Raspbian-based SD card image released

We are pleased to announce the release of our first SD card image based on the Raspbian distribution. This is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by Alex and Dom over the past couple of months, and replaces the existing Debian squeeze image as our recommended install. Notably, it is the first official image to take full advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s floating point hardware for, amongst other things, much faster web browsing.

Users who are still using Debian squeeze will definitely want to switch to this, as it contains numerous tweaks and performance improvements to the firmware, kernel and applications. Those who are using the recent Debian wheezy beta will also see a very worthwhile, but somewhat smaller, improvement.

Among many others, we would particularly like to thank:

  • Mike Thompson and Peter Green from the Raspbian project
  • Simon Hall for his optimised ARMv6 memcpy() and memset() implementations
  • Everyone who has contributed to the Raspbian project so far

Special thanks to Edgar (gimli) Hucek, whose omxplayer accelerated media player is preinstalled in this image, and Sergio Conde for his work on packaging it for distribution.

Those interested in the remarkable history of the Raspbian project might like to take a look at this brief timeline. Adam Armstrong has done some benchmarking which demonstrates the benefits of hardware floating point across a range of applications.

As always, the image is available from our downloads page.


Mike Thompson avatar

And a big thank you to the Debian Project and the fine folks who created the firm foundation from which Raspbian is built upon. To paraphrase Isaac Newton, we’re just standing on the shoulders of giants.

liz avatar

I believe he only said that because Robert Hooke was really really short. (And thanks again, Mike!)

AndrewS avatar

Does Liz ever stand on Eben’s shoulders? ;-)

liz avatar

No, but Mooncake does.

Peter Green avatar

Adding to the list of thanks I would like to thank Bytemark who are donating hosting for the raspbian repository.

asb avatar

This is my answer to “should I upgrade, if so how?”

If you were using the old squeeze image: write a new SD card. This is way better

If you were using my wheezy beta: This release uses a different ABI for faster performance. Sadly this means it’s not possible to upgrade via apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. What you have is fine and will continue to be supported, but you will notice big improvements when you’re able to write a new SD card.

If you’re using another raspbian image: Totally up to you. You may well find that more of the niggles are worked out in this image, and benefit from firmware updates being delivered by apt-get.

I hope some community members can help contribute some documentation on migrating personal files and the like to the wiki.

Dandapani avatar

This makes the 3rd release that I can’t upgrade to. This is getting old. I have things installed now on the Rasbian beta. Is this new release it? I’m tired of resetting up again and again.

Dandapani avatar

Sorry, this is an old thread that popped up as new in my reader. I’m already on this Raspbian.

Anonymous avatar

Is this the exact image that was posted in the fourms by Plugwash?

liz avatar

It is; Plugwash and Mike asked people in the forums to seed the image for those who prefer to download a torrent yesterday, so it’d be ready for today.

Anonymous avatar


Peter Green avatar

Unfortunately the person who posted this to the front pagage used their own torrent not my one (and worse the info hash ended up different for some reason I have not determined exactly why) so we have ended up with two seperate bittorrent swarms :(

David avatar

Downloading the torrent now, will seed as long as possible.

Andrew Bingham avatar

This is awesome! I’ve been using Raspbian from the 2nd Hexxeh image and the improvements are noticeable.

The pace of what’s been accomplished in the last two months since I received my Pi is amazing. I hope everyone tries these new images. Thank goodness SD cards are inexpensive!

jojopi avatar

Congratulations, thank you, and well done to all involved. I am delighted to see the main downloads page finally updated to recommend this image too. As well as being faster it is also much more beginner-friendly than the old squeezes.

Ben Wiley avatar

So I just got this image and I upgraded from Squeeze by copying in my home folder. Everything else has been installed natively. So I have a few problems. First, sound doesn’t work (I’m using analog). I tried all the bcm-snd2835 stuff in the magpi issue and it isn’t working. However, omxplayer sound does work. The second problem is that performance in general doesn’t always seem better than squeeze. Startup takes longer and sometimes things freeze in a way I haven’t experienced much on Squeeze. As I speak my keys are getting jammed and going whack and I didn’t really experience that with Squeeze at all. Is it possible overclocking doesn’t work as well with Raspbian as it does with Squeeze? I definitely see the internet browsing improvement but I might actually switch back to Squeeze if I can’t sort this stuff out soon. Are these problems mirrored at all? Thanks


Ben Wiley avatar

ok so for ex: I am downloading packages in terminal. that seems to go fine, but the cpu monitor is mysteriously low (is this because it’s running on fpu?) and the rest of the system operates at an unprecedented glacial pace. this cannot go on… that said I have noticed some real awesome things about the system so I’d like to get everything working!

