Questions tagged [setup]

This tag covers everything related to setting up the Raspberry Pi including flashing SD cards and changing the default user.

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How to run Raspberry Pi Setup Wizard as OOBE program before login screen on Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian)?

I am planning to modify Raspbian that on the first run, instead of auto logging in as the Pi user, or booting to the login screen, I want the OS to show the setup PiWiz screen, finalize the settings, ...
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How do I get the serial number?

Where can I find the serial number of the Raspberry Pi I am currently using?
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Boot to CLI using headless configuration

I would like to know if there is a way to change the Raspberry Pi OS boot options to CLI in a headless manner before first boot; much like enabling SSH by creating a file in /boot or by setting up ...
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Pi Zero, Retropie on top of Raspbian?

I know you can install RetroPie on top of Raspbian on a Pi 3 but what about a Zero W? Do I need to get a different setup script and install RetroPie or do you just do everything the same way and it ...
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Cannot setup raspberry pi 3

I have purchased Raspberry Pi 3. Then I downloaded the RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP. Then I formatted the SD Card (16 GB) with SD Card Formatter. Then I wrote the downloaded RASPBIAN image into the ...
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How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?

I have just ordered my Raspberry Pi, and I want to prepare my SD card. How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?
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Install OpenCV faster - could it be transferred via a SD card?

I installed OpenCV on my RPI 3, now I have the new RPI zero W, since I know installing OpenCV (let's say 3.0.0) takes a very long time, I wondered if I could somehow transfer my already downloaded (...
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Geany / GCC setup for c and GTK

I'm having problems finding information on the codes for compile and build using Geany / GCC. My compile command is: gcc -Wall -c "%f" `pkg-config --cflags gtk+-3.0 Compile is OK, although I ...
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External Wifi not properly connecting to AP

Problem: External WiFi connect to Access point but does respond, static configuration does not work also, dhcp is OK Configuration: OS: Raspbian installated by NOOBS - only necessary things ...
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Missing 'combined' file in '/sys/module/i2c_bcm2708/parameters' directory

Following Adafruit's instructions for their capacitive touch sensor (https://learn.adafruit.com/mpr121-capacitive-touch-sensor-on-raspberry-pi-and-beaglebone-black/overview) I'm getting the error ...
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Ethernet connection of pi is not detected by laptop

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, and I'm trying to use my laptop screen as display for the Pi. I had followed various tutorials for this none of it is working. I found that laptop couldn't detect the ...
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“Hotkey Enable” NOT showing up during button config?

We are currently working on fitting our TMNT Arcade1Up with a retropie and have gotten stuck. We have all of the 4 players installed properly (as far as we can tell) and have worked on button mapping ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi 3 with 7" touchscreen

I recently purchased a 7" touchscreen LCD with a driver board and I'm trying to figure out how to get it hooked up to my Raspberry Pi 3. Here's the driver board and my Pi: My main questions are as ...
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What options do I have to setup my new clean Raspberry Pi 3?

As far as I know, there are two options for setting up the Raspbian OS on Raspberry Pi: Connect it via HDMI to a display, via USB to a keyboard and a mouse then you install the OS via the SD card, ...
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setterm: terminal xterm-256color does not support --blank

Since installing the latest build of Raspbian onto my Rasberry Pi 3, I've been getting the following error: setterm: terminal xterm-256color does not support --blank setterm: cannot (un)set powersave ...
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Change default username

I want to change the default username (pi) to something, I tried usermod -l newusername pi but that gives me usermod: user pi is currently used by process 2104 Is there another way to modify the ...
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How do I install Arch Linux?

How do I install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi? Related: What are the benefits of using Arch Linux over the standard Debian build?
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How do I screenshot the setup of my pi? [duplicate]

How do I screenshot the setup of my raspberry pi? I'm putting together a tutorial and see that some people screenshot the setup. I thought you needed terminal to do that but I guess not. Any help? ...
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Is it possible to update, upgrade and install software before flashing an image?

It seems silly to use our limited SD write cycles to upgrade the software shipped on the images. Can we upgrade the software and install new software before flashing an image to the SD card?
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Ways to forwarding traffic from both interfaces to another Raspberry Pi

In the below setup, Raspi 2 (3B) needs to get a copy of the TAP traffic from Raspi 1, for both eth0 and eth1, preferably without an additional switch. I have another spare usb-to-ethernet adapter. ...
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Unable to get a usable connection to send and receive SMS with a wwan device

I have been trying to SMS with my Raspberry Pi using a Vodafone (Huawei) K4606 USB stick with a vendor ID of 12D1 and a product ID of 1F19. In a Windows box, It works fine, using the provided Vodafone ...
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PH-4502C pH Sensor Calibration and ADC using MCP3008, PCF8591, and ADS1115

I have a pH meter (DIY-4502C) hooked up with Raspberry Pi. However, the instructions to calibrate is in Chinese and seems outdated. Does anybody know how to calibrate it for measuring pH4-7?
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Raspberry Pi 3 with ArchARM and encrypted disk will not boot: How can be identified at what stage it fails?

