I ordered a Raspberry Pi model B two month ago from RS-Components… it arrived today. It was not a problem because I had a Beagleboard for tests and JavaFX for Pi is available since yesterday.
One of my friends received a (more expensive) Pi some weeks ago and we made some tests with JBossAS 7.1 and JavaSE 7 (without JavaFX). It worked like a charm and it’s cool to have a JBossAS on a Pi. But without JavaFX it was not too funny.
So, back to my Pi.
I had some smaller problems:
- Win32DiskImager did not work with my Laptop and the builtin card-reader, and I had no external reader
- I didn’t know the username and password for login
I solved the first problem with flashnul:
My first attempt didn’t work – Raspberry Pi didn’t boot (no flashing lights on my Pi – only PWR, screen was black) …. Wrote the image once again and removed the device cleanly from my Laptop – worked.
The second problem was not really a problem, but I had no idea. Used pi as username and raspberry as password (see here)
First actions after boot and setup:
apt-get install librxtx-java mc locate
Pi is up and running, but the image is not comparable with my Angstrom image. Some modules/drivers are missing… but that’s not too important now.
My Time tracking software works on my Pi without problems. Startup time is a little bit longer as on my Beagleboard.
The next steps are some performance tests…
But Pi is definitely a MUST have.
Order your own one asap and enter the world of embedded systems with JavaFX.