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NewITMalcolm

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GuiPlug(vnc) Setup Guide for Beginners
« on: 30 September 2010, 01:44:08 pm »

GuiPlug(VncPlug) - what is it? http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,588.0.html

Youtube Demo : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKduto7XSZA

VncPlug is available in our shop as a package with a Multiboot sheevaplug : http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/products.php?cat=5   or available on a separate SD card: http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=SD_configs_White  for existing owners of NewIT Multiboot plugs.

Edit: use it on your Guruplug - http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,868.0.html


Prerequisites:

  • Multiboot Sheevaplug

      Either of these:
  • Terminal access via Mini Usb
  • Access to your DHCP server config

  • For Linux Users
         VNC client software such as Ubuntu Remote Desktop Viewer or Remmina

  • For Windows Users
         RealVNC's free VNC viewer

Starting up

Power up the plug making sure the Ethernet is connected and Vncplug SD card is inserted.

Finding the IP address of the plug.

There are two easy ways to do this

  • Terminal Method

Connect the MiniUsb cable and use 'cu' or PuTTY to start a terminal session then log onto the plug.
See here for additional help connecting with terminal http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44.0.html

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ifconfig
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[email protected]:~# ifconfig
        eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:43:01:4c:xx  
          inet addr:128.1.0.43  Bcast:128.1.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::250:43ff:fe01:4cfd/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:125 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:22444 (21.9 KiB)  TX bytes:21133 (20.6 KiB)
          Interrupt:11
 
The IP address in this case is 128.1.0.43

  • DHCP server logon method

Log onto your DHCP server which in most cases will be a Broadband router and navigate to LAN settings and look for the DHCP client list.

There should be an entry such as this one:

DHCP Client List
IP Address   Host Name   MAC Address           Client Type   
128.1.0.43   sheevaplug   00-50-43-01-4B-Ax        LAN   


Starting a VNC Session

  • For Linux Users

      Using Ubuntu Remote desktop viewer but any VNC client such as Remmina wil be fine
      Enter the IP address (128.1.0.43 in this case) then click Connect.
      When prompted for a password enter 'nosoup4u' and click 'Authenticate'
      The Debian Squeeze desktop will appear and you are logged on as user 'sheevaplug'

  • For Windows Users

      Download and install the free VNC viewer from RealVNC.com
      Connect using IP address (128.1.0.43 in this case) and connect.


You should now have your VNC session connected to your Plug desktop and logged on as user 'sheevaplug'.
All passwords including 'root' are set to 'nosoup4u'.

To change the VNC password open 'Terminal' from within the VNC session

Code: [Select]
$ vncpasswd
Using password file /home/sheevaplug/.vnc/passwd
Password:
Verify:


« Last Edit: 08 February 2011, 03:57:20 pm by NewIT_James »
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #1 on: 08 October 2010, 12:18:36 pm »

Hi,

This is really cool.Can you please let us know how to build Vnc one.

Thanks,
Raj
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2010, 04:00:00 pm »

ETA: Ooops, this is for the Sheevaplug, I was referring to my Guruplug's - I should have looked for I leapt! Sorry!


I hadn't seen this topic before but I had earlier today installed tightVNCserver on the first of my GP's. Quite simple but a few probs with understanding what to install in the X11 direction. The VNC viewer on one of my PC's allows access to xterm and iceweasel but I havn't yet installed gnome on the GP for a proper desktop. That I shall try overnight as the aptitude install gnome requires 557Mbytes will kill my 1Mbit/Sec DSL link (I'm in the sticks just 35miles from the centre of the capital!).

Should make management of the GP's much easier.  8)

« Last Edit: 12 October 2010, 04:03:04 pm by apemberton »
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #3 on: 13 October 2010, 10:40:37 am »

Hi,

Do you mean that we need to install x11 and gnome. Anything else we need to build similar kind.
 Usually Marcus used to put a very good notes how to build these (like Multi boot) but not for this. Maybe he will post his notes soon once he gets some time.

Regards,
Raj
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NewITMalcolm

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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #4 on: 14 October 2010, 08:37:28 pm »

Raj,

You will need to install at least Gnome and tightvncserver onto an SD card containing the Linux OS of your choice.

James.
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2010, 09:37:39 am »

Hi James,

Thanks. I will try this weekend.

Regards,
Raj
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #6 on: 01 November 2010, 05:50:05 pm »

I hope this question isnĀ“t completely obsolete or out of place, but:

# VncPlug SD Card <-- This SD contains debian 6.0 / gnome / ready to use VNC without adding an extra debian SD to my cart, right?
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NewITMalcolm

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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #7 on: 01 November 2010, 05:56:00 pm »

# VncPlug SD Card <-- This SD contains debian 6.0 / gnome / ready to use VNC without adding an extra debian SD to my cart, right?


That is correct.
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #8 on: 01 November 2010, 08:28:21 pm »

Great, ty for the quick reply!
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #9 on: 02 November 2010, 08:49:41 am »

You will need to install at least Gnome and tightvncserver onto an SD card containing the Linux OS of your choice.

