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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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Why wont the Pi recognize my TV when I plug it in after boot?

Currently I am using a relatively new Westinghouse TV with my RasPi. It works perfectly with one caveat, I need to boot with it plugged in to the HDMI for it to work. I run my Pi headless most of ...
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Why does lighttpd fail to install on Raspberry pi?

Here's what I try : pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/dists/wheezy/main/binary-armhf/Packages 401 Unauthorized pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ...
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How to set up WiFi with Raspbian “wheezy”

I have been trying to setup up WiFi with my Raspberry Pi Model A (meaning I don't have a internet connection currently), running Raspbian 2013. I have tried several things to setup my WiFi but none of ...
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Customize GUI-less session

I want to remove the GUI from Raspbian and then customize it: White background or background image Image in down-right corner Change font size/font/font color Center align text Is that possible? ...
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Connected Bluetooth Speaker not playing sound

I have connected my Bluetooth speakers to my Raspberry Pi (Wheezy). But my problem is, that the Pi is not recognizing the bluetooth speakers. There is no sound, but the player plays my music. If i ...
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eth0: kevent 2 may have been dropped

i run my pi headless and i ssh in to it. i use rtorrent a bit. the pi is always on and until lately it has been fine. i run fsck regularly against the ext4 partition. however lately the pi has been ...
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How can I add a login sound to the login GUI screen on Raspbian

I'm trying to add a login sound to Raspbian, but I have no idea how to do it. Just so you know, when I mean login sound I mean after you type you user name and password. Anyone got any suggestions. ...
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RPi + motion, bad video

I use RPi with WIFI module for stream & webcam Creative LIVE! CAM Sync HD. I use SSH, put 'sudo motion -s' in command line and create moving in front of camera. Here is a log: pastebin.com/...
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raspberry pi django and RPi

Did anyone installed RPi and use it in the django Python framework? I've tried to wire up a motion sensor with the django but I'm stuck while trying to use RPi.GPIO inside django view and I get:
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Safely Logging Data on Raspberry Pi

Currently I am reading data from a GPS receiver through USB on a raspberry pi and I would want to log this data on the SD card. I am collecting the data through Python by using file = open("file.txt",...
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Apt-get fails because of libqtcore and libqtdbus4

On a fresh-today Raspbian build I did an apt-get update followed by an apt-get ugrade. I got the following error message: sal@raspberrypi:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Display Powersaving Options (Pi powered on display USB)

Scenario I'm building several wall mounted kiosk that will be placed in remote locations and i'm trying to find a way to build in some longevity / power saving options (IE put them to sleep when the ...
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CSR Bluetooth softblocked, and rfkill unblock <id> doesn't work

I am setting up an emulation box and am hoping to use these instructions to be able to use a PS3 six-axis controller. The dongle works fine on my main PC, I can pair, scan, etc. I have Raspbian ...
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Raspberry Pi not reachable via its hostname in LAN [closed]

My Raspberry Pi is not discoverable via its hostname in my LAN. I have a couple of other Ubuntu machines in the LAN, and they are all pingable via their hostnames. On my Raspberry Pi: pi@...
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Accessing a USB drive after start up with Python

I'm working on a picture viewer using python, that executes on startup of X (using LXDE/autostart) and accesses an attached USB drive and starts to display the images it finds. I'm using the current ...
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Bash Script with GPIO fails - what am I doing wrong?

This simple bash script always executes with my embedded error message, 'Something went horribly wrong.' This script was originally coded by someone else; I have no idea what (exactly) gpio -g mode ...
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code stops after few hours and raspberry py freezes. (pymodbus + rs485 + raspberry pi) python code

I am using pymodbus to collect some data from sensors 4 reading every sec. The program is in continuous loop but the problem is raspberry pi freezing every few hours (60 hr). The code stops ...
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How can I send a constant stream of the camera module to the screen?

Right now if I type: raspistill -t 60000 I can see the image on screen for 60 seconds, but I just want to show what the camera sees at all times. I am connected via HDMI.
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Capturing video with motion cant go higher than 640x480

I got a webcam that supports images up to 1920x1080 but when i use motion to capture video it can only go as high as 640x480. if i specify anything higher in the motion.conf the webcam doesnt return ...
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How can I get back to the initial load screen of Raspbian?

I've installed Raspbian onto my RPi's SD card from the Raspberry Pi downloads. The first time I booted up the RPi, connected to a monitor, I got a list of options, with something like a <select>...
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Streamripper recording only weird noise

I am running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. Anyone has tried streamripper? When I use streamripper to record any online radio station, streamripper only records weird noise, no matter what url I put. I ...
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munin-node plugins : VCHI initialization failed

I'm creating a munin plugin to fetch temp values from my Pi's. When running the script, as root, everything is fine: pi /etc/munin/plugins # ./temp temp.value 47.1 But when running it directly ...
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How to solve Qt5 illegal instruction issue in cross-compilation?