Ben Wiley avatar

Hey, I think the sound issue is on my end– I’ve switched back to Squeeze so I’m not ready to confirm just yet but unless I say again, it’s all good. That said, the other issues still stand.

asb avatar

Hmm, this doesn’t mirror people’s usual experience at all. You mention overclocking – please test using the stock voltage and frequency to start with. It’s probably easier for us to investigate this if you post about the issue on the forums. Please give full details of what SD card you’re using.

Ben Wiley avatar

Alright, sweet, will do. Yeah it’s overclocked slightly, not as much as dom, but it is, and it works fine with Squeeze, it’s really improved performance a lot there. I’ll try to test and post a forum issue soon.


Pablo avatar

First, thanks for this new image release, and congrats to all people involved in the development.
As regards my experience, I have had similar problems. The performance is not good (although I cannot make comparison with previous operating systems because I have not tried them). Sometimes keys or windows are jammed for some seconds, just moving the mouse makes de CPU go to very high levels or activity,…hey…I’m just moving the mouse! not playing Quake!.
It looks like “something” is making a intensive use of CPU in X-Window. The /boot/config.txt file written by raspi-config tool, sometimes gets damaged or written with garbage when using that tooll, so I edited it manually.
My CPU is not overclocked, just using standard values and standard hardware (keyboard, mouse , a TV+HDMI and network cable).

Ben Wiley avatar

also, my terminal is set to have a transparent background (this was inherited through the home folder copy, I think, but I’ve rechecked the settings) and it won’t go away from black. Not sure what’s up.

IvanG avatar

is it possoible to upgrade from Raspbian “Pisces” Image/how?
what are the differences


mlepage avatar

Awesome! Just in time for me to start trying some code I’ve been porting to GLES2 on the RPi itself!

Guilherme de Sousa avatar

VERY awesome project, I think this deserves a post here in the main page:)

PIE1 – Raspberry Pi Sends Live Images from Near Space
On the end of the pages are links to movies and galleries.
(this one is AMAZING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGLB9-LdpYM&feature=youtu.be)

best regards,


asb avatar

Thanks Guilherme. We’re also very excited about this project and it is going to be featured on the front page soon.

Guilherme de Sousa avatar

I’m glad to hear that! It’s not mine, but I just can’t stop to spread it to everyone I know:P it’s just too awesome :)

Dandapani avatar

After update upgrade fails:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
idle3 libxslt1-dev libxslt1.1 python3 python3-minimal
5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 900 kB/965 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,048 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main libxslt1-dev armhf 1.1.26-13
404 Not Found
Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main libxslt1.1 armhf 1.1.26-13
404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/libx/libxslt/libxslt1-dev_1.1.26-13_armhf.deb 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/libx/libxslt/libxslt1.1_1.1.26-13_armhf.deb 404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

Dandapani avatar

Re-update, then tried upgrade again. Now working. (I did try it a couple of times before when it was “broken” before reporting.)

leong avatar

Is there a need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list ?
Because I keep getting error

peter green avatar

If you get “file not found” errors from apt please run apt-get update.

If you still get the file not found errors after running apt-get update please report them on the forums so we can take a look (though the problem may well be gone before we see youe post)

Andrew Oakley avatar

Wow. Just… wow. This is a massive performance improvement over the stock Debian image. Boots up a gazillion times faster. Web browsing sites such as BBC News and Wired is much better. This makes the RPi a usable desktop machine – don’t get me wrong, it’s not multi-core desktop performance and for 25 quid I don’t expect that, but the desktop experience is now at the point where you could actually use it as your workstation.

Friends at work have been asking for me to do a demo, and I have to admit, until now, I’ve been reticent to demo the Pi since the desktop experience has been underwhelming. Now I feel that I could present it to colleagues or children and they’d be impressed by the power for the price.

For info, I wrote the image to a SD card and started completely fresh rather than trying to do an in-place upgrade.

Thanks to everyone involved, excellent work and much appreciated.

What’s the next performance boost, then? 2D GPU acceleration for X perhaps, are we likely to see that at all, and if so, what kind of timescale?

Jessie avatar

One step closer every day. I will give this a try later this week. It will be real nice once we get some GPU accelerated desktop.

