Questions tagged [raspbian]

Raspbian is a GNU/Linux operating system derived from Debian. Version numbering follows that of Debian and the current stable is 9 (Stretch). Raspbian is the most widely used Pi based distro and the one recommended by the Foundation, who distribute their own images of it.

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SDL: couldn't find matching glx visual

I have compiled my SDL game on the PI. I used apt to install the SDL 1.2 dev package. When I call SDL_SetVideoMode, it fails and this is the SDL error string. couldn't find matching glx visual What ...
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How to disable local terminal showing through when playing video

Any local terminal text (login prompt, etc) is showing through areas of the screen that are not covered by video (i.e. the black bars on the top and bottom) when I use a remote terminal to play video ...
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Raspberry Pi not shown on the network

I'm using the Debian Wheezy 2012-8-18 distribution on a Raspberry Pi model B. I have set the SSH server to turn on by default, and connected it to my Ethernet switch, where the router uses DHCP. The ...
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Trying to connect to shairplay from itunes

I have successfully connected to shairplay on windows from ITunes on a MacBook Air. I have compiled and installed shairport on the PI and ran it as a service. But even after restarting the MacBook, I ...
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How to investigate why device crashed?

My Raspi after 6 days of uptime just crashed. I wasn't able to see nothing on the screen, if I plugged a USB device, no action from it. And all the LEDs were steady and not a blink at all. I have the ...
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Using Quickly to develop apps for Raspberry Pi?

Can Raspberry Pi apps be developed with Quickly on Ubuntu? I know there isn't Ubuntu for the Pi yet but what I want to do is develop the app on my Ubuntu machine, compile it and copy the deb file to ...
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PI Demo to prospective college students

My college has just bought a PI and we are having an Open Day. I have a few hours free over the next week to set up a 20-30 minute demo to show its capabilities. Note: visitors will be school leavers. ...
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“shutdown -r now” crashed after overclocking

How I hosed my ext4 file system in the first hour with Raspbian: I have always used shutdown -r now. I tried this after editing my overclocking parameters manually. I remember setting arm_freq to 900 ...
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Dump video from webcam to file

I am trying to capture a video with a webcam (Logitech c270) and dump it to a file. However, at 1280x960, I get about 3fps using ffmpeg with the following command: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -...
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Where are the WiFi config settings stored?

I am using Raspbian. I would like to make programatic changes to the WiFi settings. However, I can't find where they are located. Where are they? Any tips for editing them? Also, in the "Manage ...
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SSH active, but the connection is refused

I have a Raspberry Pi and I have updated with the latest image. I have activated SSH and I have verified it is running using the command service ssh status. However, when I connect to it with putty ...
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Does Raspbian come with a remote desktop (RDP) client?

Do you know if the Raspberry Pi's recommended OS Raspbian comes with a remote desktop (RDP) client as default, or one that I can download to remote desktop into a Windows 7 machine?
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Why would an OpenCV program capturing video frames freeze after a few seconds?

I successfully installed: http://code.google.com/p/cvblob/ on my pi and compiled "red_object_tracking.cpp". Code located here: http://cvblob.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/samples/red_object_tracking....
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Hide cursor in Raspbian

I am not using a mouse in the installation of the Raspberry Pi. However, the cursor shows up right in the center of the screen. Ideally I would like it to be there for 5 seconds, then disappear. Or ...
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Making a new image after changing a few parameter of Raspbian

I got Raspbian on a SD card. It is working. Then I installed a few program, modified some visual settings, and added some config files. What I would like to do now is release this image to other ...
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Disable screen blanking in X-Windows on Raspbian [duplicate]

We intend to use a RPi at work to drive a status display panel - it will show our project's bug status and a few other statistics of vital importance. I've been trying stop the screen-saver from ...
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How to interface Raspberry PI with x10 to read switch statuses and toggle them on/off? (new system, pre-wired house)

I've been reading on the x10 documentation on the web, so please correct me if I'm wrong on these items: X10 type parts available (A) data receiver/transmitter to be plugged in a wall (B) computer ...
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Can't get Pi to work with a Sony SDM-S74 DVI-D monitor

I have just bought a new RaspberryPi that I'm trying to get working with a Sony DVI monitor. I'm hoping someone can help me. I installed Raspbian on a 8GB card, connected the Pi to a Sony SDM-S74 ...
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Raspbian vs. Raspbmc

I've been using Raspbian for several days now, and I'm satisfied with it. However, I was wondering if I should also try Raspbmc until I feel like playing with it. I'm going to use my Raspberry Pi ...
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Launching vino-server on display :0 at boot

I run my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian with an X server running but without a monitor connected to it. I installed tightvncserver and now running: vncserver :1 -geometry 1600x900 -depth 24 I can have a ...
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Having trouble updating - how to fix problem with MergeList?

pi@raspberrypi:/$ sudo apt-get update Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy/main armhf ...
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How do I install MySQL on Occidentalis?

I cannot find any guides on how to install MySQL on a Raspberry Pi running Occidentalis 0.2; Occidentalis is a Raspbian derivative. I cannot use apt-get to install it even after running apt-get ...
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Compiling for CPAN not possible on raspbian?

I'm trying to install the Perl module Linux::Inotify2. The installation requires some C compiling. Which compiler CPAN uses is the same one Perl was compiled with. Which one that is can be seen with: ...
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Building Open CV fails on Raspbian on make at 61%

I am trying to install Open CV on Raspbian by following these steps: http://mitchtech.net/raspberry-pi-opencv/ Everything works up until I do a "make". It gets up to 61% and then I get the ...
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Pre-compiled Node.js for Raspberry Pi?

