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Will a Raspberry Pi perform well with XBMC and many movies?

I have a library with more than 1000 movies and I'm searching for a cheap but good performance media centre system. I've been using a Xtreamer Prodigy until now but it's firmware's a little slow (...
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How can I build a power switch?

I would like to be able to have a simple power switch between the RPi and its USB power, such that I don't have to plug and unplug the device to operate it. Is there a simple switch available that I ...
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Is my Raspberry Pi permanently damaging SD cards?

My Raspberry Pi was running fine for two months. Then some files in /usr/bin got corrupted and there were many errors on reboot. I tried to write a fresh image but dd would block and do nothing. ...
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4 answers
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What are the RUN pin holes on Raspberry Pi 2?

Inbetween the Display port, and the Activity LED on my Raspbery Pi 2, There are 2 holes boxed off, labled with: "Run". What are those pins? What do they do? Is it a reset?
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How to use Pi for standalone automation?

I want to use the Pi for standalone home automation. As such, the Pi must boot up automatically and run a Java program. I am running Debian Wheezy hardfloat. I have little Linux experience, what ...
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3 answers
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Raspberry Pi boot stops right after the rainbow splash screen

My R-PI has been working fine for the past 5 days in a row with the official Soft-float Debian "wheezy", it was hard powered off by removing the plug from the wall, now the boot stops at the screen ...
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8 votes
2 answers
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Raspberry Pi 3 Freezes

My Raspberry Pi 3 Model B freezes randomly. This as been going on since I got it, about 4 months ago. It sometimes freezes on reboot causing reboot loops. It freezes on Chromium when all that's open ...
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4 votes
2 answers
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Safest way to switch off uncleanly

Assuming that I do not have keyboard or ssh access to my Pi, but I do have physical access. What is the safest way to power it off and preserve the SD card? (This is the case if I've just done a ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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How do I stop HDMI powering my Pi?

I have my pi 2 running Kali 2.0.1 which is hooked to a 7in tft sun founder screen. The problem is that when unhook in micro USB port to power the pi is still running so in order to turn my pi off I ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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Can not read SD Card anymore

I've been using the following SD card: PNY - 8GB High Performance Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Class 10 Memory Card All of a sudden, my Pi will not boot. So I throw in another card and the Pi ...
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How do i turn off the raspberry pi 3 [duplicate]

What easiest way to turn off/shut down the raspberry pi 3 model b? Would it be easier to just pull out my power source plug or to click menu --> shutdown --> shutdown and pull the plug or does it just ...
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1 vote
1 answer
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Power off the "bad way" [duplicate]

My RPi will be used at home (as a Wifi radio unit), without any screen / keyboard / mouse, etc. So very often, me, wife or kids will turn it off by just unplugging the power unit. Will this be a ...
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Can I turn a Raspberry Pi server on and off safely? [duplicate]

I want to host my own onion website on my raspberry pi. I managed to get it setup and it worked perfectly. However, I do not want to keep my Pi running all the time. I would like to turn it off ...
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Terminate an auto run script safely on abrupt power off [duplicate]

I am working on a project which needs relay to be controlled using raspberry pi. I have set up my script to run on boot up but when power is turned off sometimes the relay is left in ON state as the ...
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