Information about this tool
You can skip this as it just provides information about raspi-config.
Find your timezone and select it.
Change memory split
Enable or disable ssh server
Leave this alone unless you know exactly what you are doing.
Start desktop on boot?
Select this menu item and then select Yes if you would like your RPi to boot directly into the
graphical desktop. Otherwise, you will interact using a shell/command line interface.
Try to upgrade raspi-config
I suggest you don’t do this yet as we will be updating all the Raspbian software shortly.
Figure 3. RPi's graphical desktop.
Interacting With Your Raspberry Pi
Once configuration of your RPi is complete, you have
numerous ways of interacting with it. You can:
1. Log in (user “pi” — password “raspberry”) directly
using an attached USB keyboard and monitor, and
interact via the bash shell’s command line.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation
The MagPi — a free Raspberry Pi magazine
2. Log in directly using an attached USB keyboard,
mouse, and monitor, and start the graphical
desktop by typing startx. The RPi’s graphical user
interface is similar to Windows. Take a look at
3. You can log in to your RPi remotely using ssh from
a remote computer. Say, for example, the IP
address of your RPi is 192.168.0.13 (the IP address
can be seen in the boot messages). From a
shell/command line on your remote computer, you
would log in with ssh firstname.lastname@example.org, and you
would then be asked for your password
4. Lastly, you can use the power of XWindows and
redirect your RPi’s desktop to your remote
computer. How this is done depends on what type
of computer you are using (there isn’t space here to
adequately describe all the possibilities). Google
Raspberry Pi remote access XWindows and you will
find the information you need.
To shut down your RPi system, you can type sudo
shutdown -h now. Note, it is important to shut down your
RPi before you remove power so that all data will be
correctly written to storage.
An introduction to simple Linux commands
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