TightVNC

Function

TightVNC can be used to access the graphic user interface of the Linux operating system in the Robotino® via a VNC server (virtual network computing). Amongst other things, this makes it possible to run Robotino® View directly on the Robotino®, and to create control programs online.


Instructions

1. Download the TightVNC setup file free of charge from
http://www.tightvnc.com/ and install it on your PC or notebook. Another VNC client can be used as an alternative, for example realVNC (http://www.realvnc.com/).


2.Connect your PC or notebook to the network on which your Robotino® can be accessed.


3. Start TightVNC and enter the IP address of your Robotino® in the Host Name field in the configuration dialogue box.

 

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4. The Robotino® remote desktop appears. A total of four desktops can be accessed by right clicking with the mouse.

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5. Open the desktop’s context menu by right clicking on any empty area and then execute the Robotino® View command.

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6. Robotino® View is started on the remote desktop. Any existing program can then be opened, or a new program can be created.

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7. In order to establish a connection between Robotino® View and the robot controller, enter the valid IP address of the Robotino® or the IP address 127.0.0.1 for a local connection. As soon as the connection has been established, you can start the program in Robotino® View.


Adjusting resolution

The resolution of the user interface can be adjusted in the BIOS of the embedded PC.

1. To do this, connect a monitor and a keyboard to the control unit in the Robotino®, and restart the Robotino®.

2. Press and hold the F2 key during the start-up procedure. The BIOS settings are then displayed.

3. Go to the Advanced page.

4. Change the following setting: IGD SWSCI OpRegion.

5. Set the value for IGD - Boot Type [CRT] to, for example, LCD Panel Type [1600x1200 (48bit)], in order to use the appropriate resolution.

6. Press the F4 key in order to save the changed settings and exit the BIOS setup function.