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a feature of electrical appliances to enter a low-power state when inactive to reduce energy consumption.
Permissions grant certain abilities - read, write, or execute a file - on a user level. Unset permissions result in the corresponding rights being denied. Questions address issues with permission sett…
Software development refers to the process of developing software on the Raspberry Pi. It can also refer to development software on another system for the Raspberry Pi.
a process of constant receiving of multimedia delivered by a (content) provider and simultaneous presenting to an end-user. For streaming video use the tag streaming-video.
a free software implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, providing file and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
The Raspberry Pi B/B+/2B/3B has a standard Ethernet port for connecting it to the internet and to a network. Other RPi versions, such as all "A" versions, the RPi Zero and the Compute Module do not ha…
The Domain Name System. A mechanism for translating Internet domain names to IP addresses.
a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information to receivers on the surface of the earth. This tag should be used for questions how t…
Regarding communication between a Raspberry Pi and another device. Communication that is not specific to any particular medium.
Data transfer refers to the movement of data from one medium to another. This is commonly achieved via the dd Unix program.
For questions pertaining to signal conversion, either through hardware or software.
an init system developed for use on GNU/Linux, generally replacing the old SysV daemon.
individual divisions of hard disk drives. Drives may be split up in to multiple partitions, so that they act as if many drives were connected.
Memory refers to the SDRAM (a kind of RAM) found on the Raspberry Pi.
Questions related to the CPU and instruction set of the Raspberry Pi. See also: cross-compiling
a terminal emulator and serial console with networking capabilities (telnet, SSH, etc.) originally developed for MS Windows but ported to other common platforms as well.
Items referring to physical wiring. For question to the wiringPi library use the tag wiringPi.
For questions pertaining to the hardware and software necessary to play back audio.
sudo stands for Super User Do. It allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (if configured access permissions allow it), by default the superuser and is therefore prefi…
Open Source Media Center, the successor to Raspbmc, is a Linux distribution based on Debian and Kodi.
Output refers to any PHYSICAL output from the Raspberry Pi. There are four main outputs: GPIO, HDMI, RCA and Audio.
the retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory. This tag should be used for questions about how to store data on the Pi, how to store data to be used by …
a computer that stores and distributes different forms of media, often video. Use this tag for any questions about how to set up and use the Pi as a media-server.
parsed by the GPU before the initialisation of the ARM core. It can be used to set various parameters to alter the behaviour of the system, such as display resolution or overclocking sett…
a free software package including libraries and programs for handling multimedia data.
to identify and authenticate as a user to a computer system to gain access.
CLI stands for Command Line Interface, and is also know as the shell, console or terminal. A CLI is the opposite of a GUI, and normally consists of a trace of recent commands and their outputs, as wel…
Modules extend the functionality of the kernel by loading/unloading into the kernel upon demand and without the need to reboot the system. Device drivers are a prominent example of modules that allow …
LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Posix compatible platforms, that can run on all of the Pi's supported Linux distributions.
any peripheral that provides input to a computer, such as mice and keyboards.