Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Testing" Raspberry Pi 2 ThinClient with FreeRDP

Yup! I like to make test like that :)
Sorry for the video quality, my phone is quite old and recording a projector is a pain. I didnt include audio in the video but audio redirection is working very well!


Projector res is 1920x1080, Smite in windowed mode at 1280x720.

Monday, February 9, 2015

RPi-TC 2 beta image out! PCoIP ready :)

New board, new OS. This is just a beta, so use at your own risk!

Whats new on this RPi-TC 2:
- New: Debian SID ARMHF OS (10 seconds boot to desktop)
- New: XFCE4 Desktop environment with Conky and Docky
- New: Citrix Receiver 13.1.2
- New: VMWare Horizon 3.2.0 (PCoIP is working!)
- New: 2X Client 12.0
- New: Thinlinc 4.3
- Rdesktop 1.8.3 (rebuilded)
- xFreeRDP 1.1 (with NEON support)
- X2GO 4.0.3
- Virt-Viewer 2.0 (with spice-gtk support)

Please use the forum for issue/feature.

Some images of the new Desktop:

The left Docky bar have the applications, on the right (hidden) the settings bar. Icons on desktop are the "minimize to icon" program.

Also composition for transparent windows is working...
You can download the beta image here or here.
This image is just for the new Raspberry Pi 2 B board!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 first look

Just receved my Raspberry Pi 2 board :)


On the left the old Model B 1, on the right the Model B+ 1 and in the middle the new Model B 2.
Model B+ 1 and B 2 have the same form factor... So you can use you old B+ case for the new B2.

I played a little bit with a custom Ubuntu Vivid distro and the first impression is that the new B2 board is quite fast but suffer, compared to other board (like ODROID C1), on the IO speed

Also overclocking to 1000Mhz seem to be stable

Monday, February 2, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B OUT!


Soooo, after 3 years, the Raspberry Pi team release a new board!

Whats new on the RPi 2 board:
  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.

RPi-ThinClient on Ubuntu and Windows 10?? Why not ;)

First RPi-TC release will be available soon as i'll receive the new board :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New RPi-TC X version available! (23-Oct-2014)

- Debian SID ARMv6kz armel Kernel 3.12.29 (dual Kernel)
- Citrix Receiver v13.0.0.256735
- VMWare View Client 2.3.4 (no PCoIP)
- Quest vWorkspaces 7.0b
- RDesktop 1.8.2 (patched r1836)
- xFreeRDP 1.1.0~git20140921.1.440916e
- OpenNX 0.16.0.725
- X2GO client 4.0.2.1
- SPICE GTK+ 0.25 Client & virt-viewer 2.0
- Iceweasel 31.1.0esr with ICA & Spicy plugins enabled
- TN5250 client 0.17.4
- x3270 client 3.3.10
- Rebuilded and updated to ARMv6kz arch
- New: hardware-accelerated X driver included and enabled by default (https://github.com/ssvb/xf86-video-fbturbo)
- New: systemd startup system
- New: CUPS Print Client 1.7.5 && HPlip 3.14.6
- New: Java Runtime Environment OpenJDK-7-jre v7u65
- New: VPN support: OpenVPN 2.3.4
- New: service manager: bum
- New: dFreeRDP by Sand Brow
- SSH and VNC server on standar port
- hostname generated on macaddress at boot
- Remake: Fast & nice startup video :)
- Removed: shutdown video, shutdown took just 2secs

Download link:

Little HOWTO:

Git repo updated:

Please note:
Service like cups, openvpn, libvirtd, pcscd and libvirt-guests arent enable by default. Use bum interface to enable it, if you need it!
This will be the last RPi-TC Soft Float release. Next releases will be Hard Float (based on Raspbian repository with rpi-update by Hexxeh). That means we will drop VMWare client, for a best package support, Citrix accelerated client and general better performance due to HF packages.
Please use the forum for question: http://forum.armtc.net/


If you like it, donate :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Updates, single packages and hardfloat image

For long time i didnt update the blog, but im still working on the rpi-tc project :)
In the past months i´ve updated more than 400 armv6j packages and other 300 this week: rdesktop 1.8.2*, x2goclient 4.0.2, virt-viewer 0.6, vnc-server, ssh-server etc...

