A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions pertaining to the hardware and software necessary to play back audio.
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.
An input device is any peripheral that provides input to a computer, such as mice and keyboards.
a network-capable, multi-platform sound server.
Central Processing Unit, or processor for short.
Questions regarding the installation and use of web browsers.
Output refers to any PHYSICAL output from the Raspberry Pi. There are four main outputs: GPIO, HDMI, RCA and Audio.
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.
PuTTY is 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.
a cross-platform application framework for developing application software
A "hat" is an add on board designed specifically to fit on top of the pi via the GPIO header. They have a small EEPROM chip which is used to configure them, but may be built to serve any purpose.
a free software package including libraries and programs for handling multimedia data.
The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi via sources other than its micro-USB connection.
A Linux service is an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.
An USB hub is 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 shutting down the operating system.
For questions relating to the python gpiozero library.
For questions about using the Docker virtualisation tool with the Raspberry Pi.
is a user-space application to configure the Linux kernel firewall tables. These tables contain chains of rules defining the treatment of network packets.
Open Source Media Center, the successor to Raspbmc, is a Linux distribution based on Debian and Kodi.
A Media Server is 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.
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 …
VLC Media Player is a cross-platform, open-source media player.
A mouse is 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…
DS18B20 is a digital 1-wire thermometer chip that can be connected to Raspberry Pi GPIO pins.
For questions pertaining to bootladers for the Raspberry Pi, their installation, configuration and troubleshooting.
PIP is a tool for installing and managing Python packages. This topic covers issues installing packages from repositories with PIP.
Referring to the use of a USB WiFi dongle to connect a Raspberry Pi to the network.
PiTFT is a family of TFT displays for the Pi including touchscreens.
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…
a construction base for prototyping of electronics
Kali Linux is 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 …
For questions relating to 64-bit computing.
Use for questions about the Broadcom VideoCore IV Graphics Processing Unit included in all Raspberry Pis.
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…