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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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Can't get an IP for wlan0

So wlan0 is connecting fine to my router, but I'm not getting an IP. /etc/network/interfaces has the line: iface wlan0 inet manual Changing manual to dhcp doesn't seem to help, I get lots of ...
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GPU accelarated browser?

Currently I'm running Raspbian but I'm willing to install any version of Linux. I just need the Pi as a dedicated browser opening one internal site with images. Works great with Midori and Chromium ...
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chromium segmentation fault error

I installed the latest chromium-browser and on launch I get a text error: "Segmentation fault" While su, I am installing it using apt-get install chromium-browser and launching as user pi. ...
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How do I use Privoxy to replace images in the browsed pages?

I am going to try upside-down-ternet using privoxy on my proxy server. My question is, how do I implement this on privoxy? My goal is to replace all ads with an image of my choice.
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Performance difference Raspbian versus Gentoo

Is there a measurable difference in CPU performance between Gentoo and Raspbian? With Gentoo you use different compiler flags and with the USE flags compile only what you need. In Raspbian all ...
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

I would like to know how to completely remove X.org and all GUI-related components from Raspbian or soft-float Debian. The most obvious solution would be sudo apt-get purge xorg, but I am afraid that ...
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How can I improve boot time on raspbian?

I've had a look at these other questions that popped up but I don't think the first really answered any of my needs because it is for a media center. And the second one just has me scared to leave my ...
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How can I get my Pi to check/read email to trigger an event?

How can I get my Pi to check for emails that, when received, trigger an event? For instance, I might want it to only listen to emails from me@myadress.com and then, based on the subject, ignore or ...
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Installing dependancies

I am trying to build some packages from source and I get messages that say I need the following: -glib2 (DONE) (apt-get install glib-2.6) -directfb -libpng -m4 (TRIED) I got this installed but ...
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Gyro questions numbers not staying steady at stand still

I am using a Parallax L3G4200D 3 axis Gyro. When a gyro is left on a flat surface with nothing interacting with it at all the outputs from it should all be “0″ correct? Mine is jumping around between ...
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Create a Windows readable/writable FAT32 partition

I have Raspbian installed on my Pi. I want to create a FAT32 partition on the unallocated space on my SD card. I followed this guide to create a partition. The partition is readable/writable on ...
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How to use a key listener?

Ok, at the moment I am working on adding motors to a lego tank that I have. I have one servo in the front to steer and another motor in the rear that will make it go forwards and backwards. i have ...
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Static DNS with DHCP on Raspbian

Is it possible to get an IP address over DHCP but force a DNS server instead of using the ones from the DHCP? I should be able to do so with a static IP addresses, but I would like to know how to do ...
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Can I change the Raspbian boot without building a new image?

can I somehow turn off the default "console" when booting the Raspbian or at least change the logo into something else? And most importantly, can I do this without recompiling the install image of ...
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Is there some kinda serial number available from OS level?

I would like to identify which RaspberryPI hardware instance is booting on my network. I have plans for using a LOT (not just 10) of them as clients in a larger solution, but I would like to reuse ...
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Multiple keyboard and input languages

Is is possible to switch between keyboard and input languages on raspbian? My wife needs to type thai language and I need english. In windows we have a hot key swap between keyboards. Can this be ...
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Lack of 'Raspi-config'

I've just started my Raspberry Pi for the first time (Model B Revision 1.0, Raspbian on a card from RS). At no stage was I presented with the Raspi-config menu. I've tried to access it using the sudo ...
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Falls off network (“Destination host unreachable”)

I am running my Pi headlessly, connecting via SSH over the network. I am having a problem that I can consistently reproduce. I will leave a Python script running on my Pi and come back a few hours ...
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trying to build file with gcc getting several errors [closed]

I have the code below I am trying to build #include stdio.h #include stdlib.h #include signal.h #include wiringPi.h #include softPwm.h void control_event(int sig); int HARD_PWM_PIN=1; Hardware PWM ...
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cannot login anymore

I was following the tutorial here http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Web-Server and everything was going fine until I got to "The finishing touches" part of the tutorial. I was able to login ...
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getting 256 color support in non-x11 terminal

Is it even possible? I'm using raspbian. It works when I use lxterminal but I don't want to have to use the X window system.
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What application (and options) should I use to get terminal access to my Raspberry Pi over a USB/serial cable on Linux?

I've got a Raspberry Pi with a Raspbian SD card, connected to my Debian laptop via a USB TTY cable. The cable is supplying power to the board; my user is in the dialout group, and can see /dev/ttyUSB0....
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Light Controller System Help - What should I use in my build to individually control multiple lights?

