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How do I make serial work on the Raspberry Pi3 (PiZeroW, Pi4 or later models)

My Pi3 serial console produces rubbish and fails to respond to the keyboard.
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How to setup the Raspberry Pi 3 onboard WiFi for Ubuntu Server 18.04 with netplan?

How to setup of Raspberry Pi 3 B+ onboard WiFi for Ubuntu Server 18.04? In particular, with netplan? This is a clean install of the Ubuntu Server 18.04 image for Raspberry Pi 3. File: ubuntu-18.04.2-...
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How to emulate Raspberry Pi in QEMU?

A few years ago, people were saying they were able to emulate a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 in QEMU. However as of late 2020, I am unable to do so. Can anyone let me know what the correct command line ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously use the dual band(2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) of Raspberry pi 3 B+ to create an AP?

Is it possible to simultaneously create a single AP on raspberry pi 3 b+ which uses both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands so that users with low end devices can connect to the 2.4 Ghz band and users with ...
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WiFi won't start

I have a new Pi 3 B+ and am running openplotter version of NOOBS. When I boot, WiFi doesn't show on the top right of the home screen. When I run raspi-config for Network Options and WiFi, I get '...
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Why am I getting a rainbow screen and flashing red PWR LED with a new Raspberry Pi 3B+?

I think there might be a problem with my new Pi. I'm using the same power supply (purchased from PiHut for my previous 3B) in the new 3B+ but I get the rainbow screen and the red power light flashes ...
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How fast can GPIO pins toggle?

I'm currently using Python's RPi.GPIO module to toggle some pins, and I want to know how quickly it can do this. I need the pins to be toggled on the schedule of a ~50 mhz FPGA clock, which I'm ...
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Raspbian 8 on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

How can I can use my old Raspbian 8 (Jessie) SD card installation on the Pi 3 B+? I changed files in /boot. (start.elf, start_cd.elf, start_db.elf, start_x.elf, bcm2708-rpi-0-w.dtb, bcm2708-rpi-b.dtb,...
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Performance differences running Raspbian from USB flash drive versus SD card

I want to run Raspbian from a USB flash drive on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. What would be the performance difference in doing so, as compared to running Raspbian from an SD card?
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Netbooting multiple "workers" RPi from a "master" RPi

My question is, I believe, a little bit complex, and I think it would be better to fully describe what I have and what I want to achieve, with what I am able to do. What I have I have a group of ...
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Installing libraries via pip is taking forever. Raspberry pi 3b+

I tried to install scipy using pip3 install scipy as well as sudo pip3 install scipy and it got stuck at Building wheel for scipy for 45 minutes. Same is the case for cython. What is the fix or it ...
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Shorted 3.3v + 5v together. Is it possible to repair?

I was reading through some instructions on how to add a power off/on button to the Pi and accidentally misread instructions and shorted the two end pins on a 3+B model, which appear to be 3.3v and 5v. ...
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RaspberryPi 3 B+: RPi restart whenever I tried to run two webcams simultaneously

I have a very strange problem with my RPi. Whenever I tried to run two webcams simultaneously, RPi restarts itself. A few months back I can run two webcams simultaneously without such a problem (same ...
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PoE hat fan activation on OS other than Raspbian

I'm aware that the only officially supported OS that the PoE hat works on is Raspbian. I can confirm that both my hats work, and that the fan does switch on and off if I have Raspbian installed on the ...
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Raspbian - wpa_supplicant.conf Country meaning

I'm a bit confused of the country property in wpa_supplicant.conf. In official Raspberry Wifi Documentation it says this: On the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, you will also need to set the country ...
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Is there a way to remove old files without relying on internet time service?

I have a Raspberry Pi that is acting as a sensor which I am sending out to various customers. The sensor is recording approximately 1 GB every 2-3 days, so I would like to have a way to remove old ...
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RPI3B+: What are the four components below the HDMI connector called?

I am trying to get the following RPI3B+ to work. Apparently the machine is booting ok, since I can see it using nmap on my local network: # nmap 192.168.0.23 Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) ...
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Switch between wifi client and access point without reboot

I want my Raspberry Pi to be used as access point or as client connected to my internet router but not both together. So I want to switch between these two modes with one simple command without ...
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Is it safe to power my external hard drive with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ USB port?

I have a external hard drive that has written on it "5V ⎓ 1A". Both power and data transfer happen over a single USB. I have been reading about powering this hard drive with the USB ports on my ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ freezes randomly

General setup My RPi is connected to a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. My swap size is set to 1000 MB and I'm not using wifi. Problem The RPi freezes randomly, meaning the GUI is frozen, no SSH ...
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I can't get WiFi access point (AP) working on my RPi

I want to control my Raspberry Pi 3B+ using VNC via the on-board WiFi. To this end, I am trying to set up a WiFi access point on wlan0. I followed the instructions at https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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Change PI 3 against PI 3 B+ [duplicate]

Currently I have a PI 3 B running with Raspbian Jessie. It has a 3 TB external Usb-HDD which holds the root partition for the Pi. The SD-Card is only used to start the Grub and afterwards the HDD ...
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How to automatically rerun python script if error occurs

I have python script which ideally runs indefinitely in loop. I am catching some exceptions, however, the problem is when some error occurs and script stops because of error. I want to detect somehow ...
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Run steam link automatically when starting raspbian

I have installed steam link in raspbian stretch, but I would like it to start when the operating system starts, I've been reading and I tried it with init.d but it did not work for me. Thank you.
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Service failing to wait for internet connection

I'm strying to make my systemd service start after internet connection has been established. I read several questions on this forum, but no success so far. The error is analog to Invalid host: ...
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Undervoltage symbol

So I have this undervoltage symbol on my raspberry 3+, and it's annoying. Now I have a powerbank with 5V and 2.1A(fast charger) and the symbol is there as well as on the old pi-2b+ AC adapter. So ...
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Is it possible to configure a Raspberry Pi 3 to become a Bluetooth adapter for a desktop PC?

