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Replacement distribution for Arch Linux on Pi 1B [closed]

I have a Pi 1B and I am currently running Arch Linux ARM on it. As they announced the repositories for armv6 – and hence my device – have been shut down as of Feburary 2022. Now I am looking for a ...
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Bluetooth not functioning on default Arch Linux (armv6) install

I am simply trying to get Bluetooth to work on the latest version of Arch build for the Raspberry Pi Zero W (original, not 2). I have the latest version of Arch(armv6) successfully running on the rpi ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W only accessible when connected to HDMI

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Arch Linux ARM (Linux 5.10.59-1-ARCH), configured to connect to my local WiFi network. If I take the Pi, connect it to a display via a mini-HDMI adapter and apply ...
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How can I start an X-Server via SSH in Arch Linux ARM in order to run a VNC Server?

Hello RPi SE community, I followed this post (i.a.) from the official forum to install an X server on my Raspberry Pi Arch Linux: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26398 $ pacman -...
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How to crosscompile a kernel for raspbian in an arch linux host?

I have a raspberrypi 3B and want to compile and install a new kernel on it, but I only have an arch linux(x86_64) host to compile it on. Following the official documentation I get stuck trying to ...
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VNC Hosted Discovery Error

I'm trying to connect to my raspberry pi through VNC, but with no avail, both my Laptop and raspberry VNC return the error messages: "Host Discovery error: Unable to find service", this is ...
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Problem in connecting my Arch linux to My raspberry Pi (raspbian)

I am having problems connecting my Arch to Raspberry Pi 3 via ethernet. I am having Realtek r8169. Though internet is working but when I connect it to my Raspberry Pi, it shows wire connecting The ...
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How to remap a keypress to one with a modifier?

I am trying to remap my backspace key to control backspace. I remap the rest of my keyboard using xmodmap and I'm not sure how to remap one key to a key combination (ctrl + backspace). Please let me ...
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How to run Arch from a usb SSD on a rasp4

I want to run the OS from a external ssd connected to the USB3 port of an raspi4. After looking for a guide I am unable to find proper information. Is it possible? For my part the boot can stay on an ...
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How safe is it to connect a Seagate 2TB Expansion Drive to Raspberry Pi 4B?

I wish to build myself a NAS and I figured that a 32GB SDHC (on which the Arch Linux ARM is installed) won't quite cut it. I would very much want to connect my 2TB Seagate Expansion Drive but how safe ...
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Is there an Arch derivative for Raspberry Pi 2 that has desktop environment preinstalled?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2B, and want to install an Arch based distro on it. Is there a derivative of Arch that supports Pi 2B and also comes with desktop environment preinstalled? Arch Linux Arm ...
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Arch Linux ARM - KDE Plasma Desktop - Failed to connect to bus: Operation not permitted

Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) KDE Plasma Desktop I get this error: startx X.Org X Server 1.20.9 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux Arch Linux Current Operating ...
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How to install KDE Plasma-Desktop on Arch-Linux-ARM?

H!@all I have already installed Xorg "xf86-video-fbdev". pacman -S sddm and pacman -S plasma-desktop, gives me five options for SDDM and the same five options for Plasma-Desktop: 1) libglvnd ...
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Install Xorg on Arch-Linux-ARM

H!@all I installed Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) every thing is working fine. Now i want to install a graphical user interface (GUI, Desktop environment). The Arch-Linux-wiki says nothing ...
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How to disable systemd-resolved so that netctl keeps working?

I tend to disable most systemd daemons, even systemd-journald, but systemd-resolved is elusive. If I disable it, netctl responds with: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found. I believe ...
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RPi 4 -- Garbage on serial console (UART) using upstream kernel

I'm experimenting with upstream kernel and now I try to get serial console working. I'm getting only garbage symbols when I try to communicate: I think it is important to notice that I only get ...
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aarch64 or armv8 with Arch on a Raspberry Pi 4?

