

Log File Locations

All mark 1 logs are located in /var/log/mycroft- then different names for different logfiles.

All of these log file locations you can view by running: cat logfile | more Use Spacebar to step through the results, q will quit the file.

You can also live view the log by tailing it with: tail -f logfile This will live tail the log and anytime something is written you will see it cntrl + c will stop it.

Skill Log

The skill log which includes information about skills loading, api calls for updates/configuration changes can be found at:


Speech Log

This contains log information about words being spoke, wake words heard, etc.