I did get tightvncserver working today on my OpenRD Ultimate.
I installed Debian Squeeze with LXDE as X-Desktop (apt-get install lxde).
After that I installed tightvncserver (apt-get install vncserver)
Now set a vncpassword via /usr/bin/vncpasswd
Reboot (only worked for me after a reboot)
Start vncserver (/usr/bin/vncserver &)
You will get a new display number like :1

For connecting to the OpenRD Iam using tightvnc-client on Windows from
http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php

I did enter the IP of my OpenRD plug port/displaynumber 192.168.8.10:1
into the Tightvnc-Client and the Server asked the vnc-password....

Now I got access via VNC to my LXDE Desktop on the OpenRD..

Wasnt a big problem :-)
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Re: VncPlug Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #10 on: 03 November 2010, 03:59:09 pm »

You will need to install at least Gnome and tightvncserver onto an SD card containing the Linux OS of your choice.

I did get tightvncserver working today on my OpenRD Ultimate.
I installed Debian Squeeze with LXDE as X-Desktop (apt-get install lxde).
After that I installed tightvncserver (apt-get install vncserver)
Now set a vncpassword via /usr/bin/vncpasswd
Reboot (only worked for me after a reboot)
Start vncserver (/usr/bin/vncserver &)
You will get a new display number like :1

For connecting to the OpenRD Iam using tightvnc-client on Windows from
http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php

I did enter the IP of my OpenRD plug port/displaynumber 192.168.8.10:1
into the Tightvnc-Client and the Server asked the vnc-password....

Now I got access via VNC to my LXDE Desktop on the OpenRD..

Wasnt a big problem :-)

Hi Guidol,

I'm trying with Debian 6.0 as your instructions. My log is following
03/11/10 16:34:09 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9
03/11/10 16:34:09 Copyright (C) 2000-2007 TightVNC Group
03/11/10 16:34:09 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
03/11/10 16:34:09 All Rights Reserved.
03/11/10 16:34:09 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on TightVNC
03/11/10 16:34:09 Desktop name 'X' (debian:1)
03/11/10 16:34:09 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t
03/11/10 16:34:09 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/' not found - ignoring
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/' not found - ignoring
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/' not found - ignoring
xrdb: No such file or directory
xrdb: can't open file '/root/.Xresources'
AUDIT: Wed Nov  3 16:34:11 2010: 1575 Xtightvnc: client 6 rejected from local host

can you help me?

Thanks

-- EDIT --

I've not this problem on lan network. Works great! If I want connect it from wan I must forwarding port
5901 for display 1
« Last Edit: 04 November 2010, 08:30:48 am by ursus »
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Re: GuiPlug(vnc) Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #11 on: 29 March 2011, 06:20:45 pm »

Hi

I have A mimo screen and downloaded the guiplug boot image.

Do you have an image of what I should see when I boot with the screen connected?


Thanks

Gerard
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Re: GuiPlug(vnc) Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #12 on: 21 July 2011, 06:37:33 pm »

Hello James,

I downloaded the version 2.6 4Gb and 8Gb .gz files to create an image on a blank 8 Gb mmc card.
It turned out that when I did this with the 8Gb unpacked .img file using:

sudo dd bs=4096 if=NewIT-GuiPlug-8Gb-15Jul11-v2.6-Sheevaplug.img of=/dev/mmcblk0

The program ran,  but after about 5 minutes of writing to the target, it commented I had ran out of memory.

I also tried writing this image via "Win32DiskImager.exe" in a windows environment with the same
"ran out of memory" result.

I notice that the .img file says it is "7.5 Gb (8018460672 bytes)" . In linux it says my available space on the mmc card is 7.3 Gb.
I have not found out how to make the blank ext2 formated mmc card say more than 7.3 Gb available.

In the mean time I suppose I will try using  linux "dd" or windows program "Win32DiskImager.exe" again this time
using the 4Gb targeted .img file and try to use "gparted" or some other program to make the remainder of my 8 Gb
mmc card available.

Last August, I put together a home brew bookable  4 Gb mmc that has icewm on it to get a gnome like environment via tightvnc, 
but I wanted to compare with the newIT version. "apt-get" rejected may attempt at installing  lighttpd webserver on my home brew mmc card, and I want to see if the latest, newIT version mmc card runs better for this, and  use the  larger 8Gb mmc card.

Thanks for any help,
jmk
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NewITMalcolm

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Re: GuiPlug(vnc) Setup Guide for Beginners
« Reply #13 on: 21 July 2011, 06:49:11 pm »

Hi jmk,

It sounds like the 8Gb card you have is smaller than the card I used to create the image. The best thing to do is either use the 4Gb image and resize it or get hold of a larger 8Gb card.

Here are some instructions for expanding the 4Gb image to fill your 8Gb card.

http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1231.0.html

If you are looking for the best performance the Integral Endurance SLC cards we stock in the shop are by far the quickest SD cards I have ever come across.

See here for some performance test I carried out.

http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,992.0.html

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