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Raspberry Pi Zero W, berryboot missing kernel image

I am having difficulty installing berryboot on my pi zero. I followed countless guides and none seem to work. most guides tell me to download berryboot from here however the site does not have a ...
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RPi Zero W, bad file system after first shutdown

Hey guys I'm facing a super strange problem that's been blocking me for days now. I have a RPi zero w and I can successfully flash the latest Raspbian Lite image onto the SD card and boot it up, but ...
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Record from USB webcam

I need some help reading video from a USB webcam. I'm writing a Java application that streams video too authenticated users. This is working fine with the Pi camera as raspivid is able to output an h....
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Pi Zero WH “No wireless interface found”

Just received a second Raspberry Pi Zero WH (first one was DOA out of the box, different seller). This one boots at least, BUT, I can't get it running Wifi. I've tried several different images on 4 ...
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windows 10 IOT core compatibility with Raspberry pi zero w (BCM2835- ARM1176 processor) [duplicate]

is windows 10 IOT core compatible with Raspberry pi zero w (BCM2835- ARM1176 processor)
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WiFi Network with systemd-networkd but using dnsmasq as DHCP server to give fixed IP leases

Switching between AP and STA mode without rebooting over a WEB interface and managing WiFi clients over the WEB interface is the goal of my project, much like a WiFi router. The clients do not support ...
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Raspberry Pi zero w wifi not discoverable on boot

I've been using a raspberry pi 3b to write some scripts and I setup an access point for wifi setup using Balena's wifi connect. I'm trying to transfer over to the sleek pi zero w. However, I notice ...
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ltp305 Dot Matrix Python Library not allowing me to use display.set_character()

I am trying to display a number on a Dot Matrix ltp305 display that increases with each button press, enabled by the pressing of a normal button connected to the GPIO. I am sure everything is ...
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Pi zero WH: Browser capable of playing youtube videos?

Anyone know of a browser capable of playing videos that runs on Pi OS on pi zero w?
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Programmable ws2812 LED fail to light up on Pi Zero

I have hooked up a programmable ws2812 LED . The Datasheet says "Default power on does not light up" Using the hook up guide and a breadboard I have a single LED where ... DIN is attached ...
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Pi Zero W with Raspbian Lite apt-get upgrade issues

I have a new Raspberry Pi Zero W and I downloaded the latest Raspbian Buster Lite installing it on a brand new 32 GB microSD card using Rufus. I created a wpa_supplicant.conf file so that it would ...
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Multiple WIFI on Raspberry pi Zero

I'm attempting to setup a Raspberry Pi zero W with an additional USB Wifi Dongle (wlan0 and wlan1) to connect to two different WIFI networks (one 2.4GHZ and the other 5GHZ). OS information: "...
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Create additional wifi credentials on headless Pi 0

I have been accessing this Pi over SSH on a wifi per the initial install via burning a raspbian image to an SD card. I tried unsuccessfully to add another wifi network by editing the wpa_supplicant....
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Raspberry Pi Zero W as USB Keyboard

I’m having trouble setting this up on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I am getting the error that there is no file called 'hidg0'? When I look in dev/ I do not see one either? I am running on the latest ...
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Pi Zero W: Connect keyboard AND act as hidg0 keyboard?

I have my Pi Zero W acting as a keyboard via the /dev/hidg0 method. That works fine. However, I'd also like to connect a keyboard to the Pi at the same time to control the Pi without using SSH. What ...
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Zero4u usb hub on raspberry pi Zero W does not recognize whatever I connect to it

I am writing to tell how I managed to solve my USB hub problems related to raspberry pi zero W, but I would still want a feedback and related help on this. The issue was, I could not get anything ...
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Bone Conductor and Pi Zero W

How can I code my Pi Zero W to play an audio file through GPIO pins? I want to play the files through bone conductors which I have attached to a Stereo 2.1W Class D Audio Amplifier - TPA2012. ...
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squeeze raspberry pi zero w for stockfish