Is there a precompiled binary of the latest Node.js that runs on the Raspbian OS?
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How can I move the terminal?

For some reason my TV is cutting off about 4 or 5 characters from the screen of my Raspberry Pi. I am using Raspbian, but it occurred with Arch as well. Could it be that I have an HDMI to Component ...
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SSH not landing default user directory

I have recently installed Raspbian onto a Raspberry Pi. As part of the installation process I changed the user name and group from the default (pi) to my own (let's call it user) using usermod and ...
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HDMI works in safe mode, but not much else

I have my board plugged into my monitor as an HDMI input. I can get to the Raspbian desktop by uncommenting the "hdmi_safe=1" in config.txt. However, I'd like to work in a resolution that doesn't make ...
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How do I install LibreOffice?

When I type $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice<tab> I see there are 141 tab completions. All the language packs are there as well as several support packages. But libreoffice itself is absent....
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apt-get update and upgrade says “packages have been kept back”

I ran an update and an upgrade (apt-get update and apt-get upgrade) and I get the following message: The following packages have been kept back: alsa-base scratch What do I do to get these ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un nano wifi adapter - how to get it working

I don't have ethernet cable access to internet on Pi so need to get wifi adapter working on the Pi without using internet access if possible? I am a beginner. I want it to connect to internet on ...
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Trying to get Edimax EW-7811UN wifi dongle working, but Pi reboots upon plugging it in

I'm trying to get an Edimax EW-7811UN wifi dongle working with the 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspbian image. The straightforward way to do this seems to be to download and run MrEngman's script. In trying to ...
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Empty desktop after typing “startx”

I've flashed a 2GB SD card with the Raspbian wheezy image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads, which boots up fine, but after typing "startx", I'm facing an empty desktop with the raspberry logo;...
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How do I share my phone's WiFi internet connection with my Pi over bluetooth?

I have a rooted HTC Wildfire phone (no SIM), a Pi and a bluetooth dongle and an empty wallet. I want to get my Pi connected to the internet without an Ethernet cable (due to location) and without ...
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please help -startx fails/hangs, finally returns error message “xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/pi/.Xauthority ”

Running Raspbian 20120715 (see below) Current Operating System: Linux AllansPi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l Using usb keyboard, ...
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A2DP stereo audio over bluetooth

Using the instructions in this answer I was able to get Bluetooth working with a small Asus branded USB receiver. I was able to see other Bluetooth devices in the area, but whenever I put my Motorola ...
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Preparing for a binary distribution. Hard float, soft float or both?

I have some source code that I would like to distribute as a binary to users so they don't have to wait for about 20 mins for it to compile. However, I am a bit confused about hard and soft float ...
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Init after everything is up?

I have a service I start/stop on boot/shutdown which I'm using to help me keep track of what I'm doing while experimenting with distributions on my RPi and swapping SD cards all the time. The problem ...
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How can I get and install Oracle's Java JVM for Raspbian?

A recent press release from Oracle suggests that they have just released a JVM for Raspbian. The key text is: Java SE 7 Update 6 introduces a JDK for Linux on ARM v6 and v7 to address “general ...
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How do I install Jenkins?

I have installed Jenkins, using sudo apt-get install jenkins and it did not work immediately, so i worked out to increase the size of the /run tmpfs. Now I am still getting errors in my jenkins.log, ...
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Cannot rewrite Raspbian to SD

My PI running 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img stopped booting. The Okay light is flashing 6 time, so I figure I need to replace the start.elf file. I insert the SD card into my Windows 7 laptop, but I ...
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Why won't Flash Player on Chromium work?

I have installed Chromium on my Raspberry Pi (running Raspian) with sudo apt-get install chromium-browser and I followed the instructions from this site to attempt to get flash player running: http://...
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Is there a way to smoothly play video directly from a Blu-ray drive? [closed]

I tried to play compressed .mkv and compressed .m2ts and it works perfectly with omxplayer. I am just curious to know if I overclock my Pi to run .m2ts straight from a Blu-ray so it will not be laggy.
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How to exit omxplayer without command line?

I'm running default raspbian with the desktop environment. If I start omxplayer without allocating a console, I have no access to the control keys and can't get it to exit. Am I doing something wrong? ...
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Custom Raspbian image fails to boot with “no init found”

I'm building a custom SD image of Raspbian using debootstrap, and the resulting image fails to boot with Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. on both my Raspberry Pi and under qemu. I can ...
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Is there a way increase text size in Raspbian?

I am currently running a Raspberry Pi on a television and the text size is too small to read. So I was wondering if there is a way to resize the text.
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What is the difference between Raspbian kernels in official image?

In the official Raspbian "wheezy" image (2012-07-15), there are three Kernel images: kernel.img (6MB) kernel_cutdown.img (4MB) kernel_emergency.img (16MB) I'm curious what are the technical ...
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Easiest way to show my IP address?

After I've booted up, what's the easiest way to obtain and display the IP address that the device is currently using? I'm using Raspbian, and ifconfig doesn't appear to be installed. Are there any ...
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How accurate is Raspberry Pi's timekeeping?

I realize that since Raspberry Pi doesn't have a hardware real-time clock built in, some issues with accurate timekeeping may present themselves, even when persistence across reboots is not a ...
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How do I install GDM on Raspbian?

How do I install GDM and any other necessary packages for it to run on the Raspbian image?