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Picam java library support for Raspberry Pi Zero

as Raspberry Pi Zero is based on armv6l, is it supported by Picam native library? Using the picam on Zero I get a proper JPEG, but with all pixels black. I wondering if there is an issue I should look ...
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Pi Zero keeps crashing while running pi-hole

Just got my first Raspberry Pi - a Pi Zero W. I bought it with the intention of running pi-hole on it. However, after an hour or two it will crash. This has happened 6 or so times now. I swapped ...
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Raspi Zero W broken?

I got a Raspi Zero W which I unwrapped myself today. I flashed a Micro SD with the latest Raspbian Stretch Lite, put it into the card slot and hooked it to a 5V 1.2A power cable I've been previously ...
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Will RaspiOS Lite (no Desktop environment) be able to start a software with GUI made with Tkinter?

The question might have an obvious answer. I believe it is not possible but I am not able to test it myself on the Rpi zero W until next week. I assume Tkinter requires a “window manager” from an OS ...
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New Pi Zero W brcmfmac failures and can't start wlan0 WiFi

I have to set this up headless because I didn't realize the Zero W had mini HDMI and not micro. So I flashed both the 2017-04-10 Raspbian light and full from Linux (with dd) and then mounted the FAT ...
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Pi Zero W loses WiFi Connection when streaming video feed from camera

Background: Pi Zero W with Raspbian 10 (buster) installed. I have a small script that runs a local flask server that streams the video feed from a NoIR Picam at 480p. script and process described here ...
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How can Rpi3B read the CJMCU-8128 (CCS811 + HDC1080 + BMP280) 3 in 1 sensors module?

I've got a CJMCU-8128 board with CCS811 + HDC1080 + BMP280 sensors. There is an explanation how to wire it here: https://www.strawdogs.co/2018/07/Using-the-CJMCU-8128-Breakout-Environment-Sensor-...
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How do I use three RC522 RFID readers together?

Ok, So I have one RC522 reader working with no issues. I want to have 3. I don't care which receiver picks up the RFID tag, I just want to know whenever a tag was picked up at all by any of them. ...
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Industrial microSD card to minimize corruption [closed]

I plan to use RPi’s (zero w) to create some potentiometer value readers for the company I work at. They will be used in the production, in order to adjust the potentiometers in some products. The ...
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3.5" LCD driver conflicts with UART

I'm using RPi Zero W with 3.5" LCD driver ( here ). Everything works well except the UART. Linux console is disabled and UART is enabled. When video output is on HDMI port, I can send and receive ...
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Pi Zero configured as HID not being recognized by PC (dmesg error)

I followed this guide to setup my Pi Zero W as a keyboard HID. Connected it to a laptop (via the data USB, not the power) to see no effect. When I started investigating, I saw that dmesg is showing ...
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Pi Zero W Bluetooth Connection Getting Dropped

I have a Rpi Zero W with headless setup and I am trying to connect my bluetooth speaker into my Raspberry Pi W. I followed this Setup Bluetooth on Raspberry Pi I followed these steps to be exact 1. ...
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Pi Zero W: Second i2c Bus

I did a really stupid mistake - I set up a second i²C bus months ago, so I have two gyro sensors connected - but din't document it. I can see the connected devices with i2cdetect -y 1 and ...
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Is PiFace Digital 2 compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero W rev 1.1?

Can anybody definitively say if the "PiFace Digital 2" is compatible with the "Raspberry Pi Zero W rev 1.1" or not ? I cannot find any Information on the web - besides a mention in ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Semi Freeze

I want to use motion (https://motion-project.github.io) to stream video on a remote location with internet connection using the raspi-cam V2 on a raspberry pi zero w. Besides stream, the idea is also ...
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Problems with the rpi zero and relay [closed]

I Have a problem... (above the relay-coil Datasheet) I want to control a single relay with my pi zero, but it seems that it doesn't have enough power. the 3.3V pin of the rpi (measured to 3.19V) works ...
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Raspi noob looking for guidance on using the board as a HID mouse

