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

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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 sett 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. Could anyone tell me how to connect my laptop's ...
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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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How can I get twitter updates to showup on my desktop as some sort of news feed like RSS?

I want to see if I can get twitter updates to showup on my desktop. I have been looking at different APIs so I can get the updates myself, but I want to know if there is something ready made and easy ...
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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 ...
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XBMC settings sync on Raspbmc

How can I sync the settings of XBMC on my Raspbmc with the XBMC which I've installed on a computer or Android phone, on the same LAN? Thanks
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Fedora remix not working with rca cable

When I use Raspbian I can start my Raspberry Pi with my analogue TV connected over a RCA cable. After I installed Fedora remix I don't get anything on screen. Does anybody know how to fix this?
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Could the raspberry pi be used for stimulus presentation in psychological experiments?

I am a cognitive psychologist / neuroscientist. In a lot of the experiments that I run I have participants - mostly undergrads - sit at a computer and respond to certain combinations of visual ...
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How do I set up a windows NFS server to serve my media to RaspBMC [tutorial]

Following on from my woes at trying to use Samba to share media from my windows machine (SMB performance issues on Raspbmc) i thought i'd try (and share) my knowledge of getting my Windows XP Pro ...
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Raspcontrol at start up?

I have following scenario. I cloned Raspcontrol via git, and the repo is now located in /home/pi. Using ls, I can see the Raspcontrol folder. Inside, there's a start.sh for it to run. I decided to ...
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What is the lowest power, most compatible, most compact usb wi-fi adaptor that works out of the box with the Raspberry Pi?

It seems that several people (myself included) are having great difficulty getting different wi-fi adapters to work reliably with the Pi. Some adaptors seem to require excessive amounts of power and a ...
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How can I zoom out the HDMI output in order to fit in areas of the screen that are being clipped?

At present every time I load up my RasPi via HDMI the edges of the screen are clipped, making it difficult to see what is being typed at the bottom of the screen and to read output on the left side. ...
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Set up Pi, but nothing appears on monitor.

I just got my Pi today (the 512 mb model, make in the UK), and I've so far been unable to do anything with it. I plugged it in to my TV using my hdmi cable, hooked up a super simple keyboard, and ...
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Raspberry Pi stuck at splash screen

I am stuck at the splash screen. In the top right of the screen there is an image of a Raspberry. When I first power on the device, I get the colored screen, and then I get the image of the ...
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How do I get the serial number?

Where can I find the serial number of the Raspberry Pi I am currently using?
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How do I make 'beep' work over HDMI

After adding hdmi_drive=2 in the /boot/config.txt and rebooting I can get audio playback when typing sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav. After sudo install beep I can not get the beep ...
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nginx + php5-fpm + htdocs on USB

None of the configurations that I've looked up can help with setting up Nginx to serve PHP files on a mounted USB folder. I'm currently getting file not found when I try and access a PHP file on the ...
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What cool things are we doing with the Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm curious about buying and trying out the Raspberry Pi! I'm a moderately experienced linux user. Would love to hear what applications people are using the computer for at home or other, and just ...
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Why doesn't `dd` create partitions when copying the Raspberry Pi disk image?

I'm trying to install one image of the download page of the Raspberry Pi here but when executing the steps on the page after the dd command it does not create the partitions on the SD card. Am I ...
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Starting ssh automatically at boot time

I'm following a number of tutorials that explain how to setup an SD card that boots automatically enabling ssh in the process. I'm doing this as I only have a laptop and no spare keyboard, screen, ...