[2GB] [14-01-2017] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO, B / B+, 2, 3 Ready to use DV4MINI image with VNC

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[2GB] [14-01-2017] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO, B / B+, 2, 3 Ready to use DV4MINI image with VNC

Postby bostock249@gmail.com » Mon May 02, 2016 7:30 am

Hello!

DV4mini build for raspberry pi 0/1 B/B+/2/3 - This has now been reduced to under 2GB! The download is only 700MB

Update January 2017

Fully up-to-date Raspbian Jessie - using LXDE desktop environment to maintain some degree of performance on the zero / B(+)

Mono4 complete runtime built from source (credit to Plugwash)

X11VNC for direct VNC access. In your PC - Just get your IP address and port 5900 in your VNC client and use.

Autostarting of DV4mini or DV4MF2 selectable via scripts on the desktop of this build. Just click and edit by adding or subtracting "#". Easy. All explained in the script file which is called startdv4mini.sh (right-click and edit with leafpad, or nano if you prefer to do it from shell)
Choice of DV4Mini, DV4mini+ or DV4MF2 control application. These are the newest releases at the time of writing.

Firmware folder containing 1.65, 1.66 and 1.73 firmware

This fits easily onto a 2gb card.

VNC Resolution 1024x768

Passwords (without the quotes obviously):

root = "pi"
VNC = "pi"
SSH = "pi"


To use:

Download below, extract zip and write to 2GB (or bigger if you wish) card using Win32 Disk Imager.


First boot, you will need a monitor/keyboard connected if using wifi dongle as you need to enter your wifi particulars in raspbian (from the icon in the tray)

Feedback needed please!

73

M0WCA - Matt
M1CXF - Trevor

4GB Builds (Will be deleted soon)

December build https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oT3GyvOiPeVGk1TFJxbHozX2c

2GB Builds

January 2017 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oT3GyvOiPeNEpHOGhGYmN0YlU
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Re: Raspberry Pi 1 B B+ Ready to use image with VNC

Postby G6DLJ » Mon May 02, 2016 10:43 pm

10 out 10 for….

Including VNC on startup! VNC out of the box really is no brainer, why on earth is it not part of the Raspbian OS?

Realising that not everybody is prepared to tie up a 1900 x 1600 monitor and that some of us (cheapskates) still have old 17” 4x3 monitors lying around that’ll just about manage 1024 x 768 tops/ perfect for a Pi.

Realising that some us still have 4GD SD cards kicking around and that there is no point expanding an image purely for DV4 use.

Well done Matt.. downloading as I type….

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Re: Raspberry Pi 1 B B+ Ready to use image with VNC

Postby bostock249@gmail.com » Sun May 29, 2016 1:27 am

I plan on doing monthly builds on this image.

Next (June 2016) build coming in next day or two.

-Much better VNC resolution
-V1.65 firmware and latest 2.0.0.12 DV4MF2 - UPDATE YOUR STICK FIRMWARE
-Further optimisations

Works on Pi 0,1, B, B+, 2

73

M0WCA
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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby bostock249@gmail.com » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:41 pm

New image available.

USB power to DV4mini should be a lot better now.

I recommend a 1A (at least) wall wart. I use one from an Amazon Firestick and it has ran faultlessly for weeks now.

I also recommend setting up a "crontab" to automatically reboot the pi every now and again - should avoid any freezing issues.

If you go to the terminal and type in crontab -e (or sudo crontab -e), a text file will open. Scroll to bottom and you will see there is a # in front of a reboot entry (0 */3 0 0 0 /sbin/reboot).

If you uncomment this line, (followed by [ctrl] + o which is "Writeout" - save in other words. Then [ctrl] + x to exit) your pi will reboot every three hours, keeping things fresh. Change the */3 to */6 for 6 hours, */12 for 12 hours etc. I disabled this by default just incase you didn`t want your pi spontaenously rebooting!


There is more info on crontab on the tinterweb.

Remember, a # = the item is "commented out" or disabled. Remove the # to enable. Sorry for teaching everyone how to suck eggs, This is information for non-linux users, ie x86 Windows users whom might not be up to speed on the pi yet.

Cheers!
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Re: Raspberry Pi 1 B B+ Ready to use image with VNC

Postby bostock249@gmail.com » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:41 pm

G6DLJ wrote:10 out 10 for….

Including VNC on startup! VNC out of the box really is no brainer, why on earth is it not part of the Raspbian OS?

Realising that not everybody is prepared to tie up a 1900 x 1600 monitor and that some of us (cheapskates) still have old 17” 4x3 monitors lying around that’ll just about manage 1024 x 768 tops/ perfect for a Pi.

Realising that some us still have 4GD SD cards kicking around and that there is no point expanding an image purely for DV4 use.

Well done Matt.. downloading as I type….


Thank-you. New build if you would like to test.

Working towards a 2gb install for July. Maybe utilise some old cards?

Auto logging being added once I get the script working correctly - For NoV / Ofcom / Gateway purposes.
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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby kd8omt » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:15 am

Thanks for doing this. This is amazing, downloading it now and hoping to have a nice use for my pi zero

Matt, WV8MAT

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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby kd8omt » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:32 pm

Any word on the next update? I know there have been some updates to the dv4mini control software.

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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby PA5WIL » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:44 am

I tried the latest image. But it is not starting on Raspberry Pi 3B

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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby G0VAX » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Hi there,
Just found this thread. How brilliant!! I will be downloading later...I have no experience of Pi2b+..been sat there for ages.. all intentions of using it standalone with DV4mini.

Brian G0VAX

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Re: **UPDATED** [June 06-16] [Image] Raspberry Pi ZERO / B / B+ 2 Ready to use image with VNC

Postby bostock249@gmail.com » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:35 pm

Yes will do a new build this weekend. Not had chance for a while due to illness and kids.

Check back Monday.

To reply about it not working on Pi 3B...

The Pi 3B is Arm64. This image is for Arm V6/v7 only.

EDIT: It does work now :)
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