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For questions pertaining to Android, the Linux-based touch-enabled operating system designed for mobile devices.
For questions pertaining to compiling C programs on the Raspberry Pi.
the software that manages the hardware and software resources of the Raspberry Pi and provides common services for the applications.
The Graphical User Interface, or GUI, allows the user to interact with images rather than text.
non-compiled programs written in scripting languages (e.g. perl, python or tcl) or command line interpreters such as Unix shell.
For questions pertaining to the `bash` shell command processor.
for questions related to how to use control electronics from the Raspberry Pi, and how to control the Raspberry Pi from electronics.
Unchanging address permanently assigned to a device in an IP network.
a device that records video and then uploads that video to a computer.
For questions regarding how to update the Pi's operating systems, programming languages, and applications (both native and external). Consider also tagging with the program or OS that you are updating…
covers everything related to setting up the Raspberry Pi including flashing SD cards and changing the default user.
a library for accessing GPIO pins as well as other functions including I2C. pigpio has a client-server architecture , which enables you to remotely control GPIO pins.
the way an operating system organises its data on the storage (usually non-volatile, like an SD card) available to it.
the job scheduler in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It enables users to schedule tasks to run non-interactively at specified intervals or predefined times, including upon reboot.
Electrical device which, when energised by a small electrical current (low-power, control circuit), safely switches a larger electrical current (controlled circuit).
A widely used, general-purpose scripting language designed for web development. This topic covers the use of PHP and how to host PHP web servers on the Raspberry Pi.
For questions pertaining to the Chromium browser, its installation, configuration and troubleshooting on the Raspberry Pi
Questions about software, hardware or network performance. Please use as a supplement for other, more specific tags.
for questions pertaining to the acceptable temperature ranges for the Pi and its respective parts.
For questions pertaining to ALSA, the Linux sound subsystem. ALSA sits below advanced systems like PulseAudio.
For questions about how to automate one's home with the Raspberry Pi. Home Automation allows control of lights, security systems, and other home appliances.
For questions about Raspbian Wheezy, the Raspberry Pi operating system based on Debian 7 ("Wheezy"). It was superseded by Raspbian Jessie in April 2015 and Stretch in June 2017. Use this tag only wher…
Questions on how to compile software for the Raspberry Pi using other devices.
a virtual private network. It extends a private network across a public network (e.g. the internet) by dedicated connections, virtual tunneling, or traffic encryption. VPNs can be used to sec…
the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center. It's a small Linux distribution for playing media.
a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.
For questions pertaining to running, configuring, installing or troubleshooting the Xorg Server on the Raspberry Pi.
A free open source software motion detector for CCTV software applications developed for Linux.
Questions related to security of data on the Raspberry Pi. Also includes questions on using it in a security system (e.g. as a firewall).
a motor, commonly used in robotics projects. This tag is for questions about the servo motor when using it in robotics and other projects.