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PIXEL refers to an obsolete short lived 2016 desktop environment on the official distributions of Raspbian.

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ES audio not working (Retropie)

I'm running RetroPie on my Pi 4 4GB. I recently installed PIXEL through the RetroPie setup program, and now the sound doesn't work. If I exit ES and use aplay to play an audio file, it plays fine. But ...
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Can't install software with the "Add/Remove Software" graphical interface, nothing happens

Running a freshly installed Raspberry Pi OS Desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4, I'm trying to install software using the graphical Add/Remove Software tool. For example, Visual Studio Code. After checking ...
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How to change back to LXDE from XFCE?

I installed XFCE, but I really need to change back to LXDE/PIXEL. How do I change back to PIXEL/LXDE? --LEHA
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Boot into GUI by default without raspi-config, command-line only

I installed after the light raspbian version sudo apt install raspberrypi-ui-mods which installs pixel desktop manager. After that I'm trying to have an automated script that enables the GUI without ...
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WI-FI interface displayed as "device not ready" in nm-applet

I'm using the Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB of RAM. I have no problems with WIFI connection, though. But I can't make connection using nm-applet (and nm-connection-editor). On nm-applet it shows "device ...
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WiFi connected but network icon in the Pixel menu bar says; 'No wireless interfaces found'

the network icon in the Pixel menu bar says no wireless, however WiFi is connected and working, or so it seems. It's not a massive deal as it's actually working - I'd just like to be able to use the ...
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Desktop still present after removing LXDE?

I am experimenting with a RPI 3B in Kiosk mode. The RPI has a 480x320 LCD screen attached. The RPI is running Rasbian Buster image. The OS is fully patched. I have a Qt UI program that should be the ...
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How to install PIXEL on Ubuntu Server (64bit)

I got a Raspberry PI 4 running 64bit Ubuntu Server. Now I have a bash prompt want a desktop environment. Hopefully, the PIXEL desktop to minimize differences from stock Raspbian. A quick google ...
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python start on boot

i am trying to get my WS2812 NeoPixel python sketch to run at boot, i used a tutorial https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/connect-control-raspberry-pi-ws2812-rgb-led-strips/ it install the correct files ...
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Desktop text shadow

Is there a way to enable desktop text shadow in Raspbian’s DE (and specifically the pcmanfm which is being used to display desktop icons)? I only managed to find this solution which describes the way ...
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How do I access pixel values from a raspberry pi camera?

I am writing an AI program in Python on a raspberry pi, where I need to access raw individual pixel values from a raspberry pi camera. I really don't want to save the picture, I want to process the ...
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Server not able to be accessed outside pi

So I have a raspi 3 b with PIXEL. Ever since I installed it it has been giving me a headache. So I have a webserver, and when I go to the webpage on the pi, it works just fine. Now once I go to my ...
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Replace PIXEL with Electron App

Is it possible to only have one full-screen application run without the PIXEL desktop environment on the current Raspbian Stretch Lite? So basically, replace PIXEL with a regular desktop GUI ...
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Large title bar buttons?

On the latest release of Raspbian, there's a new feature that allows you to change the UI settings to make it suitable for Large, Medium and Small displays. The setting for Large displays (among other ...
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How to change GUI background color and icons?

I want to change the default background color, and the image icons for folders, recycling bin, etc., in Raspbian's default GUI.
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How to disable sub-pixel aliasing for fonts

On running desktop environment pixel is hard readable all small texts, because default font sub-pixel aliasing don't correspond with my screen. So, how to disable font sub-pixel aliasing for all ...
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Delete software and could not log to PIXEL anymore

As there are a lot of software in Raspbian. I delete the software below: sudo apt-get purge wolfram-engine sudo apt-get purge sonic-pi sudo apt-get purge scratch sudo apt-get purge python ...
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How do I add monitor resolution options to Pixel?

I only have about 4 or 5 monitor resolutions on the configuration screen for my Raspberry Pi. I have seen pictures online where people have dozens of them. Where is this reading them from? How can I ...
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remove services text from pixel splash screen

I have followed instructions i have found here to get rid of most boot text but while the custom splashscreen in pixel is displayed i'm getting a list of services showing up. how do i hide that
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Disable default bluetooth dialog box for accept pairing in raspberry pi3

I am developing a Bluetooth application using Qt5 on Raspberry Pi3. I have implemented my own Pairing agent which will automatically accept the pairing request from the remote device. The code is ...
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How to install the latest version of Pixel offline

I've been trying to find the latest pixel image on this webpage. But I don't know which release is the latest pixel image. Can someone tell me which one is the one? I have no internet connection on my ...
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How does one control the start menu icons

I have deleted user pi and have another user name in the sudo group for installation. I have locked the root account and don't know the password of my NOOBS image. I have created a 'normal' user. ...
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autostart Chromium using Pixel

I'm about done with this, for two days i have tried to simply autostart Chromium on a pi for a project at work but nothing happens when I reboot. Using the path - ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/...
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No menu on terminal window, open new tab?

On my fresh install of Jessie lite on a Pi 3 my terminal window has no menu, and the classical way to open a new tab CTRL + SHFT + t has no effect. But on my pi zero W, with what seemed to me the same ...
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how to connect raspberry pi to google home app?

How am I to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 (PIXEL desktop) to the Google Home app if it already has Google assistant on it?
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Is PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE?

