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Run simple xterm command at desktop start

I've been searching for this for hours, really hoping someone could help me out here. We're using a raspberry pi for digital signage, and I just want to run pianobar (runs in a terminal) behind it ...
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Start-up script runs under root and in the background

I'm trying to get a .sh script to run on system start-up. I've tried it several ways that don't work. The closest I got was using adding a line to /home/pi/bashrc sh /home/pi/Desktop/run.sh & ...
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Send input commands to control omxplayer through netcat

So my question is about how to control omxplayer remotely using netcat (nc) or simple TCP. Do I need to use named pipes and if so what are the commands needed. There are many way to accomplish what I ...
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I can't access my raspi camera with my raspberry pi 3 B+

I am currently trying to start my Raspberry Pi V2.1 camera with my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ but I couldn't accomplish it. It may be because of the ribbon-cable since my cable for the camera is narrower, thus ...
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Entering long Wi-Fi password on commandline

I have Wi-Fi enabled but would prefer to paste in my Wi-Fi password rather than type it because it is very long. Can this be done and can I encrypt the password? I am running a dual boot and ...
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Running Hologram cellular network from startup issues [cannot run on rc.local or .bashrc]

I’m playing around with the hologram Nova cellular USB kit and I’m trying to create an automatic connection using the /etc/rc.local file. Hologram uses it's own way of connecting to a ppp0 network ...
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Why does journald still log to the active console?

I'm using Manjaro ARM (64bit), and by default it seems to log always to the active console. It took me a while to figure out how to change the cmdline to using console=/dev/tty1 instead of console=/...
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Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list (Component)

I am trying to install software in my raspberry pi running resbian. Every time I try to install anything from through the terminal I get "Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-...
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rc.local - open new terminal window

Not sure if this has been answered as I'm not really sure what to search for... (beginner with Raspberry Pi) My idea was to copy a file from a flash disk to the pi and then execute, reason being I ...
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Open in Terminal in Raspbian

How can I get the "Open in Terminal" Option when I right click in Raspbian OS ? It opens the terminal in the current directory.
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Difference between arp -a and nmap -sn?

I am scanning my network to find out IP Addresses by using these two commands. arp -a nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24 For some reason, my Smart Plug (and some other android devices) only show up in the ...
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What's the command line equivalent of alt F1?

I wrote a bunch of shell script functions to switch between 3 different OSs I have on Raspberry Pi so that I could use Siri/homebridge to switch between them. I was testing everything out while I was ...
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Strange behaviour of Termit

I have my Raspberry connected via VNCViewer from Mac (High Sierra). Everything works fine, but using Termit has a strange effect: After opening, after about 5 seconds there appears a ;5~ on the ...
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Raspi doesn't connect with wifi anymore. What am I doing wrong?

I had the wifi on my raspi 3B working perfectly for about 2 years. I then saw I had two wpa_supplicant.conf files: /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf I briefly checked ...
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How Can I Make Lights Flash On My Raspberry Pi When A SSH Connection is Active?

I recently got a Raspberry Pi B+, and I have been playing around with it a lot. I want to start a personal project where, when I link to my Pi through an SSH connection from my laptop, I can make a "...
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Failing using startx to launch different desktops

I am trying to use startx to launch different desktops according to an argument using case...esac This is my .xinitrc mate(){ (sleep 5 && conky) & mate-session } case $1 in ...
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Running a persistent node js server on boot and keeping the command line open

I know there are a lot of answers to this question but none have worked for me and I've been at it for something like six hours... Most of the answers also look like they're years out of date. I am ...
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How to scp full directories from pi-zero to my pc via ssh

Is there any command or way to essentially "scp" a full directory from a raspberry pi to my linux PC using ssh?
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RetroPie boots into terminal and won't accept input

I was making some changes to the file system to my Raspberry Pi 1 B+ using the terminal, deleting some unwanted files and when I rebooted the system, it now boots directly to the terminal (rather than ...
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I need a lightweight CLI Linux Distro that can support Python

I have a spare raspberry pi, I figured i'd use it for a python releated task, is there a cut down Linux Distro that does not include a GUI but only a CLI that can also fully support running python ...
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Equivalent terminal command to launcher icon

How can I find the equivalent terminal command of some program I started from the GUI? For example, I open the start menu, go to accessories, and start the image viewer. Is there a way to find the ...
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Keyboard repeat speed in CLI mode

I have several Raspberry Pi 3B units that basically work just fine on the desktop. I have USB keyboard and a gaming mouse, and in raspi-config I set the delay and repeat times to be rather slow, much ...
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How can I make a VT420 terminal on a CH341-based USB-to-serial dongle work?

Situation: I'd like to use my age-old VT420 console on my Pi 3B. As the UART is already occupied, I plugged a USB-to-serial dongle with CH341 chip (lsusb told me that) into one of the USB ports on the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Chromium past v65?

I'm trying to use chromedriver for a python program and the latest version requires v70-72. My current version of chromium on raspberry pi is 65.0.3325.181 that was after upgrading and updating my ...
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Help running Python script from terminal as easily as I can with IDLE

I have a long script that runs several GPIO devices using both SMBus and pigpio. It starts a thread to cycle through a series of screens on an OLED display, and then connects to Paho MQTT, and keeps ...
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Basic 2, 8, or 16 color, wired display

Wondering what the most basic display is that you can get that works with the machine. I see stuff like this but everything seems to be full color. Wondering if that's just how it is or if there are ...
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lxterminal blurry fonts

I have installed Raspbian Stretch on my RPi3. Whenever I open the lxterminal the text is quite unclear/blurry, it sometimes appears as the text is almost overlapping. I tried all the fonts given in ...
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How to remove the transparency of the terminal background?

