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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
  
This page contains a set of guides to show readers how to do useful tasks. These guides focus on achieving a goal as simply as possible, with the aim to build the confidence of the reader. Hopefully, the reader will also be inspired to learn at the same time.
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This page contains a set of guides to show readers how to do common or useful tasks on the system. These guides focus on system-related items such as how to install a linux option or configure an on-board device.  Items listed here should achieve a goal as simply as possible, with the aim to build the confidence of the reader. For anything more complex, the item should be listed on the projects page.
  
 
The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/projects-and-collaboration-general/the-projects-list-look-here-for-some-ideas Project Ideas & Links], to help people get started.
 
The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/projects-and-collaboration-general/the-projects-list-look-here-for-some-ideas Project Ideas & Links], to help people get started.
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* Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
 
* Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
 
* Guide Description (including any additional links or information
 
* Guide Description (including any additional links or information
* Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
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* Tags (key words related to the item, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
 
* Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
 
* Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
 
* Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).
 
* Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).
  
==Absolute beginners==
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==System Tasks==
Suitable for absolute beginners who have never experimented with Linux before.  
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This section describes tasks that involve software installation, setup or configuration of your Raspberry Pi.  
 
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===[[RPi Debian Auto Login | Debian Auto Login/Startx]]===
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How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.
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LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto
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Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)
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Early draft.
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===[[RPi Defining Default Terminal Size | Defining default LXTerminal size on the Raspberry Pi]]===
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|The LXTerminal application starts with a default size of 24 rows and 80 columns. The window can be resized, but this setting is not remembered for the next time you create a window.  This guide shows how to make the setting persistent.
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| LXTerminal size
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===[[RPi Chromium | Installing Chromium web browser]]===
 
===[[RPi Chromium | Installing Chromium web browser]]===
 
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Ready for testing
 
Ready for testing
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===[[RPi Java JDK Installation | Installing The Java JDK on the Raspberry Pi (Debian systems only)]]===
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|This page describes how to to install the Java 7 JDK on Debian Wheezy.  [As of Q1 2013, the Java JDK will only run on soft-float implementations of Debian Wheezy.]
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| Java JDK
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|Complete
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===[[RPi IceWeasel | Installing Mozilla IceWeasel Web Browser]]===
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|On the Raspberry Pi, the Mozilla Firefox browser is implemented under the name "IceWeasel".  This page lists how to install IceWeasel on Raspian and Debian.
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| Mozilla IceWeasel
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| HBrydon
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|Debian: Complete Raspian: Needs testing
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===[http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/raspberrypi Raspberry Pi and real-time, low-latency audio]===
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The Raspberry Pi can be set up to handle real-time, low-latency audio but it requires quite some tweaking. Hence this Wiki article in which some common bottlenecks as well as some possible optimizations will be described. Last but not least this article will explain how to get JACK aka jackd running on your RPi.
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realtime real-time jackd low-latency audio midi
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Jeremy Jongepier (AutoStatic)
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Almost complete Raspbian: tested
 
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===[[Autoinstall Samba | Connect your RPi to your MS Windows machines]]===
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The guide above is a full NAS setup - This guide/script just configures and installs a very simple setup to allow you to read/write to your RPi files
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Samba
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[[User:SimpleSi | Simon Walters]] - Open Project
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Tested on Raspbian
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===[[RPi Debian Python3 | Python 3 on Debian]]===
 
===[[RPi Debian Python3 | Python 3 on Debian]]===
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===[[RPi Debian Auto Login | Debian Auto Login/Startx]]===
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===[[RPi Java | Installing Java 8]]===
 
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How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.
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Installing Java 8 on Raspberry Pi.
 
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LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto
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Java 8
 
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Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)
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Happy-Neko
 
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Tested on Raspbian.
 
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Available
 
Available
 
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===[[Configuring_a_Static_IP_address_on_your_Raspberry_Pi | Setting up static IP (2)]]===
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Alternative guide to setting-up a static IP
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Debian, Static IP
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Andrum99
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Unknown
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===[[RPi_Serial_Connection | Using the serial port]]===
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Connecting the serial port on your Raspberry Pi
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Serial, GPIO, Console
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Open project
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Nearing completion
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===[[RPi Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis) | Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis)]]===
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Three easy methods of getting your Raspberry Pi to talk
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Raspbian
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StevenP
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Works fine
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===[http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/pi-vision-10.html Installing a Web Cam]===
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Basic installation and testing of a usb web cam on Raspberry Pi
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web cam, ps eye, ffmpeg
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Chris Cummings
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Works
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===[[RPi VNC Screen Sharing | Share your screen with VNC]]===
 
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Installing VNC to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.
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Installing Vino to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.
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Vino, VNC
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Jaix Bly
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Draft.
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===[[RPi VNC Server | Remote Control of a Raspberry with VNC]]===
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Installing VNC to allow remote control a X11 session (not the console) from another computer.
 
