This tag covers everything related to setting up the Raspberry Pi including flashing SD cards and changing the default user.

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Raspbian, no audio HDMI, have tried all the troubleshooting I can find

I know this is a noob question, so I apologise in advance! I've been googling for hours, have ran through all the steps for troubleshooting sound through HDMI; un-commenting the config file sound ...
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retropie - I can't see the NES emulator

I installed retropie onto my raspberry pi, and booted it up. I did not see any console systems available to me, only old computers. So I read on, and figured that if I install the rom files ...
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Raspberry Pi Rapid Development Shield-Atlas Scientific-Reading Two(2) Sensors at the Same Time

Has anyone tried to use Atlas Scientific Raspberry Pi Rapid Development Shield: Can this shield run two(2) sensors at the same time(i.e., Thermometer probe and pH probe) and read both inputs? here ...
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A/V Port on Screen Use with Pi A/V port

I was thinking about getting this screen because I want as few wires as possible. Would I be able to plug a 3.5mm cable between a Pi 2 and the A/V port on the front of the screen and transmit video? ...
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How to make 3.5" Resistive Touch Screen Usable

I just got this touchscreen that you attach to the gpio. It comes with a special image for the Rpi 2 under a red link called "Materials for the latest raspberry pi 2". In that zip is an *.img file. ...
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Pi to connect to any WiFi without any command line

Ok, this may not even be possible but I am working with Pi less than a month. So far, I have a running project. I was wondering what will happen, if I give my Pi to a friend (or try to make it a ...
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First Time Boot Screen Configuration

I want to get a RCA screen and connect through an adapter cable to the 3.5mm jack. This will be my first time setting up the pi. My question is will this work or does it automatically only send out to ...
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How could one automate the raspbian raspi-config setup?

I have found myself repeatedly setting up all my pi's with raspbian in pretty much the same manner using raspi-config. Is there a way to extract all the settings that I've made using raspi-config ...
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Boot up Raspberry Pi B+ with a laptop running Windows 7 [duplicate]

Could someone please find me a step-by-step list of instructions to boot up my RasPi B+ using my Win7 laptop. I do not have an external display or keyboard available. I have a NOOBS SD card, but I'm ...
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Epiphany & Proxy Server

Please can you tell me if there is a way to enter a proxy address and port to the Epiphany web browser so we can use the internet on our Raspberry Pi 2 in school.
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Headless wifi configuration ( AP mode )

I'm looking for a solution for configuring wifi in headless mode, the same way as IoT devices : when not known wifi in range, toggle to AP mode with a predefined SSID, run a small web-server to list ...
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RPi Model B 512 MB--FreeBSD--text running off screen

I am having a problem with FreeBSD, wherein I cannot get the text to be constrained within the area of a TV (composite). I have been using framebuffer_height and framebuffer_width in ...
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How to start up with a raspberry pi b+ with a laptop

I have just got a Raspberry PI B+ and I don't really know how to set it up. I have read some guides and they say that you need a monitor and a mouse, I only have a laptop. Can someone please help me ...
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ssh to raspberry pi with laptop as monitor

I have a Raspberry Pi, but no monitor, so I am trying to set it up with my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04). I first flashed the latest version of Raspbian onto the SD card and then used this link ...
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Beginner Question - Reading Temperature, Opening Water Valve, Status LED [closed]

I am completely new to Raspberry Pi and would like to hear your input on this project that I need to solve. My question is: What hardware do I need, how would I connect it and how would I solve the ...
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raspberry pi compute module & i/o board setup

Is there a detailed instruction somewhere on how the compute module with i/o board be setup. I see the standard instructions mentioning the right voltage/jumpers, EN switch to be setup. Wondering if ...
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Can't connect to Ethernet port on RPI

I have an Rasberry Pi B. I have copied Raspbian to SD card. I plugged RPI into TV and set it up. I enabled SSH at boot. I rebooted, and took it to my laptop. I connected the laptop and Pi via ...
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How can I save images of the RPi camera on a network drive?

I would like my RPi to take a sequence of images and store them on my mac directly. My mac and RPi are connected via ethernet cable and I can ssh into my RPi via ssh pi@192.168.1.20. I installed the ...
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Can't find the menu for adding an usb game controller

A couple weeks back I was setting up my pi and going through a ton of info about setting it up and I remember coming across a menu to set up USB game controllers (the USB human interface device). ...
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Install software to Raspberry Pi image before write to SD card fail!

I have been followed Alex Chamberlain's instructions to install software to the Raspberry Pi image (2014-06-20-wheezy-raspbian.img) on linux (Ubuntu) machine, before write image to SD card, but when I ...
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Serial connection Woes

I was wondering if anyone could provide assistance or explanations for my pi woes. I have a pi with a formatted microsd card that I got from adafruit. I do not have an HDMI monitor so I have been ...
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Raspberry Pi “Headless” Bluetooth Connection

I was wondering on a specific connection setup for the Bluetooth USB Dongle I have recently purchased. Is there a way to connect via a smart-phone to a raspberry pi, with a predefined pint? I have ...
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Raspberry-pi not detecting network when connected to a router via Ethernet cable

I have installed a fresh version of raspbian wheezy to my 8GB card.It is working fine when connected directly via hdmi.When i am connecting to the network via ethernet cable to a router,raspi is not ...
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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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Forcing one of two wifi dongles

I have two wifi dongles connected to a RPi. I like to use one dongle (Edimax) as primary connection to my home router, and the other as access point (this one being an AWUS036NH). How can I force that ...
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Correct order on initial Raspbian setup/update after initial hardware setup?

