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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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Doesn't finish booting after failed auto-login set-up attempt

I am using Raspbian and I am trying to get it so I don't have to enter a username and password every time I switch on. I tried replacing: 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --noclear 38400 tty1 with: 1:...
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How can I log into my Raspberry Pi Samba share from Windows?

I'm trying to set up an SMB share on my network using Samba. I followed the directions here as well as I could as I have Raspbian installed on my Pi. When I plugged in my USB drive it automounted to /...
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Compiling Qt Multimedia for Raspberry Pi [closed]

Thanks for taking a look, now to business. I've set up a cross compile env for my Raspberry Pi following this guide. I have been able to port most of my application so far, but I'm running up ...
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omxplayer: h.264 bitrates and encoding settings for stutter-free playback

We just received six Raspberry Pi boards with 512mb ram and plan to use them for HDMI playback. Initial tests were working great with omxplayer, but we are experiencing extreme stuttering issues for ...
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Latest Raspbian 10.28.2012 perl issues

I can't install new version of CPAN or modules on it, how to solve it? cpan[2]> cpan[2]> install CPAN Running install for module 'CPAN' Running make for A/AN/ANDK/CPAN-1.9800.tar.gz Fetching ...
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Are there any issues changing default username in Raspbian or Raspbmc?

I know that security by obscurity is not real security, however, why make it easy by keeping a well known username such as "pi". Therefore, what are the implications to changing the username of "pi" ...
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How can I deactivate the login password on my Raspberry Pi?

I would to know how I can deactivate the login password on my Raspberry Pi? I need to login automatically after entering the following command on terminal: ssh pi@<IP_address> i.e., it should ...
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Periodically losing connection to external hard drive

I have the following setup Raspberry Pi : Hardware BCM2708, Revision 0002 Powered USB Hub: Manhattan Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Micro Hub External Hard drive: Western Digital My Passport 0730 The pi is ...
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gmote-server on the device

is possible to running gmote server (android HID - mouse keyboard controller) on the device? I've tried to run it but it says me: .. "./GmoteServer.sh: line 2: java: command not found" Here you can ...
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Cronjob not working - meant to post tot Twitter

I'm trying to get my Pi to post the amount of used RAM to Twitter. I'm using a script I modified myself from here, although I'm not very proficient in bash.. This is the file, it is located in /...
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How do I install libxml on Raspbian?

In the process of trying to install the Cloud9 IDE. I have major issues installing libxml. Is anyone else having similar problems?
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Alter dhclient to retry fetching IP address

It turns out raspberry pi doesn't try very hard to get an IP address with dhcp, during a power failure, my rpi booted faster than the dhcp server, and never got an IP address. In such a situation, the ...
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Boot time ssh not working (wheezy raspbian 2012-09-18)?

I have just installed the 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian onto SD and plugged it into my pi. According to this question, SSH should be enabled by default. I can see the pi on the network (it responds to ...
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suspend for a fixed time interval

I want raspi to (1) bootup, (2) do a task, (3) go into suspend mode for x amount of time, (4) wake up and do it all over again. 1 and 2 are easy: sudo crontab -e, which has just one line: @reboot /...
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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 ...