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

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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 camer on 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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Can't find Pi when router is a smartphone or tablet

I just got RaspBMC installed into my Pi. When it is connected to my home network through one of my routers, everything works mostly fine. But I want to use it away from home, using my phone as a ...
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sudo raspi-config in Mac OS terminal shows only blue screen

I'm trying to set up my new Raspberry Pi by connecting with SSH using my Mac's terminal and by using the sudo raspi-config command. But it only shows as a blank blue screen. When I press the up and ...
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install ftp error uid is not 0

trying to get ftp installed on my raspi (total noob i just took it out of the box) and im getting an error. Im following this guide to get ftp on the raspi: ...
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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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New in raspberry and need help to choice what to buy

I just see the raspberry and i like it, am looking to build incubator controller using it. i need to know what i need to buy to do that and how to connect them together, i have programmer to program ...
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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 wont work. I have a monitor with just VGA output 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 ...
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How long does it take to perform the initial update?

I just ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on my pi to update for the first time. It's still going at it, and I was just wondering if I should be worried since it's been 1 hour and ...
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Setting up Bluetooth dongle

I am trying to get my Bluetooth dongle set up. When I search for it using lsusb, the following comes up in the terminal: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device ...
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Can I run Mac OS X on the Raspberry Pi?

If I understand correctly, the Raspberry Pi does not run OS X. Is there a way to get OS X run on the Raspberry Pi? Do other boards like the Raspberry Pi exist that can run OS X?
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Is there a system that i can run that can seamlessly pull audio and video files from a flash drive?

I noticed that a lot of people are asking about video performance capabilities and things along those lines, but they all seem to be either streaming their videos through Ethernet via Youtube, etc or ...
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How do I change the editor used by visudo?

I would really like it to be vi or vim. I mistakenly typed some vi commands in the default editor for visudo, which I believe is nano, and broke /etc/sudoers so badly I think I am going to have to ...
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Resize image file before writing to SD card

I've been trying to create a new Raspbian image with a different kernel (with CAN support) and with Python 3.3 installed. Rather than doing all of this on the Raspberry Pi, I thought it would be ...
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Building a minimal Linux for Raspberry Pi

Now I got my Raspberry Pi. I am an experienced application software developer, but I've never done hardware stuff or low-level programming before. I want to build a minimal Linux, including drivers ...