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a specific piece of software and data in an archive files. It can be installed and uninstalled usually be a distribution-dependent package manager (e.g. apt-get on Raspbian or pacman on A…
Referring to the use of a USB WiFi dongle to connect a Raspberry Pi to the network.
specifically for the enhanced Pi model B+ that has 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 40-pin GPIO header compared to the earlier model B which only had two and a 26-pin header, and always has 512MBytes…
The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi via sources other than its micro-USB connection.
an open source relational database management system using Structured Query Language (SQL).
For questions pertaining to setting up or connecting to a WiFi hotspot.
similar to Raspbian Jessie, but has significantly less components pre-installed, e.g. without the X-server and its components. Jessie-Lite is best used for Raspberry Pi's that…
RFID stands for "radio-frequency identification" and is used to identify and track objects via wireless communication over short distances.
an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.
a cross-platform application framework for developing application software
Some programming languages use compilers that 'translate' code into a lower level language before executing it. Use this tag for any questions about how to compile code on the Pi.
The actual time during which a process or event occurs: "information updated in real time". This topic covers how to control the Raspberry Pi in real time, how to use software in real time, and any ot…
a pointing device. Although the mouse is not essential for running the Raspberry Pi, it is very useful when dealing with GUIs. Use this tag for any questions related to how to use mice with…
a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. Images are available for the Raspberry …
is a user-space application to configure the Linux kernel firewall tables. These tables contain chains of rules defining the treatment of network packets.
a text entry and display device for system administration connected through a serial link.
the act of transferring data from a computer to another medium. The most common act is transferring data from a computer to paper.
PIXEL refers to the default desktop environment on the official distributions of Raspbian.
For questions about Raspbian Lite, the minimal version of the Raspbian operating system, which does not include most of the graphical packages.
for questions related to passwords on any of the device's compatible operating systems. Depending on the distribution, the default password will change. (See the full tag wiki for a list …
Use for questions about the Broadcom VideoCore IV Graphics Processing Unit included in all Raspberry Pis.
a device that expands a single USB port into multiple ports, thus allowing to connect more devices to a host system. The USB&LAN controller (LAN9512) acts as on on-board USB hub on the R…
For questions pertaining to using or troubleshooting the composite video of a Raspberry Pi.
a digital 1-wire thermometer chip that can be connected to Raspberry Pi GPIO pins.
NTP, Network Time Protocol for time synchronization between computer systems over UDP.
a free and open-source hosted virtual machine monitor that performs hardware virtualization.
To be used when a piece of code in a question is specifically related to any version of Python 2.
the predominant standard used for 2G cellular networks for mobile devices.