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Questions tagged [pi-3]

For questions that apply specifically to the Raspberry Pi 3 and not other/all models.

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Disable WiFi (wlan0) on Pi 3

Got a Pi 3 which will always use ethernet, so trying to figure out how to disable the WiFi such that it does not even turn on after a reboot. If I do an ifconfig I see the wlan0 device. I can do ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 vs Pi 2 power consumption and heat dissipation

I've seen the announcement of the new Raspberry 3 but didn't find any info regarding power consumption and heating. A 1.2 Ghz 64-bit CPU is great but does it draw a lot more power? Shall heat be an ...
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error - problem connecting to Raspberry Pi 3 with xrdp

I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xrdp I wen't to Windows 10 remote desktop connection and connected to my Raspberry Pi 3: Then I entered default credentials credentials (pi/raspberry)...
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How do I make serial work on the Raspberry Pi3 , Pi3B+, PiZeroW

My Pi3 serial console produces rubbish and fails to respond to the keyboard.
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Add an external antenna to a Pi 3

Makezine's writeup on the Pi 3 this morning included a somewhat tantalising section: The other interesting thing on the back of the board, right next to the wireless radio chip, is something that ...
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Does Pi3 Wi-Fi support 5 GHz and does it need an extra antenna?

I was wondering if the built-in Wi-Fi supports 5 GHz networks? Will it need an external antenna to be attached to work properly?
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How do I update my RPi3 to Python 3.6?

Python 3.6 just came out. I tried following these instructions to build from a tarball, but it got hung up on the make command, so I terminated the process after 20 minutes or so. I also noticed that ...
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Why can't the Pi 3 receive FM radio by itself?

I've read online that the Pi 3's WiFi/Bluetooth chip (BCM43438) can also receive FM radio. Why can't I use it to receive FM signals?
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Raspberry Pi 3 audio input?

Did Raspberry Pi 3 add audio input? I'm new to RPi and interested in doing speech recognition but noticed input has been missing for previous versions. If it hasn't, what is the best way for me to go ...
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Can Raspberry Pi 3 do 4K Video?

It looks like the Raspberry Pi 3 may be powerful enough to output 4K video, but I haven't seen anything about it anywhere. Does anyone know if the Raspberry Pi 3 can output video over HDMI at 4K ...
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Where can I find the documentation for the BCM2837?

I can find the hardware documentation for both Raspberry Pi 1's and Raspberry Pi 2's SoC on the Documentation - Hardware site from raspberrypi.org (Broadcom BCM2835 and Broadcom BCM2836). However, I ...
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Can you run pfsense on a Raspberry Pi 3?

Is it possible to run pfsense on a Raspberry PI 3? They have an embedded version that runs Nano BSD.
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Raspberry Pi 3 software compatibility

Raspberry Pi 3 uses a 64-bit ARM CPU, while its predecessors used 32-bit ones. How does this affect software compatibility? Can all of the old 32 bit binary packages for Raspberry Pi 1 and 2 be ...
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Which model Raspberry Pi I am running?

Is there a way of determining whether the current Raspberry Pi is either a 2 Model B and 3 with Raspbian Jessie Lite 8.0? This is because I have a particular bootstrap.sh written in Bash where it ...
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Do I need to use a heat sink?

I ordered a Pi 3 and accessory kit here from Amazon, it comes with 2 heat sinks. I won't be overclocking the Pi, would I still need to worry about heat issues? Eventually, this will be in an enclosed ...
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Disable power on Wifi and Bluetooth interfaces during boot?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2. I'd like to ensure Wifi and Bluetooth do not get powered on or draw current since the device is using wired Ethernet. According to dmesg, the device is ...
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Measure RPi3 power consumption without external hardware

I power my RPi3 using a power bank for smartphones, and I'd like to check how much power the Pi draws from it while my project is running. I don't have any special equipment for power measurement. Is ...
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Is there any limit for micro SD card size in PI3?

I have ordered Raspberry pi3. So I want what is the maximum compatible size of mirco sd card with PI3 ?
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Undervoltage warning despite decent power supply

I found some related questions about this, yet no answer. Using a freshly bought "5V/2.1A" rated power supply, I get undervoltage warning icon on both my Raspberry Pi 3s. I measure 4.75V at the USB ...
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Connect to Raspberry PI 3 over Wi-Fi direct

I want to connect from an android phone to a RPI 3 over Wi-Fi direct. I want to do it over Wi-Fi direct because the RPI will be a controller for one or more movable devices that will be used in ...
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How to get Chromium on raspberry 3

I used the command $ sudo apt-get install chromium and it didn't work. I'm using Raspberry Jessie. When I ran the command I got this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 has less than 1GB memory available at OS level

I don't know if it is a critical issue or not. But, I need to get rid of the question marks in my mind. I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 board and while I was playing with it, I realized that ...
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How to enable Wi-Fi channel 12 on Raspberry Pi 3?

I need my RPi 3 to connect to a Wi-Fi network using channel 12, but I'm not able to get the built-in Wi-Fi adapter to use this channel. This is what I've done: $ sudo apt-get install wireless-regdb ...
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Is it possible to use any virtualization technique with the Raspberry Pi 3?

The Raspberry Pi computers have not much CPU power and main memory but they could be the perfect platform for virtualization exercises at university classes. Now I'm looking for working ...
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Raspberry PI 3 MODEL B - Wireless Bridge to ethernet

I've seen a lot online for a solution to make raspberry Pi 3 into a wireless bridge. But many are old articles to suit the Pi 1 and 2. This is the last article I have seen, and tried: http://blog....
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What are the differences between the Model 2B and 3B?

