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Installing JMRI

Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:55 pm

Im trying to install the JMRI software (Java Model Railway Interface. I have previously had this running on Windows, but now want it on a RPI as its quicker and takes less room thab the pc will.

But im having issues installing the software. I install rasbian but I cannot get it to install the software. I have looked at various thing but cant find anything on the net to help me. Its basically not reconising the download file and wont extract it.

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Re: Installing JMRI

Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:09 am

The installation overview is for x86 architecture, the Pi has ARMv6 Architecture

The Operating System is Raspbian "wheezy" and I presume you installed Java ?

sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin "What Version of Java Are You Using?"

also see ... 65&p=14110
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Re: Installing JMRI

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:30 pm

hi yes i installed java form here

which should be version 1.8.0

I have managed to unzip JMRI but I cannot get it to load. in the raspian software.

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Re: Installing JMRI

Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:57 pm

As said it is compiled for x86 intel architecture, you need to build from 'source' for the ARMv6 Pi
I will always assume you are running Raspbian for desktop and Raspbmc for XMBC !

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Re: Installing JMRI

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:24 pm

Also note that JMRI seems to use Swing for the user interface - this is not supported in that JDK8 preview - you would need to use one of the OpenJDK variants... - Low-level graphics and 'Coding Gold Dust'

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