This is a hard thing to Google. No Google I do not want a mouse for the Pi I want the Pi to be a mouse. I'm an Arduino guy mostly, and I'm looking to use the Pi in a manner similar to an Arduino (e.g. ...
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Audio cuts out periodically when using audio hat

I am currently live streaming some audio to and from a raspberry Pi Zero W using the waveshare audio hat however I have found that the audio periodically cuts out when I do this. When I used my logic ...
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Writing to GPS HAT on Raspberry Pi Zero W Never Returns Anything

I have attached a GPS HAT to a Raspberry Pi Zero W running RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP. When I SSH in to run a simple Python script that writes to the HAT serial port, nothing happens and I am not ...
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Incorrect TTYS0 input from sensor

I am trying to read data from a LV-MaxSonar-EZ0's TX pin connected to the RX pin on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. The problem I'm running into is that the data I'm getting does not fit what the sensor's ...
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Cannot see RPI ad-hoc network from android phone [closed]

I installed on RPI zero W a ad hoc wifi network, through this github project: https://github.com/simondlevy/RPiAdHocWiFi I works perfectly with my mac, and my iphone, so I can connect correctly (...
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Can I power a Raspberry Pi Zero and use the data connectors on a MicroUSB header at the same time?

Curious to see if this is possible as I have two USB data connections I want to use simultaneously on the Pi.
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Getting IPV4 Address from newly setup Raspberry Pi Zero W?

I setup my raspberry pi zero w Version 1.1 by following this link https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-zero-creation/install-os-on-to-sd-card And I tried pinging it... C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping ...
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SSH over hotspot network?

I have looked through here a bit and seem to have a unique situation I'm trying to address. I have an iphone with my hotspot enabled. I connect to the hotspot with a raspberry pi zero w over wifi. I ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't want to refresh - different version

Long story short: MiniDLNA installed, manual refreshing via -R does NOT work. But inotify works. Partially. I start MiniDLNA - 0 files. I move all my files from the default location away and move them ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W auto login

I am trying to enable an auto login on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian Booster 10. I am interested in the Desktop interface, not the Command one, which works with auto login enabled. I have tried ...
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How to make more efficient reading of GPIO

My (python) program (on Raspberry Pi zero W) turns on/off a GPIO pin (connected to a relay module) depending on the RSSI signal of my phone (connected via bluetooth) and the status of one more GPIO ...
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Rasberry Pi zero and 3 bluetooth transfer speed is slow RFCOMM

I am trying to send a series of bytes from the Raspberry Pi zero W to the Raspberry pi 3 via bluetooth. Im using the PyBluez python package. I believe that Raspberry Pi Zero has Bluetooth 4.1 and ...
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Setup respeaker pi-hat 2 on RPI ZW

I am trying to run snips on my rpi0w, and has mounted the respeaker pi hat on to it. Installed the driver using git clone https://github.com/respeaker/seeed-voicecard cd seeed-voicecard sudo ./...
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Can I connect my raspberry pi zero via the gpio pins and an ethernet cable?

Is it possible to cut open a Ethernet cable and hook it up via the gpio pins in order to gain internet access? If so how? Or is it necessary to get an adapter such as the ENC28J60? I am trying to ...
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Encrypt whole root or home on Headless RPi zero

My question is, what possibilities are there to make your data secure on a headless Pi. I'm pretty sure that making it disk encrypted needs an interface also with home but I want to decrypt/unlock it ...
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Run pad hole solderd shut raspberry pi zero w

So I made a big oopsie. I was soldering headers on to the raspberry pi zero w, when I accidentally solderd a run pad shut. I tried removing it with a soldering wick, to no avail. Did I create some ...
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How to share WiFi internet from pi zero w to computer

I am trying to setup my Pi Zero W as an internet bridge where it connects to existing WiFi hotspots (using its internal WiFi card) from behind a VPN (openvpn) and then shares the network to a Mac via ...
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raspberry pi zero w TWO wi-fi connections 1)dhcp 2)static

hello I need that my Pi automatically connect to wi-fi's 1) At home (by dhcp)-easy 2) at work (static IP DNS router)-don't know how it's extrimle easy to do that on armbian by configs /etc/...
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Why Raspberry Pi Zero W is missing to log data constantly every second?

