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The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.
- Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor (ARMv6)
- Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor
- 1080p30 Full HD HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
- Advanced Image Sensor Pipeline (ISP) for up to 20-megapixel cameras operating at up to 220 megapixels per second
- Low power, high performance OpenGL-ES® 1.1/2.0 VideoCore GPU. 1 Gigapixel per second fill rate.
- High performance display outputs. Simultaneous high resolution LCD and HDMI with HDCP at 1080p60
More technical data (tests and configurations) on openSUSE:Raspberry_Pi.
Installing the openSUSE Factory Image
- Download the latest openSUSE-Factory-ARM-raspberrypi-*.raw.xz image at
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/ARM:/Contrib:/RaspberryPi/images/see link above
- Extract the image onto an SD card. WARNING all previous data on the SD card will be lost.
xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
Install the non-broken image using SUSE Studio Imagewriter on your SD
- The SD card now contains a 75 MB DOS partition, a 70MB swap-partition and a 1.6 GB root partition. You can use the KDE Partition Manager (or gparted) on the system where you wrote the image to the SD, to extend the root partition and optionally create (an) extra partition(s) on the free space of the SD.
- Power on the Raspberry Pi.
- Have a lot of fun...
- Default login: root, password: linux
Configuring the openSUSE system on the Raspberry PI
Using the system headless
A headless system does not have a display and a keyboard connected. It is only connected to the network.
- Connect to the system using ssh and the above mentioned login information and the IP address the system received from your DHCP server in your network.
- Use zypper to install the necessary services and applications (the system already contains a link to the repository containing this software).
- If you are not familiar using config files for services and application, but you are using YaST, you can install a number of YaST modules and use the ncurses interface to YaST to configure your system.
zypper in yast2 yast2-.......
yastIn case you want the more familiar YaST2 windows, you have to install an x11 package and a number of yast qt packages
zypper in yast2-x11 yast2-control-center-qt libui-qt-pkg4(a number of needed packages are also pulled in) and start YaST using
yast2In this case you have to make the ssh connection using
ssh -X root@<IP address RPi>Warning: It may take up to 60 seconds before you get the YaST window on your screen.
- Have a lot of fun installing and configuring...
Using a keyboard and display