An operating system is the software that manages the Raspberry Pi.

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System writeprotected all the sudden

I've had Raspberry Pi running few years Arch Linux ARM 24/7. All the sudden there seems to be inability to write anything, can't create new files nor edit anything, even as root. Same applies to any ...
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Why is my Raspberry Pi 2 with OSMC slow?

I just installed my new Raspberry Pi 2 B model with the OSMC OS Alpha version 4. While the Pi 2 is supposedly much faster, I experience the device to be not very responsive when navigating the menu's ...
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Can MINIX 3 work on the Raspberry Pi 2?

The MINIX 3 OS has been ported to ARM based CPUs with development focusing on the Beagleboard. The original Raspberry Pi could not run MINIX however the newly released Raspberry Pi 2 uses an ARMv7 ...
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Why do I have to “flash” the operating system onto the microsd card. Why can't I just copy and paste?

I know you can just copy and paste the NOOBS files and it works, but aside from that, in order to install other operating systems on a raspberry pi or some other similar device like odroid, etc, I'm ...
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Is Raspberry PI appropriate as gift for a non-english speaking person?

I am considering Raspberry Pi as a gift for an older Russian-speaking relative who is a computer enthusiast, but has a fairly limited grasp of the English language. What's involved in getting him a ...
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Do I need a soft-float/“armel” installation to run a soft-float/“armel” driver?

I want to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network endpoint for the USB-only Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction printer/scanner. To achieve that, I believe I'd need to install the Samsung Unified Linux Driver ...
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Can't access raspberry pi files on SD card (OSX) [duplicate]

After just flashing an SD card (/dev/disk2) with the 2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian.img I need to edit /etc/network/interfaces from the commandline on my OSX computer. $ df -h Filesystem Size ...
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Why is Python the preferred language for the pi

Why is python perceived as the preferred language to control and manipulate Raspberry Pi? Why is Python language chosen over other other programming languages like PERL, etc. (which are included ...
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PiCore not working

I recently downloaded a version of linux called tiny core linux found here The idea of tiny core is that the entire operating system resides in memory (the whole OS is only 15MB so it easily fits on ...
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Need a Simple “Cyberpunk” OS for Raspberry Pi B+ [closed]

I'm extremely new to Raspberry Pi, but I'm currently working on a wearable computer for a very detailed costume and one of the things I'd like to have is a slick looking interface, with some limited ...
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Can Raspberry Pi B+ use a card (with Debian) configured/used with “old” Raspberry Pi B?

So, I've several SDs bearing several OSes (Debian, Occidentalis, Raspbmc) for my several Pi Bs and my question is two-fold: can I (safely) boot B+ Pi from those cards w/o a risk they will be ...
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Install a third-party OS image using NOOBS?

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and RaspBMC installed using NOOBS, but I was wondering if it is possible to install a third-party OS, that is not included with NOOBS, using NOOBS? I was ...
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Pi B+ with TFT running Kali

I can't seem to figure out to get my 2.8 touch screen to work with a Kali (1.9) OS. Everything I read is aimed at Raspbian and Wheezy to use a TFT. I need a mobile platform to operate Kali from Pi but ...
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Why are system logs not rotating?

logrotate.conf says rotate logs weekly, but my logs haven't rotated for 5 weeks. What could be stopping my logs from rotating? Logrotate.conf: # rotate log files weekly weekly # keep 4 weeks worth ...
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raspberry pi start without boot up files

can raspberry pi python start application automatically when power up raspberry pi ???? i don't want to see the boot up files in starting is there any way to start the program directly without boot ...
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SliTaz headless setup

I am trying to run SliTaz on my Raspberry Pi, but I can't find a way to set it up over the internet, because all the ports are closed. I ran: $ nmap 192.168.1.85 and the output was: Starting Nmap ...
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What are the main differences / advantages of the various Raspberry Pi OSs? [closed]

Since there are quite a few operating systems available, what are the main advantages / disadvantages / characteristics of the different OSs, and when to use what? Thx!
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Raspberry Pi arkOS terminal Password not known

i anstlled arkOS on my pi, but i dont know its ip. the adress http://arkos:8000 does not work. how can i log into the raspberry terminal and find out the ip adress?
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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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Video loop on startup

I've setted up Rasp to start in Destktop mode and launch a video in loop mode. The script, called by: /etc/rc.local is the seguent: #!/bin/sh SERVICE='omxplayer' while true; do if ps ax | grep -v ...
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Is Wolfram Mathematica compatible with all the operating system images?

I read that Raspberry PI comes with a license of Wolfram Mathematica but it is not so clear if it is possible to use it with all the system images or only with the default one. It seems that it is ...
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Baremetal Forth for Raspberry Pi?

I was strongly considering writing a Forth implementation designed to run bare-metal on a Raspberry Pi, that is, booting directly into Forth with no OS. I thought this might be of interest to the ...
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Transition to Embedded Linux like Pi from Microcontrollers [closed]

I am currently familiar with design/programming custom embedded systems using PIC Micro-controllers with various peripherals like I2C, SPI Flash, UART,ADC,etc with some additional analog processing ...
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is it the user or the system doing the halting?

