Raspberry Pi Camera Setup

I know I’m not the first person to get the Camera working on my Raspberry Pi, and if you are using the default SD card image everything should work just fine out of the box. However if (like me) you have installed Raspbian from scratch then you may find that a bit of googling will be needed to get everything working. There isn’t anything new in this post, I’ve just tried to collect everything together in one place.
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Time to Upgrade!

Well perhaps it isn’t time to upgrade my main system yet but having installed debian wheezy on a virtual machine I thought I’d try upgrading to see what the differences were between wheezy and jessie.
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Configuring the base system

Having completed a minimal install there are a few things that need to be tweaked a bit in order to keep it that way.
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Debian wheezy minimal installation

Since I’d managed to get QEMU to compile successfully I decided to see if I could install the latest version of Debian on a virtual machine using QEMU. Unfortunately I couldn’t get jessie to install directly, so I decided to start with a minimal installation of wheezy and then upgrade it later. Obviously you don’t have to be using QEMU to make use of these instructions, they will work just as well on a real machine!
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Compiling QEMU 2.x

A couple of weeks ago I decided to compile QEMU from source, so I could experiment with the latest version rather than the default version included with the current version of Debian.
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VMS Utilities

A few links to remind me where to find some useful VMS tools for dealing with zip files and tar archives…
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Switching to Pulse Audio on MATE Desktop

I’m a rather conservative type and I’ve been using ALSA as my audio back-end for longer then I can remember.
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