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Questions regarding issues installing specific applications or operating systems on the Raspberry Pi.

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Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

I have a 512MB Pi. I am trying to make sure I am getting the most out of it. I just downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and installed it on the Pi. Do I also need rpi-update? Is rpi-update ...
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How do I install Google Chrome?

When I go to download Google Chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome in Midori on the Raspberry Pi , I am presented with a modal dialogue box, Please select your download package: 32 bit ....
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Install base Raspbian from repository, not using an image

Raspbian has no installer, so how can I install it by starting with debootstrap? How it works with Debian can you find here: install Debian with debootstrap and the package can be found here: ...
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How to install the Java JDK on Raspberry Pi

I am an experienced Java programmer who received the Raspberry Pi for Christmas. Unfortunately, it appears that only Python is installed in it. What command do I type at the start command line where I ...
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Installing Chrome on Raspbian [duplicate]

I am following a tutorial that is based on a Chrome extension so I have to install Chrome. When I tried the following command: sudo apt-get install chromium I get the following error: E: Package '...
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Is it possible to install VLC?

I would like to install VLC on my Raspberry Pi and wonder if it is possible? I can not find a distribution that supports it, but wonder if anyone has done this or knows a link to a site or group ...
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Can I emulate x86 CPU to run Teamspeak 3 server?

Reading different posts and Can I emulate x86 to run Windows 95? it seems to be possible to some extent to simulate x86 CPU. In my special case I want to run a Teamspeak server, which isn't provided ...
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which ubuntu version to install

I have installed ubuntu snappy but I can't find apt-get which is not a problem but I can't find some packages as vim... Which is the best Ubuntu version to install ? What are the pros and cons ?
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How to install unrar-nonfree?

I installed unrar-free, but I cannot extract a multi-file .rar archive (my_archive.part01.rar, my_archive.part02.rar, etc.): $ ls my_archive.part01.rar my_archive.part02.rar my_archive.part03.rar $ ...
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How to install Raspbian without an SD card reader

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi platform and I just bought one! I downloaded Raspbian from the download location and then realized that I don't have a card reader to install the ISO. How can I install it ...
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Install software on raspberry pi offline

As of now I don't have a wifi adapter for Raspberry Pi with me. If I want to update or install any software, my Rpi should be connected to internet. Is there any way I can install software in offline ...
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How do I Flash (install) Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 / 3+?

NOTE: This question & solution ONLY relates to Compute Modules 3 or 3+ with on-board eMMC storage. The "Lite" versions of these has NO eMMC Storage I'm working on a project involving prototyping ...
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Error while trying to compile RStudio

I'm using Raspbian in a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B I've followed the guidelines in the RStudio Webpage and also in this topic https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=55828 sudo su ...
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Can I use OpenCV?

While the Raspberry Pi is not exactly a powerhouse, it should be capable of doing some OpenCV image or video processing. Has anyone tried to install it?
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Firefox 57 on a raspberry pi

I have just heard about the new firefox "Quantum". It says it uses 30% less RAM. Since the pi only has 1gb of ram, this sound good. Also, it would be nice to have a newer version of firefox. So, can ...
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Upgrading from Pi to Pi2

I've got a regular Raspberry Pi B board, running Raspbian off the SD card. What I would like to know is if I buy one of the new Raspberry Pi 2 boards, can I just swap the card over to the new one, ...
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Getting the latest version of R on the Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspi that runs Debian Jessie (downloaded from the official Raspberry Download Website (Version 2015-11-21)). For one of my projects I want to use the software r and some of the very useful ...
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What is the standard file system that a SD card have to use before write Raspbian using dd command?

I am very new to the Rasperry Pi and I am installing Raspbian in Headless manner. I have the following question. I have to write the Raspbian image on my SD card using the dd Linux command. The ...
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Wireguard installation

So i was following this guide: https://sigmdel.ca/michel/ha/wireguard/wireguard_02_en.html#requisites It should be pretty simple but when installing wireguard my pi says: Building initial module for ...
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Can Etcher be used to customize the base Raspbian image?

I was wondering if anyone in this community has used Etcher to burn OS images to a Raspberry Pi. I have a Rapberry Pi 1 Model A and would like to use Etcher to burn Raspbian Stretch Lite to it with ...
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Raspbian on USB Stick

After owning a RPi 3 for almost a year now, I wanted to do a complete clean installation. I had installed Raspbian on a USB-stick, which was really easy at that time. I just had to write the disk ...
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How can I install Lantern on Raspbian?

Purpose I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 B , and I want to build a Lantern network at home. So I want to use the Raspberry Pi as a router. What I know I know the Lantern for Linux version is based on Debian,...
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Can I run FreeBSD on my Pi? [duplicate]

There are a number of questions asking about installing/running FreeBSD on the Pi – it looks like there are a lot of problems. Is FreeBSD runnable on the Pi? How can I get started?
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How do I install packages from the AUR?

Arch Linux has the AUR (Arch User Repository), a collection of user-built packages. How do I install these packages on Arch Linux ARM though?
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How to install node.js with GPIO

I am trying to install node.js on my Raspberry Pi as well as GPIO. I am running a brand new install of Debian Jessie I could get nodejs v.0.10.29 installed. No matter what I do, this is pretty much ...
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How can I connect to my Raspberry Pi 3 over SSH in this scenario?

