A Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi, derived from Debian

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Should I learn Linux using Raspbian or Debian? [on hold]

Alright so I've worked with Unix a bit in the past (a university course) in which I've gained a slight knowledge of the basic commands, bash scripting and makefiles. Now I'm planning on actually ...
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Transmission in idle or slow speed

I am running Transmission on Raspbian via the command line. transmission-daemon is running fine as well as downloading. However after the download is finished and seeding should start, the Raspberry ...
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Send a file via Bluetooth to an Android Phone: pair request failure

When I send a file via Bluetooth from a Raspberry Pi to an Android phone via Obex object push, the raspberry always makes a pair request without any PIN code in vain, and after that it sends the file ...
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Change Password Programmatically

In the current version of Raspian, I know it is possible to change the password of the current logged in user from the command line like so: sudo passwd which will then prompt the user to enter a ...
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bluetooth name change to default after a while

I have three connected bluetooth dongles and I want to give each of these specific names. I tested these solutions : add PRETTY_HOSTNAME=MY_NAME to /etc/machine-info edit /etc/bluetooth/main.conf ...
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Cannot connect to OpenVPN server

I'm trying to run an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi. After installation using apt, I wanted to establish just a raw connection to test it, but I can't connect to the server from another computer. ...
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Is there a way to make nice (process priority) values survive a reboot?

I've been working on setting my Pi up as a seedbox, which I have no finally got working. My issue is that I also use this Pi as a mumble server and NAS for my media in home. I'm quite comfortable with ...
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PPTP VPN client

I want to connect remote PC using a PPTP connection. The steps I did: sudo update sudo upgrade sudo apt-get pptp-linux Then I had a problem to access /etc/ppp/peers: permission denied to access ...
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Problems with pppoeconf on Raspbian

I have a problem with pppoeconf. Today, I had to reinstall Raspbian on the sdcard and after that I installed pppoe ( I followed the specification that can be found HERE). Now, the problem is that ...
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Query OS for hardware characteristics of wireless adapters

I have a raspberry pi with 2 wireless adapters connected to it - one has an antenna. http://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories/wifi-dongles/wifi-dongle-ultra-long-range-high-gain-w-5dbi-antenna ...
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Connect multiple bluetooth devices to multiple bluetooth usb adapters

I have lots of bluetooth devices that need to connect to a Raspberry Pi. Currently I have a scanner script that locates and connects to each device. My current limitation is the fact that a one ...
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Can I print via CUPS on ARM device without drivers by installing CUPS onto an x86 server with drivers?

I just spent a few frustrating hours troubleshooting on a Raspberry Pi 2 only to find out that it is impossible to print to my Canon printer natively using CUPS. Thankfully, my printer supports Google ...
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How to Automount a CIFS share after WiFi connects on Raspbian

I've got Raspbian running on RaspberryPi 2. I've a WIFI dongle, configured network/interfaces to automatically connect to my home network... all works great. I've a windows share on my LAN that I ...
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Debian..Can't format and mount external HDD

I have been trying to format my 640GB external Hard Drive in command-line and can't seem to get it working. I have done the following in order: sudo fdisk /dev/sda (Deleted any partitions, created ...
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How display a text for users in the entire screen

I want to display a text above the user screen(as an upper layer). I know that there is solutions like xmessages that could display the text in a box, But need it to be displayed without a box on the ...
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Alternative to ffplay for Raw Video Playback without X Windows

I am successfully capturing frames from a small USB IR camera on the small Raspberry Pi Linux board. I am using the 'libseek' code to do this: https://github.com/zougloub/libseek I can see alot of ...
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bash ssh warning when connect to raspberry: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8) [duplicate]

I tried for example this to solve my problem and this too. My problem is that when I try to connect to my Raspberry pi2, I got the following messages: Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7-v7+ #755 SMP PREEMPT ...
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Access point redirecting [closed]

I've got a Raspberry Pi and I want to create Wi-Fi hotspot, but I need it to do this: when a user visits a specific site (any page or subdomain: *.google.com/* ) for the first time, he should be ...
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What' the difference between /var/log and -/var/log in rsyslog.conf on RPi B?

I've noticed in my /etc/rsyslog.conf file that some destination got that symbol "-" in front of it. For example: mail.info -/var/log/mail.info mail.warn -/var/log/mail.warn mail.err ...
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Try to make a vpn tunnel between pi2 raspbian and AWS EC2

I want to make a VPN connect between my raspberrypi 3.18.7-v7+ in my home, which is behind a wireless router, to the AWS ubuntu server. 1 2 vpn connection 3 4 Pi2 ...
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Raspbian boots to a root@(none) prompt after erroneous changes in /etc

Under a Raspbian 3.18.7 ARMV71 GNU/Linux embedded inside a cute Raspberry Pi B 2, when configuring some 'silent' options under /etc/init.d files with a now evidently broken and stupid file, the ...
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Simple install script says it is unable to locate package

This install script is giving me the error Unable to locate package for most of the programs. #! /bin/bash apps=( 'python-dev', 'python-pip', 'python-numpy', 'python-scipy', 'python-matplotlib', ...
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Get devices name on the network

As in the title i wanted to know all the devices name on the network. I've already tried without great success many commands found on the web, but nothing worked like i wanted to. Basically, when i ...
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SSH with RSA keys under Raspbian keeps requesting passphrase

Background information I am trying to connect a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) to another via SSH. Therefore, I have generated a pair of RSA keys in my "client" Pi and saved its public key in my "server" ...
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baudrate config changes only after starting x

I've changed an i2c config file so current baudrate is 300000. I do a reboot and start an i2c baudrate checking program. sudo ./checkbr But what I get seems to be usual baudrate settings(default). ...
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How to view a daemon's output in a session on Raspbian/Debian?

