Setup to upload & access Dropbox on Raspberry Pi

Introduction

If you want to upload file from or to DropBox through Raspberry Pi, it is easy to do so. The following will show you a a installation program and its setup steps.

Step 1. Setup DropBox account and apps from web

First of all you need a DropBox account and apps account through the following links. Hop on over to dropbox is free.

http://www.dropbox.com

You then need to visit this link https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps, login to DropBox and create an “app” by clicking the “create app” button.

Then choose “Dropbox API app”, “Files and Datastores”, and answer the final question “Can your app be limited to its own, private folder?” – either answer is OK, depending on your needs. The result will be as below:

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Backup of Raspberry Pi system image from SIM card

Introduction

If you want to backup your Raspberry Pi system image from SIM card, you can use the HDD Raw Copy Tool as described below.

Developer: HDDGURU.COM

License terms: Freeware

Supported OS: MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2

HDD Raw Copy Tool is a utility for low-level, sector-by-sector hard disk duplication and image creation.

  • Supported interfaces: S-ATA (SATA), IDE (E-IDE), SCSI, SAS, USB, FIREWIRE.
  • Big drives (LBA-48) are supported.
  • Supported HDD/SSD Manufacturers: Intel, OCZ, Samsung, Kingston, Maxtor, Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu, IBM, Quantum, Western Digital, and almost any other not listed here.
  • The program also supports low-level duplication of FLASH cards (SD/MMC, MemoryStick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, XD) using a card-reader.

HDD Raw Copy tool makes an exact duplicate of a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.

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Sound Control on Raspberry Pi

Introduction

Raspberry Pi has a build-in sound card, HDMI and phone jack output to play sound. If you connect to HDMI display or plug-in a headphone to it, you can play sound. The setup of sound feature is easy as described below.

Step 1. Install PiAUISuite sound software

$ sudo apt-get install git-core

$ git clone git://github.com/StevenHickson/PiAUISuite.git

$ ./InstallAUISite.sh

(be aware to answer pop-up question to continue installation)

Step 2. Setup Sound Device

$ modprobe snd_bcm2835

$ amixer controls
numid=3,iface=MIXER,name=’PCM Playback Route’
numid=2,iface=MIXER,name=’PCM Playback Switch’
numid=1,iface=MIXER,name=’PCM Playback Volume’

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