I am trying to run stockfish and get it as fast as possible to what I consider "good values", at least over 20 deep. I'm using a raspberry pi zero w ... and after 20 seconds it's only 12 ...
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Stream video from USB device using a Pi Zero

A friend of mine has a bird box with a camera system setup which transmits its images to a receiver plugged into their TV. They asked me if it would be possible to view the footage on a mobile phone ...
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RPi.GPIO button interrupt/callback inconsistent behavior - callback functions do not return

I have this programm that has 4 buttons (5,6,13,19) linked to the handleBtnPress callback function. The handleBtnPress function sets a busy flag, prints which button is pressed and then calls the main ...
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Connecting to Pi via WiFi with no internet and then configuring WiFi from it

I will try to explain myself the best I can. I would like to connect to my Pi 4 via wifi, without internet connection, directly from my laptop or mobile phone. Once connected I would like to be able ...
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HDMI output does not fill full 800x480 TFT display

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspberry Pi OS Lite (CLI only). The Pi is attached over HDMI, via an adapter, to a 7.0 inch 800x480 TFT display from Adafruit. When I boot up the CLI, the console only ...
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PiHole not blocking advertisements

I installed and updated Raspbian OS and PiHole on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. But the adblocking feature is not working. I am attempting to make RPi as DNS for my modem over ethernet. I have assigned fixed ...
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Pi Zero W USB port dead or not dead?

That is the question! This is my first Pi -> Zero W 2016 v1.1. USB problem happened after another very strange incident. After few days of normal operation, at boot logo screen my Pi suddenly ...
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how to properly make a charging circuit — 2s 7.4V to 5V 2A

I have 2 18650 li-ion cells, each at 3.7v and this bay with this white connector I saw on youtube that depending on the length of the cell, we can know whether they have integrated "invisible&...
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Boot halts on “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes”

On my RPi Zero W I had a kernel panic issue Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6) but I managed to fix it with the help from the second aswer from this post: ...
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how to power a raspberry pi zero w, with a 2x18650 bay, through GPIO

I'd like to wire this bay to the GPIOs of a rpi zero w. The bay welcomes 2S 2x18,650. On each cell is written "9800mAh TR 18650 3.7v Li-ion". My requirements are : One micro-USB port must ...
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Kernel crashes when upgrading or installing something

I have two Raspberry pi zero w and the first one I bought last summer or so. The second was recently. The first one always crashed at the beginning when streaming the pi-camera with more than 6 fps (...
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Pi Zero W as a WiFi Access Point - WiFi Dropping Out every minute or so

I have setup a Pi Zero v 1.1 & Camera with latest Raspian Buster Lite to replace an old Drone Camera which has failed. I have it running as a router using this url and streaming the video fine ...
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setting raspberry pi zero to automatically power on after power failure

I'm planning to buy a Raspberry Pi Zero W to remotelly wake on my desktop pc. To do this task I need that the raspberry always stays awake; is there a way to set the raspberry automatically wake on ...
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GPU for image processing on Pi Zero?

I have a Pi Zero W that I'm deploying headless to a remote-off grid location with very limited bandwidth. I would like to transmit images from the camera every 5 minutes or so, but to minimize ...
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UV4L Streaming SSL enabled but I get SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

when I run uv4l it seems work fine I created certificates for SSL with letsEncrypt: letsencrypt certonly --standalone -d mysafehouse.hopto.org --preferred-challenge dns mysafehouse.hopto.org is a ...
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How to detect if an external Relay is ON or OFF

I want to know the state of an external Relay connected to my Raspberry-Pi. Basically if there is current flow or not in A-B. A-B should be connected to R-Pi. I am not sure how to proceed even though ...
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Casting from Pi400 to Pi Zero W, possible?