I'm doing a project where I want to record IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) readings. I want to use pretty high sampling frequency and I'm using Raspberry Pi Zero W to send PWM signal of 800Hz to ...
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How come Rpi GPSD can read GPS data using USB to serial cable, but not using Rpi serial pins TxD, RxD?

I've been trying to setup an RPi0 with a GPS module. This is the GPS antenna I'm using This is the GPS module I'm using to connect to the Pi I've tried the module with USB on my desktop (Windows 10) ...
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When I try and update pihole I get dpkg: error: parsing file

This is the error I get: dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 1740 package 'firmware-brcm80211': duplicate value for 'Status' field E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an ...
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Wifi (Whole Wifi, not only the pi's) doesn't work when the Pi is connected. How Do I fix that?

If I connect my Pi Zero W to Power, My Home Wifi stops working. If I ask my Echo what Time it is before its plugged in, it will say the time. After that. It wont. Same for Opening Websites How Do I ...
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My RPi0 W crashes

My RasPi 0 W Crashes while updating and upgrading after i newly flashed the SD card with 2019-07-10-raspbian-buster-lite.img my putty console: login as: pi pi@192.168.2.119's password: Linux ...
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Wireless Transparent Proxy Troubleshooting

I'm someone who has very little technical experience but became interested in the idea of a transparent Tor proxy. I'm well aware that this isn't a secure implementation but I thought I could learn a ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W — route domain to local IP

I set up an access point using this tutorial and was wondering if I could set up something where if I connect to the access point and went to example.com it would route to 192.168.4.1:80 or something ...
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Can I boot with a nfsroot over a wireless network?

I've recently been transitioning the various Raspberry Pis on my (wired) network over to use NFS root filesystems rather than mounting them from the SD cards, to avoid the assorted known problems with ...
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What Bluetooth profiles does the Pi Zero W natively support?

I've started looking for tutorials for Pi's and Bluetooth, but I don't have any experience with Bluetooth and Linux, and it seems that the Bluetooth stack on Raspbian and/or Linux is not full featured ...
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Headless RPI ZeroW Kali Linux

For raspbian i used to make a ssh file and a wpa_supplicant.conf file for my raspi to connect to my wifi (after flashing i used to paste them in the boot folder). Is there any simple way to achieve ...
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Install Alpine Linux mini root filesystem distribution on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am trying to install the mini root filesystem distribution of Alpine Linux on my Raspberry Pi Zero W which can be downloaded for the armhf architecture from the official Alpine Linux download page. ...
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Compatibility With GSM/GPRS A6

I'm working with an A06 V2 connected to a Pi zero. Using AT commands to send SMS functions correctly. I try to send MMS using CMMSXXXX commands There is problem. The first commande must by AT+...
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Trouble with using RPi Zero W as USB keyboard

I'm using a RPi Zero W for this exercise. I downloaded 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-full.zip and installed it onto a 32G microSD card: sudo dd bs=4M if=2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-full.img of=/dev/...
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How can I get the set attribute of each “device” in an array

What I am wondering is how I can loop through paired_devices and get the "name" attribute for each device. This is only a short amount of the code, if more is needed, feel free to comment below. def ...
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Adafruit_Nokia_LCD module on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm stuck with this Adafruit module. I was able to install without errors on a Pi2, but when I tried to replicate on my Zero W the installation goes fine but then I cannot import the module ("...
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What are the relative merits of putting start-up process in cron vs. rc.local?

I have several small python scripts that I want to run in the background all the time on my pi zero w set-up. I currently have this problem 'solved' using cron, but I am curious. I see many sources ...

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