Questions tagged [raspbian]

DO NOT use this tag for new questions; Identify actual OS e.g. Raspberry Pi OS-Buster 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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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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