Adam Armstrong avatar

Proving that there are always benefits to be gained from not simply accepting what you’re given but putting a little effort into finding out how to get the best from your hardware. A lesson well learnt by many programmers in the 80s, being taught again by the Raspberry Pi!

Chris avatar

Can’t wait to try it out! I know a ton of suggestions went into this distro and I’m sure that we all should thank those who made it happen!

A Very BIG Thank You!!!

Chris avatar

No Music player?

sudo apt-get install lxmusic

I’m happy now!

If only other packages install that easy!

Jaseman avatar

sudo apt-get install audacious

This seems to play wma – but strangely it doesnt like mp3! I guess you’ll need LXMusic for the MP3. OMXPlayer seems to have buffer underrun issues for playing wma or mp3. It’ll play for a bit and then crash.

leong avatar

Is this ssh default enable and is this like “debian squeeze” and off hdmi hotplug?

asb avatar

Yes, ssh is disabled by default. You can disable it in the ‘raspi-config’ utility which launches at first boot.

Ken Thompson avatar

Think there could be a typo here?

asb avatar

Sorry, ssh is *enabled* by default.

Jim Manley avatar

Great timing! Congrats and many thanks to Mike Thompson, Peter Green, Simon Hall, Edgar Hucek, and Sergio Conde, Alex, Dom, Eben, Peter, and the cast of other characters, living and dead, who accomplished this and contributed to the underlying infrastructure. It’s truly the best thing to come along since … well, the Pi!

The hello demos didn’t build and run on the latest Raspbian Pisces v3, except for hello_world and hello_dispmanx. Does anyone know if they build and run OK on this Debian Wheezy Raspbian? Does the Quake 3 demo build and run per the published instructions? I’d like to make sure before I download it in preparation for our Raspberry Jam in Silicon Valley this coming Saturday, July 21st. Thanks!

asb avatar

All demos should build and run. Adam has some precompiled quake3 binaries here: http://www.memetic.org/quake-3-with-sound-for-the-raspberry-pi/

Jim Manley avatar

In case anyone was wondering, yes, all of the hello_pi demos do, in fact, build and run, and, unlike the Raspbian Pisces v3, test.h264 featuring Big Buck Bunny is in there! :D

However, there is an extra step in that you have to build the libs before trying to build each demo app, as described in the README in the hello_pi directory.

Boffo, really just boffo! Thank you so much again, guys!

Stan Chelchowski avatar

Can someone confirm that the quoted SHA-1 hash is correct please.
No matter how I download I get 17021912df00d2376d75135cc949f9b27c64b836.
I’m downloading from Mirrors my preferred being Warwick.

asb avatar

The SHA-1 hash is for the .zip (as opposed to the .img it contains) and I’ve just re-downloaded and verified it is correct.

Stan Chelchowski avatar


Stan Chelchowski avatar

Whoops! – cannot believe I cannot even cut & paste…

Thanks, I ‘ll go and recheck..


Rick avatar

Sweet – shall be giving it a try soon!

Could I ask, is this built from (or any relation to) the ‘Raspian.org’ distro or is that something entirely different?

Just wondering really as there has been no mention of raspbian.org in any news about the distro so wasn’t sure if it was unrelated.

Also, will the distro be recieving regulr updates on its now repo, or is it ok to load and upgrade stuff from the official debian repos?

Thanks :)

m0ntala avatar

It is certainly mentioned on there now! :)

Peter Green avatar

“Could I ask, is this built from (or any relation to) the ‘Raspian.org’ distro”
Yes, raspbian.org is run by mpthompson and I and we rebuild the packages and run the repository.

friggle/asb then took our packages and a few of his own and built the foudnations raspbian image from them.

Acebond avatar

YAY!! I’ve been waiting for this for a while and am so happy for Hard Float support. I’d like to thank the Raspbian Development team/peoples for their fantastic work, you’s have done an epic job.

julnegre avatar

good work !!


Alex avatar

Raspbian seems to fix all the issues I had with Rpi under debian squeeze! Thank you all for all your hard work. This is now definitely something that can be used by kids!

Richard Wooding avatar

I hope this accepted into the mainstream Debian project if the Raspberry Pi becomes popular.

pithonica avatar

Debian’s entry cost to offer a ArmV6 hard float version just went down. Great work.

Creat0r avatar

Where can I get the kernel source for Raspbian? Is it still on the main git as described at http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation ?

I’m using some advanced networking options in my Pi setup so I need a custom kernel (which I’ve successfully built in Debian distro using info from the link above).

asb avatar

Yes, same kernel source. If we’re missing options you need, please file a bug report at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux – ideally including a list of which CONFIG_* options you want enabling. They probably just got missed.

