Raspberry Pi 2 Camera

I decided to install the newest version of Raspian over Ubuntu MATE for the Pi2/3, as it is designed for the Pi after all. The last version I had on the Pi 2, was released over a year ago. Fast forward to the newest version “Jessie”, released late May, which I have to say, is really fast. I was able to get my Pi 2 setup almost completely via GUI, aside from having to edit the /boot/config.txt file to disable overscan for my TV (the same problem I had with the old version). I’m currently tinkering with the camera on a software level as I see what it can do, but it puts out a nice image for the price/size. I have it connected via ethernet to my switch, and have been able to remove the USB Wi-Fi module that came with my Pi 2 bundle that I purchased last February.

More as I continue…

Raspberry Pi 2 Update and Toshiba laptop boot bug.

I have ordered a Raspberry Pi Camera (the original model, there is a new model that came out a little over a month ago, but the jury is still out on that one) to enable me to use my Pi 2 as a webcam/deercam. I will post more on that after it arrives and I set it up. I have since upgraded the storage to a 32GB Samsung EVO Class 10 card. There are faster cards, but I don’t see the point with a Pi 2.


I found that if I enter the BIOS on my mom’s Toshiba laptop that I mentioned before, it causes the boot error to reappear. I fixed and verified this for myself. I don’t know if a BIOS update would fix it, but seeing as my mother will never even attempt to get into the BIOS, I will leave it be. I stand by my decision to buy a Dell next time.