4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2017 10:32 AM by MartyG

    Connect to ROS home page through Ubuntu desktop

    A-A-Rawn

      Is it possible to connect to something that looks like the web interface but not actually do it though the web? I'd like to run scenarios without having to do it through Firefox.

        • 1. Re: Connect to ROS home page through Ubuntu desktop
          MartyG

          As you refer to 'web interface' and 'scenarios', I'm guessing you are using a Euclid.    If so, Euclid's general guide says you can connect to a network with SSH or VNC instead of going through the web interface.  I'll paste the details in below.

           

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          Headless Mode

           

          If you choose to start Euclid in a headless-mode, without a monitor, you can connect to Euclid using various ways, SSH, VNC, web-interface, we will go over the methods next.

           

          1. Connecting to Euclid’s Hotspot

          a. Using a laptop / mobile phone, search for new Wi-Fi networks

          b. A new network (EUCLID_XX) should appear, connect to it

          c. Now you can proceed to use Euclid’s Web-Interface, or connect to Euclid using VNC / SSH.

           

          Using Ubuntu

          If Euclid is connected to a Monitor / Keyboard + mouse, you can use Ubuntu’s Wi-Fi-menu to connect to another Wireless network.

           

          a. Click on the Wi-Fi-menu icon in the top corner of Ubuntu’s toolbar

          b. Disconnect from the current (EUCLID_XX) network

          c. Scan and choose a new network

           

          Note: <Euclid’s IP> is 10.42.0.1 when connected to the Hotspot,  For IP discovery visit Euclid’s Manual (1.7 – Euclid IP Discovery)

           

          SSH

          a. After connecting to Euclid’s hotspot, or connecting Euclid to a Network

          b. Open your favorite SSH-Client (putty for example)

          c. Connect to <Euclid’s IP>:22

          d. The default username is euclid, and the default password is Euclid

           

          VNC

          a. Euclid comes with a running VNC-server on the default 5900 port.

          b. Connect to <Euclid’s IP>:5900 through a VNC-viewer.

          • 2. Re: Connect to ROS home page through Ubuntu desktop
            A-A-Rawn

            I am using a Euclid. I thought I tagged the thread, but maybe not.

             

            Can the Euclid only be accessed through the network? Is it possible to run a node or scenario without networking?

             

            A terminal command to activate ROS nodes would work.

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Connect to ROS home page through Ubuntu desktop
              A-A-Rawn

              I did this

               

              $ export ROS_HOSTNAME=localhost

              $ export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://localhost:11311

               

              Restarted, and now it workss.

              • 4. Re: Connect to ROS home page through Ubuntu desktop
                MartyG

                You did indeed tag it.  I admit I don't read the tags though, and get information from the title and the message. 

                 

                Great news that you found a solution - thanks for sharing it with the community!