PiCockpit on Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye

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Update 7.1.2022 (final fix) I have now released two separate packages on our normal repository for both bullseye and buster. Our install script should automatically choose which repository you can use. In order to install picockpit-client on both Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye and Raspberry Pi OS Buster please simply run the following command on your…

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Sneak preview for PiCockpit v2.1

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Behind the scenes, we have been working on PiCockpit v2.1 for a while now. There is a cool new feature coming for PiStats, but this will be revealed when PiCockpit v2.1 is ready 🙂 For now a sneak preview into one of the two new apps (“BME688 Air Quality Meter” and “CO2 Sensor”) for the…

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C extension for MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico

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This is a guide on how to write and run a basic C extension for MicroPython on the Raspberry Pi Pico. I will cover reasons for extending MicroPython, how to write the extension module, how to compile it and how to install it on the Pico. If you want to read more about this topic,…

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All about SD card / microSD card health on the Raspberry Pi

The SD card is – next to the power supply – a critical additional component of the Raspberry Pi. Monitoring it’s health is really important to ensure a smooth operation of your Raspberry Pi operating system, and a good user experience. This article will show you several ways how to check and monitor the health…

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How to read your monitor’s EDID on a Raspberry Pi

Note: previously, a function to read the EDID used to be available with the standalone version of PiDoctor. This version has been discontinued, and the functionality to read the EDID is not implemented into the new PiCockpit PiDoctor app yet, therefore I’m going to give you manual instructions how to read the EDID in this…

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How to use RealVNC on a Raspberry Pi (remote desktop)

This guide shows you how to connect to your Raspberry Pi using RealVNC. Use RealVNC to easily access your Raspberry Pi’s desktop from your main computer, to transfer files and share the clipboard. This is really convenient if, for example, you don’t want to get an additional monitor for the Raspberry Pi. Terminology: VNC, RealVNC,…

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Tour through PiCockpit 2020

Want to find out what PiCockpit is all about? Check out the video below, with the latest PiCockpit features in 2020: Here’s a transcript of the guided tour: Welcome to PiCockpit. PiCockpit is a web interface to monitor and control your Raspberry Pis. You can use it for free for up to 5 Pis!This video…

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Minecraft server on Raspberry Pi

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Minecraft is one of the most popular games ever created. You can play it with your friends in multiplayer game mode. Did you know that a Raspberry Pi 4 is powerful enough to run a Minecraft server? In this article, you’ll learn the basics of which different variations exist, a little bit of the history…

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Workaround for PiCockpit on Ubuntu

Note: this is a work in progress, another problem has cropped up which needs to be looked at! Currently picockpit will not work on Ubuntu, unfortunately. A user tried to install PiCockpit on Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi, and contacted me with the following problem: Setting up picockpit-client (2.0.1) …cp: cannot stat ‘/usr/bin/python3.7‘: No such file…

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