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 3, but the terminal has a completely transparent background. This means I can see the desktop which is very distracting. I've been trying setterm --background black but ...
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Execute service or script via hotkey

I use Raspbian lite. I'm trying to map a hotkey to start the service or a script. I do not use a graphical user interface, only a text console with a local attached display. I'm not using ssh. I ...
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SSH on Raspberypi hang or frozen

I have direct connection with Raspberry pi via ethernet cable on linux machine. if i run ssh pi@10.42.0.22 i could establish secure connection. the problem i encountered is raspberry hang or frozen ...
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How to ssh without needing a password [duplicate]

I just want to run a python file on raspberry pi and use terminal code ssh. So, I don't want type password to do that. What should I do?
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How to re-enable blinking terminal cursor on Pi after boot?

I have set up a clean boot on a Pi with Stretch Lite and set it up so that it disables displaying text during boot and shows a Plymouth splash screen. One of the commands in /boot/cmdline.txt is "vt....
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Why is my Raspbian command prompt grey?

I was messing around in settings and updating a few things today and rebooted my Raspberry Pi running Stretch and went to open the CLI again and the prompt has turned gray and some commands like ll ...
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Raspian gui unable to log in

I'm new to Raspbian. I started the GUI for the first time (following a fresh install) using the instructions found here: How to set my Raspberry Pi to boot into the GUI? and the command: sudo apt-...
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Installing Cyberduck CLI on Raspberry Pi 3b+ with Raspbian

I am attempting to install Cyberduck CLI on a Raspberry Pi 3b+ that has the default Raspian. I am aware that there is a UI available, however for the purposes of writing a script to automate mass ...
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Raspberry pi does not display unicode characters

I tried to install Mapscii on a raspberry pi, but for some reason the list of character that it is able to display seems limited. I've Jessie light installation, no GUI, but the strange thing is that ...
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Open/Close Terminal Window Through SSH

I have a bot running in a terminal window on my Pi and would like to close that window through SSH (to kill the process and make adjustments to the bot). Afterwards, I'd like to restart the bot but ...
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Accessing `mate-terminal` through `ssh -X` on stretch-lite

My main computer runs under Ubuntu 16.04. I just installed Raspbian Stretch-Lite on a RPi 3B and try to access it through the network. I installed emacs, xterm and mate-terminal. From my Ubuntu, ssh -...
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Cronjob to shutdown pi gracefullt (send ^C to open screens and wait)

I have been looking for a way to reboot the rpi once a day or week gracefully. With gracefully I mean that the screens get stopped wih a Ctrl + C command (^C) and then it waits for the screen to be ...
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Change RPi to 32 bit architecture

While attempting to install Wine on my RPi, I changed the architecture to 32 bit. I used the command, sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386, but I don't know how to change back to 64 bit. Does anyone know ...
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Best OS for mining Monero on the Raspberry Pi [closed]

Currently I'm mining Monero on the raspberry pi (for educational purposes and not profitable). Short input on Monero: only CPU performance matters GPU and RAM can/should be neglected mining is ...
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What does Ctrl-A do in Raspbian terminal?

In macOS terminal, I'm used to pressing Ctrl-A to move the cursor to the beginning of the line, for example when I forgot to type sudo. I tried this in Raspbian stretch lite, and it froze the system, ...
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How to display native-resolution console on the monitor after booting without one?

I've started my Raspberry Pi Model B without having any monitor plugged. Then I plugged the HDMI monitor, but got no signal. So far I've been able to turn it on by using the command: tvservice --...
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Open one LXTerminal at a time

I am using .bashrc file to launch python scripts when lxterminal is launched. The problem is that i don't want the user to be able to start another lxterminal and therefore retrigger the same scripts ...
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Displaying only video/image while python program running on background

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B with a Python3 code running 24/7. Right now, I'm running Raspbian Stretch desktop on console mode with no I/O. I only connect a screen via HDMI and an USB keyboard for ...
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Use raspberry pi like a terminal

I am not sure if this is possible or useful but I thought I would ask anyway. I am thinking of getting a new desktop and I wanted to have it set up in my room. I was thinking it would be cool to set ...
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Python script does not run when called by service

I have written a python program that continuously parses my current IP and emails it to me if it changes that I want to begin running as soon as the computer boots up: /home/pi/sendIP.py#note that ...
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Pygame and Alsa lib error

I am running a pygame window on a raspberry pi. The raspberry pi is connected to an lcd through gpio (not hdmi). My pygame script does not contain any mention of audio, only some basic rectangle ...
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Pygame run on external screen using ssh

I have a raspberry pi with a lcd screen attached witch is mirroring the raspberry pi's display. I want to show a pygame window on it. When I run: python main1.py on the ripi terminal the pygame window ...
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Missing UDP output in `ss -an`

While running the latest version of Raspbian Stretch Lite, I've noticed that the ss command does not show any information for processes listening on UDP even though the netstat does report these ...