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Setup Bluetooth on a pi zero w

i want to connect my bluetooth headset (not headset the smaller ones for mobiles) to my headless Pi zero w. But I can`t connect it, because it tells me there is no controller available and I want to ...
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Pi Zero W - cracked 4r7 box

The "4r7" box on the mainboard of this Pi Zero W is cracked and the insides are exposed. It seems to be working fine. My questions are: What is this? Is it ok that it's exposed? Is there something ...
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Video streaming crashing after an hour

I would like to use a Raspberry Pi Zero to stream video from the camera. I have WiFi and ssh setup, and all works well. However, it appears that after an hour or so, the Raspberry stops streaming ...
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Zero W, wireless comms have slowed down recently. Notice lots of retries

So I use my zero w as a security camera, and lately it is streaming much slower. I rebooted but nothing changed. The only thing I see is lots of retries in wavemon and /proc/net/wireless. Any ideas? ...
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RPi Zero W keeps losing WiFi connection until restart

I have a Pi Zero W running software that constantly retrieves internet information (there is no reason for the WiFi to "sleep" although I think I've already turned off all the power-save stuff). Every ...
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RPI Zero W gadget after plugging in turns my PC off

Hello I am making a rpi zero USB gadget but something is wrong with it I am sure that pads don't connect to each other
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Pi Camera v2.1 not working

I already checked out the other answers on StackExchange, and followed every step of this guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/camera.md, as well as the referenced ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W - no network interface found

I'm completely stuck. I have Raspberry Pi Zero W and I'm trying to get the built-in Wi-Fi to work. After a clean install of 2017-08-16 Raspbian Stretch, when I click on the Wi-Fi button in the top ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi Zero W be turned into a WiFi router and using USB cable to debian computer as it's internet connection

The question tells almost all. I have a Pi Zero W at my balcony. It's connected to my home router through wifi. For now it's running lighttp server, taking a picture every minute and measuring ...
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SSH connection refused even though ssh file is in /boot

My image: 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch-lite from here My Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Zero W My computer: Linux (Fedora 26) What I did I followed the official instructions on how to flash the img to a ...
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Dead USB OTG in Pi Zero W

I bought my first Pi, a Raspberry Pi Zero W 1.1 from CanaKit and I am having trouble with its USB port. I tried booting latest Raspbian, Raspbian Lite and Noobs, but in all cases it's the same: no ...
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USB Audio and Mic Configuration Pi Zero

I am working on using my Pi Zero to create a Google assistant. I have a usb sound card and usb mic that I would like to use, but I am not sure exactly how I need to modify asound.conf or if there is ...
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incorrect values shows up in ultrasonic output in a fixed position

I am using below code to get the distance from an ultrasonic sensor. when the sensor is pointed to the wall with no change in its position, after some correct values some incorrect values will show ...
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How can I find the MAC address of my Wi-Fi interface?

I want to determine the MAC-address of my Wi-Fi interface on a Raspberry Pi Z W running Raspbian Lite. Is there a command that I can run to tell me this? Is there a device in the /proc tree that will ...
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Using the DSI connector on RasPi Zero W

I'm search for compatible 4-6" touchscreens with the Raspberry Pi (Zero W, but I think it's the same for all of them) with capacitive digitizer. My questions are: Does DSI support the touch digitizer ...
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WiFi adapter working on pc but not on RPi Zero W

I'm trying to make a sort of "hack" box to do pen-testing with and I am using the RPi Zero W. I have a Panda PAUO5 USB wifi adapter that I have tested working with Kali Linux on my laptop. It works ...
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New RPi Zero W - Screen flickers

I got a new RPi Zero W :) Fresh installed Raspbian Jessy on a new 16GB SD. All went good, including connection to wifi, and Logitec 2.4GHz mouse and keyboard. after that- from time to time, screen ...
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Automatically connect Pi Zero W to wlan after lost connection

