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Trouble updating Raspberry pi 3

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2. I downloaded the latest, 2020-05-27-raspios-buster-full-armhf.img, installed it from Linux via dd. It runs. It goes through many reboots, updating and installing ...

asked by Chelmite 2 votes

rpi4 reliability boot ssd vs boot sdcard + ssd active drive

Nearly all the questions and posts around the internet discuss sd card vs SSD which should be fairly obvious, my question is unique? If someone knows a discussion of this elsewhere please link me. I'm ...

pi-4 file-server mail-server  
asked by someguy 1 vote
answered by Ljm Dullaart 0 votes

The usb-storage driver seems to be constantly accessing external USB drive on a Pi B+

Well, today is turning out to be a bit of a pain with disk drives (esp with zero sleep last night). I have an external ICY BOX JBOD box with one Seagate Barracuda and one Samsung Momentus drive in it ...

usb mount raspberry-pi-os-buster  
asked by Andyroo 1 vote

Industrial microSD card to minimize corruption

I plan to use RPi’s (zero w) to create some potentiometer value readers for the company I work at. They will be used in the production, in order to adjust the potentiometers in some products. The ...

sd-card pi-zero-w corrupt  
asked by qeiynn 1 vote
answered by Andyroo 1 vote

Use dropbox client on Raspberry Pi B+ Linux raspberrypi 5.4.51+

I am trying to install dropbox client on my raspberry device: Raspberry Pi Model B Plus Rev 1.2 % Linux raspberrypi 5.4.51+ #1327 Thu Jul 23 10:53:06 BST 2020 armv6l GNU/Linux based on instructions ...

asked by lomasz 1 vote
answered by Ingo 1 vote

How can I delete Chromium browser history at boot up on Raspberry Pi-4 b

Playing the online game, Forge of Empires, I get the notice to clear cache. This is run in Chromium Browser on my Raspberry Pi 4 b 4Gb running Raspberry OS 32 bit.

asked by Chrissy Strawn 1 vote
answered by Syntactic Garbage 0 votes

Pi 4: SD Card or USB SSD?

I'm currently using my Pi4 as a NAS with OpenMediaVault and i was thinking about moving the OS from the SD Card to an external SSD on one of the USB 2 Ports, since both USB 3 Ports are being used for ...

usb sd-card pi-4  
asked by Broken Lumber 1 vote
answered by Syntactic Garbage 1 vote

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Find Raspberry PI address on local network

I need to find the Raspberry PI IP address on local network without connect the Raspberry to a monitor. How do I do it on Linux or Mac OS systems?

networking remote  
asked by J. Costa 80 votes
answered by J. Costa 101 votes

TightVNC connection refused

I exactly followed these instructions on the official RPi site to install TightVNC on my Pi (model 2). The Pi has a static IP address and I can ping it and SSH in (obviously), so I know it's working. ...

vnc gui  
asked by vaindil 16 votes
answered by jdtech 33 votes

Raspberry Pi won't update time

I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 approximately two months ago, and since then time has never updated. Details: The operating system is a fresh installation of Raspbian Jessie (4.1.19-v7+). The Internet ...

raspbian timekeeping  
asked by Pygmalion 11 votes
answered by Alexey Vesnin 6 votes

Cannot connect to mirrordirector.raspbian.org

I can't connect to mirrordirector.raspbian.org in Raspbian, but I don't know why. I've already re-installed Raspbian, but it looks like this is not the problem. How can I resolve this? After I ...

asked by William Bello 20 votes
answered by geoffmcc 23 votes

Raspbian root default password

I tried to modify the sudoers file on Raspbian /etc/sudoers, and it looks like I made a mistake, as I'm unable to modify it again. I am also unable to call any command that requires sudo permissions. ...

raspbian pi-2 root password  
asked by Dani 19 votes
answered by goldilocks 18 votes

How do I update software and firmware?

I understand that the software on the Raspberry Pi is divided into three sections: the closed-source GPU firmware, the patched ARM Linux kernel and the user space software. Is the GPU firmware on the ...

update firmware  
asked by Alex L 94 votes
answered by Alex Chamberlain 97 votes

Virtual keyboard activation

I bought a raspberry pi2 and 7 inch waveshare touchscreen. The SD card came along with the system already flashed. It turns on and everything works, but how do I activate the virtual keyboard. Do I ...

raspbian hardware keyboard touchscreen  
asked by user473180 38 votes
answered by Michielvk 57 votes

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Which is more efficient for raspistill: `-vf -hf` or `-rot 180'? (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

According to the official documentation, With the camera placed upside-down, the image must be rotated 180° to be displayed correctly. The way to correct for this is to apply both a vertical and a ...

camera raspicam image power-management  
asked by user3.1415927 1 vote
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