I am currently working on a project with my Raspberry Pi.... I would like to be able to control 5 different lights at the same time, but only one of the lights will be on at a time. In theory, I ...
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Raspbian source code

I´m using Raspbian on RaspBerry Pi and it´s working ok, but now I want to modify the distro according to my needs. I know the source for the kernel is found in kernel.org, but I haven't been able to ...
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pwr light is red

my raspberry pi had been running smoothly for the last few months. i leave it on always as it is my subversion server, among other things. the other day i unplugged the ethernet cable and plugged it ...
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Raspberry loosing HDMI output after a period of time

This is a follow up question to: Change output to HDMI after tv has turned off This solution works partially. I can turn off the TV and turn it on again and get the screen back on my TV. However this ...
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Schedule periodical processes

I have a project that I´ll be using RaspBerry Pi to make a controller for process control. To do that I need to schedule processes periodically. Does anyone know how I could do that? So I have to ...
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Default network connection

My pi is connected to two different networks, one by ethernet and one by a wifi dongle. The ethernet network is not connected to the internet but the wireless one is. The pi automatically uses ...
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WD Passport disconnects and remounts itself

I have a Western Digital 500GB passport plugged into my Raspberry Pi through a powered hub. The problem is that it seems to lose the connection and unmount every so often with the following dmesg: [...
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installing libtranslate and libtranalste-bin on raspberrypi

Is there anyway to install libtranslate & libtranslate-bin (the command line tool) on the Raspberry Pi? I have tried compiling it but I get many errors each time. I have not been able to find ...
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Lightspark can't be installed

I try to configure my new Raspberry Pi to play flash (AVM2) (with deezer.com for example). I'm really new on *NIX systems so I tried several things: First I installed gnash. Then I tried to install ...
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Writing to an LCD screen

I just received my Pi (and parts) and I'm very excited to begin tinkering, though, it seems it hit an early road bump. I am running the latest version of Raspbian Wheezy with an LCD screen from ...
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Unable to read from SDA/SCL as GPIO

I am attempting to build a Pandora Box. The basic idea of this project is that I am able to use the raspberry pi as a pandora radio device. Inputs are taken in from the user via Normally Open push ...
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How to configure Django/Apache on Raspbian?

I am trying to setup my pi as a python web server. I already have Apache/PHP/MySQL running. I can't find the correct way to configure Django on Apache however. Can somebody help?
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How can I start rpcbind -i on startup?

I need have the rpcbind deamon running in 'insecure' mode all the time. What is the right way to do this using raspbian?
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Raspbian missing modules in lsmod output

when I type lsmod I get the output below. But I am missing all the other but the sound modules. Why are no other modules shown? I am using the latest Raspbian release (12/16/12) root@raspberrypi:~# ...
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Kernel Panic at boot: not syncing: attempted to kill init!

I have BerryBoot installed on my Pi, which works as expected. However when booting into my Raspbian image, the OS fails to initialize with the following output: Mounting image ...
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Raspberry Pi sleep mode, how to avoid

I use "wheezy" latest release. The device provides some web service features and supposes to be active 24/7. However if the server wasn't requested for certain amount of time (it is hard to tell exact ...
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Change output to HDMI after tv has turned off [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I force the Raspberry Pi to turn on HDMI? I have a Pi that is connected to my TV via hdmi. My pi acts primarily as a server, and its turned on all the time for this ...
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How to uninstall X Server and Desktop Manager when running as headless server?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as a headless server which I can ssh into. I don't need the X Server, LXDE etc. I'm running Raspbian "wheezy". I've already disabled "Start desktop on boot" using raspi-...
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Raspberry Pi, Mercurial and nginx [closed]

I have a small problem with configuring Mercurial to work with nginx using unix sockets on raspberry pi. When accessing http://myip/hg via web browser, I get 502 Bad Gateway error and error.log ...
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Raspberry pi remote access active session

When I remote access the raspberry pi with software now installed I do not get to access the current session displayed on my tv, but rather a new session. Is there software to access the current ...
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How can I keep my Raspbian “Wheezy” up to date?

Is there a sort of update tool for my Raspbian Debian 7 (Wheezy) package? I installed php and lighttpd, and I want to keep those automatically updated for when bugs are found.
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How to configure the smarthost on Raspbian/xbian?

I'm setting up watchdog to monitor my RPi temperature. I would like to have e-mail messages sent out using alias forwarding. But how do I configure the smarthost on Raspbian/xbian?
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Setting up Netgear N150 USB wifi adapter with RaspberryPi wheezy

After my failed attempt with DYI powered USB hub. I managed to power my Netgear N150 directly with RPi native port by supplying 2A 5+V DC to RPi. However, I was not able to connect/configure wifi ...
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Browsers for Raspbian soft-float

I need Raspbian soft-float in order to use Java, and the bundled browsers are quite bad. Netsurf does not support JavaScript and Midori causes segmentation faults all the time. This Midori issue seems ...
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raspbian lockup

I have a pi logging temperature, it runs 24/7, attached to Ethernet and power only (with a DS18B20 sensor on GPIO pins). It runs Wheezy Raspbian, the 2012-09-18 image from raspberrypi.org. $ uname -a ...
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Disconnect and Reconnect ethernet

I have my raspberry hooked up via ethernet to a printer. So what happens is the raspberry takes about 4 mins to get itself ready as a sort of server, and by that time the printer gives up trying to ...
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Low bandwidth internet over VPN

I've just finished setting up a VPN'ed NAS with my newly acquired un-overclocked Raspberry Pi Model-B and I've run into something I can't find an answer for elsewhere. The internet bandwidth, as ...
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Couldnt get any value from accelerometer

I am using accelerometer MMA766 to read values. Used the following commands root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# i2cdetect -y 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: -- -- -- -- -- --...