Is Raspberry Pi GUI PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE? I found some commands starting by lx* and some xf*. Because there are more commands starting lx* I gues that LXDE is right answer but PIXEL shows more ...
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Login Using Touchscreen

I am using a pi2 with Pixel as an air-gapped computer for secure data entry. In order to ensure that it remains isolated I have covered all the ports and cable jacks. The only input is a camera for ...
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How to set wallpaper in Nautilus Desktop

I have installed Nautilus and set as the default file manager. I have also setup Nautilus to manage the desktop. However, my desktop now looks like this: How do I change to wallpaper. The Appearance ...
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Black screen using VNC with Raspbian Lite

I installed the Raspbian lite image to my SD card. After that I installed PIXEL and VNC Server using these commands: sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer sudo apt-get install -...
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How to set keyboard shortcuts

How do I setup a keyboard shortcut to run xscreensaver-command -lock when I press ctrl+alt+l? I've had a look at Raspbian keyboard shortcuts, but that talks about finding the keyboard shortcuts, not ...
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How to log out of PIXEL

I just installed RetroPi in Raspbian and now the install manual for RetroPi (https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/) says I need to log out of PIXEL to use RetroPi. How can I do this? I ...
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PIXEL switching to Console after desktop loads, preventing VNC

quick question/problem I hope. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ set up with Debian Jessie and PIXEL. I set the machine up to run as a VPN server initially and then for kicks installed RetroPie on top. I ...
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Move mouse/hide taskbar Raspbian Pixel

I have checked the 'Hide taskbar when not in use' in the advanced settings, and I'm using unclutter to hide my mouse. Yet, when I boot my Pi, the mouse is located on top of the Raspberry icon on the ...
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vnc viewer "Timed out waiting for a response from the host computer"

The aim is to run a pi in headless mode on a usb cable from a mac running os10.6(snow lep) I have loaded the latest pixel on a pi zero altered the 2 files an added an empty ssh file to the boot disc. ...
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How do I upgrade Raspbian Lite to Raspbian PIXEL?

This question assumes a system has up-to-date package lists and packages via apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. With the release of Raspbian PIXEL Raspbian no longer uses the standard ...
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Changing plymouth boot splash

Is it possible to change to "Raspbian with PIXEL" boot splash to some other image?
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do i need to install noobs and raspian jessie pexil?

I have already installed Noobs to operate my Raspberry Pi3.I would like to run Raspbian Jessie Pixel.Do they run side by side or do i need a different sd card for both?
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Stock Pi3 - what process is auto-mounting removable media?

I have a Pi 3 which I've wiped clean, and updated to Pixel; nothing else is running on it (correction, I loaded realvnc). I'm using the graphical interface, if that makes a difference. When I plug ...
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Run autossh on reboot through crontab

I'm trying to run two command at reboot on my raspberry pi. Here is what I tried : @reboot sudo su - pi -c "screen -dm -S myscript_cron python ~/myfolder/myscript.py" @reboot sudo su - pi -c "screen ...
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Fresh Pixel image freezes at startup

I've got a Raspberry Pi 3, powered with an official Raspberry Pi power supply. I had Jessie installed on it, but hadn't updated in a while. I tried to do an apt update which took about an hour, and ...
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Determine whether Jessie-Lite version is with GUI(Pixel) or not

This Question poses as a challenge since a previous Thread at RPiSE suggest that there is no a definite way to know which Image Version for Raspbian Jessie is installed on a particular Pi. This ...
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Missing Firefox icon in Installed Applications list

I am running Raspbian/Pixel on a Pi 3, and have installed Firefox ESR (which I prefer to Chromium). However, I haven't yet found any way of getting Firefox on to the launch bar, because there is no ...
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PIXEL as another user

I have upgraded my pi3 to the latest pixel version, when I log in as user pi I get the new pixel desktop, however if I log in as another user I get the old LXDE-PI desktop. I've created a new user and ...
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Pixel GUI File Manager question

I'm very new to RPi's, I'm trying to use it as a desktop. Recently got a WDPidrive 1TB. I want to use this Pi and HDD to store music files and pictures. Took me awhile to figure out where I could ...
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Raspberry Pi B V1.2 w/ 5'' HDMI

I am trying so hard, to get this octopi to work. I have the B v1.2 with the 5inch 800*400 pixel. I cannot seem to get the GUI to work. After boot it hangs on Starting NTP Server, I type in Putty ...
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Pixel with laptop via vnc

I'm using raspberry pi 3 B and the os I'm using is PIXEL. I'm able to use pixel by connecting it to monitor but through putty in laptop I'm unable to get the PIXEL desktop screen. Vnc connection is ...
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jessie PIXEL and file copy

While I can move files using drag / drop in PIXEL, how do I copy a file to a new folder and leave the original in place. With Windows you just hold CTRL down. Doesn't work in PIXEL. Are there '...
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RPi2 - installation of PIXEL: incomplete apt-get dist-install; unable to reboot to rerun dist-install

Raspberry Pi / Jessie. This morning I attempted install of PIXEL, following the sequence of commands on the Raspberry Pi website page for PIXEL installs. The apt-get update completed successfully ...
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Connecting Rapspberry pi3 over internet [duplicate]

I am not able to connect my raspberry pi to the internet from VNC. I am getting this error message: "The port on which the computer is listening for a connection could not be contacted". There are a ...
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Pixel Add/Remove Software not working

Pixel Add/Remove Software not working. Pixel version on Pi 3 contains and Add/Remove Software Gnome app which does not seem to work when I attempt to install eclipse CDT? Is there any thing special ...
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