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Settings are the configuration of your Raspberry Pi. This is for questions about how to access settings in your OS, how to edit them, and about what these new settings do. Please specifiy your OS distribution by using the appropriate tag.

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Raspberry Pi 5 edit / modify temperature limit for the active cooler FAN

I am willing to modify the Temperature limit that the pi has to turn on its fan on, to cool down. Because by default it says the fan only starts when the pi gets hotter than 60C. https://www....
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How I contact with SSH?

I want to connect to RPI with SSH but my computer has one network and my router has another network? I try to connect and it gives me this error: Maybe I need to change the settings? And what? It is ...
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How best to transfer "personal settings" between SD cards?

{I believe this was asked 11 years ago, and every answer missed the point by fixating on the idea of CLONING an entire image from a smaller capacity SD card to a larger/faster one... NOT what I'm ...
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Alsa mixer won't save setting

I have UGREEN usb audio interface. MY pi 4 is recognize it but no sound is comnig out. I try both via VLC player and via youtube (the video won't even play) I did the follow: I wrote at terminal: sudo ...
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XFCE4 settings is not permanent and is set to defaults on reboot

I have raspios(bullseye) installed inside of my Raspberry Pi 4 B (8GB) with XFCE4 Desktop environment... When I restart my Pi, somehow my XFCE4 settings including panel and appearance, and everything ...
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Where are the File Manager settings stored on the disk?

I am trying to set up a large number (30) of headless Raspberries and I want to change (turn off) the "Show available options..." setting of the File Manager. I know how to do it form the ...
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busy hour glass does not appears after I click something

On my other raspberry pi, when I click something in my GUI a busy hour glass pops up and disappears after the request has granted. Well, this new raspberry pi 4b does not have the hour glass appear. ...
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post-upgrade restoration of configuration files

When I last upgraded Rpi OS (Lite) from stretch to buster, I followed an in-place upgrade procedure; i.e. apt update, ... upgrade, ... dist-upgrade, & edit /etc/apt/sources.list. This worked out ...
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Raspberry Pi Desktop trackpad issue

I hope that this is the right place to ask Raspberry Pi Desktop (https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/raspberry-pi-desktop/) questions. If not, please feel free to direct me to the right Exchange. I ...
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Problem with resetting Screen Resolution using cron job

I am running a cron job with @ reboot bin/sleep 60 /path/to/script. I know the job runs 60 seconds after reboot but I get an error. The script is: #!/bin/sh -e sudo xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_60....
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I accidentally closed the Raspberry Pi Setup Tool

I accidentally clicked "Cancel" in the Raspberry Pi setup tool that runs on the first boot. How do I get it back? If I can't, which settings do I have to change to make the Raspberry Pi run ...
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setting raspberry pi zero to automatically power on after power failure

I'm planning to buy a Raspberry Pi Zero W to remotelly wake on my desktop pc. To do this task I need that the raspberry always stays awake; is there a way to set the raspberry automatically wake on ...
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Copy my setup from a non-booting SD card to a fresh USB install

Alright, long story short, I've been running a copy of Raspbian Lite for a while on a RPi 4, off a MicroSD card. I'm using it along with a couple of USB3 drives as a makeshift NAS, where I store my ...
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Need different default keyboard settings for different users

I set up Raspberry Pi 4 workstations with Raspbian Buster for a school library and want to use a different keyboard setting for the root account. Now it seems to me that I can only change the ...
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Raspberry PI 4 Chrome Menu Board Issues

Hello everyone pretty new to using raspberrypi. So a resturant I use to work at bought a service where someone makes they a digital menu thats hosted on the web. The reason for it being on the web as ...
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My Raspberry Pi disconnects from the Wi-Fi network randomly

I am experiencing an issue related to wifi network sleeping or disconnecting, that has been persisting despite trying this methods: Changing the power management setting to off using iwconfig wlan0 ...
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How to fill out wifi settings file for raspberry pi

I need to fill out a settings file for my raspberry pi, which looks like this: [connection] id=hassos-network uuid=e0638ca6-cd7a-4e82-9812-2984b9f01a4w type=802-11-wireless [802-11-wireless] mode=...
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How do I set the terminal colorS

I've seen setterm suggested, but it did nothing I've seen suggestions based on ansi esc characters , doesnt last I think the prompt resets any color changes, so I can echo a color change to print a ...
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Stop Linux terminal running as root

I was trying to set my GUI working on autorun boot through several methods (system, LXDE etc) but I think I screwed it up as none of them worked really. I must have mixed some commands up. Right now,...
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Restore main menu editor after disabling it in itself

I just noticed that the main menu editor on Raspbian allows me to remove the main menu editor from the main menu. But if I removed the main menu editor from the main menu using the main menu editor, I ...
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Which camera settings does camera.exposure_mode = 'auto' dictate / supersede?

