Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Difference in rc.local and lxde autostart

I have created a python script with GUI and I want to be able to run it at start up once the Pi boots. I placed my script in the rc.local but the GUI does not appear at start up. But when I placed it ...
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Boot Desktop PC with RPi - is it possible?

I’m planning to rebuild my desk and with it, there will be a monitor lift and hopefully a RPi to control it via button or voice. In my dreams, I’m able to put on a second button for the power on of ...
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Cancel boot if underpowered?

I am working on a battery powered Raspberry Pi project. When the batteries are charged (enough), the Pi and all the connected peripherals boot and run correctly. The issue I'm facing is when the ...
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Raspberry PI not booting - underpower

I have 2 RPis, both version 3, model B. One has V 2.1, 2015 stamped on it, the other has no version, just 2017. I have 3 SD cards; the 2015 PI boots with the two that I had before recently getting a ...
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Excute python file on start-up

I have a simple python file(no GUI) that I'd like it to run in the background at start-up of raspberry pi 3b. I checked out this post Execute script on start-up But it didn't specify what to do with ...
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RPi freezes at booting. Log screen attached

I'm working on a project where I have a couple of RPis recording some audio. Recently the devices stopped working and after probing I found out that devices stops at following screen while booting, ...
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Update program on SD card Pi 3 by end user of device from web site

We have a prototype device that has inside a Raspberry Pi 3, Wi-Fi and our code is on the SD card. What is best option? Is there a library, where it can an act like a firmware update? Ideal use case:...
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Pi stuck on reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi that is stuck on reboot. I wish to use the Pi to send a CEC command to a television to turn it on or off over the HDMI connection. I have it run the following python script at ...
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How do I make the OS reset itself every time it boots up?

I'm looking to set up a simple system for public usage, probably with Raspbian. I would like to set it up to be a specific way, and have it stay that way. The goal is for the entire OS to wipe and ...
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ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf files not getting deleted on boot?

I am following this guide for the raspberry pi zero w: https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials/raspberry-pi-zerow-headless-wifi-setup.html I've flashed the latest raspbian stretch lite to the SD ...
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Set a static IP address for wlan0 from /boot partition of Raspberry Pi on Raspbian Stretch Lite

I am using Raspbian Stretch Lite 2018-04-18. I currently have static IP working over wifi. I setup /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to connect to my wifi and setup /etc/dhcpcd.conf to use a ...
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Running a camera script on startup - Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm creating a time-lapse camera to attach to a pair of glasses. I tried out my script (python 3) and it works, but I need to get my script to work upon startup up since it will powered by a ...
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I've researched it here but I still can't get a .jar file to run at startup on a raspberry pi

I admit I'm a complete noob at this, but I've done my homework on this site and I still can't get what I want to happen. I'm trying to get a .jar file to run at startup on a rasbpian installation. Let'...
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RPi stopped booting, only red LED, different rpi/sd/power supply do not work

Problem: I have a working sd card, a working rpi, and working power supply. When I then plug in an ethernet cable into the rpi and reconnect the power supply to a power bar (where I have 3 other rpi's ...
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RetroPie does not load correctly on Raspbian

I have been trying to load Retro Pie on my Raspbian OS/Kodi but doesn't seem to work. The board is a Raspberry Pi 3B+. It's a 32 GB card and I plan on putting ROMs on a flash drive. When loading it ...
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Cannot overclock --> black screen

When I try to overclock my Raspberry Pi 3B by editing the boot/config.txt file and restart, I always end up with a black screen. It will go past the "Welcome to Raspberry Pi Desktop" screen but after ...
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user made GUI on booting of Rpi3

I have a rpi 3 board. I am new to this field, I have a GUI developed in Visual studio on windows platform, i am able to run its .exe on Rpi board using mono, now i want to boot rpi such that it should ...
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SD Card as storage (Not boot) drive

I currently have my RPi3 booted from a usb flashdrive, I am wondering if it is possible to use an sd card as the mass storage option, without it being the boot drive. thanks! -Dan
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Disable UART such that it will not be on during the boot process, but only after

I am using UART sensors that do not allow the RPI to finish the boot when the serial console and the bluetooth are on. I did disable them using the dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt in /boot/config.txt and ...
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Run script to setup Socks Proxy on Pi Startup

I'm new to the Pi, and have come across heaps of streams that seem to need you to pair using the same IP before they will play - Openload etc... I read and found you can create a socks proxy that ...
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A full bitcoin node using Raspberry Pi 3

This would be my first attempt at purchasing and using the pi for any use-case. I am attempting to build a full bitcoin node using raspberry pi (which is I/O heavy). I plan to purchase the a.) ...
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PI3 USB boot - how to restart after boot failure (disk needs more than 5 seconds to spin the discs)

I set up my raspberry to boot from external USB hard drive. It works, however when I turn on both raspberry and the disk at the same time, it fails. The disk needs more than 5 seconds to spin the ...
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Thunder bolt icon appears, Pi boots, Keyboard does not work. What could be wrong?

I have a new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. It has been working fine with the keyboard and mouse. I have ran rpi-update since purchasing it and it continued to work fine after that. I have tried starting the ...
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Potentially fried raspberry pi

I tried to power the raspberry pi though the GPIO pins. I had a 3.7 volt battery charging board that outputed 4.2 volts. I connected it to 5v and ground on the raspberry pi and the lights were a ...
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Red camera LED fails to turn off

I am using Raspbian 4.9.35-v7+ (3B+) and the camera: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1567. This may be flagged as a duplicate to previous questions under similar titles; however, none of their ...
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Tiano Core UEFI - Pi 3B+ gone bad?