Creat0r avatar

I don’t think that most of Pi users need my config. I’m using an USB-Ethernet dongle as a second eth to turn Pi into a router. So I’ve included more iptables targets, QoS and other related stuff into my kernel.
Anyway, thanks for the info :)

P.S. I’ve just realized that the original Pi kernel must have a hardware float math enabled since the beginning. And the Raspbian project aimed to rebuild a higher lever Linux libraries and programs with hard float (glibc, GNU utils and so on).

emmanuel avatar

AFAIK there is no floating point in the kernel: integer math only.

honda4life avatar

Do I need to recompile programs compiled on previous debian to take advance of hardfp to make benefit of it?

AndrewS avatar

If you’re installing packages from the repository with apt-get – they’ve already all been recompiled for you :) (this is what makes the Raspbian effort so gargantuan)
If you’re compiling other software from source – yes you’ll need to recompile it if you want to see the speed advantages of hardfp support (assuming the code is using floating point maths, of course).

TankSlappa avatar

Superb! Although I wish it was delivered 12 hours ago, I did a complete wipe of my Pi (too much fiddling with things had made it somewhat “wobbly”) ;-)

Michael avatar

Are the sound drivers included in this image?

asb avatar

They are.

Ash avatar

Just changed to the Raspbian distro, fantastic work! Now having some issues as no sound though I am afraid? Tried the elinux help tutorial like on squeeze but still no help. Any ideas would be most welcomed?
Much appreciated

johwolfe avatar

I see this is awesome, but is there still progress on fedora remix 17?

m3adow avatar

Is it possible to provide an image without the whole Desktop Mumbo Jumbo?

I think i’m not the only one useing only the shell. I find it quite tiring to search and remove all the Applications and libs for desktop usage.

I’d highly appreciate that since I want to change from wheezy to raspian when my new SD card arrives.

OT: I couldn’t comment via mobile interface because i had to type the Captcha which doesn’t seem to be implemented in mobile view.

Lastly: Good Job all.

JamesH avatar

TBH it’s probably not worth the effort in uninstalling them all – SD cards are so cheap that the released storage is insignificant, and if you are not using them you are not using any CPU time.

Mastni avatar

It’s not the space I’m personally worried about, it’s all the time and bandwidth. Updates take a rather long time on a slow piece of hardware like this, so the less packages to update, the better. I know you can mark packages non-upgradable in the package manager, but by the time you’re done with that, you might as well just uninstall them.
Anyway, the Raspbian site states they are working towards an installer, a la vanilla Debian, in addition to card images. That should help with getting as minimal an install as possible.

asb avatar

Yes, I want to do that. Watch this space.

AndrewS avatar

The raspbian.org website has links to a “DarkBasic” image, which seems to be exactly the minimal image you’re after :)

Todor Dimitrov avatar

Hi, under the latest Raspbian image it is no longer possible to run the Oracle JRE. It seems that the binaries are not compatible, i.e. executing

ldd `which java`

results in “not a dynamic executable”. The same JRE runs without any problems on the debian squeeze image. Any thoughts?

mpthompson avatar

Unfortunately, there will be 3rd party applications such as the Oracle JRE that are not recompiled for the mix of armv6+vfp and the armhf ABI. In such instances and if the application is critical to you, your best bet would be to use the Debian Wheezy armel build that asb is continuing to keep updated in parallel with this Raspbian image.

I live about 2 miles from the Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA. I would be happy to help them create a Raspbian compatible JRE if you wanted to contact them and see if there is an interest on their part. I’m certain that as the Raspberry Pi becomes gets distributed more widely, thousands of users would love to see the Oracle JRE running fully optimized on their Raspberry Pi.

pithonica avatar

“Unfortunately, there will be 3rd party applications such as the Oracle JRE that are not recompiled for the mix of armv6+vfp and the armhf ABI. In such instances and if the application is critical to you, your best bet would be to use the Debian Wheezy armel build that asb is continuing to keep updated in parallel with this Raspbian image”

In their enthusiasm the Foundation has already dropped the Debian from their Download page. It might be better to keep the maintained Debian builds on the downloads page.

liz avatar

Wheezy’s never been on the front page because it was a beta version of what turned into this Raspbian image.

pithonica avatar

Debian “squeeze” was there yesterday. I like Mike’s response a lot. There will be users who can benefit from the Debian distros like the Debian wheezy being maintained in parallel. If the foundation has to drop a recommended version from Debian Squeeze from the download page any chance of some forwarding links for users looking for the Debian distros?

