​Installing iRidium Server on Rapsbery PI 2

To install iRidium Server on Raspberry PI device, do the following:


Open WinSCP. You'll see the following interface:

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Next do the following:

    • Transmission protocol: select SCP.
    • Host name: IP of your device.
    • Port: leave as it is.
    • User name: enter your login.
    • Password: enter your password.

Press Save.

Here is what you have:

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Press "Enter", (if you entered everything correctly) you see the following interface. (The working area of the device is to the right)

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Now you have to move the downloaded file (from point 1) to /home/pi folder of the device.

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Open PuTTY

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Next do the following:

    • Host Name (or IP address): Enter IP address of your device
    • Connection Type: Select SSH
    • Port: leave 22
    • Close window on exit: Leave Only on clean exit
    • Saved Session: Enter the name of the current setting and press Save
  • Press Open

You'll see a console interface with a request for your login:

1. Enter your login

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2. Then the interface requests your password

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3. Finally, (if correct data are entered), you'll see the following

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Now you are on the device

4. Next install the packet downloaded earlier using the following command:

sudo dpkg -i <path_to_ipk_packet/packet_name.deb>

for example: sudo dpkg -i /home/pi/iridiumserver_1.0.0-5934_PI.deb

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5. Wait for the installation to complete. As a result, you'll see the following

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6. To check that the folder is created go to the root of the device. To do it, enter cd /, next enter a command for viewing - ls

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7. Next go to iridiumserver folder, you can do it using cd /iridiumserver command and check again that you've entered the required folder using ls command.

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8. Start the server

The server can be started by the following commands

./iridium - start the server, but when the console is closed, the server closes

./iridium hide - start the server in the background mode (as a daemon), when the console is closed, the server does not close.

Finally you see this.

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9. Error

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In this case, enter the following command

sudo rm /tmp/irdaemon.pid

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It happens because you tried to start one more server process, that is already started in the background mode. Next you can return to point 8.

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