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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

I have a 512MB Pi. I am trying to make sure I am getting the most out of it. I just downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and installed it on the Pi. Do I also need rpi-update? Is rpi-update ...
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79 votes
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What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory?

I read that it's possible to allocate either 128MB, 64MB or 32MB to the Raspberry Pi's video memory. Given that my primary use case for this machine is educational: I will be running lightweight ...
Salim Fadhley's user avatar
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Speech processing on the Raspberry Pi

I want to do speech processing on Raspberry Pi to detect specific people (something like unique identification). I would prefer to use only the on-board processor for this, you could assume that ...
Ruthvik Vaila's user avatar
32 votes
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How can I determine the current firmware version number?

Is there a way to find the current firmware version number? Either the running version or the version currently installed in /boot? uname -a shows only the kernel version, not the GPU "binary blob." ...
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How do I cross-compile the kernel on a Ubuntu host?

I would like to understand more about how the kernel works. Part of this is to compile it myself. How do I cross-compile the Kernel on a Ubuntu host?
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Raspberry Pi won't Boot Just shows Black Screen

I have had my raspberry pi running as a media centre using openelec. It has run fine for a few weeks and suddenly it has just stopped working and will not function. The PWR light shows RED, FDX and ...
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Are the BIOS and firmware located on the SD card?

Reading this answer I get the impression both the Raspberry Pi BIOS and firmware are located on the SD card. Is that correct? What is exactly located on the SD card? There's nothing stored on the Pi ...
That Brazilian Guy's user avatar
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Why I can't update kernel version?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
AndreaNobili's user avatar
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Forcing DHCP to release and renew and use a reservation?

I am able to ssh into my new RPi. One of the things I like to do to my infrastructure devices is to go ahead and convert their DHCP assignment to a reservation. My router is a CradlePoint Firmware ...
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2 votes
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When trying to use a device I get a message "Direct firmware load failed"

This is about firmware that needs to be loaded into particular devices attached (usually via USB) to a Raspberry Pi, not the firmware for the Raspberry Pi itself (the GPU firmware). When the kernel ...
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e-CAM30_USB camera with raspberry pi

Can I use this USB camera with raspberry pi? When I use this with beagle board xm it does not require any driver. Could you please give me a solution?
sumith's user avatar
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Updating a configured RPi - effects on configurations and settings etc

Suppose I've spent a bit of time configuring an RPi just the way I want, but then I need to make updates, both to the distro and to the installed software. In this question, how to update is covered: ...
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