How do i find out if the system is halting by its self, or a user via terminal? I took this from the /var/log/user.log logged in as root via ssh: Feb 20 21:07:40 raspberrypi shutdown[3405]: shutting ...
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Raspberry Pi Boot-up Error

how can i solve this kind of error on raspberry pi. I'm using a modified version of raspbian OS. For some certain purposes i tried to use this mod name Honeeepi ...
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Multiple Raspberry Pis on one SD card

Is it possible to somehow connect 2 or 3 Raspberry Pis to one SD card and have then all run off one. I understand that reading and setting files may be an issue, but
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Brand new pi, black screen on first attempt

I got bought a new Raspberry Pi B as a present that came with an SD card, power and case etc but no instruction manual, and since it is meant to be about "teaching" I thought I'd just plug it all in, ...
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FreeBSD, GPIO, physical memory adresses

First my Assignment: I'm a beginner with BSD and low level peripherals like GPIO etc. and I need to toggle Raspberry GPIO Pins from a C programm on BSD. I am Using this BSD Image i took from here: ...
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OS that would not corrupt SD card when abruptly shut down?

There are a bunch of operating systems available to download for the Raspberry Pi. I wonder if there is a OS that would not corrupt the file system/SD card when unplugged from power source without ...
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Need OS advice!

I've just got my Raspberry Pi and then I faced the question: Which Linux OS should I use with the Raspberry Pi? I'm aiming to use the Raspberry Pi for forwarding commands from connected Android ...
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RPi doesnt work after formatting SD card

I have working with Rapsberry Pi for the last month. I tried to downloaded Opencv library today and i noticed that it the sd card is only using 2GB out of 8GB so stupidly, I tried to reformat my SD ...
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Can i run a web server with php support on Raspberry Pi?

I want to use the Raspberry Pi as a web hosting device. I want to run php server. Is it posible? If so how?
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Install Raspbian OS on SD Card for Raspberry Pi

I am new with Raspberry Pi. I wrote the .img file onto my SD Card with DiskImager on Windows 7. I downloaded the 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img file from the Raspberry Pi website. When I start the ...
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Make a read-only OS image from working installation

I currently have a working Raspbian installation on my Raspberry Pi that I use to read my car's diagnostic info using OBD2 (by setting up a Wifi hotspot on boot and opening a socket relaying data to ...
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OS for controlling CNC machine?

RISC OS, PiDora, Raspbian, Arch, etc. are all available for the Pi. All are distributed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, but which will work the best as a control system for a 3D printer or a CNC ...
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Building Linux Kernel for Driver Creation

I am attempting to compile the kernel for the RPI using Raspbian. These are the steps I took... (1) Imaged the SD card from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (2) Downloaded the kernel from and ...
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Run iOS app on Raspberry Pi

Can Raspberry Pi be configured to run iOS apps? Maybe through an emulator that already exists or are in the works?
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Using the Raspberry PI as a Replacement for Desktop Browser

I currently have a web driven application set that I would like to roll out on the Raspberry Pi for our production floor. I have a couple of questions regarding the Raspberry PI as a viable ...
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Are there any good Raspberry Pi distributions that load completely into RAM?

Are there any good Raspberry Pi distributions that load completely into RAM? I know a few Linux x86 distributions that do this pretty well, but I want to do the same with my Raspberry Pi. I would ...
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Latest NOOBS goes into panic after rainbow splash

I've just bought my rPi with a pre-installed rsdelivers but I couldn't get it to work. It went into kernel panic right away(See photo below). So i assumed it had something to do with my mouse/keyboard ...
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“Resource busy” error when using `dd` to copy disk img to SD card

I've downloaded Raspbian wheezy from the Raspberry Pi downloads page and following the RPi Easy SD Card Setup wiki page. I formatted the SD card, and cded into the folder containing the Raspbian img ...
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Lightweight and/or legacy distro for FOTRAN hackery?

My grandfather was a programmer back in the day, and lately he's been hearing about the RPi in the news and he's expressed a desire to try one out. He can remember computers filling whole rooms and ...
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Dmesg Unknown Flag

When I execute dmesg, I get several messages containing unknown flag: [416259.108023] pts0: unknown flag 7 [416259.108053] pts0: unknown flag 9 [416327.464610] pts0: unknown flag 82 [416432.916151] ...
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Will iOS, jailbroken or not, work on RP Model B?

I want to purchase a RasberryPi Model B, to explore the programming and robotics capabilities. I was just wondering about iOS and maybe even android, will it work on a Model B? Thanks in advance.
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Wheezy or Squeeze [Raspbian] [closed]

Which of these is better for use as a programmer device, internet navigation and stability? Raspbian Squeeze or Wheezy ? Or just which is better for use now without problem ?
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Which available operating systems for the Pi come with OpenOffice and paint programs? [closed]

I'm collecting RPi OS, and I want to know if there exists an OS that already comes with office tools like OpenOffice Writer not such notepad and something to paint or draw things. Thank you. __ And ...
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Write an OS for Raspberry Pi in C

I already found the Baking Pi tutorials, but they only use assembly language. I followed the first lessons, but I am already wondering how to use C instead. I mean, there is a reason they invented ...
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Emulating “Baking Pi”

Evening! I'm running through the amazing Baking Pi tutorials, which actually convinced me to buy an rPi in the first place. I realize I (obviously) can't emulate the "status" light, but I read all of ...
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NOOBS won't start

I am setting up the NOOBS (New Out-Of-Box Software) that has just been released. Once I have formatted and copied the data onto my Class 6 SDHC card, and plug my Pi in, the power light turns on, but ...
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LFS on ARM with Blink

I am interested in creating a LFS (Linux From Scratch distro) on ARM with a HTML5 rendering layer, like how Mozilla's Firefox OS has. However, I want to use the new Blink rendering engine powering ...