I was wondering if anybody here used the Raspberry Pi 3 as thin clients or workstations, especially for wards use using WIFI connection to the server. Raspberry Pis run on Ubuntu. Anyone?
My apologies for I don’t know what type of category is my question.
I moved this to the #software:bahmni category. (Since the question is about Bahmni, it belongs here.)
You cannot use a Raspberry Pi as the server, as mentioned in this thread (which I know you already saw).
For the client, you really just need something that runs a modern web browser. I don’t know of anyone who has used a raspberry pi for this, but you could test it out and see. E.g. connect to the Bahmni demo server from that machine and see how it performs qualitatively.
@Darius, Thank you regarding the RPi as a server, as it is obvious since Bahmni requires an octa-core machine and a minimum of 8GB of RAM.
Anyway, am still acquiring a Raspberry to test it as a thin client. Will do let you know here how it goes…
We tested Raspberry pi -3 Model B as the client. Few points we noticed.
- Slow response in comparision to chrome book.
- PACS image loads much of slower.
@sanjayap, what OS are you installing on the RPi 3 Model B?
We installed Ubuntu 16.04 but unluckily, we encountered problems on the built-in WIFI. We want a wireless environment on this small hospital(considering the cost of installing wired connections)
We preferred Ubuntu among other OSes, because of its compatibility to mostly desktop printers(for printing reports).
@jarvis Raspbian (Default OS) We are Bahmni User.
I will try Raspian…Ubuntu is slow in accessing Bahmni
Report: After installing several Linux distro on the Raspberry Pi and even the Pi 3 Model B, for me the RPi IS NOT recommendable for Bahmni thin clients…I opt to use the 2-in-1 stationary tablet that boots both Windows 10 and Android. On windows mode, Bahmni works very fine…you just have connect to a larger monitor via HDMI to have a good view of the Bahmni UI. Thanks @sanjayap
I think thats the best way to go. We use chrome book with touch option available which is stable and are being used since 2 years. Chromebook is cheap and stable.
We have been very happy with chromebooks as well.
Hello…you really just need something that runs a modern web browser. I don’t know of anyone who has used a raspberry pi for this, but you could test it out and connect to the Bahmni demo server from that machine and see how it performs qualitatively.
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