Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Raspberry PI – First Boot

There are a LOT of different LINUX options


I think that I will stick with Raspbain:

"... Raspbian the easiest to use, most stable and best performing Linux distribution available for the Raspberry Pi."

You can get Raspbian here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

I used the "Easy Way" here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

The 1st time you do not beed a username and pwd, thereafter you can log in as

  Username: pi  
  Password: raspberry

When you 1st boot Raspbian, you can skip any of the config steps at this time (unless you have a large SD card, I think there is an option to expand it).
Then you need to change the KB from GB to US (or the key mapping is wrong). This did NOT work when I tried the condig option (above - maybe finger trouble)
Use the command

 $ sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard

and edit the GB to US, then ^X to exit and save. You need to reboot for this to become effective

You can reboot with

 $ sudo shutdown -r now

You can change the password at the command prompt with command

 $ passwd

You start the GUI with

 $ startx

Have Fun!

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