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VNC
 
VNC
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Early draft.
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===[[RPi XRDP Server | Remote Destop Server for Raspberry]]===
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Installing XRDP to allow Remote Desktop / Terminal Server on Raspberry Pi.
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rdp, xrdp
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Jaix Bly
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Draft.
 
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Available
 
Available
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===[https://github.com/ewindisch/chefiler Storage Filer/NAS via Chef]===
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Turn-key package to turn a machine into a storage filer / NAS. Developed and tested on a RaspberryPi. Still in early  development. Deploys with Chef.
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samba, nfs, chef
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Eric Windisch
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Alpha/early-stage
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===[http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot Raspberry Pi WiFi Hotspot]===
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Turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi hotspot!
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wifi, hotspot, hostapd
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Isaac Smith
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Works like a charm.
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===[http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/raspberry-pi-chats-to-arduino.html Raspberry Pi / Arduino Serial Communication]===
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Raspberry Pi talking to Arduino over serial uart
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arduino, serial, uart
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Chris Cummings
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Works perfectly!
 
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Henry Cooke
 
Henry Cooke
 
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===[http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-headless Pre-configuring SD card with a static IP address]===
 
===[http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-headless Pre-configuring SD card with a static IP address]===
 
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===[http://rpipython.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/sending-remote-commands-to-our-pi.html  Sending remote commands to our Pi thanks to Pastebin]===
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A guide to send remote commands to our Pi just by editing a pastebin!
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remote commands, notsureifuseful
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Itxaka Serrano Garcia
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Available
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Revision as of 11:56, 1 April 2013

Back to the Hub.


Community Pages:

Tutorials - a list of tutorials. Learn by doing.

Guides - a list of informative guides. Make something useful.

Projects - a list of community projects. Help others out.

Tasks - for advanced users to collaborate on software tasks.

Datasheets - a frambozenier.org documentation project.

Education - a place to share your group's project and find useful learning sites.

Community - links to the community elsewhere on the web.

Games - all kinds of computer games.


Introduction

This page contains a set of guides to show readers how to do common or useful tasks on the system. These guides focus on system-related items such as how to install a linux option or configure an on-board device. Items listed here should achieve a goal as simply as possible, with the aim to build the confidence of the reader. For anything more complex, the item should be listed on the projects page.

The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of Project Ideas & Links, to help people get started.

Please add links to your guides (and ones you find interesting).

Fill in each section:

  • Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
  • Guide Description (including any additional links or information
  • Tags (key words related to the item, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
  • Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
  • Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).

System Tasks

This section describes tasks that involve software installation, setup or configuration of your Raspberry Pi.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Debian Auto Login/Startx

How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.

LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto

Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)

Early draft.

Defining default LXTerminal size on the Raspberry Pi

The LXTerminal application starts with a default size of 24 rows and 80 columns. The window can be resized, but this setting is not remembered for the next time you create a window. This guide shows how to make the setting persistent. LXTerminal size HBrydon Complete

Installing Chromium web browser

Installing the Chromium web browser on Debian.

Chromium

bredman

Ready for testing

Installing The Java JDK on the Raspberry Pi (Debian systems only)

This page describes how to to install the Java 7 JDK on Debian Wheezy. [As of Q1 2013, the Java JDK will only run on soft-float implementations of Debian Wheezy.] Java JDK HBrydon Complete

Installing Mozilla IceWeasel Web Browser

On the Raspberry Pi, the Mozilla Firefox browser is implemented under the name "IceWeasel". This page lists how to install IceWeasel on Raspian and Debian. Mozilla IceWeasel HBrydon Debian: Complete Raspian: Needs testing

Raspberry Pi and real-time, low-latency audio

The Raspberry Pi can be set up to handle real-time, low-latency audio but it requires quite some tweaking. Hence this Wiki article in which some common bottlenecks as well as some possible optimizations will be described. Last but not least this article will explain how to get JACK aka jackd running on your RPi.

realtime real-time jackd low-latency audio midi

Jeremy Jongepier (AutoStatic)

Almost complete Raspbian: tested

Easy

Suitable for beginners who are confident typing commands into Linux but need a lot of guidance.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage - Basic concept: A place to save copies of all your important files

Samba

bredman - Open Project

Tested on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter

Connect your RPi to your MS Windows machines

The guide above is a full NAS setup - This guide/script just configures and installs a very simple setup to allow you to read/write to your RPi files

Samba

Simon Walters - Open Project

Tested on Raspbian


Python 3 on Debian

Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.

