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I bought a new Raspberry Pi Type B. The problem is that I dont have HDMI connectivity and Video o/p.

Can I SSH into the box? After a brief search on google, I understand that SSH is not installed by default. Is there any OS available for Raspberry Pi that comes pre installed with SSH. Or are there any good alternatives?

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possible duplicate of Prepare for ssh without a screen –  Alex L Dec 20 '12 at 2:05
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With Raspbian, ssh is enabled by default the last time I checked. So yes you should be able ssh into the RPi provided that port 22 is not blocked. IE: You should be able to ssh into the RPi from your internal LAN.

As a side note, you might want to buy a HDMI to DVI converter cable. Just in case you ever need to plug your RPi into a screen. You know, to jam some Quake 3.

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Also enabled in Arch Arm. –  Jivings Jan 24 '13 at 6:33
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You could try Occidentalis, which is a tweaked-version of Raspian. A feature of this distribution that you may like is the ability to access your Pi without knowing its IP address, as it uses Multicast-DNS to respond to such a request :

ssh pi@raspberrypi.local

Very handful !

As a side node, Occidentalis is also preconfigured to easily use the hardware pins of the Pi : i2c, spi and all kinds of GPIO ports.

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+1 Neat, ssh pi@raspberrypi.local just worked for me in Occidentalis! –  Marius Butuc Jan 24 '13 at 2:00
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sshd is enabled by default. Did you try to connect?

If the OS is configured to setup the network via DHCP, you will need to look in your router DHCP pool to get the IP address the OS has been assigned.

If not, you will need to take the SD card out of the Pi, mount it on another linux box and edit the network configuration. It's better to do it this way, then you can assign a static IP and avoid the fuss of ping sweeping/checking router settings to get the IP address.

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Which file to bed edited in SD card? –  user5507 Dec 20 '12 at 1:33
    
Presuming you're running Rasbian: /etc/network/interfaces. See this page: wiki.debian.org/… for instructions. –  Munkeh Dec 20 '12 at 12:47
    
It's not really correct to say "sshd is enabled by default" as the pi itself does not include sshd or even an operating system. What is enabled will depend on which operating system/configuration the user flashes onto an SD card, or in a few cases which one a re-seller bundles with the board. –  Chris Stratton Dec 23 '12 at 15:11
    
I didn't mean that. All the Pi-specific OSes come sshd enabled by default. –  Munkeh Dec 23 '12 at 18:54
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