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Games - all kinds of computer games.


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.

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 project, 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).

Absolute beginners

Suitable for absolute beginners who have never experimented with Linux before.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description




Installing Chromium web browser

Installing the Chromium web browser on Debian.



Ready for testing


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

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description




Network Attached Storage

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


bredman - Open Project

Tested on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter

Python 3 on Debian

Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.



Tested. Needs more modules adding

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.


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




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

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description




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


Partially tested. Still early draft.

Share your screen with VNC

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


Simon H

Early 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


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

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description




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


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

Early draft