I currently have my pi successfully connected to my wifi. The thing is that our router turns off every night which the pi doesn't seem to like since it just refuses to connect to it after that. The ...
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Cannot set up WiFi on Raspberry Pi Zero W running Stretch

I have been trying to connect to my wireless network for several days now with my Raspberry Pi Zero W running Stretch (2017-08-16 release). I have read many threads on how to setup wifi, including the ...
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My screen displays weird things

I have a problem with my raspberry pi zero. My HDMI screen shows weird things (see below). Other screens work fine it is only this one. I can move my mouse fine. Can I solve this issue or do I have to ...
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Powering the Pi zero from a USB port: what if I acidentally unplug it without doing “sudo shutdown”? How to protect it?

I want to create composite gadget device with Raspberry Pi Zero W, and use power and data in the same USB port on another, host, machine. I am worried about it being unplugged while things are written ...
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Does ifdown wlan0 also switch off integrated Wifi?

For an embedded usecase I want my Pi users to be able to temporarily "switch off" WLAN/Wifi. Does ifdown wlan0 only bring down the interface or does it also switch of the WLAN sender/receiver? What ...
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pi zero w does not respond

Ordered a Pi Zero w, arrived, but I did not check it before I soldered the 40 pin GPIO onto it. Now it does not seem to be starting at all. I visually inspected the solders, they are not touching ...
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Set up both access point and client on an offline Pi

I'd like to set up a Pi Zero as both a WiFi client and an access point using the built-in WiFi module. Most tutorials I see assume that the Pi has internet connectivity, but I want to set mine up to ...
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Can't get SSH to work over USB in linux [Raspberry Pi Zero W]

The problem is that I can't get it to work while using linux, I can SSH just fine into it on my Windows machine but on my laptop running arch, it doesn't seem to be able. I've followed the steps I ...
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Abysmal data transfer rates using WinSCP with Pi Zero W

I am getting no more than 300KB/s (occasionally dipping below 100KB/s) transferring files from Pi Zero W wirelessly to Windows 7 machine on same network using WinSPC. I have done the following so far:...
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Unable to activate SPI module on Raspberry Pi Zero W running on DietPi

Ater setting up my Raspberry Pi Zero W with DietPi v150 I activated I2C module via the dietpi-config tool. However, I need to use SPI in addition and since there is no such option in the config tool I ...
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Zero W Shuts down when connecting usb converter

I just received my Pi Zero W and Pi 3. The Pi 3 works perfectly, the Pi zero boots up nicely but then shuts down when I connect the usb converter... any ideas? I can now obviously not connect a ...
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Pi Zero W - Switching camera LED from program or command line

So far failing to switch the camera LED either from Python using RPi.GPIO or from the command line using /sysfs/gpio... I've tried using both GPIO5 and GPIO32 as suggested from various online sources,...
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Raspberry Pi Zero w/NOOBs preloaded SDcard with Ricos OS selected Boot problem

When I power up Pi Zero, I get to the page to boot into safe mode and the screen goes black for a few seconds and then flashes and shows four colored squares in the top right corner of my screen. If I ...
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two wifi networks on raspberry pi zero w

This is a very specific use case: I need the RPi zero w to generate a local Wifi network that my client will connect to from a smart phone, browse to a specific IP address and setup the second wifi ...
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NPM package installation failure

I'm having trouble downloading the dependencies in RPI Zero Wireless using sudo apt-get install npm. It failed to fetch the package. I get Err http://mirror.sysu.edu.cn/raspbian/raspbian/ jessie/main ...
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Raspberry pi zero W + DHT22 sensor

Trying to get the DHT22 sensor working on my raspberry pi zero W. I have connected everything as required, I checked like 20 times but just in case here is a pic: I used this links to figure out ...
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Disabling SSH via VNC to allow normal desktop boot

