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 change the keyboard layout console-only

How can I change the keyboard layout from default (GB? US?) to anything else? I tried various methods from posts related to debian but these fail. Installing and executing raspi-config does not help.
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Set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W without monitor or ethernet module

I bought the new Raspberry Pi W but I don't have right now an mini-HDMI adaptor (to connect it to a monitor) neither an Ethernet module to connect by SSH. Can I connect somehow by SSH through USB? ...
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SSH times out while attempting headless setup

I'm posting again because my first attempt got marked as duplicated, this did not solve my problem. This is a brand new Raspberry Pi 3B that I'm setting up for the first time and it has be headless. ...
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Can you script Kodi (eg. Openelec) configuration such as upon a new deploy?

I have setup Openelec on my Raspberry Pi more times than I can remember. I'm about to do it again. I've been spending a lot of time lately with Docker and some with Vagrant, where you script the ...
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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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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

In the last release (2.1) of NOOBS the developers have "disabled by default" SSH, so it's not possible anymore to connect to a Raspbian via SSH, which is installed via NOOBS, without enabling SSH ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display V2.1 and beyond

So it appears there have been significant changes to the "New Out Of the Box Software" (NOOBS) system with version 2.1 and beyond. According to the release notes included with the package: 2016-11-...
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How to set up Raspberry Pi without a microSD adapter?

I just received my RPi 3 Model B in the mail today, but I do not know how to SSH into the terminal of the RPi. I do have a microSD card, but do not have access to a microSD -> SD card converter, thus ...
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List of common alias commands [closed]

I had/have Raspbian and used the LXDE desktop environment. Many posts will commands to enter in and not use the GUI. I took a quickie online video crash course on using linux and being an admin. ...
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Setting Raspberry Pi up for more than one usage

I am new to Raspberry pi and super excited to start using it. My first raspberry pi project is going to essentially be a entertainment system connected to the tv at all times. First, I will be ...
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Why can't I see anything when I turn on my Raspberry Pi?

I have connected an HDMI cable to my TV and Raspberry Pi Zero. Its a fresh Raspberry Pi with no Operating System installed. When I plug the adopter and turn the plug of the adoptor on, nothing shows ...
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2016-09-23-raspbian-jessie.img Pi 2 Model B headless set-up - SSH connection refused

Getting the below connection refused when trying to SSH to my Pi (have also tried with correct IP): $ ssh raspberrypi -l pi ssh: connect to host raspberrypi port 22:Connection refused Only having ...
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config.txt - Should I use CEA or DMT for different types of VGA monitors?

When using an HDMI to VGA adapter, converter, or adapter converter (in particular when using this one found on Amazon.com), should I use the setting for CEA (hdmi_group=1) or DMT (hdmi_group=2)? More ...
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Preconfigure NOOBS for Wifi

I just found out that it's possible to configure the NOOBS package, for example editing the default username "pi", when you edit the os.json: os/Raspbian/os.json Is it also possible to parse a Wifi ...
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Noobs Lite - automatically install Raspbian

I'd like to build a Raspbian setup process, where the user needs to do as less as possible. That's why I'd like to use Noobs Lite but to start the setup it's still necessary to have a display and ...
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Problem with sitting up Pi3 (Headless)

I tried to setup my Pi via WiFi .. so I installed NOOBS I connected to a monitor to see if it can boot (but I do not have Keyboards & Mouse) so I connect my Pi with the router and I found its IP ...
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Problem with setting up NOOBS [duplicate]

I intalled noobs and copy it onto my sd card (like here) then I connected my Pi with the PC by HDMI cable. After that I plug Pi in, and the only red light turns on but the second light turned on for ...
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How to set up Edimax ew-7811un on Kali Linux

I have spent hours reading articles and changing file after file over and over again. I am truing to properly set up my Edimax ew-7811un wifi adapter on m a Pi Zero running Kali Linux. I was able to ...
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RPI as a Cloud Server

I'm very new to RPI and I found this link here to create my own Cloud Server, which is what I would love to do - it would be really useful for me. Given the steps and requirements on the page, what ...
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How to change default username on Raspberry Pi when connected via ssh?

I am trying to change the default username "pi" on my Raspberry Pi while connected via ssh. I followed instructions described here. When I logged in as root and entered this command: root@raspberrypi:...
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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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Connecting a Raspberry Pi 3 to an iMac

I just got my first Raspberry Pi and I was wondering how I can use an iMac as a display for NOOBS. I tried connecting an HDMI cable to the Raspberry Pi and connecting the other side to a Mini Display ...
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Why is it necessary to “expand the file system”?