I have cross-compiled Qt5 following http://thebugfreeblog.blogspot.it/2012/11/bring-up-qt-50-on-raspberry-pi.html instructions. Unfortunately I have an error when I try to run the compiled program on ...
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Raspbian switches off when network connection is removed

I have set up my Pi, initially with DHCP and later with a static IP address. I find that the OS shuts down when I remove the network connection. What's going on here?
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SSH not working when connecting from local network, but working when connecting from external ip

Raspberry pi has been having some erratic ssh and vnc performance, it just closes itself and do not let me reconnect, I need to restart it in order to do so. I tried connecting from my external ip, as ...
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Recover files from broken sd card (no boot)

Is there any chance to recover some files that are on a SD card which doesn't boot anymore? Seems the last power-cut affected some files on the card and the Raspberry Pi is not able to boot anymore.
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Which key types the “|” symbol? [duplicate]

With the default Raspberry Pi keyboard layout and a US keyboard, when I press Shift+| the result would be ~ and if I press on ~ or Shift+~ I would get a different symbol.
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Raspberry pi video streaming image error

I have a problem with video streaming on raspberry pi. When I want to stream the webcam's image trough the network, the image has many errors, like fall apart, other colors and lot of garbage appear ...
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Ethernet light doesn't go on

I have just bought Pi, and I have no monitor to plug into it, so I thought I would do the DHCP trick. I installed the latest Raspbian wheezy (2013-02-09) on the SD and connected the ethernet cable ...
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Creating boot script for webcam

I seem to be having trouble getting this to work, I'm trying to run mjpg-streamer when the Raspberry boots, but it doesn't using the script below. I have mjpg-streamer installed in: /home/pi/mjpg-...
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Remote Desktop With xrdp

I have installed xrdp on my Raspberry Pi (which is connected to my TV) and a program called CoRD on my Mac that lets me connect to the RPi remotely and I am able to see the RPi desktop without any ...
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Omxplayer (Raspbian Hard Float) vs OpenElec

I've got a couple of 1080p videos that I'd like to play in my Raspberry Pi (512 MB). This is part of a project I'm doing with a couple of friends. We built a server in Node.js and use a local client ...
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How to printscreen on Raspberry Pi?

I would like to screenshot the Midori browser and i've tried the following methods as mentioned HERE. Using Imagemagick which is pre-installed in Raspberry Pi. I pressed the printscreen key on the ...
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What is the mmcqd process?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Wheezy headlessly with all graphics-related software uninstalled. I have bitcoind running, which is mostly consuming most of the resources. Usually, when I ...
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WPA_GUI “the configuration could not be saved”

I'm trying to setup WiFi on my RaspberryPi running Raspbian. WPI_GUI refuses to allow my to save it's configuration as The configuration could not be saved. The update_config=1 configuration ...
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Forcing HDMI Audio Breaks Resolution?

I have a little problem with trying to force audio via an HDMI TV/Monitor, heres what I can get the Pi to do. Without forcing HDMI Mode using hdmi_drive=2 the monitor works fine with the correct ...
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Unable to connect to Raspberry Pi over the network

I just bought a Model B and I downloaded an image of Raspbian from the downloads page and wrote it over to my SD card using the dd command. I edited my cmdline.txt file to have the following line: ...
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Where should put debian package of ceph for pi

so where should I put upload the .deb file when done. Their dot lib for the doc's if anyknows of a package for this please give me a heads up about it.
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RPi Web Server: 403 forbidden on Apache

I have created a web server with my Pi, and everything was working fine. I got the "It works!" page so I thought "Okay, everything's working". I then decided to upload a new index.html file. After ...
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What commands do I use to make Bluetooth discoverable on RPi running Raspbian

hcitool scan on my RPi reveals the other local Bluetooth devices, but they do not recognise the RPi Bluetooth. Can anyone tell me the command to make Bluetooth discoverable on the RPi, please.
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How can I reset network settings without a network connection?

I have disabled DHCP on my Raspberry Pi and manually set up the eth network. The problem is that the network is no longer available and I want to re-enable DHCP. How can I reset the network ...
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Static local IP/gateway config on startup issues

I'm using a BT Homehub 3 and trying to set up my PI using raspbian with a static local IP. Before any changes, using dhcp, the output of $ netstat -nr is Kernel IP routing table Destination ...
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How to change user pi sudo permissions; how to add other accounts with different permissions?

Since I occasionally use my Pi over SSH, I have learned that it is dangerous to allow SSH to access sudo commands. Thus, I plan to turn off this permission in the near future. But, when I install ...
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Control robot over WiFi

I am working on a small robot that is driven using a joystick. As of now the joystick is connected to the Pi via USB and is driving the servos as intended. What I would like to do is get rid of the ...
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Display a test pattern by writing the Frame Buffer and then clear it

I'm wondering if the following is possible: I would like to display a test pattern on my Raspberry Pi and then clear it while going back to the original display. Thanks Low-Level Graphics on the ...
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samba server (smbd) causes “mount: / is busy” [closed]

I am developing an application on Raspberry Pi. I am using samba to share my RAMDISK over network. Here below you can see my fstab: proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 ...
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cannot resolve hostname error

I have a model B pi with the latest version of wheezy installed. I cannot connect to the internet at all. I am using an edimax nano wifi dongle and using the recommended 5.25v power supply. If i ...
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Getting axis values from joystick from jstest into C program

I am wondering if there is a way to get the axis position values from a joystick to feed into a C program. I can run the command jstest /dev/input/js0 and it will display live feedback of current ...
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Open multiple “Terminals” without GUI (startx)

I don't know if the title is self explanatory, but I wanted to have multiple (two for now would be enough) terminals open without having to start the Desktop. I want to have a PHP script running (...
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How can I determine which OS image I am running?

I have been given a pre-installed SD card. It boots fine, and I know it is running some version of Raspbian. Can I determine exactly which release it is running?