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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:13 pm

openloopx wrote:Thanks for the suggestions guys. I don't have a digital camera and I'm trying to decipher the suggested download links, but I'm struggling with the German!

Perhaps I will just try the standard XP format command which I have used previously.
You could download and burn a live linux dvd. Boot of that and use the linux tools to create your sd card :-)
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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:27 pm

weridoo wrote:hi evry one
my problem is a i install ububntu mate in my sd card for raspberry pi 3 but i dont have monitor and linux os in my laptop i can conact to raspbian with my laptop to monitor os but i can not conact to ubuntu mate with my ethernet cable but ssh in ububntu mate not runing someone help me to solve my problem i have tablet but i dont any hdmi or hdmi to vga cable evry thin i have laptop with windows 10 (dont have linux os) and ethernet cable and tablet..please help
Ubuntu Mate is meant to be used graphically. That is to say you need a monitor and keyboard to use it.
Quote from the ubuntu mate website.
NOTE! There are no predefined user accounts. The first time you boot one of the desktop images it will run through a setup wizard where you can create your own user account and configure your regional settings.
No user account by default means you cannot login remotely. There is no user to log in as.
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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:52 am

Hi

I was wondering will my Pi be damaged if I never shut it down/if I just keep it running indefinitely?

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Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:57 am

alike02 wrote:Hi

I was wondering will my Pi be damaged if I never shut it down/if I just keep it running indefinitely?

some users have reported multi-year run times on some of their pi's, you should be OK.

Pi3 may need a heat sink.
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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:45 am

alike02 wrote:Hi

I was wondering will my Pi be damaged if I never shut it down/if I just keep it running indefinitely?
Hi. I have RPi 1 model B and B+ hardware running about 29 months and I have RPi 2 hardware that has been running 13 months. Out of a total of 10 RPIs operating pretty much continuously for a year or more, I have had no failures, but one scare which turned out to be the power supply, not the RPi. None of them use any aftermarket heatsinks or fans. Half of my Pis are in the little plastic cases https://www.adafruit.com/products/1997 you can buy, half are in larger plastic enclosures. All are operating indoors at normal room temperature for humans, no unusual or special environmental conditions.

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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:03 pm

thanks to let me know how to start with Raspberry Pi 3 !, the attached resources are really very informative. I like to read more about raspberry in details to get grip in this as well as Arduino Nano.
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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:19 pm

Yeah thanks @abishur. Very helpful notes indeed - even a few years later after your initial post! :D

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Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Wed May 31, 2017 6:08 pm

Hi guys,

I just got my raspberry pi, I tried to run the 'startx' and showed up the message 'FATAL: Module g2d_23 not found.'. Even though I have read that this can be ignored, nothing happens.... I don't get a nice screen with a raspberry like I've seen in other places. Can someone take me through this, please? (really frying my newbie brain here :roll: :) )

Thanks

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:58 am

Hey folks. I recently installed Debian Stretch onto a 32 GB card and it loads up fine, but, i never got the initial setup screen, thus did not get to set up my Root password. Still new to Linux, and no clue how to proceed from here.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:40 pm

I really don't know what's this Raspberry Pi? Is it a mother board for PC?

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:51 pm

HenryReynolds wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:40 pm
I really don't know what's this Raspberry Pi? Is it a mother board for PC?
From the FAQs:
1. WHAT IS A RASPBERRY PI?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by adults and children all over the world to learn programming and digital making.

Basically it is a small computer. Not as fast as a modern PC, but what do you expect for that price? You can't use Windows programs on it, but you can choose from over 15,000 "packages" of programs for it with many of the things you'd normally run on a PC, plus a load more as well. Read through some of the posts on this forum to see some of the amazing projects people have used their Raspberry Pi for. I have used them to control my heating, some lights, run a webserver, drive printers, be a smart doorbell, video wildlife, manage my shopping, catalogue an entire library (around 13,000 books), control lights on my christmas tree and a load more. :-)

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Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:02 pm

seeoh9 wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:19 pm
Yeah thanks @abishur. Very helpful notes indeed - even a few years later after your initial post! :D
abishur only initiated the very first (much simpler) version. most of it was written by me, with some spell checking done by lorna.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:56 am

I'm new to this convenience.My LCD module tea has its own graphical GUI design software.But he needs me to find a controller.It seems that this operation process seems a little troublesome for me. 8-)

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:25 am

I'm brand new to win10 based OS and i was just wondering how to do the basics such as setting up a new profile eg not having 'Pi' as user id and getting a feel for the programs that come pre-installed if anybody could help or point my in the direction of instructions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:54 pm

ARE THESE INSTRUCTIONS OUT OF DATE?

I see this instruction:
INSTALLING NOOBS
"Before installing NOOBS on your SD card, you must first erase the card completely, and remove all partitions, using the SD Card Association’s formatting tool: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html. DO NOT use its quick format option, especially if the card has been used before, or the install might fail. Also use the "resize" option, and label the format "noobs", NOOBS will partition and format the card as neccessary, but it needs to begin with a completely empty card."
And yet the software linked to in that paragraph does not appear to support that instruction:

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I bought this Raspberry Pi 4 weeks ago, and I'm still struggling to get NOOBS installed and booted. Really frustrated by how inconsistent and contradictory I'm finding the various sets of instructions to be.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am

Hello everyone.

I was wondering will my Pi be damaged if I never shut it down?

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm

usmi wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am
Hello everyone.

I was wondering will my Pi be damaged if I never shut it down?
No!

Not shutting down ever is the most secure way to use a RPI.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Fri May 29, 2020 5:19 pm

Hello friends!!

How can I install a battery in my RaspPi 4?

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:40 am

Mac OS Catalina

Just spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the Raspberry Pi imager failed as soon as it tried to start formatting and installing on my SDCard.

The answer?

Go to System Preferences - Security & Privacy - click on the Privacy tab. Scroll to "Full Disk Access" - you should see Raspberry Pi Imager.app there, and if, like me, it is *unchecked*, unlock (lock icon in LL corner) and check it. It'll prompt you to exit the Imager - go ahead, then relaunch.

Amazing!

Needs better error messaging...

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:51 pm

For a Beginner Raspberry Pi user, this information is very helpful for them and me also looking for that type of information. Thank a lot. :)

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 pm

Hi Folks,
I’m a newbie and I just purchased a new Rasberry Pi4 to stream music into my DAC. I’m currently using an Android tablet with BubbleUPnP as the controller. I have a Synology NAS with my music files (FLACS), I also use Qobuz with my BubbleUPnP via the APPs, and I can also see my music files from my NAS server. I want to be ale to stream these files (Qobuz/NAS) from my Android Tablet to the Rasberry Pi4 into my DAC. How can I make this work. What software should I copied onto the Rasberry?.

Sorry if this question has been asked before...there's a lot of information on this forum.

Your help will be greatly appreciated…Thanks in advance.

Tony

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 pm

Great thread, thank you. I am new to raspberry pi, but I love the ideas I have seen.

I was looking at the 4, and saw you can use it as a standalone computer, is that really true?

Also, I already have a desktop, but would like to be able to use it to add another screen, as my graphics card only allows 2. Is that possible?

Thank you.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:00 am

Hi,
I hope you are well,
Have you ever tried booting it without the Mouse and Keyboard?

The reason behind it doing this is that you maybe could have a power supply problem which will be apparent if you get to the password/login screen without the peripherasl plugged in.

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Re: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:43 am

Great FAQ! Very helpful, especially in the beginning. What are you thinking about Arduino? What is better for simple house automatizations?

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