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 Post subject: running on Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:04 pm 
Has anyone tried to run the MapTool client on the Raspberry Pi with Debian OS installed?
Why am I'm asking? Well I'm trying to put together a digital gaming table. One of the designs I'm rolling around in my head is to:
- buy a 39" LED TV
- remove the stand
- build a frame/box to hold the TV, speakers, router, and PC
- I'd like the frame/box to be about 3" high

I'm shooting for a small size so it is portable and can be moved to different gaming locations.

The Raspberry Pi might suit my purposes as it is very small. Need to know if it will run MapTools though.

Just fishing.
Thanks,
Bill


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 Post subject: Re: running on Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:20 am 
If you're getting the RP for other purposes, I don't see the harm in trying it out. If solely for MT, then you might need to crunch some numbers before taking the dive.

It depends on how ambitious your campaigns are going to be because the chief obstacle you'll be facing is memory, even with model B. It'd be a lot easier if MT was able to run headless, but unfortunately, that's something for versions beyond 1.3 to accomplish.

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 Post subject: Re: running on Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:16 am 
I have a raspberry here but I havent done much with it yet. Trying MT is a good idea and I might add this to my project list.

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 Post subject: Re: running on Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:16 am 
RPi is cappible of running Maptools. I've found xRDP to be faster on the reffresh rate when working headless via Android or laptop running Windows or Ubuntu. For forwarding the desktop I suggest VNC though because you can setup a view only password for forwarding the desktop (mirrored) to a Nintindo Wii.

RPi install
Code:
sudo apt-get install xdrp tightvncserver
sudo apt-cashe search java
# install JDK 7 or 8 from sun or open. Both seem to work.

Start and stop services
Code:
# xRDP options
sudo service xrdp # start stop restart status
# start VNC server
vncserver :1
# stop VNC server
vncserver -kill :1

When starting VNC for the first time you'll be promted to enter first the controll then the viewer passwords and when connecting via client app or service it is the useage of one of those passwords that'll grant access to either control or only view the desktop. Currectly I've my RPi v.B2 controlled via Android and displaying the view on my Wii connected T.V. :-D
The really tricky bit is getting the geometry on both clients set such that the controller sees everything and the viewer connection sees only the map section.

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 Post subject: Re: running on Raspberry Pi?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:37 pm 
[quote="S0AndS0"]RPi is cappible of running Maptools. I've found xRDP to be faster on the reffresh rate when working headless via Android or laptop running Windows or Ubuntu. For forwarding the desktop I suggest VNC though because you can setup a view only password for forwarding the desktop (mirrored) to a Nintindo Wii.


How is the performance on the RPi? does it function well as a host server?


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