randrade
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Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Hello guys.

Here's a guide to running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian wheezy:

1) Flash an SD card with the Raspbian wheezy image, run raspi-config, change all the settings you want. You should enable SSH and set memory split to 128MB for GPU, and I advise you overclock the Pi (modest overclock is fine, and it won't void your warranty). After this, restart the pi, login and then type startx into the terminal. You should be presented with a GUI.

2) Unfortunately, we can't wget the official Java VM package from Oracle, so you will need to download the package to your computer and send it via SSH (use WinSCP for Windows) to /home/pi. Download link: http://jdk8.java.net/fxarmpreview/index.html

3) Once you have ssh'd the package to /home/pi, do the following in the terminal:

mkdir -p /opt
sudo tar zxvf (name of package) -C /opt
rm (name of package)
sudo /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/java -version

You should not be presented with an error message. If this is the case, well done, you're almost there!

4) Now, you need the GeoGebra files. You have two choices:

a) You can get all the files in http://www.geogebra.org/webstart/4.0/unsigned/unpacked/ and http://www.geogebra.org/webstart/4.0/unsigned/packed/ , and then place them in /home/pi/Desktop/geogebra (which you must create first)

b) You can download a ZIP file I uploaded to FileCloud with all those files: http://filecloud.io/029kw1ug and extract it to /home/pi/Desktop/geogebra

Whichever method you choose, you should be left with the required files in /home/pi/Desktop/geogebra.

5) After this, go back to the terminal and type:

cd /home/pi/Desktop/geogebra
sudo /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/java -jar geogebra.jar

And congratulations, you should be presented with GeoGebra!

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hamzapi
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Re: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Thu May 28, 2015 4:58 pm

thank you !!!

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Fidelius
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Re: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:51 pm

Geogebra v4 worked fine on the Pi, but with version 5 Geogebra provides some additional 3D graphics. However, the application now throws an error message on my Pi when run with:> java -jar geogebra.jar
(On an AMD/Intel Linux machine, Geogebra v5 runs fine, but I would like to run it on the Pi.)

For those like me who don't need these new 3D things in Geogebra, is there a switch to start the application without the 3D things?
I would have tried Geogebra v4, but I can only find the new v5... :-)

mjflynt
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Re: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:04 am

I know this is months later, but you can install GeoGebra v4 directly from the repository without having to do all these steps. And it works great. I was hoping to get v5 working because I want the 3D graphics. Ho hum.... How does this happen anyway?

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Re: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:51 pm

mjflynt wrote:I know this is months later, but you can install GeoGebra v4 directly from the repository without having to do all these steps. And it works great. I was hoping to get v5 working because I want the 3D graphics. Ho hum.... How does this happen anyway?
It would appear that at this present time GeoGebra 5 has not been compiled for Debian ARMHF

http://www.geogebra.org/manual/en/Refer ... tion#Linux


Though ArchLinuxArm has geogebra version 5.0.241.0-1 in their repositories:

https://archlinuxarm.org/packages/any/geogebra
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