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Linux is a high-profile computer operating system. The Raspberry Pi can run one of a number of Linux distributions, the most pupular being Raspbian (Debian-based) and Arch Linux.

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What is Raspbian?

Being new to Linux, maybe this is a stupid question! I don't quite understand how this distro thing all works, is Raspbian just compiled packages with source code taken from the individual ...
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Audio/Video out of sync with PCM2704 USB key. How should I proceed? [closed]

I recently bought a PCM2704 USB sound card, which is purported to work out-of-the-box with raspbmc. I've enabled the experimental audio drivers, but now I get pretty bad A/V sync issues. Of course, ...
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How to make cross compile development enviroment that can use shared libraries from Pi?

I was able to install toolchain and compile programs that use basic c libs. But that is not really useful when compiling big programs. I've learned that, when cross compiling, compiler will look for ...
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How to set up the Raspberry Pi [closed]

I have just gotten my Raspberry Pi. I am a beginner in Linux. Can someone please explain how I should go about starting up my computer?
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Special OS for a special device

Why does the RPi need a 'special' kind of Linux ? Why can't it run any distribution ?
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How can I read and write data to a Character Device File in Linux with PHP? [closed]

I'm trying to read and write to modules on the I2C bus on a Raspberry Pi using PHP. I'm using fopen() and fskeek(). Below is the code I've been trying to use to read data coming in from the physical ...
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Raspberry Pi Air Display [closed]

recently I've discovered air display for various configurations (mac+pc, pc+pc, etc.). I've been thinking about doing the same with raspberry pi connected to my tv. Although air display isn't ...
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Schedule periodical processes

I have a project that I´ll be using RaspBerry Pi to make a controller for process control. To do that I need to schedule processes periodically. Does anyone know how I could do that? So I have to ...
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Any CANopen adapters supported on the PI? [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any CANopen protocol converters supported on the Pi, or if ones that work under Linux could be ported to it?
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XBMC and unclean shutdown

So, I have my Pi, and based on some posts here, am installing Raspbmc. I have a nice powerstrip that senses current through the "main" outlet (my TV), and will switch off some of the outlet if there ...
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What are the kinds of (useful) things could I do on a raspberry PI? [closed]

I'm probably going to buy one, but I'm not sure what I will do with it. I have a lot of linux experience but not a lot of hardware experience. So what things can I do on it that would be useful and ...
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SSH not landing default user directory

I have recently installed Raspbian onto a Raspberry Pi. As part of the installation process I changed the user name and group from the default (pi) to my own (let's call it user) using usermod and ...
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raspberry pi booting failed on custom kernel [closed]

hello I have compiled my custom kernel and pack initramfs into it. I have created two partition fat32 and ext3. fat32 contains bootloaders and kernel and ext3 contains rootfs. I have made a raw disk ...