Digital Signage with RPi

Install FPC 3.0.0 on Raspbian, Build Ultibo

By Paul Breneman:

Raspbian Lite is the only OS selected

-When reboots, login (user pi and password raspberry)
– Everytime boot up, hit the   key an extra time (as first prompt is erased)
– Enter the following lines (without bold comment text) in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata 
sudo apt-get install binutils-arm-none-eabi
sudo apt-get install fpc-3.0.0 --fix-missing 
fpc -i | more 
mkdir hello
unzip -d hello
cd hello
export PATH=/home/pi/ultibo/core/fpc/bin:$PATH
fpc -i | more 
cd QEMU 
cd ..
cd RPi
cd ..
cd RPi2
cd ..
cd RPi3
cd ..

TV out: serial to PAL/NTSC


Control Arduino from Android app.

Over Ethernet, Bluetooth, ESP8266



Pi operating systems


Install Ultibo on Stretch

On a new build of RaspBian

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libcairo2-dev libpango1.0-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libatk1.0-dev libghc-x11-dev
sudo apt-get install binutils-arm-none-eabi
sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-none-eabi
dpkg -l | wc
1403 14260 197899
Edit the CONF_SWAPSIZE value to be 1000 or greater

On Ubutu 16.04
The following 2 cmds
cd ultibo/core

Remote management over internet for RPi

Stretch and network names

The Raspbian Stretch network interface name is generated from your MAC address for that interface and it’s no longer easy to guess. While this was done to please the enterprise Linux users and their behemoth alike setups, it’s game breaking for many of us – Raspberry Pi users. Each time a piece of code would refer to the interface by eth0/wlan0 – it fails miserably on the new Raspbian Stretch.


The best solution to this is to disable the Raspbian Stretch network interface name changes at the boot level. You can do this by removing the SD card and adding this line to the cmdline.txt file:


This will disable the new way of naming things and restore the old settings. You don’t have to reinstall the Stretch again. The changes will apply after the next reboot.

Hard disk on RPi

Permanent, for data

Adding a USB hard drive to Raspberry Pi

FTP on Raspberry PI

FTP server on Raspberry Pi