I have a new Raspberry Pi 3 B 1.2 and I am trying to SSH into it. I don't have a monitor or an HDMI cable. I have already etched the img file with Raspberry Stretch onto a 64 GB SD card using Etcher....
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How do I install Jenkins?

I have installed Jenkins, using sudo apt-get install jenkins and it did not work immediately, so i worked out to increase the size of the /run tmpfs. Now I am still getting errors in my jenkins.log, ...
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Installing Hamachi

I've tried to install Hamachi using the instructions on the official Raspberry site as well as similar instructions on Lifehacker, but I haven't been unable to get it to work. The problem seems to be ...
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Does Firefox 57 work on the RPi?

The title pretty much says it all. I am using Ubuntu Mate, so Firefox is available from the main repository. Firefox has not worked on the Raspberry Pi since Firefox 55. I hoped that Firefox 56 would ...
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Installing R-Studio [duplicate]

I am able to install R on my Pi using Raspbian Wheezy, and I'm trying to build R-Studio from source. Has anyone been successful getting R-Studio (Desktop or Server) installed on the Pi?
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Installing Kivy on Raspberry Pi 3 and making it work with Python 3.4

(This may be a duplicate of an unanswered question at How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible? , but I'd like to add some details to this.) I have followed the default ...
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How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible?

The question is on the title XD How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible? I tried using the https://kivy.org/docs/installation/installation-rpi.html guide but thats only ...
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How do I install node.js if my package manager doesn't include it?

Node.js, server side javascript sitting on top of Google's v8 engine, is not available for install from the Debian squeeze's default repositories and doesn't easily compile for ARM. Are there any ...
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How can I install raspistill/raspicam on a distro that doesn't include them?

I'm using a pi distro that includes the proper kernel and everything, but not raspistill or raspicam. How can I install these?
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Package browser to search for compiled software pre-install?

For any of the OSes that are compatible with the Raspberry Pi, are there any searchable databases that list the currently available packages that have been compiled for the OS? I'm thinking of ...
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Are there any third-party sources for compiled packages?

My previous question does a good job of explaining how to find software from official sources. What about third-party sources? Are there any sites that have specialized in providing compiled ...
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Using gource on the Raspberry Pi

gource is a software version control visualization tool that I would like to use with Git. I've installed it on my Raspberry Pi (sudo apt-get install gource), but unfortunately when I run it I get ...
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`npm` and `nodejs` incompatibilities

I installed npm and nodejs today because I wanted to try tldr-pages. After the obligatory sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: $ sudo apt-get install nodejs npm Following a huge ...
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Disabling Auto-Login when normal ways don't work

I am running a custom version of Raspbian on my B+ with a touchscreen. This OS was customized to work with the WaveShare SpotPear A screen they sell. It is configured to auto login to to the desktop ...
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Installing scipy 1.0.0 in python3 environment get decode byte error in _vq.pyx

I am following the instructions in How to install latest Scipy version on Raspberry Pi and when I get to point of running: python3 setup.py build I get the following: I tried looking at _vq.pyx but ...
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Installing dependancies

I am trying to build some packages from source and I get messages that say I need the following: -glib2 (DONE) (apt-get install glib-2.6) -directfb -libpng -m4 (TRIED) I got this installed but ...
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Unable to install Firefox or Thunderbird (Icedove)

I have been trying to install Firefox and Thunderbird on Raspbian Stretch, but I have not been able to. Edit: This issue seems to have been resolved for now. For some reason the sudo apt-get update ...
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Raspberry Pi Imager says “Input file is not a valid disk image.”

I'm attempting to put Raspbian Jessie on an SD card. (I'm choosing Jessie to eliminate a possibility of incompatibilities with the SW I plan on using. I may use Buster after getting everything working ...
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What to do when apt-get -f install fails?

sudo apt-get update hangs and suggests running sudo apt-get -f install, but that fails on a duplicate declaration. How can I fix this? The following NEW packages will be installed: libfont-afm-perl ...
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How to install libfame-dev on Raspbian?

I am trying to install MythTV backend on an Raspberry Pi. I began following these instructions to install from source but I quickly hit a roadblock: pi@mythtvpi ~ $ sudo apt-get install <snip> ...
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I couldn't see cmdline.txt in my mac [duplicate]

I am following this article to install raspberrypi without monitor. I loaded the card but couldn't see cmdline.txt. What am missing here ?
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NOOBS Where is Config File

I am on a windows PC and would like to edit config.txt. However I do not see it anywhere. I tried showing hidden files and folders and even told it to show system files, all to no avail. This is what ...
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MQTT.FX - how to install on RPI 3 from MQtt.fx website

I’m new to RPI and MQTT.fx. I have mosquito installed on my RPI and tested Ok, per the instructions on http://www.switchdoc.com/2016/02/tutorial-installing-and-testing-mosquitto-mqtt-on-raspberry-pi/...
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ERRORS when Installing mongodb on the pi

Hi firstly i have tested this command from the official site to install mongodb on the pi : http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-debian/ sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org E: ...
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Getting Host Mesh working again in Scratch

I just did an update of scratch (as advised here), because of the performance problems when using it to interface with my PiFace (reported here and here). Unfortunately, now I don't see the 'Host ...