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the software that manages the hardware and software resources of the Raspberry Pi and provides common services for the applications.
For questions pertaining to compiling C programs on the Raspberry Pi.
The Graphical User Interface, or GUI, allows the user to interact with images rather than text.
for questions related to how to use control electronics from the Raspberry Pi, and how to control the Raspberry Pi from electronics.
a device that records video and then uploads that video to a computer.
non-compiled programs written in scripting languages (e.g. perl, python or tcl) or command line interpreters such as Unix shell.
the way an operating system organises its data on the storage (usually non-volatile, like an SD card) available to it.
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.
Unchanging address permanently assigned to a device in an IP network.
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.
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.
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.
Electrical device which, when energised by a small electrical current (low-power, control circuit), safely switches a larger electrical current (controlled circuit).
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 pertaining to the Chromium browser, its installation, configuration and troubleshooting on the Raspberry Pi
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 It was superseded by Raspbian Jessie in April 2015 and Stretch in June 2017.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…
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.
Questions on how to compile software for the Raspberry Pi using other devices.
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.
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…
A free open source software motion detector for CCTV software applications developed for Linux.
For questions pertaining to running, configuring, installing or troubleshooting the Xorg Server on the Raspberry Pi.
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).
the process of setting up one machine to act like another. This normally involves setting up virtualizers or emulators.