I'm new to RPi and and confused about why a step to "expand the file system" is frequently listed as part of the standard instructions for setting up a RPi (using a downloaded OS image). Why is it ...
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Noob questions - login to websites and MacOS

Why does my Raspberry Pi 2 identify on websites as MAC OSX? (which prevents me from downloading the correct versions of software/debian?)?? Why can't I login to ANY website (Google, etc.)? Are there ...
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Boot Options for different OS

I have installed NOOBS 1.9.2(Offline and network install) in Pi3 Board. On booting only Raspbain OS option available and not listing other different OS to be installed or booting.How to show other ...
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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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Simultaneous SSH and monitor

Can I SSH into my Pi and have a monitor reflect the activity? Is there a way to force a refresh of the monitor via SSH? My setup doesn't include a keyboard so SSH is my current option.
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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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PI 2 + .net - missing coreclr.dll

My first time trying to get a PI working... Neat idea, pulling out my hair though. No matter what project I build [simple or not], when deploying I get the missing coreclr.dll. What SDK am I missing? ...
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Is it possible to use External Accessory Framework to make iOS device a console?

I'm trying to work out a way to use my iPad to connect to as my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ before a network is set up. There're ways I can think of: Use bluetooth network tethering to create a local network -...
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Switch between AP and client mode

I am working on a RPi radio project, and I'd like to be able to switch between a "setup mode" where the RPi acts as a Wi-Fi access point, allowing the user to send his/her home Wi-Fi credentials via a ...
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Setting up the RPi in a VM beforehand

I want to set up my raspberry pi as a multi-purpose server. My problem is that I have no access to a screen or a keyboard for it. Thus I wanted to set up everything in a VM (booted from the SD card) ...
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CENTOS7: Gnome Desktop for Pi2 (xorg-x11-server package Missing)

It was recently announced support for GNOME 3.14 and KDE 4.14 desktop environments, X.Org Server 1.17 display server" http://news.softpedia.com/news/centos-7-linux-officially-released-for-raspberry-...
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Putty error while connecting Raspberry Pi to my computer

With reference to the post SSH for Raspberry Pi using a PC, I tried the same steps and got the same error: Network error, connection refused In the post I mentioned, I saw an answer mentioning "...
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Initial setup without a monitor or keyboard

A similar question has been asked before: How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor? However, given that the accepted answer doesn't appear to offer an appropriate solution, and given that there's ...
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Preparing/setup a SD card with NOOB using Linux

The stages for preparing a SD card with NOOBS describe at https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ are amid for Windows and Mac. At least, the part when formating the SD card is different in ...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

SDFormatter is often recommended to format the SDCard. https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/19928/39410 http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_NOOBS I have never heard of this software ...
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RPi2B redlights when trying to boot into RaspBSD

I'm trying to get my Raspberry Pi 2 B to boot using RaspBSD. I had previously, and still can, boot into the latest Raspbian image. After downloading and decompressing the RPi2 image from the RaspBSD ...
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HDMI Output Not Working on Raspberry Pi2, model B

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi for the first time. I downloaded NOOBS from the Raspberry Pi website, and followed the instructions to format the micro SD card (was fresh out of the package ...
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How do I find out the IP address of my Pi?

So I do not have an HDMI monitor or any monitors around but I do have a computer with an ethernet port and I know that I can SSH to my pi via putty but the problem is that I do not know how to get the ...
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Set KivyPie image to German keyboard layout (PipaOS)

I just downloaded and started the raspberry KivyPie impage from here According to the documentation, it is PipaOs/Raspbian based. How can I change the keyboard language to German? I tried sudo ...
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Direct SSH from Mac to Raspberry Pi on its own wifi

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet (or other) cable, so that I can setup and run the RP ...
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Pairing my Raspberry Pi with my Mac

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet cable, so that I can setup and run the RP entirely from ...
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how to connect raspberry pi with composite in crt monitor?

I don't have a monitor with hdmi input so I purchased an av cable to connect my raspberry pi 2 model b with a crt tv I have. I have read that the default output of the pi is the hdmi and I tried to ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi to share an ethernet connection

At my college in order to play a gaming console on the internet you have to have an ethernet cable go into your computer then back out and into the console. The documentation for setting this up on ...
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How to set up a RaspberryPi(B) as a 4 year-old's PC?

Been thinking for a while now, on how I could go about turning my RaspberryPi into a PC that my 4 year-old could play with. I can see the (not entirely innocent) sparkle in his eyes when he wants to ...
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GPIO.setup not working

I've installed Ubuntu on my Raspberry Pi 2. I'm trying to run a script (mostly copied) #!/usr/bin/env python import RPi.GPIO as GPIO print("Test 1") GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setwarnings(True) ...
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Advanced IP scanner unable to detect Raspberry Pi

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi in headless mode (i.e., without a monitor). I have installed the Raspbian Wheezy OS on my SD card. Initially when I powered it on with the ethernet cable ...
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3.5mm to RCA/composite video cable not working? [duplicate]

I just got an RPi 2, a 5V power supply, a microSD card (EMTEC 64GB) loaded with NOOBS, and a cheap keyboard, so I assumed I was good to go for playing with my RPi. I pulled out a 3.5mm to RCA/...
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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 ...