Raspberry Pi Initialization

Today I received 2 Raspberry Pi boards from watterott.com – Thanx for the fast delivery!

Specs: www.watterott.com/de/Raspberry-Pi-Model-B

During installation and configuration some bugs appeared, so here are some notes to get around:

I used this debian wheezy image: www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

and followed the linux console install guide elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

At first various problems occurred: locale- and keyboard- config did not work in raspi-config, apt-get dist-upgrade failed to install libgcc1, …

so I changed the dd command to blocksize 1MB and re-installed the SD-card:

[c]dd bs=1M if=~/2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/sdX[/c]

Those problems did not disappeared, instead:

  • HDMI to DVI-D(igital) adapter works instantly
  • USB-keyboard and mouse work instantly
  • 1000mAH 5V adapter is strong enough to power the board with keyboard LAN and DVI connected
  • apt-get dist-upgrade works
  • locale- and keyboard- config works in raspi-config
  • LXDE desktop works
  • network and ssh-daemon up and running

Installation of some basic tools:

[c]apt-get install mc screen rcconf tmux[/c]

Moving on to some multimedia stuff, I found alsa and sound- modules correctly installed, so I added:

[c]apt-get install mplayer vlc[/c]

work in progress…

Raspberry Pi setup
Raspberry Pi setup