dv4mini with Raspberry PI 3

I tried to install dv4mini on a raspberry PI in two different ways without success:

1.  From image file. When I load the image on the uSD card the RPi does not boot. I believe the image is only for RPi 2.

2. Install it from scratch: installed raspbian, apt-get upgrade and apt-get update,  apt-get install mono-complete. When I run sudo mono dv4mini.exe the dv4mini window appears briefly and then disappears. This message appears:

* Assertion at mini-codegen.c:807, condition `i == sel' not met


  at <unknown> <0xffffffff>
  at System.Windows.Forms.TextBoxBase.Draw (System.Drawing.Graphics,System.Drawing.Rectangle) <0x000ab>
  at System.Windows.Forms.TextBoxBase.OnPaintInternal (System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs) <0x00063>
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmPaint (System.Windows.Forms.Message&) <0x0017f>
Thread 1 (Thread 0x76fea000 (LWP 1785)):
Cannot access memory at address 0x3
#0  0x76edaee8 in __libc_waitpid (pid=1802, stat_loc=0x7e9de0c0, options=0) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/waitpid.c:40
#1  0x000c0ba4 in ?? ()
Cannot access memory at address 0x3
Backtrace stopped: previous frame identical to this frame (corrupt stack?)

Got a SIGABRT while executing native code. This usually indicates
a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries 
used by your application.

Any ideas?

On the menatime I have dv4mini running without trouble on a i3 desktop running  Ubuntu.


  1. Anonymous8/02/2016

    Image is for the pi2 and its the older software for the dv4 mini as well (no brand master network) but it does work on the pi2 but not the pi3. I have had no luck with a fresh install of my own but that is due to lack of playtime


  2. Not sure what image you are using, but you can download a nice image for both R Pi 2&3 here, for using your DV4 mini...

    I run 3 Raspberry Pis (2&3) with this image and it works flawlessly.
    I run one in the mobile, using my iPhone 6 as a hot spot. Once you configure your network settings on the R Pi, it will connect automatically on boot up.

    When powering my R Pi 3 off of the 12v accessory port of my vehicle, I found I had to use a 12v-5v adaptor that was rated at 2.4A, as the R Pi kept cycling on and off with one rated at 2A (the 2A adaptor was a freebie handout, so maybe it was just bad). I got a Rav Power dual USB adaptor, rated at 4.8A (2.4A/port) and it provides adequate current to my R Pi.

  3. Anonymous8/02/2016

    This works great. Do have a question on is there a port that is set up to access the dv4mini interface remotely?
    My Pi is it own server, but the video display is being use by another computer.

  4. Anonymous8/02/2016

    I know exactly what's wrong you need to use a new version of Mono-Complete. I cant remember how to do it now but google it. once you install the newer version o Mono it will work great!

  5. Anonymous8/02/2016

    Thanks to all, I was able to load the image from Downloads on the RPi 3. Is working flawless now.

  6. Anonymous8/17/2016

    W1MSG image works fine, mine with BT minikeyboard and KeDei 3.5" display

    1. Anonymous9/20/2016

      What is the image you are using that has the dv4mini working with the kedei 3.5 lcd screen ?

  7. Anonymous2/06/2017

    The Mono-Package from raspian is too old. Install newer mono from this repo:
    deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main
    (add this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list)

  8. i am having trouble setting up a pi3 partially because i use a pi like a desktop and dont have another way to do anything. any guidence on how to do a setup is greatly appric appreciated iated

  9. Anonymous3/14/2017

    Use this bash commands to install mono:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
    echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mono-devel
    sudo apt-get install mono-complete

    Don't forget to give permissions to dv_serial with
    chmod +x dv_serial

  10. Where can I get the files for dv4mini.exe,dv_serial, etc. all the links I've found are dead ends.

    Dan AB2FD

    1. I'm good now with this part. do I need to install any drivers for the dv4mini to be recognized by the raspberry pi. I cant get it to be seen by the software.

  11. What I've noticed is when I start the software from the terminal it says dv_serial no such process or process not started... I don't think I missed a step.