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Top new questions this week:

Is there anyway that you can receive radio signals on your raspberry pi?

I was wondering since the raspberry pi can do frequency modulation by using the PiFM to turn your raspberry pi into a transmitter, is there anyway that you can receive VHF on your raspberry pi?

asked by Matt Haywood 6 votes
answered by PandaLion98 1 vote

How to debug without "Program received signal SIGILL" using the 3.18 kernel (3.12 works)?

I tried to debug a program with gdb in Raspbian, but all I get is: Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction. 0xb6fe8acc in ?? () from /lib/ld-linux-armhf.so.3 It doesn't help to set the ...

raspbian c++ debug  
asked by someonr 3 votes

Why Raspberry Pi camera "no device found" in Cheese or IceWeasel?

I am testing the new Raspberry Pi 2 with its camera board. I have setup my Pi2 with Raspbian. I have connected the camera on the CSI port, enabled the camera module from raspi-config sudo apt-get ...

raspbian camera-board  
asked by joelmaranhao 3 votes
answered by rob 5 votes

View raspberry pi screen in web browser

Is there an easy way to view a remote raspberry pi screen in my web browser? Kinda like VNC, except view-only. And, you know, in the browser.

asked by Brandon Thomson 3 votes
answered by Tim Holt 3 votes

No input after ssh login

When I login the first time after a reboot per ssh into my pi2, I can type into the terminal. But after some logins as you can see in the image below, I can't type into the terminal. What can cause ...

raspbian ssh  
asked by shebang 2 votes
answered by jotadepicas 0 votes

Resetting I2C? Or did I break my chip?

I'm connecting a TS45315 light sensor on an Adafruit breakoutboard to the I2C bus of my Raspberry. I access the data through the following simple Python script: ...

hardware i2c sensor  
asked by Andreas Gohr 2 votes
answered by joan 1 vote

Do I need a current limiting resistor in series with a magnetic door sensor?

I'm building an alarm system and I'm using a magnetic door sensor, conected to ground and a pin of the gpio set up with an internal pull-up resistor. As far as I know, this means that the pin will be ...

gpio sensor electronics  
asked by jotadepicas 2 votes
answered by goldilocks 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Connect Pi to an old laptop screen

So I recently received my Pi in the post and I'm now trying to think what to use it for. I've had a look around and I quite like the idea of attaching a screen to it and using it as an RSS ...

screen laptop  
asked by Max 27 votes
answered by SteveIrwin 13 votes

How do I build a UPS-like - battery backup - system?

As we all know, the Raspberry Pi doesn't really use that much power (5v + 700mA is the spec). I'd like to build a battery backup for power outages in a DIY-ish fashion. I don't need surge protection ...

power-supply alternative-power  
asked by Riku Lindblad 54 votes
answered by ppumkin 36 votes

Can you answer these?

RPi A+ and Pi noIR: How to update just the camera driver NOT OS

I have a SD card, with Raspbian and lots of programs installed on it. I want to run it on model A+ and use the pi noIR camera module. The problem is that the OS firmware version is quite old. I know ...

raspbian camera update rpi-update  
asked by Saeed Vrz 1 vote

Edimax EW-7811UN not detected by Pi, works fine on a PC

Hoping someone could help verify something for me. Up until a few days ago, my Edimax EW-7811UN was happily buzzing along. I was playing around with the GPIO pins when suddenly I noticed the blue ...

hardware wireless-adapter  
asked by thekman31 1 vote

Playback over UPNP (provided by miniDLNA) stops when new file added

I'm using my raspberry pi successfully as UPNP server with miniDLNA (aka ReadyMedia) and VLC as player on my desktop computer. I also have a transmission client running on the RP that once in a while ...

asked by panmari 1 vote
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