Other Options

The options described above are those which could pretty much be considered essential when running your Raspberry Pi for the first time. There are some other options listed that are worth describing briefly.

  • configure_keyboard – as it implies allows you to chose from a long list of keyboard layouts.
  • change_pass – allows you to change the system password for the user 'pi' the default user on the system. By default, this password is 'raspberry' so those preoccupied with security may wish to change the password.
  • change_locale – For non-English speakers, you can select which locales should be available on the system and which should be the default for the operating system.

  • memory_split – allows you to adjust how much of the shared system memory is available for graphics and how much for the main processor. If you plan to run graphics hungry games, or video playback, then you may decide to alter these settings.
  • ssh – in a later tutorial we will look at remote controlling your Pi from another computer using ssh. This option allows you to enable ssh so that you can do that.

  • update – this option tries to find a newer version of Raspi_Config and download it. It is possible that new options will be added to the system in the future, so you may wsh to do this.


Last updated on 2015-05-04 at 04.27.11 PM Published on 2012-12-04 at 10.40.59 AM