asalamon74
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How to set up swap space?
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Raspbian uses dphys-swapfile, which is a swap-file based solution instead of the "standard" swap-partition based solution. It is much easier to change the size of the swap. The configuration file is: ...

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How is time kept on the Raspberry Pi?
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Raspbian has two software solutions for timekeeping. Since NTP requires network connection and it's quite useless if your Raspberry Pi is not connected to the network, it also uses fake-hwclock. It ...

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Where is the script for raspi-config stored in the FS on Raspbian?
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The full path of the raspi-config file is /usr/bin/raspi-config: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ which raspi-config /usr/bin/raspi-config

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X11 forwarding with Xming over SSH?
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If you start Xming on your Windows computer, then you already have an X server running. You don't have to start the X server of your Raspberry Pi using startx. Your X applications will run on the ...

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Libraries for interfacing with the GPIO
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RPi.GPIO is a Python package for GPIO control. This tutorial video shows the basic usage of the package.

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Is the Raspberry Pi compatible with HDMI 1.4 specification with Ethernet?
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As stated and tested here, Raspberry PI does not support HDMI Ethernet Channel.

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How can I get and install Oracle's Java JVM for Raspbian?
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The filename of the installer is jdk-7u6-linux-arm-sfp.tar.gz so it's soft-float and not hard-float. Oracle states in this press release: One caveat is that the current binary is softfloat ABI ...

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Where is the kernel source for Raspbian's default 3.1.9+ kernel?
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It seems to me, there is no kernel 3.1.9+ source deb package in Raspbian repository. According to Alex Bradbury (asb) they built the Raspbian kernel based on https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux. ...

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What cases are available?
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There are several cases designed for 3D printers at Shapeways. Some of the designs are not yet ready, but you can order most of them.

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