Raspberry Pi B+ Getting Started Guide




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This is a tutorial on getting started with raspberry pi b+ model.


Step 1: Downloading Noobs

Google raspberry pi noobs download it will be the first result. You can download network or offline I recommend the offline one it seems easier to use. If you downloaded the offline version it may take a minute to download.

Step 2: Putting Noobs on Micro Sd Card

Plug in the micro sd card into yourcomputer and unzip the noobs file and copy it to your sd card. You must use a 8gb or higher card. Once you're done eject the card and insert it into the pi.

Step 3: Plugging In

Once you have the card in plug in the keyboard and mouse, wifi adaptor and plug in the hdmi to you tv and your pi. AFTER you have every thing plugged in plug in the power cable.

Step 4: Start Up

When you power it on it might take a few seconds but it will take you to a setup page click raspbian and press enter and then clip confirm.Then it will take you to a boot menu this part will take about 15 minutes.

Step 5: Finishing

Once it finishes it will run some code for a few minutes then it will go to a blue set up page you can change time and country, once you're done go down a press enter then it will ask you if you want it to reboot press yes, it runs some more code, And then youre done you can go to wifi config and connect then you done.

Step 6: Finished

You're finished.



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    1 year ago

    Thanks for this nice straight forward instructable.


    3 years ago on Introduction


    I am trying to startx on my Raspberry pi b+ (1GB ram) model connected to my laptop (fedora20) Ethernet port. I started ssh -X root@192.x.x.2 on my terminal and after entering the password, I am trying to enter into graphical screen(startx). every time I am getting the below FATAL.

    X.Org X Server 1.12.4
    Release Date: 2012-08-27
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-2-mx5 armv7l Debian
    Current Operating System: Linux raspberrypi 3.18.11-v7+ #781 SMP PREEMPT Tue Apr 21 18:07:59 BST 2015 armv7l
    Kernel command line: dma.dmachans=0x7f35 bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=656 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=416 bcm2709.boardrev=0xa21041 bcm2709.serial=0x35482cf9 smsc95xx.macaddr=B8:27:EB:48:2C:F9 bcm2708_fb.fbswap=1 bcm2709.disk_led_gpio=47 bcm2709.disk_led_active_low=0 sdhci-bcm2708.emmc_clock_freq=250000000 vc_mem.mem_base=0x3dc00000 vc_mem.mem_size=0x3f000000 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait ip=
    Build Date: 11 February 2015 09:31:17PM
    xorg-server 2:1.12.4-6+deb7u6 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>)
    Current version of pixman: 0.33.1
    Before reporting problems, checkhttp://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.2.log", Time: Thu May 7 00:43:46 2015
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    FATAL: Module g2d_23 not found.

    And the Log file is a below:

    [ 2303.574] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 2303.574] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.1
    [ 2303.574] (II) FBTURBO: driver for framebuffer: fbturbo
    [ 2303.574] (--) using VT number 9

    [ 2303.589] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbturbo
    [ 2303.589] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
    [ 2303.589] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
    [ 2303.590] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
    [ 2303.591] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 2303.591] compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 0.0.2
    [ 2303.591] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.1
    [ 2303.591] (II) FBTURBO(0): using /dev/fb0
    [ 2303.591] (WW) VGA arbiter: cannot open kernel arbiter, no multi-card support
    [ 2303.592] (II) FBTURBO(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
    "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 16/16
    [ 2303.592] (==) FBTURBO(0): Depth 16, (==) framebuffer bpp 16
    [ 2303.592] (==) FBTURBO(0): RGB weight 565
    [ 2303.592] (==) FBTURBO(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    [ 2303.592] (==) FBTURBO(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    [ 2303.592] (II) FBTURBO(0): hardware: BCM2708 FB (video memory: 533kB)
    [ 2303.592] (**) FBTURBO(0): Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"
    [ 2303.592] (**) FBTURBO(0): Option "SwapbuffersWait" "true"
    [ 2303.593] (II) FBTURBO(0): processor: ARM Cortex-A7
    [ 2303.594] (II) FBTURBO(0): checking modes against framebuffer device...
    [ 2303.594] (II) FBTURBO(0): checking modes against monitor...
    [ 2303.594] (--) FBTURBO(0): Virtual size is 656x416 (pitch 656)
    [ 2303.594] (**) FBTURBO(0): Built-in mode "current"
    [ 2303.594] (==) FBTURBO(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
    [ 2303.594] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [ 2303.594] (II) LoadModule: "fb"[ 2303.574] Module class: X.Org Video Driver [ 2303.574] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.1 [ 2303.574] (II) FBTURBO: driver for framebuffer: fbturbo [ 2303.574] (--) using VT number 9
    [ 2303.595] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [ 2303.596] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 2303.596] compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 2303.596] ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [ 2303.598] (II) FBTURBO(0): using backing store heuristics

    I am searching for a solution to this

    Can anyone help me out with this please!



    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    sounds like a corrupted card while it and try again.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Everything worked fine with Ethernet port with VNC + SSH installed.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I have started with a Raspberry Pi B+ and I could see the imatge of step 4 on
    the monitor, but before select any operative system I have disconnected
    the power micro USB, when I switch it again I can't see anything but a
    black screen.

    Anyone could help me and tell me what to do to see again the imatge and install Raspbian?


    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I ordered my b+ yesterday only to find out that the pi 2 came out today, by surprise( I read an article stating Raspberry Pi had no intention on bringing out a new model for another 2 to 3 years.) thanks alot!

    # I believe all you have to do is reformat your sd, sounds like you might have corrupted the files.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Does raspbian support the logitech unifying receiver out of the box? Can I just fire it up from boot and have keyboards/mice working, or do I need to do config with a wired keyboard/mouse first?

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    the one I have has a mouse on the key board and it work just fine with out any work u will just have to try with yours


    Reply 4 years ago

    Online stores like Amazon. If you are paying more than 40 bucks online the product you are over paying. I think radioshack are carrying them now as well. except to pay more in store.