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TightVNC connection refused

I know this was asked a long time ago, but I found an solution to this problem. If you start it using display :1 (or something more than 0), you have to enter the IP like this: 192.168.x.x:590<...
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PyQt5 on a Raspberry Pi

OK... I managed to get this to work. This is what I did. QT Core needs to be installed with sudo apt-get install qt5-default You'll need to copy over sip and PyQt5 to your Raspberry Pi (I used SFTP)...
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How to boot into own python script (GUI) only?

For the past month or so I've been working on basically the exact same thing, so I've researched how to do this a lot and know how to do it with the latest version of Raspbian (PIXEL). nodm is a ...
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Pi 3 cannot connect to Enterprise WiFi using GUI

Turns out it is just the GUI that does not support WPA2 Enterprise. Was able to connect to those grayed-out networks by manually modifying /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf as follows: network={...
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PyQt5 on a Raspberry Pi

In Raspbian Stretch Lite the following worked for me: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qt5-default pyqt5-dev pyqt5-dev-tools
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How to printscreen on Raspberry Pi?

Just use the Print Screen key on your keyboard that will save a PNG image in your home directory (/home/pi) of the whole desktop.
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Project text-to-speech for a blind parent

I am not sure how to make the gui, but I know how to do text-to-speech. You can use espeak: sudo apt-get install espeak espeak 'Hello world' By default, espeak's voice is hard to understand (for me)....
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

There is now also an X-less image by the foundation named Raspbian Jessie Lite: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ And if you want an installer which installs only a minimal system, ...
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Project text-to-speech for a blind parent

I only have limited experience with XBMC but strongly believe that that might already be over-complicated for 'the target audience' (this 90-year old woman). However, I believe that this project is ...
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The size of the font, icon, and everything else in GUI of RPi

Go to 'Appearance Settings' (Start menu / Preferences). In the tab 'Default' you can change settings to large, medium and small screens. Setting it to 'large screen' should make everything bigger.
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How do I boot the RPi into a python GUI instead of Raspbian desktop?

Non-GUI script If I want to start any non GUI script, I prefer putting it in rc.local as by the time rc.local gets executed, everything is up by then (network, mysql and any other services like ...
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What is the name of the GUI that comes with the standard raspbian distribution?

The default from the last (2015-09-24), and as far as I am aware all previous, Raspbian images is indeed LXDE. This may depend on you running raspi-config, but both the "Desktop GUI" choices there ...
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Error when attempting to create Python GUI using Tkinter: "no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable"

I solved it with these two commands: export DISPLAY=0.0 xhost +
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Linux terminal on OpenELEC?

Yes you can ssh to it or use app launcher to get a terminal but there is not much point as there is not even a package manager. For that reason I use OSMC because it's closer to a normal Debian.
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

Jessie Raspbian took a different but similar path as other answers here. # First the jre needs X (boo!) so switch that out to a headless version sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-7-jre-headless # Next ...
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GUI over SSH problem

You have to use Upper-case X not a lower case x ssh -X to enable X11 tunneling over SSH. Also on host you are connecting from do: export DISPLAY=<ip of your host from where you ssh from>:...
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GUI for Pi - Python or Java

You won't see a big difference either way; GUI applications are actually not CPU intensive. Or at least, the GUI part of them is not; they may or may not be doing other things that are. To qualify ...
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Boot into the GUI after changing default user

As of Raspberry Stretch you can simple login to youruser and call sudo -s raspi-config and in the Boot Options Menu "B" under "B1/B2" you'll find .. automatically logged in as 'youruser' user will ...
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Error when attempting to create Python GUI using Tkinter: "no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable"

Here is my solution. This works for SSH terminal, or crontab: import Tkinter import sys import os if os.environ.get('DISPLAY','') == '': print('no display found. Using :0.0') os.environ....
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Running a webpage on startup

to hide all output while booting you can boot "silent". this means all output will be redirected to tty3. edit /boot/cmdline.txt !! every thing need to be in one line!! dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=...
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Need help running games on a pi

I had a look at the example game you linked, and it looks to be an issue of processor architecture. Your Pi has an ARM processor, which requires programs to be compiled specifically for ARM, whereas ...
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RASPBERRY PI Error Python GUI : “no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable”

this error usually happens when you access the RPI via SSH, you could run: export DISPLAY=0:0 or add it to your bashrc if you want it to be perminantly excuted on every therminal run and ssh ...
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Is React / Web or Python the way to create UIs for Raspberry Pi kiosks?

Personally, I myself would select a desktop app, but as for 'the best', there is none. However, I can say a few things: Raspbian (or whatever you decide on) works with Linux, specifically Debian. ...
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Boot into the GUI after changing default user

I had changed the pi user name and disabled the root account password, then followed direction in the previous answer including the suggested edit to this: sed /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf -i -e "s/^#...
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Raspbian GUI Headless

To answer the question in the comment, yes there is also a way. After you flash the image onto the SD card, locate the config.txt file. Open it in a text editor, I suggest Notepad++. Find and change "...
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Raspbian GUI Headless

If your Pi is set up to boot to the desktop, it will start X even if no display is connected. You can run this command to run the config utility: sudo raspi-config and go into the option for boot ...
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Recommended GUI toolkit for Python development on the Raspberry Pi

I did a wee bit of time with Tkinter 15 years ago, then a few years later I did something with wx. While I was able to get stuff done, I found them a both a bit tedious. I don't know how much the ...
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Project text-to-speech for a blind parent

I have done some light digging for you since most things can become overly complex fairly quickly for your target audience. From my personal experience, buttons and gui's (no matter how simple in ...
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Can't load gui with Raspbian

Jesse Lite does not include the GUI it is just the core OS. Thus when you put in your username and password you get the terminal. This is very useful for headless servers that you can communicate with ...
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Hiding boot screen for kiosk usage

I've found the solution. If you want to remove the 4 raspberry logos on startup: - Open the file /boot/cmdline.txt. - Add a space and logo.nologo to the end. If anybody wants to remove the Pixel ...
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