Author Topic: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar  (Read 2768 times)

steveu

Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:29:57 pm »
I'm wondering if I can use the Pi's output to run 360 Radar. I've got an old monitor plugged into the HDMI with a HDMI->VGA adaptor.

I'm assuming that for this, the X GUI and a browser will need to be loaded, which I'm hoping I can do via apt-get.

I'm wondering about space and processing power.

Is the SD card re-formatted with a restricted partition size on install? I used a very fast 32Gb card which may have been OTT.

I'm guessing I can look at current loads by just running top?

Or is this a bad idea?


steveu

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 04:54:32 pm »
You can't without another Pi.

Insufficient resources and no GUI installed.

Ian Melville

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 09:41:42 pm »
I set up a spare Pi 2+ with Linux Mint and tried running 360 Radar on it. It didn't have enough grunt and could not keep up with the updates.

exfirepro

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 10:42:00 pm »
Hi Ian,

That's a bit disappointing, I had hoped to do that to run the display at the flying club. I might try it with a Pi3 as I have one spare.

Regards

Peter

exfirepro

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 12:18:23 pm »
Update,

Works fine with a (separate) Pi3B.

Peter

steveu

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 12:23:39 pm »
I'm running a Pi2B in kiosk mode and am unable to get the 360 Radar screen up. I get the header but nothing else.

It's running Raspbian and I'm going to assume that there's also insufficient grunt, so I'm going to swap it out for a Pi3B.

I'm going to be daft and swap the SD cards over and hope...

Will report back.




steveu

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 05:25:57 pm »
Reporting back:

I swapped the Pi2B for a Pi3B, plugged everything into the Pi3B except the WiFi dongle as the Pi3B includes WiFi. I moved the SD card across, and booted up.

Bingo, 360 Radar display. Configured the display how I wanted it, then shut down Chrome so it memorised the set up.

On next boot, everything is happy. I have 360 Radar and the METAR screen on a loop, 45 seconds of each.

I'm using Raspian Buster standard version.

Ian Melville

Re: Using screen connected to the Pi to run 360 Radar
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2019, 12:26:39 am »
Thanks for reporting back Steve, guess I need to buy some more Pies