Stupid question, but I've been looking everywhere. I want to configure my Raspberry Pi 3 so that it can basically serve as a bluetooth adapter for my desktop pc. Is this possible, or does it only work ...
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How to program active cooling connected to GPIO

I have Raspberry Pi 3b+ with the case, which has a small 5v fan, which is connected to GPIO. Look to picture below: The Fan runs continuously, but I don't want continuous operation. I want the fan to ...
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What are the functions of the test pads on the Pi 3B/3B+?

The various models of the Raspberry Pi comprise numerous test pads (testing pins). Many of these pads however are not mentioned or properly labelled in the official reduced schematics the Raspberry Pi ...
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Output fsck on boot to a log file

I'd like to use fsck on every boot of my RPi 3B+ server. To do this I will be using tune2fs -c 1 /dev/mmcblk0p2. When fsck runs I'd like the output to be added to a log file in /home/pi/fsck.log with ...
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Scanner only works if used as root

I am having difficulties getting my scanner to operate. I am using Raspbian Buster on a raspberry pi 3b+. My scanner is a USB Canon LIDE 110, which is connected to the pi through a powered USB hub. ...
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Boot from USB Connected SSD

It seems that existing guides of how to boot from USB are out of date, and the one here (https://learn.adafruit.com/external-drive-as-raspberry-pi-root/hooking-up-the-drive-and-copying-slash) didn't ...
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Connecting RPi to 2 different networks

I'm pretty new to Raspberry and I searched the net for a while now trying to find a good and simple answer to this question. Ok, so I have a network that is connected to the internet. I want to start ...
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USB Boot From SSD not booting -- Rapsberry Pi 3b+

So I'm having issues getting the USB boot mode working on my new raspberry pi 3b+ and a couple of different SSD's I'll first go through all the things that I've done, and what I'm seeing. Installed ...
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How do I install Tensorflow Lite on Raspbian Stretch?

Thanks for your help. I want to deploy a tensorflow neural network to a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with the Raspbian Stretch OS, and I'd like to know the best way to install Tensorflow Lite (or Tensorflow ...
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Pi 3 Model B+ doesn't boot - Power Supply or broken?

I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I also bought a power supply that the reseller sold specifically for the Pi - it delivers up to 3A. However, the Pi doesn't boot. I gives me the rainbow screen ...
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Scaling of digital reading of pressure sensor

I have purchased one of these and I've connected it to a pressure sensor. I now need to convert the digital values to pressure. However, my maths is all forgotten. Can anyone help me out? The ...
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Turn off external LEDs on Raspberry Pi 3

I see there are quite a few posts about this already but none seem to work for me. I am running a pihole server on my RPi 3 and I would like to turn off the external power and LAN LEDs (green and ...
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How to install the latest version of neovim?

The latest stable version of Neovim is 0.4.4. What's the easiest way to install that version of Neovim? Snap, ppa? I've tried building from source but I don't know why make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=...
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Raspberry Pi random reboots (Raspi 3B+)

I have a raspberry pi 3B+ model that I bought back in February 2019. For sometime, I "remember" it was working fine (although I can say from experience - memories can be deceiving). Then I ...
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Firefox Arm64 available but RasPi 3B+ still 32-bit

I want to be able to use my Raspberry Pi 3B+ as a desktop system. In order to do that, I need to be able to make use of apps such as Firefox-ARM64. Given all of the confusion regarding migrating ...
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Unable to detect cam module in raspberry pi 3 b+

I have my cam module connected and have also tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but the pi is unable to detect the cam module. On executing this command : vcgencmd get_camera ...
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Simulate raspberry pi GPIO

Is there a software to simulate Raspberry Pi hardware design such as proteus? I would like : To use a raspberry pi as a virtual component, Do all the wiring, simulate, Simulate, test code, Check for ...
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How to check if SPI is enabled and functional on Raspi 3b+?

I have run raspi-config and enabled SPI and also verified that /boot/config.txt contains the line: dtparam=spi=on However, when I run lsmod | grep spi I get the following: spidev ...
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How can I capture the 720p fps60 video?

I tried to use below command to capture the video, but output video fps only 25: raspivid -rot 180 -t 10000 -w 1280 -h 720 -fps 60 -b 1200000 -p 0,0,1280,720 -o test.h264 Any one can help me?
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Rpi3 log file opened and closed with python but corrupted on power loss - albeit file was closed

I have to ensure that every minute I open, write, and close a log file. It must be closed as we trigger power loss randomly on the Rpi3. I known it is bad and I also know that you want to use ...
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Can RPi 4 deliver more amps on the 5 volt rail than RPi 3 powered over PoE?

I have a setup using a Raspberry Pi 3B. I use the PoE hat on top and I power the entire setup over PoE from a Unifi switch. The setup has quite a lot of peripherals that need power and I use the 5 ...
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Disable 5Ghz Wifi-band on Raspberry Pi 3B+

is it possible to disable the ability to use 5Ghz for the wlan0 interface? I only want to use 2.4 Ghz Wifi Networks. So only 2.4Ghz Wifi is available and 5Ghz is disabled. thanks in advance
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POE without the Rpi Hat?

I have a raspberry pi 3b+ with the 4 PoE connectors. How can I power the Pi with Ethernet without buying the PoE Hat? Is there a link to a schematic for the PoE hat? I need a different board on top of ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Low voltage warning

I have 10+ various older model RPis running already. I bought 2 new RPi 3 B+ starter packs (with original power supply!). When I insert an existing SD card it shows a low voltage warning in the top ...
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