I came across this project on github and I decided to give it a try. I copied the files over to my Raspberry Pi 3B+, put the sd card in, powered it up and the rainbow logo appeared, followed by a ...
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Changing .bashrc to run python script [duplicate]

I added a line at the end of .bashrc to start a python program as I start up raspberry. However the program is not automatically executed and it runs only after openning terminal. So I would like to ...
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Python script does not run when called by service

I have written a python program that continuously parses my current IP and emails it to me if it changes that I want to begin running as soon as the computer boots up: /home/pi/sendIP.py#note that ...
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Run Qt Application on Startup [duplicate]

I want to make my qt project run while booting raspberry pi3. When I searched on the web there is a solution for python. Eventhough I put some code on rc.local, this did not solve my problem. The ...
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Does the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A support 128 GB SD cards?

I am planning to expand my memory capacity to 128 GB. Are 128 GB cards supported by the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A?
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Retropie freezes during boot

As a RPi newbie I started using it as a retro console system. And everything worked pretty stable until today. Retropie suddenly began to execute some tests and then froze on a state which is given on ...
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Auto-detect HDMI on boot (touchscreen attached)

I'm using the 7" official Raspberry Pi touchscreen, attached with a ribbon, on an RPi 3 Raspbian Jesse. This screen does not support displaying on both it and HDMI output simultaneously, so I can only ...
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creating socks proxy

I'm trying to create a socks proxy on my Raspberry Pi. For that I have this command: ssh -f -N -C -D 0.0.0.0:1080 localhost. Now I want to run that on startup. And here is the problem. When I put the ...
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Run script on boot.

I want to know my Public IP address of PI using script and script should be start running automatically when my raspberry pi boot and Store output in some file, so that i can use later on. Actually, ...
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No access to USB port, when running python script on boot

I have a python script running with an RFID reader. The script runs fine when ran from terminal. When I add python /home/pi/script.py & to /etc/profile and reboot the Raspberry Pi, the scripts ...
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How to know the IP address of a Pi without an Ethernet or a display

I use a raspberry Pi 2. I have already installed raspbian and configured to a network using a usb-wifi a while back. Now I've moved to another place and I don't have an ethernet cable/ hdmi ...
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modified files on boot partition being reset after first boot

I am trying to perform a headless setup of a raspberry pi zero W, which involves creating some new files in the boot partition of the SD card before putting it into the pi (wpa_supplicant.conf and ssh)...
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(RetroPie) Can't use my splashscreen as a loading screen anymore

I don't know if it's the recent updated, but I used to have my 30s splashcreen video as my loading screen But, now I got a linux kernel version text between the Splashscreen and the Emulation Station ...
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How to start an app without windows manager

Hi sorry for the answer I´m very inexperienced in Raspbian, just started to use the pi a few weeks ago, I need to start an app developed with Qt in C++, it has a GUI, this app has strict timing ...
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Pi 3 model B+ won't boot

I was using this specific Pi for over a month now without any issues. Today, out of the blue, the screen started flickering. I decided to shut it down. When I replugged it, the green led wasn't ...
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auto start using /etc/rc.local or /etc/init.d not working

-My problem: I can't get autostart to work (/etc/rc.local or /etc/init.d) /etc/rc.local screen never boots and kills the pi, which then needs to be re-flashed to work again. /etc/init.d no auto ...
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Error on init/boot '/init: line 27: can't create /sys/class/leds/led0/trigger'

Sorry for asking the same question twice, but it seems I can't fix the problem yet. I have a web server running on my pi. One day I found that my server is down and I try to access my pi using VNC and ...
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RPI 3 hangs on HDMI out but can SSH fine

I have a RPI 3 that I bought a year ago, and I have only used the HDMI out 3 times. After I worked on setting it up, I unplugged the HDMI until today. It gets through the text on the boot up, but ...
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Does display_rotate still work?

I'm trying to use this runtime config.txt parameter under Raspbian Stretch and an external LED monitor on the HDMI port to no effect. It's hard to tell from posts here and elsewhere if this setting ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 USB boot not working

I have followed the official guide (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md) to boot my Pi from a 8GB USB stick. I have verified the correct bit is set in the ...
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/etc/profile executing 2 times

I have written a script to run automatically after login. For that I have put it in /etc/profile as: /home/pi/myscript.sh & However, it is executed twice instead of one. Any ideas why? VNC and ...
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Update git repo using rc.local

I want my Pi to fetch and update the local repository according to any changes from the remote repo at github.com I feel like my rc.local is being executed before there's network connectivity. Here ...
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raspberrypi - on boot not running my infinite python script?

I have a Python script, which needs to run 24/7 to use GPIO high/low. So on boot i wanted it to run as below. But it never works to run python script on other hand it does create /tmp/test file? How ...
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Stuck at colorful boot screen AFTER installing software to run an LCD 3.5" GPIO screen on my pi3

the charger I am using is for an Amazon Alexa and it outputs 5.25V; there is enough power to power the pi, multiple peripherals, ethernet, HDMI, and the screen. BUT- when I install the software to ...
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Accidentally removed the sd card while it was running

I am doing university project on RPi, how can I boot the raspbian now? Preferable to keep the data in it as it is very important for the project. Now it has only power led switched on. Please, help