Having seen an official part/order number (SC14012 or SC14014 with 16GB micro SD Noobs software) including what looks to be a real photographic image in a recent (2016/02/27 "Computer World" March ...
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Maximum current on each GPIO pin for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Anyone knows what's the maximum input/output current for the individual GPIO pins? Perfectly fine if someone is able to point me to the Broadcom BCM2837 datasheet, which I for some reason, cannot ...
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Window IoT Core stuck while booting on Raspberry Pi 3

When I try to boot my Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows IoT Core it remains on this screen forever: I've tried 2 different builds now, 14322 and 14328. Also I tried via noobs and via the IoT dashboard from ...
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Raspberry Pi Model B 3 Overclocking?

With the release of the Raspberry Pi Model B 3 today, I'm sure we're all very excited to see the speed of this new Pi. The standard clock is 1.2Ghz, but I'd like to push mine further. I know the Pi 3 ...
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Raspberry 3 - Boot From USB - but how?

Apparently the Raspberry Pi 3 can boot from things other than the SD Card, including USB flash drives. I got my Pi 3 today (hurray!) and burnt the latest Raspbian to both an SD card and a USB flash ...
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Enabling ARMv8 on Raspberry Pi 3 B

According to this article I should be able to switch to ARMv8 on my Raspberry Pi Model 3B, but I'm getting "rainbow screen" after adding to config.txt the line: arm_control=0x200 Why is it not ...
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Does the Raspberry Pi 3 support RTOS?

I am new to the RTOS world. I am planning to use some RTOS on a Raspberry Pi 3 (may be FreeRTOS). Can anyone suggest which RTOS would be good for the beginners? Since they have not released a ...
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How do I start up in safemode?

After attempting setting up Raspberry Pi bluetooth to be bluetooth receiver for stereo, now whenever I start it up I can't SSH at all, I can't use the desktop at all or CTRL+ALT+Fnumber key to get to ...
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Can I use all 4 cores of the Raspberry Pi's CPU?

I was wondering if there is a simple way to "turn on" all 100% of the CPU so that I can run processes faster (such as python calculations). 1) Is this possible? 2) Is there an easy way to revert ...
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What is the purpose of FOUR RaspberryPI icons on boot?

I get four RaspberryPi icons in upper left corner of the monitor screen at boot time. Does it have a purpose? If so , why four?
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What happened to Raspberry Pi 2- and 3- Model A?

I've been reading the FAQ section of the Raspberry Pi official site and I've noticed there was a list of all the devices ever made, which are (as of June 2016): Raspberry Pi Model A Raspberry Pi ...
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Disable auto file system expansion in new Jessie image 2016-05-10

Now when you flash the new Jessie image (released 2016-05-10) on the SD card and boot the first time, it auto expands the file system on the whole SD card. I want to stop that script. Reason i want ...
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Can I Install Debian 64 bit on RPi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is built with a 64 bit chip. Yet the Raspberry Pi Foundation has only released Linux distros are 32 bit. Can I install a 64-bit version of Debian on the RPi 3?
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Maximum Wi-Fi clients on Pi 3 hotspot

Is there a maximum number of Wi-Fi clients for a hotspot on the Raspberry Pi 3 (using the built-in Wi-Fi chip: Broadcom BCM43438)? Regarding the software, I'm using hostapd to manage the Access Point ...
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Windows 10 IoT / Raspberry Pi 3

Does anyone have any links to information on the planned support / roadmap for Windows 10 IoT on Raspberry Pi3? In particular; 64 bit support Wifi / Blue tooth drivers
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hcitool scan says No such device

Using Raspberry Pi 3, Linux test 4.4.9-v7+ #884 SMP Fri May 6 17:28:59 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux root@raspberry:/home/user# hcitool scan Device is not available: No such device What can be the issue ...
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Raspberry pi 3 no wlan0 listed - no wireless

I just got my pi3 yesterday and out of the box wifi was working with retropie. I performed some updates and somewhere along the line the wlan0/wifi stopped working. Because it did work I do not ...
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RasPi 3 - wlan0 not associated

I have two RasPi3, both on the newest Jessie and updated && upgraded. The problem is that both Pis can see networks but are not connecting to them. sudo iwlist wlan0 scan Gives me multiple ...
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Raspberry Pi connected to internet but can't SSH or Ping

I have a Raspberry Pi Model 2 running the newest version of Raspbian Jessie. My Pi is connected to the internet using an Edimax Wireless adapter, and I can download and browse the internet just fine. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: microSD card vs hard drive

In my bachelor's thesis I compared the speed performance of a hard drive connected via USB adapter with a microSD card. I was challenged to answer the question "Why is the difference in speed drives ...
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

Is there any way to open root file browser in raspbian (like gksudo nautilus in ubuntu)?
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What is the 3.5mm port standard in RPi3?

What is the 3.5mm port standard in Raspberry Pi 3? Is it CTIA or OMTP or any other standard? Mainly I want to know, which one is grounded? Say, tip ring ring sleeve = <1 2 3 4> respectively.
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BCM2835 on an RPi 3?

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3, which I understand to have the BCM2837 chip. When I purchased a codec from raspberrypi.com, I was asked to run: cat /proc/cpuinfo I was surprised to see the ...
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Can the Pi 3's internal Wi-Fi chip act as an Access Point?

From what I can find, the internal Wi-Fi chip on the pi 3 is a custom Broadcom BCM43438. Is it capable of operating in AP mode?
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I failed to remote connect to Raspberry Pi 3 from Ubuntu

I just bought raspberry pi 3 with Rapbian Jessi with Pixel and I have a Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on it. I want to remote connect to it from my laptop. I enabled the VNC server on ...