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for questions related to how to use control electronics from the Raspberry Pi, and how to control the Raspberry Pi from electronics.
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Emulation is the process of setting up one machine to act like another. This normally involves setting up virtualizers or emulators.
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Encoding information in a way so that it can only be decoded if a secret is known; used to prevent exposure of data to other parties.
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The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip/microcontroller, usually sold on a small breakout, which can be connected directly to the Pi and programmed in C, Arduino C++, or lua.
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Ethernet is a family of wired computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs).
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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…
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should be used to discuss bugs that have caused errors and failures within your Raspberry Pi. These failures can be due to overclocking, applications, and other reasons. Please note your OS b…
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Frequently Asked Questions
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FBI stands for **f**rame**b**uffer **i**mageviewer. This tag should be used for issues regarding issues specific to both FBI and the Raspberry Pi.
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Fedora is a GNU/Linux distribution with an ARMv7 port that can be used on the Raspberry Pi 2. Note that Pidora, the ARMv6 port, is an independent project.
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a free software package including libraries and programs for handling multimedia data.
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a resource for storing information (think of it as a counterpart of a paper document). Typically stored on a durable medium, e.g. hard-disk drives or flash memory.
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A file server controls access to separately stored files, typically on a system attached to a network
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For questions pertaining to file-sharing across a network
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The file system is the way an operating system organises its data on the storage (usually non-volatile, like an SD card) available to it.
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Firmware is the code usually stored in flash ROM and contains the instructions for communicating with the other computer hardware.
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A framebuffer is a memory buffer that contains a bitmap to be driven to a video display.
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For questions related to installing and using FreeBSD on the Pi.
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FreeRTOS is a real-time operating system kernel for embedded devices. It has been ported to different microcontroller platforms (e.g. the Raspberry Pi's ARM). It is distributed under the GPL with cert…
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a system tool for checking the consistency of a file system.
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fstab (File Systems Table) is a configuration file found in most Linux distributions. It controls how disks and other memory stores integrate with the system.
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For questions on the usage of fswebcam, a lightweight webcam app
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a Linux kernel module to handle file systems in Userspace.
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Gadget are a series of linux drivers that turn a (master) USB port into a slave device when connected to a host, the USB will be presented as a serial, ethernet, camera, printer, storage etc. https:/…
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an input device held in two hands
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For questions pertaining to games or game console emulators on the Raspberry Pi.
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The GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) is a set of compilers for various high-level languages. Use this tag for questions related to how to install and use the GCC.
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GDM stands for GNOME Display Manager, and is a GUI for the X11 system.
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