Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Raspberry Pi always boots into terminal after changes in autostart

Recently I changed the LXDE autostart setup to automatically open the terminal after booting. I used the following two lines of code: nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and @lxterminal ...
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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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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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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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Raspberry pi 3 boot issues

Got a new Raspberry Pi 3 and I'm trying to use it with my Mac. I formatted the SD card and downloaded NOOBS. The green light comes on sometimes but when I add this to terminal: ssh pi@raspberrypi....
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Pi3 Act blinks once, no boot

I have got a problem with my Paspberry Pi 3 that my girlfriend put away on a drawer. I cant boot it any more, I have tried the SD card in another pi, and it boots, even tried a diffrent SD card that ...
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How to run a shell script on rpi3 that required GUI on boot?

I used this page to try to run a shell script when the raspberry pi first turns on. This is the line I added at the bottom of the file(before exit 0): sh /home/pi/alexa_start.sh & I added the ...
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Usb gprs not detected on boot

Good morning! I have a Gprs USB module which used to work just fine. Now on boot, the device is not detected. However, when the OS is booted, if I unplug and re-plug in the device, it is detected and ...
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RPi2 - installation of PIXEL: incomplete apt-get dist-install; unable to reboot to rerun dist-install

Raspberry Pi / Jessie. This morning I attempted install of PIXEL, following the sequence of commands on the Raspberry Pi website page for PIXEL installs. The apt-get update completed successfully ...
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Auto Start Python GUI

I want to start openbox and autolaunch a custom python GUI i created on powerup. Currently I manually launch by using xinit ./mystarter which contains the command to launch openbox and a path to my ...
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Dots Splash Screen RPI 3 version “PIXEL”

I'm interested in changing boot splash with dots on new Jessie PIXEL. Achieving the dots boot screen is available by changing the /boot/cmdline.txt file by removing serial console and its speed and ...
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Raspbian, LXDE, Autostart bash script

I am really struggling to get my pi to autorun a bash script on startup. A little background - it is running Raspbian, it has LXDE, and it is set to autologin as the "pi" user in raspi-config. I ...
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Module loads with modprobe but doesn't in boot

I'm trying to get the 3.5"spotspear Waveshare display working following the guide, (can't have more than 2 links,the name of the guide is "I'd like to have some LCD on my Pi") Problem is that when I'...
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Power on a Pi from external GPIO

As proof of concept, I am trying to accomplish one of two things: 1) Wire the pi such that it will automatically boot up upon shutdown or 2) Turn the power to the Pi on from a separate Pi. This ...
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How can i fix startx on my RPI3?

The day before yesterday I opened too many tabs in the browser, and hung my RPI. I turned it on again with the power turned on. But he was involved not as usual. Instead of having to download the ...
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Can't connect via HDMI cable after setting the touchscreen

i have been working a lot with HDMI cable and raspberry pi 2 and i was able to log into raspbian using a screen with HDMI recently i have used a touchscreen for the raspberry pi : It's a 3.5" ...
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How do I mount the boot partition from Macos?

When I attempt to find this partition (on Macos), here's what it's showing me: /dev/disk3 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Activate virtual environment and run python script on RPi startup

I am working on my project and using a raspberry pi 2 with raspbian OS. I followed the following link http://www.pyimagesearch.com/2015/10/26/how-to-install-opencv-3-on-raspbian-jessie/ to install ...

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