How do I ??Raspberry Pi + Java + SunEntry

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:55

Any suggestion as to what I need to do get SunEntry to run on my Raspberry (jessie) Pi?

I've installed the the java-jdk package....




Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSAU)
Java on PI

Hi David

I did this with VStar awhie back as shown here:

See the following for details of installing Oracle Java SE on the PI:

Basically, install it from a shell with:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-jdk

Oracle Java 7 worked for VStar so should be fine for SunEntry. Old PI distros had IcedTea (free JDK) which wasn't enough.

So then you just need to start SunEntry or any other Java WebStart application via the relevant AAVSO web page (e.g. or via the application's JNLP file.


American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Fixed: Java/Raspberry/SimEnty


This from the kolban on raspberry forum:


I had a look at the page you referenced and there are two links. One is to a .jnlp which won't work on Raspberry ... however there is a second link to download the application itself ...

Follow this recipe:

1. Create a tmp directory in your home directory for working
$ cd
$ mkdir tmp

2. Change into your temp directory
$ cd tmp

3. Downad the applicati

4. Extract the contents of the zip
$ unzip

5. Run the program within your GUI desktop

(Click on start menu then  "Run" enter
$ java -jar SunEntry/SunEntry.jar