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Execute script on start-up
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This Answer is obsolete - and contains methods which were WRONG even when it was written. Unfortunately this still gets flagged as a Suggestion by StackOverflow. For running Midori on startup, ...

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How does Raspberry Pi boot?
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From this Raspberry Pi forum post [Edited to reflect loader.bin as an anachronism]: When the Raspberry Pi is first turned on, the ARM core is off, and the GPU core is on. At this point the ...

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Speech processing on the Raspberry Pi
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This is the main project my Raspberry Pi is dedicated to right now, so I figure I can add my two cents. Keep in mind this project is still very much a work in progress. I chose to use the C ...

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Raspbian keyboard layout
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Take a look at the Raspberry Pi wiki on re-mapping the keyboard with Debian Squeeze: Re-mapping the keyboard with Debian Squeeze If different letters appear on-screen from that which you typed,...

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More powerful alternative to Raspberry Pi?
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I would look into the BeagleBoard Black: What is BeagleBone Black? BeagleBone Black is a $45 MSRP community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under ...

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Trying to execute 'a.out' returns "-bash: a.out: command not found."
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You need to put a ./ in front of a.out in order to execute that: When you type the name of a program such as a.out the system looks for the file in your PATH. On my system, PATH is set to /usr/...

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Are the BIOS and firmware located on the SD card?
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Short answer: firmware is programmed into the chips on the Raspberry Pi, and there really is no BIOS. Expanded answer from here: The firmware is closed-source proprietary code programmed into the ...

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Resize file system on OpenELEC
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Modified from here, SSH into your Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC and follow these steps. SSH in as root, by default you’re in /storage; switch to root partition: $ cd / Keep XBMC from ...

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Set up Edimax EW-7811UN WiFi dongle?
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The driver you need is in the repositories. pacman -Sy dkms-8192cu If you could get internet access temporarily, you could simply download and install it.

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How to prevent Raspberry Pi memory allocation failure?
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You are going to have to restart your Raspberry Pi (probably by unplugging it, since you can't run the shutdown or reboot commands). You may have to reflash your SD card if this corrupts your image. ...

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NFS Server: Not starting: portmapper is not running
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A moderator in this forum post said that this command would work: sudo update-rc.d rpcbind enable && sudo update-rc.d nfs-common enable

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How to communicate between Raspberry Pis using WiFi?
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There are multiple approaches to accomplish what you want. They way I am going to describe is probably going to have a learning curve though, because I used C. Most of the information I used came ...

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What is the Raspberry Pi?
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Take a look at the Raspberry Pi FAQs: What’s a Raspberry Pi? The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be ...

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Use cellphone screen as monitor
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It is doubtful that the connections from a cell phone LCD screen would be optimal to use with your Raspberry Pi. That said, I'm positive it's possible. But, why even go to the trouble? With ...

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Is there an accurate 3D CAD model of the version B board?
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If you look on the Raspberry Pi Wiki Resources, under Documentation you will find 3D CAD files: RPi Model B 3D CAD files Theses are various 3D CAD Versions in both RAR and ZIP. CATIA ...

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Static IP on Arch Linux
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Change directories to access the network settings: # cd /etc/netctl # cp examples/ethernet-static ./eth0 We need to edit the configuration file, etch0, and add in the settings we need. Before you ...

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How to turn my Raspberry Pi into a small game console?
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Here is a great guide on Lifehacker. I'll list all of the supplies that you need, and the basic idea of the steps you will have to follow. You'll have to read the entire post on their website for a ...

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Is there a way to perform a full system encryption of Raspbian?
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I would use TrueCrypt. Some of it's main features (from the site) include: Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage ...

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Is someone working on a video4linux driver for the camera module?
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Edit: It's here! Check the release notes for NOOBS v1.3.3: Check out the release notes for each distribution for more details. Highlights for Raspbian include: New firmware and 3.10 ...

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Desktop Performance of 512MB Model B vs 256MB Model B
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From this Raspberry Pi post: If you're familiar with the Raspberry Pi desktop experience, you'll have noticed that windows on the desktop can be a bit slower to move around than you're used to ...

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How to check what process is slowing down my RPi
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You can install htop, which is an interactive process viewer for Linux. From the htop Wikipedia page (bold emphasis is my own): Htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux....

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Cannot access the console in Raspbmc
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With Raspbmc, exit XBMC from the shutdown menu (choose exit, not shutdown). At the blue screen press Esc and you will be greeted with a login prompt. The default username is "pi", the default ...

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Forcing resolution on display :0 when HDMI is not connected
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From this Raspberry Pi forum post: In /boot/config.txt, I set hdmi_force_hotplug=1 and hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=16 (1024x768@60Hz) Then I ran x11vnc with -configure 1024x600, ...

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Is there a backup config.txt?
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You can download a config.txt file from here. It may look different, but it includes comments to explain all the different settings. Reading through the comments, I'm not sure if all the warranty ...

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GitLab on Raspberry Pi
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Looking at this forum post, here is a modified instruction set from that forum post: Follow instructions from this installation guide until step 6. In a separate directory install libv8. Use the ...

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How long did it take them to design the Raspberry Pi?
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Short answer: roughly 6 years (2006-2012, concept to production). Long answer (derived from Wikipedia): There were 4 different hardware revisions to the Raspberry Pi Model B. Prototyping of the first ...

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OS for controlling CNC machine?
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Any OS could work for this, as long has you hook up the Raspberry Pi to the CNC machine properly and have the proper software on the OS to interface with the machine. That said, I found this forum ...

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What are the specifications for the audio output?
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I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for, but here is what I could find: Audio outputs: TRS connector | 3.5 mm jack, HDMI ... S6: Audio connector: 3.5mm stereo jack (output only) I also found ...

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How can I install GCC 4.8 on the Raspberry Pi?
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As long as your Raspberry Pi is up to date, then you can just download and patch GCC 4.8 to run on you Raspberry Pi. Download GCC sources $ wget ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/languages/gcc/snapshots/...

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Hard to get Pi out of case
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I find a small flat-headed screwdriver to be extremely helpful in these situations. Just find a small crack between the case and the Raspberry Pi, then carefully insert the screwdriver. Use the ...

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