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Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:17 pm
by pete
New endeavor here....

Using current posted Debian image and installation of Hamclock software

Doing this on my Ubuntu Linux laptop. Don't use Windows 11 much these days but I do have it dual booting on all of my laptops.

I've done this before and it worked fine. This time will reduce image to smallest possible image and post image for downloading.

Concurrently making late lunch here..simple...baked potatoes on the bbq grill.
Washed potatoes, cooked them in Microwave oven for about 10 minutes. Soaked in water. Salted and wrapped in Aluminum then to BBQ grill to back for about 45 minutes to get a nice hard shell.

Currently base Squeezeplayer USB stick used is a 32Gb stick.

1 - Gparted reduced image for Squeezeplayer stick to 4Gb
2 - DD copied current stick to image file
sudo dd if=/dev/sdb | gzip -c >/tmp/o2squeezebox.img.gz
3 - removed partitions and formatted drive
4 - downloaded current image ==.> ... atest_510/
5 - wrote image to USB stick - resized image to 4Gb
6 - put new USB stick in O2 Joggler - boots fine to login. Connected Gb port to Gb switch.

7 - SSH'd to Joggler

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/home/pete# ssh of@
of@'s password: 
Linux openframe 5.10.167op #1 SMP Tue Feb 7 03:12:10 UTC 2023 i686

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
8 - set time zone

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root@openframe:/usr/local/sbin# of-timezone set America/Chicago
9 - did not edit /boot/network.yaml file as I am using the built in NIC at this time.

10 - install base desktop to OS

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sudo apt install lightdm lxsession xorg openbox
sudo apt install curl make g++ xorg-dev
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
sudo apt-get install -y lightdm-gtk-greeter
11 - reboot and login via user of and password joggler

12 - you get your blank desktop

13 - ssh to device

14 - install hamclock

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cd /home/of
curl -O
cd ESPHamClock
make -j 4 hamclock-800x480
sudo make install
15 - autostart hamclock on login * used an example and added hamclock

sudo nano ~/.config/openbox/autostart

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# Programs that will run after Openbox has started

# Set the wallpaper
# hsetroot ~/wallpaper.png &

# Run a Composite manager
# xcompmgr -c -t-5 -l-5 -r4.2 -o.55 &

# SCIM support (for typing non-english characters)
# scim -d &

# A panel for good times
# fbpanel &

# start hamclock
hamclock &
16 - reboot and login ...Hamclock should start after you login

17 - configure openbox to auto login user "of"

18 - reboot and you will see Hamclock loading.

Attached is a 4Gb stick (smallest I had) image tested a couple of times.!Akj-Oin7_x0rgaJRUIi ... Q?e=TphY3O

Re: Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:49 pm
by hawsey
Great job Pete , I downloaded and wrote the image to an old small 8Gb Hp stick that I had previously had Android on using Win32 disc imager ;
It booted first time and now it's happily giving updates , showing current time date etc and if you leave it a few minutes the screen goes completely black , saving power and if you touch the screen it pops back up .
I have a few spare Jogglers and my plan is to try and get some interest going in the Amateur radio community as there are some fantastic Linux applications available for the hobby .

This is great , thanks so much Pete Image I have tried to do this myself a couple of times and failed miserably.

Thanks also to Johnathan 2E0LXQ @jothebulb who's idea it was to put this fantastic application on to a Joggler and also to Elwood Downey, WB0OEW who has the Hamclock project Image.Image

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Re: Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 5:54 pm
by pete
With a working Openpeak 2 with 2Gb eMMC you could install the image (shrinking it a bit) to one of these. I started here with a 32Gb stick then downsized it to the smallest Gb stick I had around which was 4Gb.

Re: Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:41 pm
by hawsey
Thanks Pete it works great , there are so many great Amatuer radio Linux applications I just wish I had more time to get proficient with Linux to get some going on the Jogglers . Some applications would not suit the small screen but others would be great .

An SDR would be great and I have had that going using Android on the Joggler so I know it would work . It would basically turn the Joggler in to a real radio receiver. SDR was developed using the same technology as Dvb-t usb TV receiver sticks . You can even receive the weather satellite images from those satellites.

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Re: Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 2:58 am
by pete
Yes here using an SDR radio for NOAA satellite imagery....built this 4 years ago. Everything including antenna is mounted in the attic. Using an RPi for this.

See here. Most difficult part was building the antenna...then switched to a simple antenna and that worked even better... ... e-receiver

Re: Joggler Debian current OS and Hamclock installation image

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 9:01 am
by hawsey
That's great Pete , I would like to do this as well Image
The lack of an microphone input would stop a few things but I'm sure a cheap usb one would work ok .
There is a great digital radio app called Peanut that might work ok on the Joggler as well but it would need a microphone input .
Its like RF radio but over the internet
Raspberry Pi s are used a lot in radio but for some programs the Joggler is perfect , having the screen built in already.

There is also a digital radio app called DroidStar , designed to work on an Android phone but they say it will work on Linux

Thanks again Pete Image speak soon

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