I realize that it is always a bit tricky to configure devices with root disk encryption. So I was not overly surprised that this one does not boot. However, I am having difficulty saying what ...
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Raspbian, no audio HDMI, have tried all the troubleshooting I can find

I know this is a noob question, so I apologise in advance! I've been googling for hours, have ran through all the steps for troubleshooting sound through HDMI; un-commenting the config file sound ...
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Connect Raspberry 4 to a Computer

I have a brand new Raspberry PI 4 but silly of me I thought it was possible to configure it and apply initial setup just connecting the raspberry to a computer, but as far as I saw, it needed an ...
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Raspberry Pi autonomous headless setup

everytime I setup a new sd card for a pi, I first have to ssh to the running pi and then start to install some software via shell commands. Isn't there a way to drop a shell setup file to the fat32 ...
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JAVA_HOME not working

I can't set up JAVA_HOME. Before you dismiss this as a noob's question who can't figure out how to Google things let me explain my situation. I bought RaspberryPi and installed Raspbian onto an SD ...
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What is the best way to automate the generation of bootable SDcard images for Raspberry Pi projects?

For a new project, I plan to release ready-to-use bootable SDcard image files for various Raspberry Pi models (2, 3, Zero, Zero-W). The actual OS will be PiCore, the RAM-only Linux variant based on ...
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Cannot setup Samba

I want to access files from my Raspberry on my Windows machine. I did it previously, but I resetted both my devices some time ago. I haven't made any advanced network configurations to them yet. I ...
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NOOBS won't start

I am setting up the NOOBS (New Out-Of-Box Software) that has just been released. Once I have formatted and copied the data onto my Class 6 SDHC card, and plug my Pi in, the power light turns on, but ...
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Ubuntu Server can’t connect to Wifi

I flashed my raspberry pi with ARM server ubuntu but I can’t get my pi to connect to the wifi. I was following this tutorial, which instructs me to use ifconfig, but my pi is telling me that it doesn’...
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Beginner help setup

I've set up my rasberri pi4 month or so ago and tried to restart but stuck on screen with color stripes please help
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How to connect Raspberry Pi 4 to sparkfun SSD1306 / SSD1309 OLED transparent display?

I just got the an OLED transparent Display from Sparkfun and I want to make it run, I youtube it but didn't found anything. Please help me with that.
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Is Raspberry Pi a good system for a middle schooler to learn to code?

I have no experience with the Raspberry Pi system, but I have heard a lot of good things about it. My son is interested in learning to code (any kind of coding at this point), and I am wondering if ...
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turn off dhcp and set static on raspbian stretch

I have been following another thread and have configured my dhcpcd.conf file . When I restart my pi it gets another ip. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong? # A sample configuration ...
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How to set up “sign in to network” page [closed]

I' would like to set up a Sign in to wifi page (like many businesses have it in ther public wifi) for the wifi my Raspberry Pi hosts. How do I set this up? Is there a specific port I have to use? ...
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Include File With Raspbian Setup

I am working on a project which requires many raspberry pi's to be set up pretty much the same way. In order to set up the pi's we put NOOBS on the micro SD card and then install raspbian onto the pi. ...
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How could one automate the raspbian raspi-config setup?

I have found myself repeatedly setting up all my pi's with raspbian in pretty much the same manner using raspi-config. Is there a way to extract all the settings that I've made using raspi-config ...
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What password to use to log in after the first boot?

The first time I boot up my Raspberry Pi I get a login screen. What username and password should I use? That is, what is the default password for Raspberry Pi?
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How do I setup my Kedei 3.5 touchscreen on my Raspberry Pi 2 model B?

I got a Raspberry Pi for my birthday and I have no idea how to set up the touchscreen. I have looked at other tutorials to set the touchscreen up but none of the ones I found support my touchscreen. ...
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Prepare for ssh without a screen

I have a Raspberry Pi model B at home, but I do not have a screen. My plan is to connect it to the Ethernet and then ssh into it. But this means that the SD card with the operating system (Debian ...
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First time setup with ethernet connection

I have just bought a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and want to setup by connecting it to my Macbook Pro via Ethernet connection. I can ping the raspberry pi IP address $ ping raspberrypi.local PING raspberrypi....
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Raspberry Pi Setup Question

is there any way to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ wirelessly (headless) without editing the microSD card contents to enable SSH?
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Clone my setup for multiple raspis

I'm going to have a bunch of people learning computing with raspis. I have my own 3b+ running Ubuntu MATE 18.04 set up with everything software- and config-wise I want the students to have. Is there a ...
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Would ZRAM be helpful for running OpenCV?

I'm doing some OpenCV development on a Raspberry Pi 3, and I have found some information about using ZRAM on the Pi to try and boost its processing effectiveness. I know this isn't actually adding ...
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Raspberry Pi stuck at splash screen

I am stuck at the splash screen. In the top right of the screen there is an image of a Raspberry. When I first power on the device, I get the colored screen, and then I get the image of the ...
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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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Setting up new Pi, copy of existing

Scenario: I have a existing pi set up on my network. I regularly keep a spare cloned SD card ready - I have needed one before today! I am considering buying a second pi which I would like to be a copy ...
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Can I install Windows?

I recently bought a RPi and it came with Debian, which I think is a Linux distribution. I'm more used to Windows; can I install it?
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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 ...