Jaseman avatar

I think it was a mistake to remove the squeeze image completely from downloads – particularly when there are ‘issues’ with Wheezy which Squeeze does not suffer from. Fortunately there are alternative sites where the older images are still available, such as:

asb avatar

For the time being, use the armel ‘wheezy beta’. I’ll update it at some point and make sure this image is available (though obviously far less prominent than the recommended raspbian image). Myself, Mike and Peter are all agreed it’s worth continuing to support armel.

AndrewS avatar

Apologies if this is a stupid question, but for closed-source applications like the Oracle JRE, is there any way for Raspbian to run the app in some kind of armel “emulation layer” on top of armhf?
Or would that need more complete support from Debian’s multiarch project?

pithonica avatar

ASB, Thanks for offering to return armel to a lower place on the dowload page. It’s great that you are maintaining parallel builds based on Debian’s armel and Raspbian’s armhf respositorities. Will definitely use an armhf sd mostly, but an armel sd is just the thing for teaching java and any other task that benefits from armel. Appreciate Mike and Peter’s support for that approach as well.

pithonica avatar

“Looks , your best bet would be to use the Debian Wheezy armel build that asb is continuing to keep updated in parallel with this Raspbian image”

Mike, where can we find asb’s parallel Debian Wheezy? I can live with a separate sd card for Java work and Squeeze got squeezed (I suspect Mooncake’s influence).

mpthompson avatar

You’ll need to direct this question to asb as he maintains the images on behalf of the Foundation.

pithonica avatar

Thanks Mike. He’s already jumped in with an answer. All good.

acoward avatar

I would certainly be interested. This was the first thing I tried with my Raspberry Pi and was somewhat disappointed to find the JVM did not work.

pithonica avatar

The armv6 hardfloat recompilation required a lot of hardware. When you’re up an running with this and looking for someone to thank, here’s one option:


Colin MacLeod avatar

Absolutely Fab! Impressed with a few initial things already. I like the setup menu of basic essential tasks. (Although it didn’t resize my SD Card.) I like the fact that my monitor now fits my full screen without having to tweek it myself and I like the decluttered menu in LXDE.

Finally, I like the performance boost. My vanilla non-overclocked Raspberry Pi seems much more performant than it did before the Raspbian upgrade.

More improvements like this please.

asb avatar

The resize will take effect after you reboot. Please drop by the forums and discuss the issues you have. Surprisingly I think I’ve actually not had an actual case of the resize not working before :)

Colin MacLeod avatar

Yes, I had rebooted my Pi before posting my comment. However, I’ll check it out thoroughly. I’ve also got another card which I’ll try it with this should help to eliminate operator error too.

If I’ve still no joy then I’ll post it to the forum later.

Ryan avatar

Does the kernel in this release support USB webcams?

Bernhard avatar

Great work, thanks. Now my RasPi is faster and makes more fun to browse the web. An extra thank you to the programmer of the startup config tool – now its easy for more people to setup the RasPi, not only for Linux specialist.

Mike avatar

Just booted the new image on my freshly-minted Pi – only little issue is that the root user can log in without a password, which is a little bit, um, naughty ;)

Otherwise, this is an excellent distro on a fantastic board … I’ve lots of plans for my Pi(s) :)

Lauren avatar

I thought of it as a pre-emptive strike against the flood of “what’s the root password” questions. : )

Andy Davies avatar

Am I being blind or thick? I can see downloads for Raspbian “wheezy” (is it this one?) and also Arch Linux ARM and QtonPi. Is it the “wheezy” download I need?

liz avatar

Yes, that’s the one.

Patrick avatar

OK, stupid question time. Is Raspian missing Geany

Ken Thompson avatar

Yes its not been put in Wheezy.
sudo apt-get install geany will get it

Simon avatar

Just wiped my squeeze in favor of raspbian – wow! but…..
Is omxplayer command line only?
Why does file manager keep complaining ‘operation not supported’? I’m trying to ‘Go Network drive’ which worked before

Ken Thompson avatar

There are a couple of python interfaces for omxplayer lurking on the forum so you can write your own!. omxplayer is also the guts of xbmc and its derivative images.

lack of network drives is a known omission to wheezy reported on Github

Mopeto avatar

Thank you so much for the hard work and to all that are making the PI a fantastic piece of technology.

tzj avatar

the alsa driver states…

ALSA lib pcm.c:(snd_pcm_recover) under run occurred

(which it says a lot)

other than that the image runs fine.

