Installing

Basic

This is the easier and most common way to have OpenPlotter working on a Raspberry Pi in few minutes. Download your preferred OpenPlotter edition from the Basic section in downloading chapter.

Note

You will find each OpenPlotter edition in two formats, img and New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). Contents of both img and NOOBS formats are identical, the only difference is the way to install OpenPlotter in your SD-card.

When using NOOBS files, a recovering partition will be created in the SD and you will be able to re-install OpenPlotter from it.

When using img files, this partition is not created and you can use all the SD space for the system.

Since SD cards corruption occurs more frequently than desired, we recommend NOOBS because the recovery partition is never mounted and will never be corrupted so it will always be available for recovery.

You have to follow the official Raspberry manual to install a img/NOOBS file in your SD but using our img/NOOBS file instead the Raspberry file.

After the first boot you can customize and localize your system changing some important settings like password or system language in Preferences ‣ Raspberry Pi configuration.

Danger

You must change the default password for the user pi. Otherwise, any user will be able to access your system easily.

Most of these settings an more can be configured before building the img or NOOBS files if you use the OpenPlotter À la Carte edition.

If you are using the img option of the OpenPlotter Headless edition, you should see the SSID of the access point after a few seconds of inserting the SD into the Raspberry and turning it on.

If you are using the NOOBS option, to see the SSID of the access point you should wait for the system to be installed about 30 minutes the first time. The next boots, the SSID will be visible after a few seconds of turning it on.

These are the access data to connect remotely to OpenPlotter when you use this headless edition:

Access Point
SSID:openplotter
Password:12345678
IP
IP:10.10.10.1
Address:openplotter.local
SSH
Command:ssh pi@openplotter.local
Password:raspberry
Remote desktop
Address:openplotter.local
Port:5900
User:pi
Password:raspberry

Danger

You must change the default access point password in OpenPlotter Network app. Otherwise, any user will be able to access your system easily.

Advanced

To Install OpenPlotter on any computer running a Linux Debian derivative system (Raspbian, Ubuntu, Mint…) you have to install the dependencies.

Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python-configparser python3-wxgtk4.0 python3-ujson python3-pyudev whois vlc

Now you have to install the main app openplotter-setting from the .deb file you can download from the Advanced section in downloading chapter.

After downloading the .deb file, you can install it by double click or typing this in a terminal:

sudo dpkg -i openplotter-settings_x.x.x-stable.deb

OpenPlotter apps will appear under Others category in the main menu of your system. If you create the category OpenPlotter, all openplotter apps will appear under that category.