I installed arch on my raspberry pi 4 based on the instructions from the arch linux arm site, expecting to get an aarch64 install, or some variant of armv8. Instead what I got was an install of armv7 ...
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How can I run a cross-compile binary on my RPi?

I compile a simple Hello World programm with different compilers (from https://github.com/raspberrypi/tools): ./arm-linux-gnueabihf-c++ ~/Desktop/hello.c -o ~/Desktop/myapp -static The compilation ...
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RPI4b cannot detect RPI3b via wifi even when both have the same SSID and passcode

I have a pretty complicated system going on and I need some help figuring out what I am doing wrong. I am not a computer engineer or have had much experience with RPI. I am running two RPI's with a ...
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Disabling watchdog in Raspberry Pi Archlinux ARM

Speaking of Watchdog, here archwiki says: Many users need this feature due to their system's mission-critical role (i.e. servers), or because of the lack of power reset (i.e. embedded devices). ...
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WLAN module gone - RPI 4 B+

The WLAN module of my RPI 4 B+ disappeared. At first I thought that the hardware component had blown. How can I properly diagnose whether there is a hardware or software problem? What I have done for ...
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Serial output in case of no OS

I am using the raspberry pi 4. I have no screen connected to the raspberry pi, I do everything trough ethernet cable. I am currently changing kernels and thus sometimes I cannot boot, since I created ...
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wlan0 keeps coming up

wlan0 gets disabled at startup. I've checked it and it is down right after startup. When I check 15 min later, the wlan0 interface is back up again. Is this normal behavior? If not, how can I check ...
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How to install Nextcloud (with a compatible version of PHP) on an RasPi 3B+ running Arch linux (arm)?

I want to install Nextcloud on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ running Arch Linux. Nextcloud requires a version of PHP: 7.1 <= x < 7.4.0. I have done a lot of research, and there seems to be no place on ...
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How to compile firefox nightly on Raspberry Pi 3?

I am running ArchLinux ARM on the Raspberry Pi 3 model B. I would like to install Firefox nightly on the raspberry pi 3 model B. I can find similar questions on the internet, but most of the answers/...
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RPI4 corrupted SD or more sensitive to issues than RPI3?

I've had an RPI4 running ArchLinuxArm for about 2 months without making any changes to it. Yesterday, I noticed it wasn't online so I did some troubleshooting. The bootloader rescue worked as ...
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spidev sanity check not working

ArchARM on Raspberry Pi 3, spidev installed from AUR. I'm trying to control a Waveshare device via SPI, and can't get SPI to work from Python. The most basic sanity test I can think of is failing: ...
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Arch Overscan Screen Slanted

Recently I have attempted to install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3B for a small project. After installation of the OS according to https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3, ...
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How can I setup USB OTG with a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an iPad over USB-C using Arch Linux?

Arch Linux systemd-networkd I want my Raspberry Pi Zero W to show up as an ethernet device to my iPad. It is doable. It's been proven to work. The problem is in the details. After ensuring there is ...
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Cannot Use SPI frequency above 500 kHz

I am running Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I am attempting to communicate with a TFT display. I am writing a kernel module to interface with the display using SPI, and it works, but ...
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Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt during work

(Full logs are also posted here) My RPi3B+ have ArchLinuxARM running on it (armv7h version). Latest kernel and all updates (only packages from official repos + yay installed from AUR). My SD is ...
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Not able to compile the u-boot 2017.09

This is the OS info that I am using in my pi3 (BCM 2837) board. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a Linux raspberrypi 4.14.98-v7+ #1200 SMP Tue Feb 12 20:27:48 GMT 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux [ am I using the ...
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Scheme Programming Language Support with Manjaro Arm?

I am trying out Manjaro Arm on my Raspberry Pi 3, but surprisingly find only Guile as the only viable Scheme interpreter/REPL. I have tried the following: Racket, and Mit-Scheme not found by pacman ...
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cpufreq on arch arm aarch64 on a rpi3b+?

