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Upgrade to Raspbian Jessie

How brave do you feel? It's safest to make a fresh install on a new SD card. The braver way I'd use is: Backup any files which are important to you. With your new or existing install. sudo apt-get ...
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Differences between Raspbian Jessie and Raspbian Jessie Lite

If I understand this and that right, the lite distribution is just a Minimal image based on Debian Jessie without the X-server and its components installed. Meaning it uses less space on the SD-card ...
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How do I set my Raspberry Pi to automatically update/upgrade?

Instead of a manual cron, you can install unattended-upgrades, which is useful to ensure the latest kernels are installed. It's mostly designed for security. apt-get install unattended-upgrades There ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspbian Jessie - How to run fsck at boot?

I have run sudo touch /forcefsck but what else I have to do? That's stuff that applies more to wheezy; jessie may (or may not) be backward compatible with it, but you might as well do it the new way: ...
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Upgrade to Raspbian Jessie

I hope this may help others in the next time: Basically, an upgrade works like this: adjusting the sources to "jessie" update the package lists and upgrade the packages adjusting the sources You ...
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How do I set my Raspberry Pi to automatically update/upgrade?

In its default configuration, unattended-upgrades is broken in Raspbian Buster. It won't install crucial updates for the kernel and other software. Your options are: Recommended Option: Install and ...
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Adjusting the Brightness of the Official Touchscreen Display

The driver for the screen provides an interface through /sys/. To turn the screen on you can use the command: echo 0 > /sys/class/backlight/rpi_backlight/bl_power and to turn it off: echo 1 > ...
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Setup Raspberry Pi 3 as bluetooth speaker

I have been on this project after while (to help my friend doing their paper for graduating) and find the online project doing just fine (although the pi processing the audio is quite lagging the pi, ...
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Auto-start chromium on raspbian jessie - 11/2015

For Raspbian (Jessie), this solution worked for me: Create a new .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart/, e.g. sudo nano ~/.config/autostart/autoChromium.desktop Then add the following: [Desktop ...
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How do I configure my sound for Jasper on Raspbian Jessie?

According to the ALSA Wiki, under the title that reads "How to choose a particular order for multiple installed cards", it states the following: Which card is card number 0, 1 and so is by default ...
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How do I upgrade Raspbian Lite to Raspbian PIXEL?

From a fresh install of Jessie Light, and after an apt-get update you can do: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xserver-xorg xinit The PIXEL GUI: sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods ...
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Time and timezone issues on Raspberry Pi

Here are some suggestions. Use the raspi-config utility to reset the timezone even if already you used a different tool to set it. sudo raspi-config Manually set the time to be somewhat accurate. ...
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Auto login in Jessie. How?

Enter the command sudo raspi-config. Scroll down to Boot Options and select Console Autologin. Then exit the configuration menu and reboot.
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Setup Raspberry Pi 3 as bluetooth speaker

Here is an alternate solution that doesn't rely on PulseAudio: https://github.com/lukasjapan/bt-speaker Install on raspbian as root with: curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lukasjapan/bt-...
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Trying to turn off X11 in Jessie

Systemd users "service bunlde" named target, to achieve different system states while booting the system. You need to change the desired state of the system, from graphical to multi-user. Run ...
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What is the difference between Raspbian Wheezy and Raspbian Jessie?

I'm sure there are lots of differences but none which would make you choose wheezy over jessie. jessie is the more up to date and will be better supported. You should be using jessie.
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How to remove thermometer in Raspbian 8 jessie PIXEL

I don't think that should be happening. There is an explanation of the thermometer icon here updated last month, and it says it comes on halfway at 80°C, when the CPU should begin throttling due to ...
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How to use Stretch/testing packages?

I've adapted the instructions here to our case. First, create the following files in /etc/apt/preferences.d: jessie.pref: Package: * Pin: release a=jessie Pin-Priority: 900 stretch.pref: Package: ...
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Turning off LEDs on Raspberry Pi 3

For the Raspberry Pi 2 you can add the following lines to /etc/rc.local: sudo sh -c 'echo none > /sys/class/leds/led0/trigger' sudo sh -c 'echo none > /sys/class/leds/led1/trigger' sudo sh -c '...
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alsa-base conf file missing

Turns out the file is now called alsa.conf and is found in /usr/share/alsa. Changed the lines defaults.ctl.card 0 defaults.pcm.card 0 to card 1 and that's me up and running. Looks like others have ...
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Remove SSH warning about default password

Method 1 (still recommended, even if you don't like it): Change the password for the user pi Method 2: Remove the file /etc/profile.d/sshpasswd.sh (sshpwd.sh for stretch) It contains the code ...
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Failed to create MMAL component b'vc.ril.camera': Out of memory

This error was resolved when I disconnected and reconnected my camera module. Somehow my camera module must have been wiggled loose when I was working with it and the Pi was not able to detect the ...
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How to prevent autologin of GUI?

This can easily be done with raspi-config. Run the command sudo raspi-config Select Boot Options Choose Desktop Exit the prompt and restart the RPi Edit: To address you wanting to do this from the ...
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Force IPv4 address

Raspbian Jessie no longer has a file called /etc/sysctl.d -- it's now a folder of the same name. According to the read-me file in the same folder, README.sysctl, it basically says that any .conf file ...
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Make permanent change in the routing table

Is there a way to automatize this process so I won't have to manually do it every time I turn on the Raspberry? That's not needed if question #2 can be solved - and it can... Is there a way to ...
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"Failed to connect to non-global ctrl_ifname" when running wpa_cli reconfigure

This worked for me sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and add the following lines auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/...
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Pi using a random MAC address after every reboot. How do I stop this behavior?

Seems like it's a feature of network-manager... I installed networkmanager and random mac shows up, so I uninstalled it and problems solved: sudo apt-get remove network-manager
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