Michael avatar

I’ve posted this in the forums too but is anyone else having problems playing videos over hdmi(mkv, avi and mp4) using omxplayer? All videos cutting out before the end. Quite annoying.

Jaseman avatar

Yes, I’m having the same problem. It’s a buffer under run issue. I didn’t have the problem playing the same audio/video files under Squeeze. I haven’t been able to find anything that can play videos correctly on this new distro. Some videos will play for a good minute and a half and then OMXplayer crashes out. Also you can’t install chromium-browser, which worked well with dropbox. You can use dropbox with midori – but it gives errors whilst downloading

Matt Parsons avatar

I have had both Raspbian (Pisces) and the Wheezy armel distributions running on separate SD cards for about a month now. So I was quite pleased that I could replace my Pisces image with an “official” one, as the Raspbian distribution had a problem with USB events… Sometimes the keyboard would miss or get stuck and the mouse sometimes became jumpy and would get stuck…

Unfortunately, the Wheezy armhf distro has inherited this same problem (for me at least)… Does anyone else suffer from this?

liz avatar

Come to the troubleshooting forum – it’s a frequently reported problem. I suspect your mouse and keyboard aren’t getting enough power. Add a powered hub and you’ll be fine.

Matt Parsons avatar

I will head to the troubleshooting forum. Naturally I am using a Powered hub.

The problem is with the armhf build (I have been using Raspbian for quite a while), as it does not occur on the armel builds :)

igs avatar

Dear Liz!
Please send my thanks to:
Mike Thompson and Peter Green from the Raspbian project
Simon Hall for his optimised ARMv6 memcpy() and memset() implementations
Everyone who has contributed to the Raspbian project so far
Great work realy! The kind remember with old-yast-peferences at first boot!
Please have aheart for two wishes:
1) Highly appriciated: direct access to ADSL over PPPoE
2) and atiny editor.
It would be a real good help to know the ncessarry kernel-module! Then I could try to quarrel through compilation.
And which grafic editor would be useful to add?
My best greetings to Eben! When RaspberryPi was first reported at “Der Spiegel” December, 24 2011 I emailed my enthusiasm to Eben. And got direct answer:
Moin right back! I’m in Bremen today, and will have to try it out.

Thanks for your mail, and apologies for the delay in replying. The
devices should be available to the general public later in the year;
I’ll add you to our mailing list, and will keep you posted as we get
closer to launch.
Eben Upton
Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Thank You, dear Liz, for all the work with Raspberra Pi! Its realy great work with!
Kind regards!

Eleon216 avatar

Just tried it out and crypto got a huge performanceboost
aes-256-cbc with openssl is allmost twice as fast.
debian wheezy -> 5,4MByte/s
rasbian wheezy -> 11,4MByte/s
I’m not sure if it’s because of the fpu, or because of optimized memcpy or both, and I don’t care, it’s just amazing!

Jaseman avatar

Amazing unless you want to play videos. Speed is hugely improved. Scribus works much better. But I like playing videos so that’s a major flaw. Until it’s fixed I won’t be able to leave Squeeze behind.

pithonica avatar

“Until it’s fixed I won’t be able to leave Squeeze behind”.

The Foundation did. Anyone have a link on where to find it?

Jaseman avatar

As I mentioned higher up in this thread:


Jack in TN avatar

Would really like the real-time kernel updates to be rolled in so LinuxCNC might be able to run on it!

McGyver avatar

a real time kernel would be GREAT ! sound synthesis, laser projection…

Mario avatar

is the 1-wire patch included?

Matt avatar

Is this OpenSource? I would love to play around with it… :D
Although it is very nice, and faster than I’m used too with Debian.

Good job.

Bryan Blake avatar

One the image is loaded onto the SD card, can that card be duplicated in an imaging machine ? Would the image work ?

devianc3 avatar

I just ordered my Raspberry PI from Farnell, along with a 4GB SD card with Debian 6 preinstalled (code 2113756). How could I make an image of it in order to have a backup of the original, in case I screw things up, and how can I restore it to the original afterwards?

Thank you!

JamesH avatar

Please check out the forums and the Wiki – this information is all there.

Griffin Willard avatar

getting error msg. The action “Run Shell Script (Image to Card)” encountered and error – HELP

vorn avatar

I get the same error.
RPi-sd card builder v1.2

Trying to install RetroPie 1.7 disk image.

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