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Plymouth bootsplash starting too late

I've set up a Plymouth bootsplash inside an initramfs on Raspbian buster. (It's using something similar but not identical to the raspi-config RO overlay.) But I've noticed that there's a ...
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Android Things (0.5.1) fails to initialize GPU on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I have just set-up a Raspberry Pi 3 with Android Things using the latest developer preview (5.1). It boots and I can run some minimum samples, and the output can be seen normally in a HDMI screen. So, ...
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sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

Yesterday, I was programming GPIO controls for a robot in class and left for a few minutes to work with another group. I came back to find all the GPIO disconnected and sh: can't access tty; job ...
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Sporadic slow booting due to fsck (mount count being reset)

I'm hoping to use a Raspberry Pi as the basis of an in-car infotainment system. I've followed a number of guides on reducing boot times, but the Pi will often take a long time to boot—about 20 s ...
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Creating an OS for the raspberry pi in rust, booting from it

I was following this tutorial on how to make your own basic OS for an x86_64 system in rust, but wanted to do it for an ARM64 target, specifically, the raspberry pi 4. I am at the point where I have ...
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Persistently increase usbfs_memory_mb on RPI4 running Ubuntu 19

I am working with a 4gb RaspberryPI4 and it's running a USB3 Flir Blackfly. Out of the box, the setting of usbcore.usbfs_memory_mb @ 16 isn't enough to get a stream from the camera. Increasing the ...
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Setting up Pi Zero W Wi-Fi through USB SSH

I am having lots of problems connecting my raspberry pi zero to wifi. I have followed a number of tutorials. 1. What I have tried This was my wpa_supplicant.conf file ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/...
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Key Combination to interrupt bootup and get a terminal?

Is there a way for me to interrupt the boot of the raspberry pi and go into the terminal straightaway? Background: I have installed a faulty LCD display driver, so I am connected to my HDMI display &...
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TFT Kernel module not loading on startup

I'm not able to load a driver for a TFT display permanently on a Raspberry with Raspbian OS like specified here: fbtft_device name=sainsmart18 verbose=0 in /etc/modules. Whenever I restart the ...
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How does BerryBoot work?

Good evening, BerryBoot allows us to put multiple OSes on the same SD card, and I know it uses SquashFS, but I don't understand how everything is done. I'd like more explanation about how do SquashFS ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in initramfs

I've setup an encrypted root partition with Ubuntu 15.04 MATE (the latest image). I've fought with it for quite a while now, but I'm now certain that the initramfs has everything it needs in order to ...
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fsck crashes when booting from USB

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to boot from a USB flash drive like in this article. Basically, I have burned the Raspbian image to a USB drive, then copied the boot partition to my SD card, ...
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Boot config.txt is ignored

Problem The /boot/config.txt file is being ignored when the Raspberry Pi boots up. As such, overscan and overclocking settings are not taking effect. What I've tried Some reported that the line ...
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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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how can i dump the contents of the EEProm in my Raspberry Pi 4?

I had fiddled with a few things while trying to get my Pi4 to boot from USB (its working now) and i want to make sure i didnt screw anything up. does sudo rpi-eeprom-config show the contents of the ...
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RPi Camera V2 not detected with Raspberry Pi4 running Ubuntu 20.05 LTS

I am running into a problem in which I am unable to have my Pi detect my new RPi Camera V2. I am running on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal) since I am working on a robotics project that requires ROS2(foxy). ...
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Mysterious Raspberry 4B boot issue - all official tips followed

I have a weird problem with my Raspberry Pi Model 4B. When I put USB-C power to it, the red LED is solid on and the green LED at the exact moment of putting power to the Pi flashes very briefly but ...
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Is it possible to boot Raspberry Pi 4 model B from USB without touching SD cards at all? [Broken SD card slot]

My SD card slot broke off (as in only pins are left and I would have to hold down an SD card for it to boot). 1 I've written Raspberry Pi OS to a USB drive, I was told the Raspberry Pi 4 B could boot ...
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How do I get back to GUI?

Recently my RPi started switching to a terminal on boot. I cannot get out of it and when i boot it says "Time Synchronization error" I've tried setting it manual, automatic and nothing has ...
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How can I enable wireless for a dropbear-initramfs

I'm trying to unlock cryptdisks over wifi+ssh. It's fairly common to have luks disks + ssh, but I've never seen a tutorial geared towards wifi. In fact, if you run update-initramfs -u -v -k $(uname -r)...
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Running Simple Script On Every Boot

Want to run a bash script start.sh with one command that executes tmux and ffmpeg at startup on my Raspberry Pi 4B. The RPi OS loads the Desktop, but to interact with the process only need a terminal (...
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Effect of `nosplash` in /boot/cmdline.txt

I am trying to understand the effect of nosplash in the kernel commandline parameters. This is currently undocumented, but I'm basically obtaining a different behavior depending if its presence or not....
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Enabling software i2c causes boot failure

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 model B, fresh installation of Raspberry Pi OS. I am trying to use software i2c to get around the clock stretch bug in the broadcom 2835 chip. I edit /boot/config.txt to ...
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pi 4 won't boot with powered USB hub

I have a raspberry pi 4 with USBGear 4 port usb 3.0 hub. The USB hub is a powered type. If I boot the Pi system with the usb cable attached to the hub and without power on the hub, it all boots up ...
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Malfunctioning Raspberry pi 4, red and green led on all the time

My Raspberry Pi 4 won't boot anymore, there is no picture on the monitor, and both LEDS (red, green) are on all the time, they do not blink. I formatted the SD card with SD Card Formatter and ...
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ReBoot Rasperry 3 from SD, after putting the card in a RaspPi4 by mistake

I've got a problem and I really hope it's just a small step for you, but a big leap for mankind, or at least for me. I have a Rasberry3 working very fine on a SDCard. I bought a new Raspberry4, of ...
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Can I boot off a network if I can't modify my router?