The distro is by and large running ok, except that apparently it is blasting at full speed (though hopefully not overclocking the cores). This eventually results in overheating my pi, which makes it ...
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Why can't I boot Raspberry Pi 3 Model B from 500 GiB USB HDD?

I am trying to boot my rapsberry pi 3 model B from an external HDD. I have written an Arch Linux ARM image to both my 16 GiB thumbdrive and 500 GiB HDD. I can boot from that thumbdrive, but the HDD ...
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How to recover from a kernel panic like this?

Getting stuck while boot process, I don't remember installing anything on Kali linux raspberry pi
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How can I install the latest kernel from kernel.org to Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi 3 model B?

I am using Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 3 model B. I want to install a newer kernel (currently I have 4.14.94-1-ARCH kernel installed) I have downloaded and compiled the mainline kernel 5.0-rc5, which ...
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Installing Watchdog Daemon on Arch

I've been following along with the instructions on the Arch Linux Arm wiki. The install itself went just fine, but in following the post-install suggestions on the Wiki tab, I got stuck at the ...
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How to get Arch Linux OS on a Raspberry Pi?

So, I was going to get Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi as a test, and so I plugged the microSD card into my laptop. It's a Dell Latitude E6230 running Windows 10. Turns out it counted at like 5 ...
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Why does screen go blank while wifi data is being transmitted?

I got a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with 2.5A power supply that came with it. I've connected a VGA monitor (via an HDMI-VGA adapter) and keyboard to it, and connected it to the WiFi. From the beginning, the ...
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64bit distribution on compute module 3

I'm trying to run a 64bit distribution on Raspberry compute module 3. I've found that Arch linux have a 64 version of his distribution ( https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-...
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waveshare 35b on raspberry 3 : speed and colors

I'm trying to configure waveshare 35b touchscreen on raspberry 3. I have 2 problems : slow refresh rate inverted colors (black is white) Here is my config, (I do not need touchscreen, so it is not ...
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Kernel does not use RTC

I have a PiFace RTC clock that I have setup on archlinux ARM on a rpi2. I have edited /boot/config.txt to add dtparam=i2c=on dtoverlay=i2c-rtc,mcp7941x=0x6f I have added i2c-dev and i2c:mcp7941x ...
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How to troubleshoot a permanently blinking green light on a Pi3b?

The green light on a Pi3b is blinking permanently, even after bootup. It outputs two flashes at a time for as long as the power is on. Is this normal? If not, how do I troubleshoot this? Background ...
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cant open image from rc.local

I would like to open image from rc.local. I am sure rc.local is getting called during boot as it execute/run test c++ code. I tried with various image viewer like gpicview , mirage. I can try with ...
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WIFI not working on fresh archlinux ARM installation

I have a fresh installation of Archlinux ARM (7 or 8; tried both) on my Raspberry PI 3 Model B V1.2 but for some reason the WIFI does not work... I created the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant....
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Wpa_supplicant with openwrt router ‘could not read SSID from driver’

Arch Linux ARM was installed successfully on a Raspberry Pi3 which will be added to a small network. The first attempt at setting up wifi on the Pi3 failed, showing alarm wpa_supplicant[323]: wlan0: ...
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Correct Arch Installation procedure

What is the correct procedure to install Arch on raspberry pi 3 b+?? I've followed the instructions on this page: Arch Wiki substituting ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz with ArchLinuxARM-rpi-3-...
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RaspberryPi 2 GPIO stopped working

I have RaspberryPI with Arch Linux and everything was going well, until this morning when I tried to do my usual work on it, it sounds like nothing happening at all, I have checked with pintest (I use ...
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Booting Arch ARM from USB

I've recently learnt that Arch ARM is not designed to work being booted from a USB, and can only work from an SD card following the installtion guide on their site (https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/...
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