Getting Start with your Pi

Change your password

Once you’re logged in as the pi user, it is highly advisable to use the passwd command to change the default password to improve your Pi’s security. To learn more click here.


How to prevent autologin of GUI

sudo raspi-config.
Select Boot Options.
Choose Desktop / CLI
Desktop GUI, requiring user to login
Exit the prompt and restart the RPi.

Update the OS

Open terminal
sudo raspi-config
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get full-upgrade -y
sudo reboot
df -h
sudo apt-get autoremove -y
sudo apt-get clean
df -h

How to Set Time and Date in Raspberry Pi

open terminal and run the command ” sudo raspi-config ” and press enter.
A new menu will appear. Select ” Internationalization Option “.
Select ” Change Timezone “.
Select your Geographical Area.
Select your Home city or select the nearest city listed there.
Select Finish.

Overclocking your Pi 4

sudo nano /boot/config.txt


watch -n 1 vcgencmd measure_clock arm


Official Fan Setting

We changed this line, set to trigger at 80 Celsius, to trigger at 50.

sudo nano /boot/config.txt


Increasing Swap on a Raspberry Pi

free -m
sudo dphys-swapfile swapoff
free -m
sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile
sudo dphys-swapfile setup
sudo dphys-swapfile swapon
sudo reboot

On-screen keyboard for Touch Screen

Go to Preference > Add / Remove Software
Search for Matchbox in the search box.
Select the on-screen keyboard and click OK.
Reboot your Raspberry Pi. Then click on Accessories and select Keyboard.

Removing the PulseAudio

sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio -y
sudo apt-get autoremove -y
sudo reboot
Lost Audio after update

Temperature Monitor

vcgencmd measure_temp

Upgrading the Bootloader Firmware

All of the previous generations of Raspberry Pi contained all of their firmware on the SD card. Starting with the Raspberry Pi 4 the device actually has onboard upgradable firmware stored on an EEPROM chip separate from your storage. Updating this firmware is very important as one of the first released updates reduces power usage of the Pi by 30% which also reduces how hot it gets.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install rpi-eeprom

sudo rpi-eeprom-update

sudo rpi-eeprom-update -a

Update the firmware

sudo rpi-update
sudo reboot

Access your network drive

Using your file manager

Bluetooth on the Raspberry Pi

sudo apt install bluetooth pi-bluetooth bluez blueman

Does UASP make the Raspberry Pi faster?

UASP (“USB Attached SCSI Protocol”) helps USB 3.0 devices transfer data much faster than older USB protocols. What does this mean for the #RaspberryPi 4? Well, watch the video to find out how much faster #UASP makes drives, and how to check if your USB storage supports this speedy feature.

lsusb -t