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These questions refer to the initial starting up of the Raspberry PI.

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pygame.error: ALSA: Couldn't open audio device: No such file or directory only when trying to run script on boot

Very much a rookie to Pi and python. I've created a python script that reads rfid tags and then plays lights and sounds. The audio comes from a usb sound card, it is a raspberrypi 4. Everything ...
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White Screen after Booting Raspian but the OS is running, How can i fix that?

We've been working for years now with the raspberry pi and used it in a big project. Out of sudden we see on newer RaspiOS Versions this effect, that the raspi screen (Official 7" Screen) turns ...
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Raspberry Pi won't autorun program without an HDMI monitor plugged into it

I can't figure out why my Raspberry Pi will not auto-run a program on startup. I've tried everything that I can find. The Pi boots and runs the program fine with a monitor plugged in, but as soon as I ...
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Kernel in use does not match headers after manual update

Goal: configuring my RPi 4 to act as a bridge/router between the cafe wifi downstairs and my private network while also using Pi-hole for my local network. Effectively, my wlan0 connects to the cafe (...
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Rpi 4B 2G doesn’t boot. Green led: one long and one short blinks

With SD card or with noting attached the green led blinking pattern doesn’t change: one long and one short blinks. Changing the bootloader works: right blinking pattern and green screen at the end.
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Raspberrypi pico keeps showing up not recognized by my computer when i am trying to download the software to unbrick my wii u, how can i fix this?

How can I fix a raspberry pi pico that keeps co ing up not recognized by my computer when I try to download the software to unbrick my Wii u console with error code 160-0101. I follow it step by step ...
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rc. local not working

I have an issue with opening Python script at startup. I have added python /home/serhii/Desktop/Packed/Hello.py & to rc.local and the script does not open. But, the command sudo pigpiod is working....
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Can I boot up from a USB thumb drive if I have an installed NVMe SSD drive?

I have a Raspberry Pi 5 with Bookworm installed on an NVMe SSD and it boots up like a champ. I would like to try to boot up to Android so I used the Imager and installed the Emteria Android image to ...
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RPi zero W auto power up / down by available power

I want to run a RPi Zero W on a crude solar panel and battery or supercapacitor. I understand the pi has an input range of 80-120A or so, and needs a minimum of just 2 volts. This makes it ideal for ...
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Choose from SD or USB boot every time I power on the Pi 5?

So I have Raspberry Pi OS on a microSD and RecalBox on a USB thumb drive. The boot order is SD then USB. So to get into RecalBox I have to shut down the Pi, remove the microSD card, then turn it back ...
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raspberry pi 4B wont booting

At that time when Windows was running smoothly, I tried to connect to the internet using an Android phone via USB tethering. but suddenly my raspberry died, and didn't want to boot up again. then I ...
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Error on boot, Dependency failed for boot

Hello, suddenly an error occur during booting. Any idea? Thanks in advance!
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Raspberry Pi 4 won't boot, red LED keeps flashing and green LED blinks several times

I have a Raspberry Pi 4, when the SD Card is installed, the red LED lights up continuously, and the green LED blinks several times and finally becomes a black screen, when I remove the SD Card, then ...
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Unable to Boot Raspberry Pi (Constant Red Light)

I recently bought Raspberry Pi 5 and am not able to boot it. On connecting the power cable, I get a constant red light. At no point do I see a green light after pressing the power button. Setup: ...
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Stuck on the "Welcome to raspberry Pi" Screen

I am new to raspberry pi, and am having trouble with getting my model 5 (and 4) to work. It is permanently stuck on the 'Welcome To Raspberry Pi' screen after the rainbow screen. I have used the ...
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Raspberry stuck with red light (no green light) after trying to connect with 7inch display and GPIO

I bought a Raspberry 5: I run the first configuration and everything seems to work. in the past, I had purchased the official 7-inch display for a Raspberry 3: however the display cable (the flexible ...
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raspberry pi red solid gren blink once