Okay I'm pretty new to Linux and I have setup a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian and it's running a bunch of things for tracking aircraft as well as a receiver (RTL-SDR). It's all working great and I'm ...
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Lp and lpr postscript printing behaviour

I recently created a wireless print server with cups and samba on raspbian. I'm able to print from every device on my home network but I noticed a strange behaviour: when I print a postscript file ...
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Can't mount network drive - Permission denied

I'm running raspbian on an RPi2B and I'm trying to mount a network drive. I've tried the following: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin,password=passwd //192.168.1.1/root /mnt/myshare But I keep ...
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Script not running correctly on startup

I have a very simple script that echoes some stuff then starts a VNC Server. It works fine when I run it on the command line but when it runs on startup it gives some strange results. Here is my ...
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How to remove ipv6

I added ipv6 to Raspbian (debian) on my Raspberry Pi using modprobe I do not use it, and want to remove. I tried sudo modprobe -r ipv6 but get error FATAL: Module ipv6 is in use. The only process I ...
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scanimage does not find scanner unless sudo'ed, but shows up with sane-find-scanner (Raspbian)

I have an Epson multifunction device connected to a Raspberry Pi running the latest Raspbian. As you can see in the output below, scanimage will only find my scanner if I sudo it, but sane-find ...
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Omxplayer cuts off roughly the last second of sound

I am using Omxplayer to play a sound file stored as .MP3 The issue I am facing is that on sound files with duration > 1 second, but < 10 appear to have the end (roughly a second) of the file cut ...
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Jar on Raspberry Pi not responding after a long time

Hello I made a java program with friend that is designed to run 24/7 as a personal assistant on a headless Raspberry Pi. It basically can be used as an alarm and to tell us the weather or news etc. So ...
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SCP from remote to local does not work

I can scp just fine from local to remote by doing: scp trip3.csv pi@192.168.2.11:/home/pi/ But when I try to do remote to local (below) it says no such file or directory: scp ...
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Changing log paths for specific Packages - Raspbian

I am currently running bind9 with logging enabled via cmd rndc querylog This begins storing logs for bind9 in /var/log/syslog How can I tell bind9 to store the logs in a different file, ...
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How to make directory writable?

I just installed apache2 and WordPress on my RPi. I followed this tutorial. After its successful installation, I moved on to customization. But when I upload any images, etc. I receive the following ...
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Can a Linux system have two IP's Simultaneously?

Recently I installed apache2 on Raspbian and after end of installation I entered the following cmd and got two IP's. $ hostname -I 192.168.1.17 192.168.1.24 Of this, I have been using the IP ...
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mpd fails to open ALSA device where aplay succeeds

I am trying to set up an Raspberry Pi / Raspbian wheezy audio player using the onboard sound hardware via ALSA LADSPA plugins to stereo downmix and compress the audio. aplay, sox, mpg123, moc (cd ...
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Saturated blue image in MJPG streaming with a Raspberry Pi and a webcam

I compiled mjpeg_streamer and it works correctly with my laptop's webcam (/dev/video0). But if I use my usb webcam (a4tech) it shows the stream like this: The command is as follows: ...
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Where is php config and .htaccess located on Raspbian?

I am trying to change the upload limit of my owncloud installation. A raspberry pi and the Raspbian OS are powering this server. Apparently I can edit the php config or the .htaccess config but I am ...
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Why doesn't `shutdown now` (with no other arguments) run init scripts?

I'm running Rasbpian on my Pi, and I have a script in /etc/rc0.d (or more precisely, a symlink to /etc/init.d/myscript.sh) that does some GPIO output to notify the user that power can be shut off. If ...
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How can I examine RUNLEVEL from a bash script on Rasbpian?

I'm writing a bash script that needs to examine the current runlevel, and do different things depending on it. For most Linux distros, it seems there should be a RUNLEVEL environment variable, and if ...
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How to edit /etc/fstab properly for network drive?

I'm trying to automatically mount a network drive at startup by editing /etc/fstab but doesn't work. If I execute this líne, sudo mount.cifs //192.168.0.67/test /home/pi/test -o ...
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Raspbian: USB storage device name changing after USB device power cycle

I'm running Raspbian 7.4 on a Raspberry PI that has two USB storage devices connected to it. This Raspberry PI will remain running during a power failure because it has console cable connected to it ...
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How can I add applications to the lxpanel application launch bar via cli?

Is there a way on LXDE toolbar to change what applications are on the quick launch part via the terminal so that it can be put in a batch file to change on multiple clients?
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Binding to a VPN interface not working

so I've been working on setting up a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian lately, and I have almost everything set up the way I want. I plan on using it headless, but I've been using X11 forwarding to view ...
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cannot access hidden LXDE panel

Thinking that CPU and RAM information would clutter the primary default panel, I decided to create a separate side panel to display it optionally. I then set the panel to hide at 0 pixels and can no ...
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Automake - problem with installing version automake-1.14.1

I have problem with installing automake 1.14.1 on Rapbian (2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian) distro. I wrote sh ./configure and then I wrote make then terminal wrote me that: $ make ...
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VNC into login screen (instead of user's desktop)

I'm using RasPi B+ with Raspian from Noobs, lightdm, lxde There are various descriptions out there on how to set up TightVNC on a RasPi, most of them VNC into root's desktop or another ...
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Force sending emails on port 587

I have an email server that is running postfix and dovecot for emails. Receiving emails works just fine, however my ISP blocks port 25. I'm trying to use either TLS or SSL to avoid this. The problem ...