Questions tagged [raspbian]

Raspbian renamed Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) is a family of GNU/Linux operating systems derived from Debian. Version numbering follows that of Debian and the current stable is 11 (Bullseye). Raspbian is the most widely used Pi based distro and the one recommended by the Foundation, who distribute their own customised images.

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Boot without starting X-server

During the installation of Raspian I chose "Start X-Server after boot", but now I want to boot it once without starting the X-Server, so I've got more memory to run a program. How do I boot without ...
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Where is the kernel source for Raspbian's default 3.1.9+ kernel?

The default kernel version of Raspbian is 3.1.9+. When I try to compile an extra kernel module I have lots of error messages since the kernel header files are missing. I've checked the Raspbian ...
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ALSA volume ignored when beginning playback

I ran into an interesting problem today. I noticed I don't have a "Master" channel in amixer. I only have PCM. And changing the volume on PCM is really finicky. It seems only 85%+ is actually ...
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Building ruby 1.9.3-p194 via RVM fails

Edit: Workaround is simply to use ruby 1.9.3-p125 instead. I've installed ruby version manager (I'm using Raspbian as downloaded this morning), and I ran rvm install ruby to download and compile the ...
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Hard-float and performance

Ever since the official Raspbian image came out, there has been much talking about hard-float - often cited as one of the most prominent Raspbian features, promising "tremendous performance boost". I ...
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Upstart in Debian/Raspbian

I've switched from sysvinit to upstart but get the below message whenever I attempt to start a service: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection ...
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What is Raspbian?

Being new to Linux, maybe this is a stupid question! I don't quite understand how this distro thing all works, is Raspbian just compiled packages with source code taken from the individual ...
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Can I install `libspotify` on Raspbian?

Is it possible to get libspotify working on the official Raspbian image? I installed it but couldn't figure out why my applications couldn't link to it: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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How to make raspbian load the i2c-dev module on boot up

I have installed 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian, and the i2c-dev module and i2c_bcm2708 are there and work with i2c-tools. How do I get the i2c-dev module etc. to load at bootup?
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Does Raspbian's repository have a browsable package list?

Raspbian claims to have "35,0000 Raspbian packages", which is great, but I'm only looking for a package or two before I install it. Is there a browsable repository package list that I can search ...
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How to run Raspbian on VirtualBox?

I have tried Debian on VirtualBox and would like to check out Raspbian. How do I install Raspbian on VirtualBox?
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Which locale should I select during the Raspbian setup?

I've downloaded the newest Raspbian release and it is a little bit different than the original one. In particular, it gives a whole bunch of options to configure it the first time you boot it up. I'm ...
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How do I turn on Level 2 (L2) cache?

It has been suggested to me that the L2 cache is turned off by default on the Pi, and that turning it on could improve CPU performance (probably at the expense of GPU performance). I'm keen to explore ...
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Why does python run relatively slowly?

I've been benchmarking the Pi on some of my simulation codes, relative to a couple of laptops I have. My codes tend to be floating point intensive, so I've been using Raspbian (which turns out to be ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) for a few weeks now and would like to make sure I protect the work I have done. How can I backup the files I have created? Can I ...

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