Dedicated Marine OS


XINUTOP

Another way to run OpenCPN or test it without install on your current system is to use a specialized marine OS, which also include essential marine applications. Xinutop is a free an opensource Linux-Ubuntu based solution and can operate on a large variety of x86 processors compliant. It can run as a live system on USB key or can be installed on a HDD, as primary or secondary OS.

Infos and download at http://marinux.tuxfamily.org
See also in Supplementary Software  Xinutop Marine OS
 

Openplotter for Rasberry Pi Boards

For people who want it to run out of the box.
Linux installation which includes SignalK.

Openplotter Cruisers Forum

OpenPlotter Project for RPI Boards
http://www.sailoog.com/en/openplotter

The way OpenCPN is now installed on OpenPlotter but little variations:Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
add:
deb Index of /opencpn/opencpn/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src Index of /opencpn/opencpn/ubuntu trusty main
Code:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C865EB40 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install opencpn
Point 6: $sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-swx11 not tested yet.