My Raspberry Pi needs to be connected to my home router, which unfortunately is a standard router provided by my ISP, so I can't change anything on it. I have another main computer running, which I ...
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Is there a way I can boot up an already shut down Raspberry Pi without physically accessing it?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ which is currently shut down, and not appearing on my network. The Raspberry Pi is running MotionEyeOS. And is powered using power over ethernet. I've tried starting it by ...
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Network boot multiple Raspberry Pis

I am looking into SD cardless network boot options for a bunch of RPis. I would like them to all boot from one server, which should provide either of two images to the raspberry, as well as an ...
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Raspberry Pi B v1.2 Non Deterministic Dots or Splashscreen on Boot

I'm running a basic program on a Pi B v1.2 for an embedded use case. Because of this, I would like the boot process to look as nice as possible. The best way I've seen this accomplished is with a ...
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GPIO reading high (because its an input) at boot

I am making a thermostat and one of the issues I have with the pi is that on restart it sets all its pins to input which will provide power to devices, in this case a relay being used to switch on and ...
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Startup Keystroke Macro

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 using Raspbian with a Chromium browser set to boot and display a web page of a live report, with Chromium refreshing every 2 minutes in order to keep live updated data ...
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How to use cloud-init on an RPi?

I see that Raspbian currently has cloud-init 0.7.9 in its Stretch repo. If that were the latest stable version (or at least 17.1) I would have a lot more NoCloud options. So, how can I use cloud-init ...
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Safe[ish] shutdown without the shutdown command

For my needs, I have to execute something (take a picture) early in the boot process, and then shut down the machine as quickly as possible. Right now, I have a script that does exactly that, it ...
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Raspberry Kernel Parameters

I'm working on the /boot/cmdline.txt, and found the parameters : vt.cur_default=1 vt.global_cursor_default=0. Where I can get the full documentation about vt? does it have other parameters? Thank all!
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Change pin for Wake-from-hold

There is this not-so-well-documented feature about shortening Pin 5 (GPIO3) to GND for booting a halted PI (see e.g. here) which is called wake-from-hold. As it is possible to change almost ...
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Plymouth terminates too early

I set up plymouth to run on my Raspberry Pi 3 using the answer provided by tcyrus on this page: Plymouth on Raspberry Pi Now the bootscreen comes up when I shut down or start the Pi, but on boot it ...
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Trying to replace the boot SD card when mounting USB drive as root

I have configured a Pi 3 with a gungho pidrive USB-connected 128GB SSD. I started with a 16GB microSD card and used the latest Raspbian Jesse image. All works well once I followed the adafruit guide ...
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mmcblk0p1 is not mounted during boot

I have a Raspbian Jessie installation where mmcblkp01 is not mounted. During boot I see this message on the console: start job running for `dev-mmcblk0p1.device` Eventually this times out and I am ...
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raspberry pi stuck on "welcome to pixel" page

I am a college student working on a raspberry pi project. I recently got my raspberry pi and I was able to display the pi on a TV monitor via HDMI few days ago. However, I had to download some ...
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Raspberry pi 3 stuck on bootloader

Raspberry pi 3 is stuck in boot. When i was last using it i disabled the wlan0 for some hardware hack, after that when i rebooted it it stuck on the boot as shown below. I have even tried to flash ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 booting only when HDMI is connected

I have a Raspberry Pi 2, and when I connected an HDMI cable from my TV to the Pi, it boots, but when I try to boot without the HDMI cable, the green light flashes rapidly for a second or two, and then ...
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Script on boot up is not updating between calls

I wrote a simple script in order to log the date and time of every Pi boot into a text file. I placed the script into /etc/rc.local in order to have it execute on boot. Here's the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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RPi 2 boot stucks at rainbow color screen

tl;dr: During boot my one-year-old Raspberry Pi 2 stops with the rainbow color screen of death. Power supply, SD card, OS on the SD card, and "boot_delay=1" are OK, but did not help. Origin of the ...
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Why can't I set my app to run on startup with Windows IoT?

I have an app that I would like to have run automatically when my Raspberry Pi 2 starts up. The Raspberry Pi 2 is running Windows 10 IoT. I am able to deploy my app and run it with the Visual ...
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Struggling with Raspbian Bluetooth communication

I'm trying to perform communication between my Raspberry with a slave Bluetooth module and my laptop. The goal is to get a boot output message of my Raspberry, but that's not working as expected. The ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B no image

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi Model B, I've installed NOOBS latest version after I've formatted card with SD card formatter. Problem is when I'm booting it appears the menu to install Raspbian, ...
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Boot stuck at [ ok ] Staring enhanced syslogd : rsyslogd

I'm using berryboot to boot my first gen pi on an external hard drive, and even though it is better than an SD-card I seemed to have cut the power too many times and corrupting some files. I don't ...
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Problem with network when external HDD to be mounted at boot is absent

I have a Raspberry PI (RPI), running Arch Linux, and I have an NTFS external HDD (with its own power source), which is mounted at boot via fstab: /dev/xxxx /boot /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhdd/ ntfs-3g ...etc....
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Error running a simple python script at boot

I am attempting to create a button on my Retro Pie emulator case (A gutted NES), using the old reset switch, to exit out the of current game and go back to the menu. Then I realized it just required ...
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