Installed raspbian on 8gb miroSD card booted with 5v and 0.7A power supply, rpi boots well and works. when i pluged in an headphone, the cursor freezed. I restarted and everything worked well and when i was about to shutdown by typing in shutdown command. The lxde desktop was misbehaving new terminal windows were opening when i didn't even click anything, new windows, dialog boxes were opening. Is this because of lxde desktop bugs or low power supply ?

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    Have you another power supply to try?
    – joan
    Dec 23, 2014 at 19:50
  • I have a flextronics 5V 1A power adapter but when i tried it rpi kept rebooting. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/24193/… I used my LG phone charger 5.1V 0.7A it stopped rebooting and i was able to login. I guess the description on adapter was wrong. Everything was fine but, when i tried to shutdown this happened.
    – parthi82
    Dec 24, 2014 at 0:12

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From what I have seen and heard in multiple places, this is most probably a problem with your supply. Many times as you were saying the description of the adapter is not the same as what it actually outputs because of faulty hardware. I do not know which model you have but many of the models need at least around 700ma so there is not much room for error there. I would highly suggest getting a solid high amp adapter for the Pi which you will want in any case for other power hungry projects.

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