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB everytime when I power green light blinks once and the red solid light is on. I connected to the HDMI screen and there is no output on the screen. I tried restoring the ...
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Send command to tty1 on startup

I've connected a Waveshare e-ink display to my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and installed PaperTTY. My idea is to run vim on the e-ink display and use it as a Freewrite-like device or a writerdeck. Basically, use ...
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Prevent questions on first boot, automate setup

Some changes seem to be made in recent Raspi OS Lite versions again. So here I am again, asking for an automated solution. It's 2024 and I was asked these questions when booting the Pi for the first ...
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No sound with mpg123 or mplayer at boot

What I want to do : at boot, start a playlist on a headless RBPi A+ through the headphones jack using mpg123. I Wrote a shell script targeting mpg123: #!/bin/bash # see if (and when) my script was run ...
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RaspberryPi 4b won't boot from SD card anymore

I have used my RaspberryPi 4B multiple times with the same sd card. Everything worked perfectly fine. To test if the RaspberryPi fits in a case I got for it, I removed the sd card. After putting it ...
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How to enable a fastApi server on startup?

im looking for solution, how to edit some files to specify which bash file (it's called startupScript.sh) should start after booting the device. I'm using bash version, without GUI. But the script ...
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RasPi3B+ won't read SD cards

As stated the old rpi 3B+ worked fine until 1 boot where it no longer read the SD cards. (ACT light not lighting up at all, PWR light constantly on.) Happened after I tried swapping from dynamic IP to ...
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How do I boot only off a USB drive (with no SD card inserted)? [duplicate]

Do I need a MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3 B, or can I simply use a USB flash drive (and no MicroSD card)?
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Boot up into Chromium Web Page for a touchscreen

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian OS I would like the GUI to boot directly to a chromium web page in full screen. All the tutorials i have read seem to be out of date. I have created the autostart ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 crashes at startup then boot loops

I have a raspberry 4 8GB model, tested with multiple power supplies, multiple SD cards, and even tried to boot from USB (both the 2.0 and 3.0 ports). I also tried multiple images, the 64 and 32 bit ...
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Process/Flow/steps for speeding of the booting time in raspberry pi for the cluster

I am using Raspberry pi for the cluster, that would display the basic data like the CAN data and one wire data. For can I used the Can-Socket and for one wire I am just reading a gpio pin of raspberry ...
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Does an rPi 3B+ SSD require external power?

My 3B+ boots from a Western Digital Blue SSD. The nameplate under the SSD indicates 1.6A at 5V so, I am really puzzled how it works at all off a USB port with no external power. My WD Blue is wired ...
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How can I convert my Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi network in order to receive a device configuration in a captive portal?

Initial Situation: Device: Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W with Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit) I aim to establish a seamless Raspberry Pi configuration that transitions between two distinct modes: Setup Mode: In ...
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Run systemd timer periodically but not on boot

I would like to run a script every 30 minutes on my RbPi, but not immediately after boot. Example: If I boot my RbPi at 15:15, the script should run at 15:30 not before. Setup: My RbPi has no ...
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start "cvlc" in background on booting without user login

I have a command I want to start a webcam to start to stream using vlc /cvlc on/after boot. The command is: cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=mp2v :input-slave=alsa://hw:CARD=U0x46d0x825,DEV=0 :live-...
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What filename does auto_initramfs look for?

