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a Linux operating system designed for the Raspberry Pi and based on Debian for ARM processors. A stable release version has recently become available, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are n…
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GPIO stands for General Purpose Input Output and can be used to receive and send digital signals to and from simple electronics from the Raspberry Pi.
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a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maint…
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Questions about home networks, internet, repository issues or anything else regarding networks.
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Questions relating to the Raspberry Pi USB ports and specific Raspberry Pi USB devices and device interaction.
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Questions relating to the physical components that the Raspberry Pi consists of.
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the process of starting a computer.
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Questions on the use of Wi-Fi. Note shopping questions are off-topic.
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a way of securing remote data communication. Via the network, SSH may be used to, for example, connect to the monitor of another computer.
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The Raspberry Pi has a stereo audio jack output, and audio can also be heard through the HDMI output.
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SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Models A and B use SD Cards, and new models use Micro SD. SD cards are…
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a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. Questions here should be related to the distribution, whether it be setup or run time.
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a term used to describe anything that can, due to new technologies, function, fully or partially, without wires. Generally this is wireless internet (WiFi), or wireless connection with USB…
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for any questions related to how to use a camera or webcam with the Raspberry Pi.
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the ability to supply a device with energy. This question covers how to power the Pi, ways to do it, and the safe ranges of power.
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a high-profile computer operating system. The Raspberry Pi can run one of a number of Linux distributions, the most pupular being Debian and Arch Linux.
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HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. Along with the Composite RCA, HDMI is one of the devices' two video outputs.
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Questions related to playing or editing video on the Raspberry Pi, both in SD and HD.
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The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi (typically via its micro-USB connection.)
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rpi.gpio refers to the package name of a Python module for accessing the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. The module allows GPIO pins to be initialised, turned on, and turned off. It uses a functional progra…
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Display relates to the use and output of display systems for the Rasberry Pi. The built-in video connectors are HDMI and RCA composite (yellow plug).
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This refers to the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2, with 1 Gigabyte of RAM.
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a lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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is the process of sending data one bit at a time, sequentially, over a communication channel or computer bus.
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an operating system that is based on GNU/Linux. It was previously recommended by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as the standard distribution, but Raspbian is now being recommended.
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a cross-platform, open source media player available for the pi. Versions < 14.0 were called XBMC.
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Questions regarding issues installing specific applications on the Raspberry Pi.
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I²C stands for Inter-Integrated circuit, and is a data transferation system that allows connections between computers and low-level peripherals.
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The kernel manages drivers, file systems, inter-process communication, and interrupts.
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For questions dealing with devices that measure the physical world around us and translate it into signals for the Raspberry Pi.
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These questions relate to using your device as a web server
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about remote control. It can cover SSH, security, and other topics related to the non-local control of the pi.
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a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs)
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a light source often used as an indicator.
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The use of the Pi as a a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network. This topic can cover software, hardware, feasibility, and security.
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Questions related to connection hard disks to the Raspberry Pi. For primary storage media, see sd-card.