I download the Raspbian image, write it to the SD card, plug the SD into the Pi, connect it to router, plug in the power adapter. I connect via SSH. In what order do I have to run the following ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi and want to install Linux OS

I just recently discovered Raspberry Pi. I just want to know, if I want to install Linux on the Raspberry Pi, do I need to download and extract the NOOBS file from a Linux PC? Or Can I just use ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I am trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS, but I have no other screen/keyboard available than my laptop screen/keyboard. I find enough information about using a laptop screen/keyboard for a Pi, but ...
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How do I maximize a headless Pi to run node.js?

I'm starting over and want to maximize performance on a Pi to run node.js. How can I do this? I only need SSH, Samba, and node.js and I want to know how the memory should be configured.
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Running NOOBS on a used SD card

I had an 8 GB SD card with Arch ARM installed. I couldn't get the WiFi to work, so I wanted to reinstall via NOOBS. Since then, I've deleted all of the Arch files and extracted the NOOBS ones in their ...
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How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor?

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, type B model. I want to set it up directly to my laptop screen, without any other monitor. I have not set it up yet. How do I connect my laptop's screen as the ...
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Change default username

I want to change the default username (pi) to something, I tried usermod -l newusername pi but that gives me usermod: user pi is currently used by process 2104 Is there another way to modify the ...
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Piface with Scratch. Could not find MESH session

I've downloaded and installed the latest versions of everything. Followed the instructions for setting up Scratch to use Mesh. It says its using IP 127.0.1.1. From the terminal I ran ...
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Building a “configuration package”

I recently got a raspberry pi which I intend to use for some photography timelapsing/post processing while I'm on the road... I've gotten the system setup now (albeit with some hassle) but I'd like ...
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NAS & Torrenting

I have a 512MB Pi, Wifi dongle, 1TB Lacie External HDD, 16GB USB Stick, Couple of SD Cards (mostly 10 class), USB 2.0 Self Powered USB Hub etc. I would like to control my Pi using Macbook which has ...
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SD card doesn't works after dd

I'm experiencing a strange effect. When I write a Raspbian image to an SD card using dd, the SD card becomes unusable. The Pi won't boot up and gparted shows an unknown file system on my Linux ...
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Owncloud on the raspberry pi

I am trying to install owncloud on the raspberry and I found this link: http://blog.petrockblock.com/2012/08/15/your-own-cloud-server-with-owncloud-on-the-raspberry-pi/ I followed every step but ...
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Raspberry Pi wifi wlan0

So I got 2 raspberrys and both are running raspbian. So my wifi adapter is TP-LINK WN725N. I configured my wifi like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug ...
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Raspberry Pi RasPiComm

I am wondering about how the Raspberry Pi RasPiComm works. I am thinking of buying one from: http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/default.aspx?cl=1 I am actually wondering how it works? What do you ...
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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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Raspberry (HDMI) to monitor(VGA) Does a cable work?

Now I have seen some HDMI to VGA Cables, but on some forums people say it won't work. I have a monitor with just VGA input and I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to it. Will a HDMI to VGA cable work? ...
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Raspberry Pi setup

I have some questions about the raspberry. Mine will be delivered in 7 work days so I might as well be asking some stuff i'm not sure about(so I am a complete beginner). Is a HDMI cable optional or ...
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Missing PACMAN command, can I install it without connecting internet?

I would like to set up ADSL connection for my RPi I've download ppp and rp-pppoe (pkg.tar.xz) and want to use pacman command to install the packages But in my RPi system can not find pacman tool My ...
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External Wifi not properly connecting to AP

Problem: External WiFi connect to Access point but does respond, static configuration does not work also, dhcp is OK Configuration: OS: Raspbian installated by NOOBS - only necessary things ...
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Apache fails on startup

New Pi user here - I popped it out of the box and immediately went to work trying to turn it into a web server. I managed to install Apache, PHP5 and MySQL5 no problem. I can SSH in without issue. ...
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Changing NIC or Vendor

I'm currently using the Raspberry Pi for a solution, but I want to hide the fact that it is a RPI doing the work. However, when using Fing or any other network scanner, it recognises the vendor as ...
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RaspberryPi + Pocketsphinx + ps3eye Error: Failed to open audio device

just installed pocketsphinx on my raspberry pi. Think i'm going crazy but not sure if I'm providing the correct device. Whenever I run: src/programs/pocketsphinx_continuous -adcdev plughw:1,0 ...
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How can I change the keyboard layout for the GUI? (console is OK)

I reinstalled my Raspberry Pi with the latest Raspbian wheezy (2013-05-25-wheezy-raspbian) and modified the console keyboard with raspi-config to match my AZERTY setup. The layout is now OK on the ...
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Rasperry Pi constantly faulting

I have 3 Raspberries set up in cases with holes in them. Each Raspberry has a microcontroller and a wireless adapter attached via USB. Two raspberries have been working fine for 5 months now. ...
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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 ...