So I have a Pi Zero W I've been wanting to use and was wondering if I pick up a Pi400, can I cast to the Zero W after turning the Zero W into a Chromecast dongle or something along that line? I was ...
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Correct module interface to use with Raspberry Pi Zero WH

I would like to install a module on my R PI Zero W with soldered head. The avaliable interface options for the module are TTL | RS232 | USB | USB Virtual URL to module: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...
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mounted ext4 partition is immediately unmounted

I'm trying to mount an external USB SSD in RPi Zero-W in Raspbian, no desktop mode, with fstab, and seems that it unmounts immediately. EDIT: I found this bug (which is still unfixed), and see that ...
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24/7 Solar panel + battery to power a Raspberry Pi Zero W [closed]

I need to create a system to have a remote bees monitoring. In this place I haven't the electrical energy. Basically I need to monitor some sensors (5 temperature and humidity sensors). I'm not expert ...
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DS18B20, W1ThermSensor, Raspberry pi Zero W, and Python3.9 - Does not consistently read sensor

Before I start, I have browsed the "similar questions" section before writing this and could not see one that matched a situation like mine. If one is found, please let me know and I will ...
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RPI zero g_mass_storage using a directory

I am trying to use ad rpi zero to access a samba share present on my network so that I can access it to the tv. I'll try to make it more clear: SMB server --> wifi --> rpi zero --> tv I have ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W can't connect to wifi

I have been trying to setup a raspberry pi 0w to connect to my access point but I can't get it to connect. The first thing I did was to enable USB ethernet and make the ssh file so I can connect to it ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero MI-305 Mini USB Microphone with horrible background noise

I have been trying to use a mini USB microphone, mode MI-305 with my Raspberry Pi Zero W. However, when I try to play audio recorded from it, it has this very loud background noise like a square wave ...
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Shorted pi zero w

So I was going to put a new case on my pi zero that I got for christmas but idiot Me left it on while trying to put a new on and accedently a mounting nut fell into the slot where the GPIO header ...
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Pi Zero W 1.1 - What kind of component is this? What does it do?

Unfortunately a component (see image, component is encircled in red) is broken/missing on my Pi Zero W 1.1. So far everything still seems to work, but anyway: Do you know what kind of component this ...
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Buildroot: setup pi zero w headless (wireless)

I'm working on a project with rpis (those are always the best right) and I want to include the pi zero w in there as well. Now, I have a pi 3 and 4 running headless with buildroot images on them - ...
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Using Sipeed 6+1 microphone array be used with Raspberry Pi Zero W

Can I actually use Sipeed 6+1 microphone array with Raspberry Pi Zero W? The microphone array has a 10P 0.5mm FPC, but can it be made to work with the Pi. If not can the GPIO connectors be used to get ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Boot Loop

I manage four Raspberry Pi Zero W’s in a signage display project. I recently flashed all four of my units from Raspberry Pi OS to BalenaOS. I made sure that the new image I’ve downloaded is compatible ...
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Is it possible to run a SPI display off of a Pi zero?

I bought a 1.6" 130*130 display (Link, SKU: MSP1601, Driver Chip: SSD1283A) to use with me pi zero in a project (Mini handheld gaming console). I have been looking for hours how to use this ...
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Pi Zero W not selecting the strongest AP

I just got a pi zero W and I'm trying to run it on my home wifi which has two access points (EAP245). However, for some reason, the 0W insists on connecting to the AP with the lowest signal, not the ...
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Is there a screen that will fit the Raspberry Pi Zero W that doesn't use I2C [closed]

I've been using the Adafruit PiOLED which causes some issues with the PiSugar 2 battery I'm using. Because of this, I'm looking for recommendations on a screen that doesn't use the I2C protocol. I'd ...
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Touchscreen on Zero W without X?

I'm designing a Raspberry Pi Zero W project with a touchscreen. I want to use this screen. Would there be a way to use the touchscreen on that without having X? I'll be using /dex/fbX for the display.

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