Tuesday, June 12, 2012

RPi-TC Release Candidate 2 OUT!

Finally the RPI-TC Release Candidate 1 2 is out!

Features:
- Remmina RPD Client (support up to Microsoft RDP 7.1)
- Citrix Receiver 12.1
- VMWare View Client 4.6

Details of tuning:
- Reconfigured Debian wheezy, installed from netinstall iso
- Removed getty spawn and tuned rc boot
- Removed unnecessary services
- Added commit and barrier on rootflags
- Added noatime, nodiratime, data=writeback to ext4
- Changed disk scheduler to deadline
- Updated kernel.img with SquashFS + AuFS module
- Squashed+AuFS /usr
- Changed arm_freq to 800Mhz and put arm224_start.elf firmware
- Other change to sysctl.conf and rebuilded kernel to gain mem and removing i/o

Boot time from power on to X is about 35-40secs (with my Lexar 8Gb SD).
If you want to try it just download the torrent file that contains the.img file!

RC2 update:
- Internal SDCardReader tuning (double read/write speed of sd card)
- Added support to wireless usb dongle
- Added policykit to allow change user/reboot/shutdown from X
- Fixed networking service (added network-manager)


NEW version here

25 comments:

  1. Haven't added the tweak to SDCard (speed of the integrated SDCard reader is very low), but some test allow me to increase 30% read speed and double write speed... but seem to be a bit unsable...

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  2. Image looks great, but ethernet is not loading and I only have a local loopback address. Any ideas?

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  3. yep there are some prob with networking service, eth cable must be plugged on on boot

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  4. Not working got cable plugged at boot but no network :(

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    1. update to RC2!
      http://www.mediafire.com/?4ucfwui6jx8cjg1

      networking is ok now!

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  5. Unable to connect to Citrix server, mirroring settings from previous images. Driving me nuts. Beggining to think error is on server side!

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    1. i have tested on my Citrix server and it's connecting without problem, try to check dns lookup and ptr if is correct. Check also the log is inside /opt/Citrix/ICAClient etcetc

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  6. also noted if booted with network cable disconnected (mine had a broken lock tab) it started to read as eth1 had to change interfaces file to DHCP for eth1 and all was well...

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  7. Got it to boot ok, but can't seem to get wlan0 up - i've put drivers, module, /etc/network/interfaces settings in place but there's no lsusb (although I'm pretty sure dmesg shows wifi dongle present), and ifup wlan0 doesn't work, neither does iwlist (command doesn't exist). Network Manager applet only shows eth0.
    Thoughts? Is wireless completely out for this image? If so, which binaries should I snag from the image for VMWare View to move to a different rPi SD card with working wifi?

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    1. basically is a standard kernel from raspberry team with the addition of the aufs module.
      I haven't added some packages for wifi management.
      if you can plug into an eth cable just do:
      apt-get update
      apt-get install wireless-tools usbutils
      if you need, you can also install wicd, a graphical wired/wireless network manager, that's very usefull to check connection, change paramiters etc etc

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  8. I've noticed the time I set doesn't save... how would I resolve that?

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    1. This issue is due to the fact that the RPI has no battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC). You can use fake-hwclock (apt-get install fake-hwclock) to solve the prob.

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  9. I'm going to test the bejeezus out of this. Started compiling the VMWare View Client on my RPi itself and was quickly reminded of my first linux ox back in 1997 -- a PII screamer at 233 MHz!

    So, thank you for building this image. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the value of this idea.

    I'll be seeding the torrent.

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  11. Quick Q: haven't booted up yet. What's the default login?

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  12. I tried both Remmina and rdesktop for RDP. While rdesktop is not that actively developped, it lags signifcantly less than Remmina.
    So any plans on including rdesktop (+tsclient) in RPiTC?

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  13. The image looks great, but I cannot connect to the VMware View Connection Server and when I try to RDP, Remmina crashes. I have an IP address, I can successfully ping multiple servers and desktops inside of my network, but cannot connect with the View client. Any ideas?

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  14. Hey this is a really cool project. Look forward to receiving my RaspBerry Pi board so I can get hacking. Will be happy to include rdesktop 1.6.0 into the image.

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  15. Still cannot connect to the View server. I can ping it, traceroute to it, etc. but the View client just sits there and spins without ever connecting. Cannot connect to other computers using Remmina either. It tries to connect and then the screen just goes away, so I am guessing it is crashing somehow. Perhaps we can collaborate on the project and help you? If interested let me know the best method to contact you. Thanks.

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  16. Do you know if the processing is done client or server side ? (sorry for my bad english but im french :D)

    Because what i wanna do is, have a media server and use the Rb to ''stream'' the video content to my tv and use the server to do all the dirty job

    ?
    Thanks

    ps: im using vmware view

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  17. Hi. I'm also struggling to get the view client to connect. Tried from home via our pcoip security gateway, which works with every other receiver I have tried, so also took into work to try locally and same issue. The client connection bar just sits moving side to side and never connects.
    Tried pings and traces and shows dns resolving correctly so at a bit of a loss now. There is so much potential here.
    Btw citrix connects fine...

    Can anyone confirm working vmware view on a pi

    Also happy to do any testing...

    Cheers Mike

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  18. Hi. I'm also struggling to get the view client to connect. Tried from home via our pcoip security gateway, which works with every other receiver I have tried, so also took into work to try locally and same issue. The client connection bar just sits moving side to side and never connects.
    Tried pings and traces and shows dns resolving correctly so at a bit of a loss now. There is so much potential here.
    Btw citrix connects fine...

    Can anyone confirm working vmware view on a pi

    Also happy to do any testing...

    Cheers Mike

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  19. hi there, great work! Anyone else having difficulty getting a USB keyboard and mouse recognised under this build? Ive tried a few, and have not yet been able to get any KB or mouse to work. ANy help appreciated.

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