Tested Linux Applications

by Zsolt - HB3YPO / KI6UAV / M6UAV / HA6QZ

The following Linux applications are working on Raspberry Pi (Debian Wheezy) and/or BeagleBone Black (Ubuntu 12.04) and Zotac Nano (Fedora 20)

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Debian Wheezy on Raspberry Pi . Ubuntu on BeagleBone Black . APRS IGate . Apache Webserver . Webmin . Webserver on a Tablet . Development/Coding/Programming . Seafile Private Cloud . Samba NAS . SDR . Nano SDR Aircraft ACARS monitoring . Aircraft Monitoring Network Server . Weather Station . UHD (USRP) GNU Radio . Webcam . VPN . FTP Server . Remote Desktop . Reverse Remote sss Tunnel . Telnet . Tools (Speedtest, Emulator, Laptop Cleaning) . Remote Current Measurement . Radio Activities . IT Security . SAT Hobby . Health impact of RF radiated power . Streaming Video Server (DLNA) . Super Safe DATA storage solution .

Your Raspberry Pi can perform more than just one application, e.g. APRS IGate + webcam server + webserver + ...

Applications (popular first)

Radio Activities Amateur Radio Activities and Marine VHF Radio

Raspbian on Raspberry Pi System set-up, update Rasperry Pi to the latest status, file structure, often used comands, ...

Ubuntu on BeagleBone Black System set-up for Ubuntu on BeagleBone Black. Tested applications: - FTP server - Web/Apache server - NAS/Samba server - USB 3G Mobile Internet Dongle

APRS IGate Step by step instructions to build up an APRS IGate/Repeater. Hardware used is the TNC-Pi (a Terminal Node Controller from Coastal ChipWorks) and an original Raspberry Pi. APRS software utilized is DixPRS from Béla, HA5DI. Advantages of this configuration are compact size, excellent stability and low power consumption.

Apache Webserver Why not to install your own Home Webserver on your Raspberry Pi ? You have more than enough memory on your 8 GB SD card. It could be combined with other applications such as webcam or APRS IGate.

Webmin Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

Webserver on a Tablet Running nginx webserver on Ubuntu on the top of Android operating system

Development/Coding/Programming Once You have an Apache webserver (see my article), you are ready to enter into the world of Website development. Install Geany and start scripting in HTML5, XHTM, XML, CSS, PHP, AJAX/SJAX, Socket, jQuery, MySQL

Seafile Cloud If you use Dropbox you will immediately understand how to use a Seafile. Advantage of Seafile over Dropbox: your data will be stored inside your personal home-server and more functionality with Seafile, e.g. group working

Samba NAS Share your Raspberry Pi's files and folders across a network by installing Samba. This is useful to back-up important Windows files on the Raspberry's SD card and visa versa.

Software-defined radio (SDR) You can get a cheap DVB-T usb dongle and connect it to the Raspberry Pi which act as the server, operating the DVB-T usb dongle and functioning as the SDR Remote Internet Server. If you want to use it for hamradio / amateur radio you can use a special RTL SDR which covers 100KHz to 1.5GHz.

Aircraft ACARS monitoring In aviation, ACARS (an acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) is a digital datalink system for transmission of short messages between aircraft and ground stations via airband radio or satellite.

Weather Station Interface Make your weather station visible on the internet. Raspberry Pi collects the data from the IROX USB wether station and transmits it to CWOP (further to aprs.fi) and Wunderground.

Webcam The Raspberry PI is perfectly equipped to turn your USB based web cam into a fully functional IP web cam. The webcam can be access from anywhere world-wide by using any browser.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) If you want more than just pre-shared keys, OpenVPN makes it easy to setup and use a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to use SSL/TLS certificates for authentication and key exchange between the VPN server and clients.

FTP Server Here’s a how to on installing VSFTPD on the Raspberry Pi.

Remote Operation Enabling Telnet - Remote Desktop Connection to the Pi - Reverse Remote Ssh Tunnel

Tools Installation of the python code for a Speed Test, Simple Raspberry Pi qemu emulation in Windows for beginners, Laptop Cleaning

Remote Current Measurements Remote Current and voltage measurements with the Raspberry Pi

IT Security Security Tools and HowTo build an SSH Tunnel

UHD (USRP) GNU Radio GNU Radio is a free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.

SAT Hobby How-to on multi TV satellite reception using a single antenna. American made WaveFrontier Toroidal Multifeed Satellite Antenna and calculator using Google Maps

Streaming Video Server (DLNA) MiniDLNA is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP clients. The MiniDNLA daemon serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on a network.

Health impact of RF radiated power If you are a RF engineer, no need too much explanation, but for general public it can be useful t...

Super Safe DATA storage solution You can find many NAS (Network Attached Storage) boxes in the computer shops nowadays.Important to know that these boxes have a high capacity hard disk inside butthe problem is, it is only 1 hard disk, if it fails you will lose all your data. Warranty is only for the hardware, so you will get a new NAS box, but you wont get your data back.

Nano SDR Nano size remote RTL-SDR computer with remote GUI and remote audio possibilities

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