These questions refer to the initial starting up of the Raspberry PI.

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Red light only when plugging Pi2 into AV-Receiver via HDMI, TV works

When I try to plug my Pi2 into my A/V receiver via HDMI and plug in my power cable afterwards, the red light lights up, afterwards the green light lights once and then nothing. When I plug in the ...
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RPi3 is not booting after editing /boot/cmdline.txt — also unplugged the power after rebooting

Tonight, I was adding a GPS module to my RPi3 by following a tutorial from Adafruit, and now my RPi3 is not booting up. This is the last change I did before doing a reboot via sudo shutdown -r: I ...
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Eth0 fails to get static IP on cold boot only

I'm using an RPI2 with Raspian (Debian 7.8 "whezzy" , Linux 3.18.5) From a cold boot, eth0 doesn't configure with the static IP I specify in /etc/network/interfaces. But it does from a "hot" boot. ...
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What does mkknlimg exactly do, and what is a trailer?

I recomplie the Raspbian kernel for Cirrus Logic audio card, following this description. https://github.com/CirrusLogic/rpi-linux/wiki/Building-the-code and I wonder what does mkknlimg exaclty do. ...
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Whats the difference between NOOBS and Berryboot?

Whats the difference between NOOBS and Berryboot? Why would you use one vs the other?
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NOOBS doesn't boot when fan is plugged into GPIO

I'm trying to get a small fan to work with the Raspberry Pi 2 using power off of the GPIO pins. The fan seems to work fine on the boot, but NOOBS itself won't boot. It gives me the following ...
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Raspbian removes dotted directories from /, why?

If I make a dotted directory in / Raspbian removes it on reboot, however symbolic links and regular files are unaffected. Why? The problem occurred when I tried to use git to version control my ...
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set a process run on boot (e.g., postfix, pptp) after wifi is ready

I need to send email using postfix as server once wifi has received IP address (based on dhcpcd). It seems that raspbian by default boot postfix before wifi (wlan0) is ready. The consequence ...
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Berryboot stuck on rainbow screen after update

I have been using RetroPie and Raspbian with Berryboot for a month without any problems. While using Raspbian and ssh on Windows, I did rpi-update then rebooted but I now only see a rainbow screen. I ...
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boot raspberry pi model B which is not reading SD card

I have a raspberry pi of model B. This is not reading any SD card. The act LED is not blinking - ( according to raspberry pi documentation) which indicates it is not reading SD card. Now is there any ...
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Activate virtual environment and run python script on RPi startup

I am working on my project and using a raspberry pi 2 with raspbian OS. I followed the following link http://www.pyimagesearch.com/2015/10/26/how-to-install-opencv-3-on-raspbian-jessie/ to install ...
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CLFS custom build, kernel panic or nothing happens

I have a problem with custom CLFS build for RaspberryPi B+ and was struggling with it for few days in a row, I am literally out of ideas for now. Here is my story: Some time ago I started to build my ...
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How to automatically run a python application on boot to desktop?

I am running raspbian and my pi boots straight to desktop. I am wondering how I could schedule a script to run at boot to desktop and not at power-on.
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Raspbian graphical login screen stuck! Can't login!

I'm seeing the login screen every time my pi boots up. At first it didn't need any password but after 3-4 boots, pi asks for a password. When I write the password displays the same screen again. I ...
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Launch a screen process with a python script at bootup

Whilst I have found there to be many articles on launching screen sessions from local.rc on the RaspberryPi none seem to work, I believe due to the fact that I'm trying to pass in the _$IP variable ...
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Raspbian fails to boot after fresh install

So I have this problem. I got a raspberry Pi 3 recently, and put NOOBS on a 16gb sd card. I stick the card into pi and the system installs as normal, boots into raspbian, i can connect to internet ...
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Black screen after boot

I'm running the latest version of Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B) and so far it's been working just fine. However, it just won't show anything on screen when it's done booting. It does ...
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Cannot boot up initially

I bought a new Raspberry Pi 3. I purchased a specific power supply for it as well (CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply). I then formatted my 8Gb microSD card according to this instructions. ...
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Login automatically as root at startup

Is there a way to autologin as root at startup with Rasbian Jessie like there are autologin for Pi-user?
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How to kill startup script?

I just added a script to send me my ip-address of my pi via email as soon as it starts. Something went terrible wrong with it. On each boot I get a A start job is running for LSB: Raise network ...
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Hotspot for ssh control at boot

I bought my first Raspberry yesterday (RPi 3). I have already installed an ssh server and I would like to run a script that create an hotspot on boot. My intent is to boot the RPi 3, connect to ...
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Slow Boot: Ethernet Wait

I am using Minibian(lightweight version of Raspbian) and if the Pi is not connected to a network it will wait a whole minute before finishing booting. I noticed that if I commented out lines 3 and 4 ...
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Start python script at startup using SYSTEMD in RPI jessie

Setup: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.1 Raspbian Jessie Version March 2016 Hi I am new in the RPI world, I managed to setup 2 DHT22 temperature sensors connected to GPIOs 22 and 23, 2 analog temperature ...
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how to stop adafruit-webide service from autostarting

After installing adafruit-webide I realized the server autostarts at boot. I tried to prevent the service from autostarting to no avail I tried all of these: sudo update-rc.d -f adafruit-webide.sh ...
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RPi 2 boot stucks at rainbow color screen

tl;dr: During boot my one-year-old Raspberry Pi 2 stops with the rainbow color screen of death. Power supply, SD card, OS on the SD card, and "boot_delay=1" are OK, but did not help. Origin of the ...
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Start a python script in `screen` on boot? [migrated]