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W without a keyboard and mouse, so I will enable SSH by creating the "ssh" file in the root partition. I will then use SSH on first boot to enable and ...
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The pin doesn't fit to pi zero w provide from Adafruit

I bought a starter package from Adafruit at here with three kinds of ping included (a female header, a male header, a right angle female header) But as I take it to my teacher it said to connect it ...
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Attaching GPS Breakout to Pi Zero, only semi working

So I have the adafruit GPS attached to a pi zero W via UART cat sudo cat /dev/ttyS0 will get me data $GPGSA,A,3,05,29,25,21,20,,,,,,,,2.46,2.27,0.95*01 7,81.8,M,47.6,M,,*4C $GPRMC,111257....
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Instruction not allowed [samba, nmbd, arm]

Right after I did apt-get upgrade on my Pi Zero W running Raspbian Jessie, I ended up with a broken samba setup. Trying apt-get install -f I get: Note: I added Debian security repos, because I needed ...
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hadoop on stack of raspberry pi zero w stack

Can a stack of raspberry pi zero Ws effectively run Hadoop? Would it be better to have a Pi Model 3 B as the router node and use pi zeros for the slave nodes? Are IoT and data processing not ...
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Power Issue with RPi Zero - Is my Pi Dead?

For the last week I've had trouble powering up my new Pi. Initially I tried booting Raspbian while powering the board using a USB cable, but the activity light would not flash at all. I then tried ...
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How to connect SD Card Reader to Raspberry Pi Zero W?

I found a MicroSD card reader module working with SPI. Is it possible to connect it to Raspberry Pi Zero W via GPIO? Module scheme EDIT: The module can also be connected via SDIO pins. Which of ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W USB g_multi and flash drive

I managed to create a USB gadget (g_multi: Ethernet and Mass Storage) on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. The only problem I have now is disk space. From what I know Raspberry Pi supports memory cards up to 32 ...
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How to write a script to change BIOS settings

So I'm following a tutorial to make a retro gaming console out of an old NES controller (e.g. http://www.instructables.com/id/RetroPie-Inside-an-NES-Controller/). I have the controller already ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Mini-HDMI to VGA connection problem

The SD card I ordered a week ago showed up at my house today so I threw Raspbian on it with Win32DiskManager and attempted to boot up, but I was greeted without any kind of video signal. After doing a ...
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Unable to lower the raspberry pi Bluetooth transmission power

I'm trying to turn my raspberry to an iBeacon but I cannot make it transmit with lower power, I've changed Tx power many times, when I use my BLE scanner I see that Tx power has changed but RSSI hasn'...
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Upgrade broke, no usb, no wifi

Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian (last updated a few weeks ago). I did a apt upgrade, but that broke. I was asked about a new configuration file and I typed the key to compare them. Then I ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W showing IP of 169.254.x.x after access point goes offline

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is running Raspbian Jessie Lite headless. After I turn on my Raspberry Pi Zero W if I disconnect the access point it was connecting to, it'll show an IP of 169.254.x.x. I ...
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Smallest battery that can run the raspberry pi zero w for a short amount of time

I have a raspberry pi zero w. What is the smallest (in terms of weight) that can run the pi? I am not concerned about how long it runs for; 5 mins would be adequate. What about with a camera attached? ...
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Why is Bluetooth address now showing up as AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA?

The issue I'm having is with my Raspberry Pi 3. I'm running this CLI-only with the Raspbian Jessie Lite build. At some point in using this device, my Bluetooth address changed to AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA. I ...
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Can't fit Pi zero W into Adafruit's case

I bought a package of Pi zero W in here and it comes with a case made from Adafruit, but when I'm assembling Zero W into case I found out there is a piece that bump out at the back inside the case (...
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Running U-boot on a Pi Zero W

I'm trying to run u-boot on a Pi Zero W, but after powering up, the Pi shows only the rainbow screen. I used these instruction, but with a different config file, configs/rpi_defconfig. I also tried ...

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