PLEASE update (changed for security reason) the gpg key:
wget -O - http://armv6j.armtc.net/gibbio@gmail.com.gpg.key | apt-key add -

If someone need the single package, plese use the repository here
VMWare Client 1.7.0: http://armv6j.armtc.net/pool/main/v/vmware-view-client/
Citrix Receiver 13: http://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/linux/receiver-for-linux-130.html
RDesktop 1.8.2: http://armv6j.armtc.net/pool/main/r/rdesktop/
Spice GTK: http://armv6j.armtc.net/pool/main/s/spice-gtk/

Hardfloat Image (RDP only):
due to the old architecture (armv6 and not armv7) Citrix Receiver and VMWare Client didnt work on RaspberryPi board (als hardfloat).

What in this hardloat release:
- Raspbian ARMv6 HardFloat with Kernel 3.12.20 (2014.05.30)
- RDesktop 1.8.2 *
- xFreeRDP 1.0.1
- X2GO client 3.99
- virt-viewer 0.5.3 (vnc only)
- Iceweasel 24.5
- SSH and VNC server on standar port
- customizable Sysinfo on screen (IP, MAC etc) via Conky
- Raspberry Pi tvservice and other binary
- hostname generated on macaddress at boot
- Fast & nice startup and shutdown video

NEW feature:
- Administration mode: press K (shift+k) during boot video intro to enable root mode, before entering root mode you will be prompted for a password, put LOL (uppercase) to continue.
- added Java enviroment 1.7.0u40
- added VirtualHere USB Server for sharing device over the network

Download link here and here

* This rdesktop release add support for server redirection when connecting to a Windows 2012 RDS Farm and issues related to server redirection for Windows 2008. There are also a few other issues solved when connecting to Windows 8 / Windows 2012.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

RPi-TC ARMv6j Release 5 available!

What in this release:
- Debian Jessie ARMv6j armel Kernel 3.10.19 (dual Kernel)
- Citrix Receiver v13.0
- VMWare View Client 1.7.0 (no PCoIP)
- Quest vWorkspaces 7.0b
- RDesktop 1.7.1
- xFreeRDP 1.1.0-beta1
- OpenNX 0.16.0.725
- X2GO client 4.0.1.1
- SPICE GTK+ 0.21 Client (virt-viewer 0.5.7)
- TN5250 client 0.17.4
- x3270 client 3.3.10
- Iceweasel 24.1 with ICA & Spicy plugins enabled
- rebuilded and updated over 200 packages
- SSH and VNC server on standar port
- default users profile in BOOT partition
- hostname generated on macaddress at boot
- Fast & nice startup and shutdown video :)

NEW feature:
- Administration mode: press K (shift+k) during boot video intro to enable root mode, before entering root mode you will be prompted for a password, put LOL (uppercase) to continue.
- Browser mode: press B (shift+b) during boot video intro to enter in browser kiosk mode.
- added console x3270
- added numlockx
- added Raspberry Pi tvservice and other binary
- added customizable Sysinfo on screen (IP, MAC etc)
- added shutdown/reboot video

BUG solved:
- VNCServer "buffer overflow detected" solved
- dpkg-reconfigure is in sudoers now, user can change locales and keyboard layout
- libwayland-server0 on dpkg autoremove solved
- libculr0 rebuilded and relinked for Spicy client
- finally! solved wrong dependencies on mesa 9.1.x + libwayland0
- merged patch for 70-persistent-net.rules
- merged patch for menu.xml
- merged patch for hostname.sh

HOW-TO Install:
- Download image here or here.
- Extract the archive and write the .img file in an SDCard with dd or diskimage.
- Plug your SDCard into your RaspberryPi board. Power on!

Please use the forum for every question/suggestion ecc! Thanks!