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!

49 comments:

  1. That looks amazing - thanks for the great work, and in such a short space of time too! :)

    Stuck at work at the moment, but looking forward to giving this a try when I get home. Loving this Pi 2 board so far!

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  2. Did you need to solve a GLIBC_2.15 issue? - the ARMHF receiver does not install due to this dependency - just curious really. - http://blogs.citrix.com/2014/03/17/raspberry-pi-xendesktop-pt-3-download-receiver-here/#comments

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    1. you can solve it by adding another repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list.
      Actually you can find the solution here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10863613/how-to-upgrade-glibc-from-version-2-13-to-2-15-on-debian
      Have fun :)

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    2. "old" Wheezy distro have this issue, as Matthias sad, update sources.list with something more recent (Jessy or SID)

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  3. whats the cmake command you use to compile freerdp?
    ive tried compiling it manually and it works great
    however the /f fullscreen just doesnt work! all i get is a black output screen ?

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    1. Have tested freerdp on beta image and fullscreen works. Compile options for freerdp-x11:
      -DWITH_SERVER=OFF -DWITH_PULSE=ON -DWITH_GSTREAMER=ON -DWITH_CHANNELS=ON -DSTATIC_CHANNELS=OFF -DWITH_CUPS=ON -DWITH_PCSC=ON -DWITH_JPEG=ON -DARM_FP_ABI=hard -DWITH_NEON=ON

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    2. i cant get it to compile with neon=on I have to set this as off
      im currently waiting on my rpi2 to arrive
      whats the command you used to compile for raspberry model B

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  4. Still not impressed about rdp perfomance, video & youtube still laggy. Seem like xfreerdp cant utilize all cores of the pi since i dont see any load average above 25%.

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    1. Yup, one core for xfreerdp and one for X. CPU clock is 900Mhz per core at the moment. Maybe with a 1100 overclock would be better... I have a strange behavior when watching videos, for a few secs it's run smooth then laggy, smoooth, laggy etc

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  5. Seems not work on Raspberry Pi 2 - Citrix Receiver through url.

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  6. Fantastic work getting this working, but for me, RDP performance isn't good enough to use at the moment - everything seems very laggy overall connecting to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine using it, even on the local network. But I appreciate this is beta - loving the work people are putting into this :)

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  7. Hi,

    Anyone tested the Vmware View Client with PcoIP with this beta release?

    Thanks!

    10 days until have my Raspberry 2 :)

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    1. Tested today, PCoIP works. Perfomance is quiet good but still far away from Citrix ICA.

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  8. How is Citrix Receiver performance when compared to the old Beta Receier for ArmV6?

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    1. Beta Receiver you mean this one http://blogs.citrix.com/tag/raspberry-pi/ ?
      The receiver included in this beta is the official supported from Citrix. When and If Muhammad Dawood relese a "official supported build" I will include it.
      I think this version is slower than the beta version builded for Raspberry by Muhammad.

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    1. yes, with some modifications (kernel, modules etc etc)

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  11. I am new to Shell commands and Raspiberry Pi. THis form might not be the best place for this question but figure I would try.

    How do I get this beta to run on the Raspiberry Pi?

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    1. You need a Raspberry2 board. To write the image on your microsd card you can follow this howto:
      http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/windows.md

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  12. Thank you for this great system. Works fine....

    I would like to make a really smal one - by my own - with only vmware horizon view client and rdp-support on it.
    Is it possible to tell me the used distribution and the packages that i have to use for my intention?
    Would be great - thanks in advance.

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    1. Used distribution is Debian SID (https://www.debian.org/releases/sid/).
      You can find the list of packages i've used just by exec in a shell: dpkg -l
      vmware horizon is here: http://armv6j.armtc.net/pool/main/v/vmware-horizon-view-client/

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    2. Thanks for the quick help. I hope, that I'll get the time today, that i can test it.

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  13. Hi,

    We tested this beta on my Raspberry2 and Vmware View with PCoIP and works great.

    Many thanks! Waiting the "final" release :)

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  14. I have a coloured splash screen at startup. Please, help me. Thank you.

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  15. I noticed that xfreerdp only uses one core out of the four. Is there anyway to make it use all cores? I've noticed some slow down due to the one core limitation when intensive drawing is needed.

    Thanks for any insight you might have.

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  16. Hello,

    I would like to install the new version of VMware Horizon 3.2.0 client with PCoIP , in my old Raspberry with RPI -TC X. This is possible?

    Thank U

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  19. Would be fantastic to have this working on the Odroid C1
    JiffyShop.com.au

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  20. Is this version compatible with Raspberry Pi B+

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  21. Is this version compatible with Raspberry Pi B+

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  22. Hi,
    Again, very good job on this new Beta for Pi 2 which is so much quicker than the old Pi B+.
    It seems sudo password is different to su password.
    For su it seems to be "root" but for sudo i can't find.
    I think i saw it somewhere but i can't remember where.
    Thanks for the advice.

    Benoit

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  23. Hello. I have installed this version on my raspi2 but i have a problem. Yhe ethernet port not working and The client dont take a ip. Please help me

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  24. found this while looking for thin client solutions, bought the PI 2 and really couldnt figure out much to do with it before this image... amazing job and thanks for publishing it, great blog, ill stay tuned.

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  25. Here's an error I'm getting when using the Receiver client:

    Your account cannot be added using this server address. Make sure you entered it correctly. You have not chosen to trust the issuer of the server's security certificate.

    Any ideas?

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  26. Hi and thanks.
    I have this problem though, I can't get the autostart för rdesktop / xfreerdp to work.
    I'm writing the executable in session and startup.
    If I write the same thing in a panel shortcut it works so i'm in a halt :(
    What is this poor newbie doing wrong ?
    Help ?

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  27. Hello there, i just installed this image on my new raspberry pi. What i am looking for is to launch the receiver, but after i enter the server address, the account user, password and domain, when i double click on the "dynamics" (this is an app that we use in citrix) it says that "The connection to Dynamics was lost. An attempt to reconnect will start shortly. Click reconnect to start immediatly". Any help please ? Maybe it's some firewall settings, or a port that this connection is using.

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  28. Hi Guys,
    I need your help. I installed version of RPI-TC but I can not enable the WIPI wireless interface. This interface is part of the devices sold for Raspberry PI 2. I'd appreciate your help. greetings

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  29. hi Guys,
    I try to install the latest version by following the tutorial available with win32imager when I burn the image, but no problem when I run the raspberry does not boot any idea?
    exelent work anyway hat
    thank for you help

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  30. OK - TFM is a wonderful thing.
    WiFi settings discovered and working Perfic in our PCOIP setup.

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  31. I cannot get wifi to work no matter what. The USB dongle shows, I have made changes to the interfaces file (which was empty). I am not sure what is going on.

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  34. is working.
    but what are the ssh codes (login codes)

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  35. I'm a bit of a newby at this but what makes this "PCOIP Ready"? See https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/workspaces-zero-client/ . Would the PI be compatible with these requirements for a PCOIP zero client? Not sure how all this would fit together.

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