For example, if I want to change camera ISO with the Pi Camera Module 2, I don't see any difference in images between: camera.iso = 100 camera.exposure_mode = 'auto' camera.capture(filename) and ...
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Restore Pi to factory settings without flashing SD

My question is different to How can I reset to the factory settings? hence why I have posted. The problem I am facing is that I have a Raspberry B+ which I have had for about 2 years. I didn't use ...
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Where does Raspbian store system preferences?

New to Raspbian. Getting used to this cool little OS. So I can play with it from my notebook, I created a VM in Parallels using their 'Raspberry Pi Desktop' iso which pretty much mirrors Raspbian on ...
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Where can i download SETTINGS drive content?

I accidentally deleted the content of /media/pi/SETTINGS Anyone know if it's a problem ? Or could share me his Settings drive content? I'm using Raspbian with NOOBS
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How does the eth0 hwaddress get set based off the cpuinfo serial number?

How can I change the OUI24 top part of the MAC address of eth0, to one of my own, while leaving the bottom device specific 24 bits to be same. I can see clearly that it appears Jessie's default ...
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Why doesn't the compose key stay enabled?

I set the compose key to be the right logo key using raspi-config. (The compose key allows for easy typing of characters not found on the keyboard, like "ü".) Oddly, the compose key works fine for me ...
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How can I force Raspbian stay set to the US keyboard? Americanizing the Pi

I have several Rpi3Bs and for the most part they work well. But one of them insists on changing the USB keyboard type to the UK keyboard. I fix it after a reboot by going into Menu..Preferences.....
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Flint OS (Chromium) can't set correct time?

Running Flint on Raspberry Pi 3 and it won't set the time, so obviously I can't access anything because when you browse, the certificates fail. Help!
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SETTINGS Drive Accidentally Renamed!

Here is a link to what i mean by SETTINGS Drive: Settings partition on eject menu I was doing some stuff, and when i rebooted, i got a message in NOOBS saying something like the SETTINGS Drive could ...
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How to setup tinyproxy on a Raspberry Pi 3?

I have bought a Raspberry Pi for one of my children and they are using it as a basic desktop computer. I would like to setup whitelist filtering on the Pi. For various reasons I won't be able to ...
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Locale won't change

I have a fresh install of raspbian, and the keyboard is stuck on british. I saw some online tutorials for changing my keyboard settings, but they never seem to take effect. http://rohankapoor.com/...
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NTP configuration is not working

I'm working with 10 raspberry and they are all connected to the same network via Wifi. I need to get the right time from the network, so I modified the ntp.conf file with the IP of my network (10.1.65....
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How to create a virtual microphone that reads from a file?

TL;DR: I want to create a virtual mic on my pi to stream wav data to it from a named pipe, so apps that look for input from a mic instead of a file can receive it. Background I'm running ...
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Making a setup for other Raspberry's

I've different versions of Raspberry Pi's and want a set of different software on all of them. I made sd-card images and that works fine as long it's the same version of a Raspberry, but when the ...
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How do I show the menu bar?

I just got my Pi 2 and started experimenting on it. I'm running Raspbian and I installed xrdp for remote desktop. I created a new user "prograde", and logged via rdp, and it works fine. The problem ...
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Why Does my Keyboard have the Pound Sign When It's the Hash tag Sign? [duplicate]

Every time I try to hit my # Sign on my Raspberry Pi it comes out as the Pound sign, I've been using the settings but nothing seems to work. How can I solve this problem
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New Added Files Has Been Setted Chmod 600 via FTP

Whenever i've sent a file via FTP, it's chmod has been setted to 600. So they never read/run without i change to chmod. I dont want to change this chmods everytime. How can i change this file's ...
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How do I add a directory to $PATH for a user?

I'm using the Adafruit Webide and logged into my rpi as webide@raspberrypi I'm trying to add the directory of my node installation to the $PATH but I can't do it. Every time I reboot and try env I ...
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Deleting NOOBS from SD card and only keep Raspbian

I've got NOOBS on my SD card, and chose to install Raspbian on it. Now what I want to do is to remove NOOBS from my SD card, while still keeping Raspbian and all of my programs/settings. I tried ...
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How to turn off auto-login

Help!!! I have set up a separate account up on my pi for my brother, but my Pi signs in at startup instead of asking for username and password. How can I switch off the auto login and prompt for ...
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Basic wifi connectivity through raspbmc

I'm pulling my hair out with this problem. All I want to do is connect my raspberry pi to the internet via WiFi. I have model B pi, and I have a dynamode WL-700N-RXS. I have raspbmc installed and I ...
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XBMC settings sync on Raspbmc

How can I sync the settings of XBMC on my Raspbmc with the XBMC which I've installed on a computer or Android phone, on the same LAN?
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How can I change the bash screen resolution to custom values?

I installed archlinux-arm on the RPI. I have a TV, which has 1680x1050 resolution. Where can I change the bash settings to fit the screen correctly? I also want to the boot screen (where I can see ...
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How can I keep system time?

I know that Raspberry Pi does not come with a system clock to save money. How can I keep system time though?
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How can I reset to the factory settings?

I was playing around with my Raspberry Pi and I accidentally bricked it! How can I restore it back to the factory defaults?
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