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

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Connecting a Raspberry Pi 3 to an iMac

I just got my first Raspberry Pi and I was wondering how I can use an iMac as a display for NOOBS. I tried connecting an HDMI cable to the Raspberry Pi and connecting the other side to a Mini Display ...
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Why is it necessary to “expand the file system”?

I'm new to RPi and and confused about why a step to "expand the file system" is frequently listed as part of the standard instructions for setting up a RPi (using a downloaded OS image). Why is it ...
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Noob questions - login to websites and MacOS

Why does my Raspberry Pi 2 identify on websites as MAC OSX? (which prevents me from downloading the correct versions of software/debian?)?? Why can't I login to ANY website (Google, etc.)? Are there ...
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Additional Steps for Setting Up I2S Codec with ASoC Driver on Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi with an ADAU1781 chip working as an I2S codec for audio I/O via the Pi's GPIO pins. I have done some research and have found that the ASoC drivers included in the ...
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Can I do the first setup of NOOBS without keyboard?

I just got my first Raspberry Pi (3) and I only have a laptop, an external monitor. My question is whether I can do the first initialization without a keyboard? All tutorials & questions I've ...
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Boot Options for different OS

I have installed NOOBS 1.9.2(Offline and network install) in Pi3 Board. On booting only Raspbain OS option available and not listing other different OS to be installed or booting.How to show other ...
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setterm: terminal xterm-256color does not support --blank

Since installing the latest build of Raspbian onto my Rasberry Pi 3, I've been getting the following error: setterm: terminal xterm-256color does not support --blank setterm: cannot (un)set powersave ...
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Simultaneous SSH and monitor

Can I SSH into my Pi and have a monitor reflect the activity? Is there a way to force a refresh of the monitor via SSH? My setup doesn't include a keyboard so SSH is my current option.
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Making a setup for other Raspberry's

I've different versions of Raspberry Pi's and want a set of different software on all of them. I made sd-card images and that works fine as long it's the same version of a Raspberry, but when the ...
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PI 2 + .net - missing coreclr.dll

My first time trying to get a PI working... Neat idea, pulling out my hair though. No matter what project I build [simple or not], when deploying I get the missing coreclr.dll. What SDK am I missing? ...
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Is it possible to use External Accessory Framework to make iOS device a console?

I'm trying to work out a way to use my iPad to connect to as my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ before a network is set up. There're ways I can think of: Use bluetooth network tethering to create a local network ...
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Switch between AP and client mode

I am working on a RPi radio project, and I'd like to be able to switch between a "setup mode" where the RPi acts as a Wi-Fi access point, allowing the user to send his/her home Wi-Fi credentials via a ...
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Setting up the RPi in a VM beforehand

I want to set up my raspberry pi as a multi-purpose server. My problem is that I have no access to a screen or a keyboard for it. Thus I wanted to set up everything in a VM (booted from the SD card) ...
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CENTOS7: Gnome Desktop for Pi2 (xorg-x11-server package Missing)

It was recently announced support for GNOME 3.14 and KDE 4.14 desktop environments, X.Org Server 1.17 display server" http://news.softpedia.com/news/centos-7-linux-officially-released-for-raspberry-...
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Putty error while connecting Raspberry Pi to my computer

With reference to the post SSH for raspberry pi using a pc, I tried the same steps and got the same error: Network error, connection refused In the post I mentioned, I saw an answer mentioning "...
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Initial setup without a monitor or keyboard

A similar question has been asked before: How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor? However, given that the accepted answer doesn't appear to offer an appropriate solution, and given that there's ...
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Preparing/setup a SD card with NOOB using Linux

The stages for preparing a SD card with NOOBS describe at https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ are amid for Windows and Mac. At least, the part when formating the SD card is different in ...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

SDFormatter is often recommended to format the SDCard. http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/19928/39410 http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_NOOBS I have never heard of this software ...
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RPi2B redlights when trying to boot into RaspBSD

I'm trying to get my Raspberry Pi 2 B to boot using RaspBSD. I had previously, and still can, boot into the latest Raspbian image. After downloading and decompressing the RPi2 image from the RaspBSD ...
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HDMI Output Not Working on Raspberry Pi2, model B

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi for the first time. I downloaded NOOBS from the Raspberry Pi website, and followed the instructions to format the micro SD card (was fresh out of the package ...
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How do I find out the IP address of my Pi?

So I do not have an HDMI monitor or any monitors around but I do have a computer with an ethernet port and I know that I can SSH to my pi via putty but the problem is that I do not know how to get the ...
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Set KivyPie image to German keyboard layout (PipaOS)

I just downloaded and started the raspberry KivyPie impage from here According to the documentation, it is PipaOs/Raspbian based. How can I change the keyboard language to German? I tried sudo ...
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Direct SSH from Mac to Raspberry Pi on its own wifi

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet (or other) cable, so that I can setup and run the RP ...
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Pairing my Raspberry Pi with my Mac

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet cable, so that I can setup and run the RP entirely from ...
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how to connect raspberry pi with composite in crt monitor?

I don't have a monitor with hdmi input so I purchased an av cable to connect my raspberry pi 2 model b with a crt tv I have. I have read that the default output of the pi is the hdmi and I tried to ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi to share an ethernet connection

At my college in order to play a gaming console on the internet you have to have an ethernet cable go into your computer then back out and into the console. The documentation for setting this up on ...
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How to set up a RaspberryPi(B) as a 4 year-old's PC?

Been thinking for a while now, on how I could go about turning my RaspberryPi into a PC that my 4 year-old could play with. I can see the (not entirely innocent) sparkle in his eyes when he wants to ...
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GPIO.setup not working

I've installed Ubuntu on my Raspberry Pi 2. I'm trying to run a script (mostly copied) #!/usr/bin/env python import RPi.GPIO as GPIO print("Test 1") GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setwarnings(True) ...
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Advanced IP scanner unable to detect Raspberry Pi

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi in headless mode (i.e., without a monitor). I have installed the Raspbian Wheezy OS on my SD card. Initially when I powered it on with the ethernet cable ...
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3.5mm to RCA/composite video cable not working? [duplicate]

I just got an RPi 2, a 5V power supply, a microSD card (EMTEC 64GB) loaded with NOOBS, and a cheap keyboard, so I assumed I was good to go for playing with my RPi. I pulled out a 3.5mm to RCA/...
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Missing 'combined' file in '/sys/module/i2c_bcm2708/parameters' directory

Following Adafruit's instructions for their capacitive touch sensor (https://learn.adafruit.com/mpr121-capacitive-touch-sensor-on-raspberry-pi-and-beaglebone-black/overview) I'm getting the error ...
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Is it possible to build a Raspberry Pi yourself?

As covered in this question, the Raspberry Pi isn't open source. However, if one were to manually buy all the components on the board and solder them in an identical manner, what further steps would ...
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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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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 /boot/msdos/...
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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 here,...
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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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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 ...