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This page lists the most common problems and suggests some solutions.
 
This page lists the most common problems and suggests some solutions.
  
==Red power LED does not light, nothing on display==
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==Power / Start-up==
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===Red power LED does not light, nothing on display===
 
The power is not properly connected.
 
The power is not properly connected.
  
==Red power LED is on, green LED does not flash, nothing on display==
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===Red power LED is on, green LED does not flash, nothing on display===
 
The Raspberry Pi cannot find a valid image on the SD card.
 
The Raspberry Pi cannot find a valid image on the SD card.
  
==Raspberry Pi shuts down soon after booting up==
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===Raspberry Pi shuts down soon after booting up===
 
This is caused by a power supply with too low voltage or too high voltage.
 
This is caused by a power supply with too low voltage or too high voltage.
  
==Keyboard randomly repeats key presses==
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==Keyboard / Mouse / Input Devices==
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===Keyboard randomly repeats key presses===
 
This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Try unplugging every USB device except the keyboard.
 
This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Try unplugging every USB device except the keyboard.
  
==Ethernet connection is lost when a USB device is plugged in==
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==Networking==
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===Ethernet connection is lost when a USB device is plugged in===
 
This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Some cheap USB hubs suck power from the Raspberry Pi even if a USB power supply is connected.
 
This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Some cheap USB hubs suck power from the Raspberry Pi even if a USB power supply is connected.
  
==Sound does not work==
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==Sound==
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===Sound does not work===
 
Device drivers for sound are still being developed. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.
 
Device drivers for sound are still being developed. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.
  
==Video does not play or plays very slowly==
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==Display==
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===Video does not play or plays very slowly===
 
Device drivers for video are still being developed. The XMBC distribution is the only distribution with good video support at the moment. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.
 
Device drivers for video are still being developed. The XMBC distribution is the only distribution with good video support at the moment. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.
  
==Can only get 800x480 resolution in LXDE (Arch linux)==
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===Can only get 800x480 resolution in LXDE (Arch linux)===
 
Known issue with distro package as of 17-Apri-2012 - there's some missing boot config info. Creating a suitable cmdline.txt fixes it - type the following at a command line:
 
Known issue with distro package as of 17-Apri-2012 - there's some missing boot config info. Creating a suitable cmdline.txt fixes it - type the following at a command line:
  
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   echo "dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 rootwait" >/boot/cmdline.txt
 
   echo "dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 rootwait" >/boot/cmdline.txt
 
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Revision as of 09:29, 19 April 2012

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This page lists the most common problems and suggests some solutions.

Power / Start-up

Red power LED does not light, nothing on display

The power is not properly connected.

Red power LED is on, green LED does not flash, nothing on display

The Raspberry Pi cannot find a valid image on the SD card.

Raspberry Pi shuts down soon after booting up

This is caused by a power supply with too low voltage or too high voltage.

Keyboard / Mouse / Input Devices

Keyboard randomly repeats key presses

This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Try unplugging every USB device except the keyboard.

Networking

Ethernet connection is lost when a USB device is plugged in

This is caused by inadequate power. Use a good power supply and a good power cable. Some USB devices require a lot of power, so they must be used with a powered USB hub. Some cheap USB hubs suck power from the Raspberry Pi even if a USB power supply is connected.

Sound

Sound does not work

Device drivers for sound are still being developed. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.

Display

Video does not play or plays very slowly

Device drivers for video are still being developed. The XMBC distribution is the only distribution with good video support at the moment. Please wait for the community to improve the situation.

Can only get 800x480 resolution in LXDE (Arch linux)

Known issue with distro package as of 17-Apri-2012 - there's some missing boot config info. Creating a suitable cmdline.txt fixes it - type the following at a command line:

  echo "dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 rootwait" >/boot/cmdline.txt

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