User Tools

Site Tools


linux-en

Install Rocrail under Linux

Ubuntu Example

The screen shots were made under Ubuntu 20.04.10, 64bit, and minimal installation.

Open a WEB Browser

Open FireFox and goto https://wiki.rocrail.net.
Select on the side bar Download macOS & Linux:

Select the installer

See the list of compatible distributions.
Select the ZIP Installer for the used Ubuntu version:
ASCII���Screenshot

Open the installer

Click on the installer and let it be opened by the default application:
ASCII���Screenshot

Install Rocrail

Click on Extract:

Create the ~/Rocrail folder:
ASCII���Screenshot
The unzipped files are shown in the file explorer:
ASCII���Screenshot

First Install Scripts

These steps are only needed in case Rocrail was not installed. Not needed in case of an update.

Open a terminal window:
ASCII���Screenshot

To install the needed wxWidgets library, which is needed for Rocview, start with sudo the ./installwx.sh.
Start ./desktoplink.sh to create a Rocview Desktop link, (Do not start this script with prefix sudo!)
ASCII���Screenshot

The desktop link must be allowed to launch.
Initially it looks not like the Rocrail Icon:
ASCII���Screenshot
Just allow launching with this link:
ASCII���Screenshot
ASCII���Screenshot

Start Rocview

Just (double)click the Rocview Desktop Link.

Open the Demo Workspace

Select from the Rocview Menu: File → Demo Workspace:

Ready to run

Testing Rocrail virtually is now possible:

Next steps

If your Command Station needs an USB and/or Serial connection, check this.


linux-en.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/22 17:28 by smitt48