From the config.txt documentation: If auto_initramfs is set to 1, look for an initramfs file using the same rules as the kernel selection. Presumably it's looking for something with either no suffix,...
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unable to boot to network mode in pi4 B board when SDcard is removed

I am trying to Boot pi4 Board in Network boot without Sdcard for that i have done below steps 1 > sudo rpi-eeprom-config --edit and set as below BOOT_ORDER=0xf21 - **Try SD first**, followed by **...
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SOLVED- Black screen when booting up raspberry pi

I use a 4GB raspberry pi 4B. Recently, I switched to Ubuntu, and it had been working fine, until one day, I booted it up and the screen was black. Sometimes a glitched Ubuntu loading screen appears ...
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Raspberry Yocto image boot stops at crnod : OK

I've built a Yocto linux image for Raspberry4. the boot starts normally, but after reaching crond : Ok, nothing happens. it stuck there I used bitbake core-image-full-cmdline to build the image
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Multiple first time start issues, including "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)"

So from what I have been googling, it sounds like it could be the SD card, but it is brand new and no other applications detect an error with it. Hopefully someone here can help me confirm. I bought a ...
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Run a shell script on first boot

I want to make a script that runs on boot, as I'm making a PowerShell script to install the Raspberry Pi OS. It needs to install some things on boot. How do I make a script to run on first boot and ...
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cloud-init fails on adding user

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (64-bit) on a Raspberry PI 4B. I've created an image with the Raspberry Pi Imager, with a user/password and SSH enabled. The cloud-init script fails when trying to ...
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Where is the boot sequence documented in detail?

I'm following this tutorial on writing "bare metal" code for the Raspberry Pi 4. I've gotten the code working fine, but I'm left wondering how I could have figured any of this stuff out for ...
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cant SSH into Raspberry Pi for the first time headless setup, login issue

I am trying to SSH into my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B for the first time. I've successfully installed the Raspberry OS using the UI configuration tool from the official website and boot loaded and SSH ...
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Latest Raspbian 10 Buster flashed onto 32gb micro sd card not booting Pi 1 Model B

Flashed using a 4gb sd card with slightly older release of the same buster os with dd, which itself boots fine on the same model B. But when I attempt to boot using the latest legacy buster lite os (...
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Raspberrry Pi 4 doesn't display image

I just received my raspberry pi 4 and I've got a basic setup ready to go. However when I turn the Pi on nothing displays on screen. I've got a microSD with Raspberry Pi OS installed already. Here's ...
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(Quick Help Please) I accidentally plugged the Positive wire into GND and the Negative wire into 5v GPIO

I have a fan that I was trying to plug into my Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb) (Deskpi lite addition from "Geeekpi") I was plugging it in, but didn't realize I accidentally plugged the red/positive ...
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Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up problem

Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up but when I am simply try to copy paste the contents it does not work. My raspberry pi does not boot up. Any suggestions on what I can do?...
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Missing /sys/class/leds/led0 and /sys/class/leds/led1 directories on Pi3 Model B Rev 1.2?

I have two RPis one 3B Model 1.2 one 4B. I set up both as subnet routers for Tailscale and wanted to turn off both the Power/Activity and Ethernet LEDs (all the LEDs). I put PiOS 64 Lite (Bullseye) on ...
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WoR loading screen change

I have recently started using Windows 11 on my Pi 4B (https://www.github.com/Botspot/Wor-flasher) and I want to know whether there is a way to change the default boot screen (which has an image of a ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 disable automatic startup after power is provided

I want to use my Raspi like a PC, meaning when I'm pressing the power button (PINS 5/6) it should startup. When pressing it again it should shutdown. This works as intended but when supplying my pi ...
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wpa_supplicant issues on first boot

So i've read all the related searched on this and haven't found a relevant answer that works for a headless remote boot, so here goes: I'm setting up a headless repeatable image for Raspberry pi. I'm ...
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raspberry pi shuts down a few seconds after boot, accelerated with LAN cable

Yesterday my raspberry pi 4 8GB was operating fine in a NAS setup where it was powered via the GPIO pins. I now took it out of the NAS case again and power it via USB-C. I use the official power ...
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Run terminal with commands after startup on Raspberry Pi OS

I need to open the terminal on startup and execute three commands in the same window automatically on my Raspberry 4B. The first is a cd command. The second one is: source /tflite/bin/activate. And ...
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