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Why isn't the display environment starting with this script at boot?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm) I have a Python script in a shell file launcher.sh (with executable for all permissions) that runs happily without complaint if I ...
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Old .img file wont boot up RPi? Any way to save/migrate the installation?

Thanks for checking. I have a purpose-built *.img from 2015 that I need to boot. Back then, this img was used on a RP2 Model B. I purchased a RP2 Model B from Amazon (apparently v1.2 if that helps, ...
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Inherited Project: PI boots into a full screen webpage and I can't exit [closed]

i have a raspberry pi that, on boot, loads into a browser in full screen. Once it is up it just shows a "Log into chrome" screen and I can't exit. I can't seem to fined a way OUT of the full ...
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How can I set the display environment variable on a Raspberry Pi at boot? [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 1280x800 display and no keyboard or mouse. I ssh into it remotely over WiFi and am coding it to display images, ultimately on its own without my ssh into it. I installed ...
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PI 4B stopped working after I possibly shorted 5V from USB PSU to USB ground casing. Any fixes?

I had the Adafruit RGB Matrix Bonnet using the GPIO pins on my Raspberry Pi 4B connecting to a 64x64 LED matrix. Everything was working well. Then I decided to try and add a little fan from an old PI ...
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How to speed up boot in Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I installed a Raspberry Pi os Lite (64-bit) on a current 32gb SD card and connected it via HDMI. After that, I'm testing by installing pyqt via apt and running the test.py file. Since it is CLI mode, ...
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RPI 5 ,Boot on Power

I bought a rpi 5 and am booting into it using USB, no SD card. I am using this headless, so I want it to automatically boot into USB after a power outage. However when I tried switching of the power ...
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Where can one find the fsck boot log on Debian?

Since my Pi4B is running headless with a power cable only being connected to WiFi, I am puzzled by where I can see the fsck log I normally see shortly on-screen on my desktop Linux machine while ...
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Unable to boot Raspberry Pi 4B with Ubuntu 20.04

About a month ago, I successfully installed Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on my Raspberry Pi 4B by flashing it into the card. Then I flashed Ubuntu MATE 22.04 and now I’m trying to go back to 20.04 but, no matter ...
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Raspberry Pi network boot

I have a raspberry pi 3B and I am trying to enable network boot from the ROM so that I can load firmware, uboot, kernel, etc. over the network and I don't have to use SD card. So I ensured that the ...
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Unable to boot pi 5 from USB with NVMe installed

I recently got a pi 5 8GB and also bought a case and an NVMe hat and active cooler and stuff, and I cannot boot it up. I didn't have a way to flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the NVMe, so I used the pi ...
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Firstboot Process replacing my linked /etc/fstab File

I'm using Packer to preconfigure my Raspberry Image with software and a two custom Fstab Files(fstab.rw, fstab.ro) the .rw Version is symlinked to /etc/fstab. On booting the Image for the first time ...
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Pi Zero W OS booting, no screen display, no ip address

First time RasPi user here. Bought a Pi Zero W. I've loaded the Rapian Lite (64 bit) downloaded from Raspberry Pi website onto a 32gb scan disc micro usb card. I created a file inside the "boot&...
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How soon can I use SPI to communicate with a peripheral after boot?

So, I'm building a device involving a raspberry pi (Pi4) and an e-ink display, with SPI communication. I'm wondering what the soonest would be, I could communicate with the display. Main idea here is, ...
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Can I disassemble start4.elf file?

I am a student studying with the Raspberry Pi 4. I would like to learn about the embedded boot process, and I want to disassemble the startup4.elf file, but I was unable to do so with objdump or the ...
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How do I make my script execute as fast as possible on my Raspberry pi Zero W

I have a script that I want my Raspberry pi zero W to run. However, it takes quite a lot of time for it to run my Python Script (around 30-40 seconds). I'm using Raspberry pi OS lite (bookworm). ...
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Unable to boot from USB on raspberry pi 5

I have a raspberry pi 5, and it won't boot from any image on any usb drive, but it works fine on microSD. I already tried setting nvme/usb to priority (to no avail) and tried flashing a drive with the ...
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I cannot boot from SD card, "BusyBox v*** (Debian *** ) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)"

Wanting to reinstall the Raspberry Pi OS on my RaspberryPi5 (64-bit quad-core Cortex-A76 8GB LPDDR4X SDRAM), I did the following: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M status=progress Then I created ...
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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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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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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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