I want to be able to start a python script when I boot, but I want to be able to see lines which have been printed during the program. I have been able to put the line "sudo python /path/to/file.py" ...
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Using the Raspberry Pi to build consumer products

I'm trying to build a consumer device which has TFT screen and when powered on will display the different options. (Specific to the product), something like when we turn on a printer we see the ...
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My Pi boots and runs Raspbian but in 1 or 2 minutes from running it it turns off and I have to reboot and reinstall everything

I have to reinstall NOOBS in the SD again every time. Also it tries to boot after it turns off but it then goes off again.
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Pi hangs when booting

I have a clean new Raspbian Jessie installed via NOOBS today. No special things done. When I start it from the SD card it hangs right after the funny colored image with the following screen: udhcp ...
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avahi-daemon fails to start at start-up

My RPI is running on NOOBS. avahi-daemon fails to start at start-up I need to do sudo service dbus start sudo service avahi-daemon start to start it. How can I start dbus before avahi-daemon at ...
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Pi 3 does not boot

I just got my Raspberry Pi 3, put the content of the NOOBS folder onto the sd card and connected it to my TV via HDMI, but do not get any output. One LED stays red at all times. I read that this ...
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Raspberry doesen't start. PWR doesn't light. ACT lights contantly

I have a Raspberry B+, who runs a Phythonscript. After about 7 hours the Raspberry quited. If i want to start it again, the only thing that happens is: One Component gets really hot (4IA78 D9QHN) ...
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How does Raspbian Jessie set the hostname during system startup?

Most systems seem to read the contents of /etc/hostname and make a call to /bin/hostname during the system startup from an init.d (or similar) script. Raspbian Jessie appears to have a different way ...
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Arch Linux ARM “ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz” won't boot at all on Raspberry Pi 3

When booting, red LED lights up but the green LED doesn't light up at all. I have been using a rpi3, with "ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz". I've been following the instructions on ...
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Preparing MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi 2

I'm having a problem with installing my system to MicroSD card that could boot from my Raspberry Pi 2. I don't have a MicroSD reader built-into my PC, but I found out that I can plug my phone into ...
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Raspbian Jessie SystemD service - How to not depend on Networking

I am running the latest Raspbian Jessie with every package ( and the kernel ) updated as of 2016-03-18. The majority of my boot time is spent in the Networking service for systemd. Networking works ...
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Rpi 2 wont start after 3.3v and 0v short

I was working on a project when I shorted pin 3.3v and 0v. I thought it would restart like normal, but instead of restarting, it wouldn't boot. Both the red and green leds are solid. I have tried ...
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Having trouble installing Raspian

I'm currently having some trouble installing Raspian. I am pretty new to this so im not 100% sure on what im doing. I downloaded this (https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/) version onto an ...
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My Raspberry Pi loads up and I can see the colorful screen, but I am not able to see anything after that

My Raspberry Pi used to work just fine with my PL716s just a week ago. Today I turned it on to find it was no longer working with the monitor. After editing the config file a bit, I was able to get ...
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Run node.js app at startup

First of all, please, read until the end of the story and believe me that this is not a duplicate question - I've read all the possibilities and all the variations of this kind of issue but I didn't ...
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After power outage, my NAS drive ins't automounting

I have a RPi 1 Model B, configured as a torrent box, running Wheezy with Webmin, deluge torrent and Sickrage. To store the medias, i put a 2tb external hard drive on my router Linksys EA6400 and i ...
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Switch to newer kernel installed via .dpkg

TL;DR. How do I switch to a newer kernel I just compiled & packed as .deb? Generally, is there a sane way of upgrading a raspbian kernel remotely using a .deb package? I have successfully ...
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'xeyes' : how to start 'undecorated' : and at boot?

It's fun to run 'xeyes' on Raspbian - because of the big Raspberry in the middle of the desktop. But by default if you just type 'xeyes' in a terminal : the eyes come up with extra 'decorations' on ...
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Problems with OpenGL driver

I am having problems using the experimental OpenGL driver on Pi2 and Pi3: The system boots up normally, then I will see about 10 seconds the login prompt on console. Then the screen goes blank. The ...
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Headless on RPi - Jack and SuperCollider [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate question. I am asking clearly how I might get a script to work, not make a log. The suggestion that the question has already been answered is not correct, where is an answer ...
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Booting a Raspberry Pi from an Encrypted SD Card

Is there a way to completely encrypt the SD card for the Raspberry Pi? Meaning that only with a password the SD card is accessible and bootable. I am looking for a solution similar to TrueCrypt or ...
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Automatically running a python script after boot

After a lot of trial and failure to find a solution, i came acros adding the path to a executable script to /etc/profile the only problem is that the script only boots on the ssh sessions and not ...
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Headless on RPi - checking boot screen messages for jackd [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an RPi autonomously and have a script which is intended to start jackd and then Supercollider. The script works from the command line if I ssh into the RPi, but not otherwise. To try ...
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How to make ubuntu mate 15 on read-only mode on raspberry pi2

as title I have a raspberry pi2 with Ubuntu mate 15 installed on an micro SD card. I would like to make it on only-read mode. I tryed to modify the /etc/fstab file from this: proc /proc ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't boot correctly

I installed today my Raspberry again. And after installing updates and normal packages like vim I rebooted it. Now it boots, you see all the processes running (normal boot procedure) but then it's ...