Python

croston

Tested. Needs more modules adding

Installing Java 8

Installing Java 8 on Raspberry Pi.

Java 8

Happy-Neko

Tested on Raspbian.

RPiForked-Daapd

How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server

Debian, streaming,

Greg (pr1sm)

Early draft.

Setting up a static IP in Debian

How to set-up a static IP in Debian

Debian, Static IP

sleepy

Available

Setting up static IP (2)

Alternative guide to setting-up a static IP

Debian, Static IP

Andrum99

Unknown

Using the serial port

Connecting the serial port on your Raspberry Pi

Serial, GPIO, Console

Open project

Nearing completion

Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis)

Three easy methods of getting your Raspberry Pi to talk

Raspbian

StevenP

Works fine

Installing a Web Cam

Basic installation and testing of a usb web cam on Raspberry Pi

web cam, ps eye, ffmpeg

Chris Cummings

Works

Medium

Suitable for beginners who are willing to experiment and only need a little guidance.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Classroom Boot Server

Classroom boot server - Basic concept: A PXE server to allow cheap computers without hard disks to boot into Windows or Linux.

PXE, netboot

bredman - Open Project

Lots of random text, needs organisation and testing

Installing Ruby on Rails

Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.

Ruby, Rails

Erik

Partially tested. Still early draft.

Share your screen with VNC

Installing Vino to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.

Vino, VNC

Jaix Bly

Draft.

Remote Control of a Raspberry with VNC

Installing VNC to allow remote control a X11 session (not the console) from another computer.

VNC

Simon H

Early draft.

Remote Destop Server for Raspberry

Installing XRDP to allow Remote Desktop / Terminal Server on Raspberry Pi.

rdp, xrdp

Jaix Bly

Draft.

iSCSI support and boot

Adding iSCSI initiator/target support, setting up iSCSI initiator, and configuring booting from an iSCSI volume.

iSCSI, netboot

Alex (nidO)

Early draft, tested

Send email containing Pi ip address on boot

Send email containing the ip of your Pi so you can access via SSH or other network protocol when your ip changes (moving networks) and you are working headless

SSH, email, python

--Geraldcor 03:36, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Early draft, tested

Connecting securely to TightVNC over the Internet

Guide to installing Tightvnc server on the Raspberry Pi and securing it using ssh to allow connecting over the Internet.

VNC, ssh

Stewart Watkiss

Available

Configuring a LAMP webserver

Guide to configuring the Raspberry Pi as a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) webserver.

apache, mysql, php

Stewart Watkiss

Available

Storage Filer/NAS via Chef

Turn-key package to turn a machine into a storage filer / NAS. Developed and tested on a RaspberryPi. Still in early development. Deploys with Chef.

samba, nfs, chef

Eric Windisch

Alpha/early-stage

Raspberry Pi WiFi Hotspot

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi hotspot!

wifi, hotspot, hostapd

Isaac Smith

Works like a charm.

Raspberry Pi / Arduino Serial Communication

Raspberry Pi talking to Arduino over serial uart

arduino, serial, uart

Chris Cummings

Works perfectly!

Advanced

Suitable for confident users who want to try something more advanced.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

building and installing OpenELEC

How to build and install OpenELEC,a embedded Multimedia Distro. You can learn (cross)compiling, building packages from source, how buildsystems are working and what is needed to install a OS on a SD-card for Raspberry Pi.

XBMC, HTPC, Multimedia, Distro, compiling

Stephan Raue

Available

Using Skypekit

How to get started using Skypekit to make calls & chat. This is currently only useful for advanced users & developers.

Skype, Skypekit

Henry Cooke

Alpha.

Pre-configuring SD card with a static IP address

Guide to pre-configuring a SD image so that it boots with a static IP address. Useful for running headless without needing to know what DHCP address will be allocated.

networking, tcpip

Stewart Watkiss

Available

Sending remote commands to our Pi thanks to Pastebin

A guide to send remote commands to our Pi just by editing a pastebin!

remote commands, notsureifuseful

Itxaka Serrano Garcia

Available

References