Frequently Asked Questions

What is the password?

The default password is raspberry

Please change your password by opening terminal and entering passwd

Please also change your root password. sudo -i and then run passwd

Will This Run On My Pi 3B+

While Twister OS will install on the 3B+ it is not recomended. Twister OS was designed and built around the Pi4 and you may experience issues installing on the 3B+.

Is Twister OS a 64-bit OS?

Twister OS is a 32-bit OS.

How do I patch Twister OS?

  1. Download the patch you need
  2. Open File Manager and navigate to Downloads
  3. Right click on the patch zip file and choose extract here
  4. Open the patch folder that was just created
  5. Now right click a blank spot inside the folder and choose open terminal here
  6. Once terminal opens type ./ followed by the .sh file name inside the current directory
  7. Quick trick, you can type the first character and hit the tab key to autocomplete the filename.
  8. Hit the ENTER key to begin the patch process
  9. When upgrading please patch in order. Patch 1.0 to 1.1 to 1.2 to 1.3 etc.

Is there an update tool so I don't have to manually update?

As of version 1.6 Twister OS Patcher has been included, you can find it in System -> Settings.

Where is Play on Linux?

playonlinux was removed due to too many complaints that not a lot was working with it. You can reinstall with sudo apt install playonlinux && sudo apt remove wine You need to remove wine because playonlinux will install the arm version which will conflict with x86 version of wine.

Where can I download wine?

Download Wine HERE

To use, extract wine.tgz and run the wine binary from wine/bin

For example, if extracted to home directory you would run this in terminal

~/wine/bin/wine path/to/your/game.exe

Why is Steam not starting for me?

If Steam doesn't start for you, please update Box86 from the "Games" menu and try again. Please also note that Steam is experimental, and may have issues from time-to-time

Bluetooth audio is not working!

We are aware of this issue and are looking for a workaround. If you are experiencing issues with bluetooth audio then it is currently advised to leave audio settings alone for the time being.

Please try the following

Connect and pair the bluetooth speaker, also mark it as Trust

Run in terminal

sudo killall bluealsa

pulseaudio --start

Reconnect the speaker via Bluetooth devices

Now you will be able to see and select it in the volume selection

How do I reset my theme?

Open terminal and enter


This will reset your theme back to default settings.

I created a new user but the themes will not display!

Twister OS themes are hardcoded to the user pi and will not work under other user profiles.

Some icons on my panel/taskbar are missing!

Open terminal and enter ./.panel-restart

This will refresh your panel/taskbar and should show missing items again. If this does not help then please request further help on discord.

Why does retropie ask me to log in?

You must have disabled auto-login If that's the case, you'll just need to hit "enter" when taken to the console prompt. It'll tell you "invalid login" or something to that effect Then, when prompted, enter "pi" as the username, and "raspberry" as the password (or whatever you've changed the pi account password to) Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to the desktop, and then you'll be able to launch RetroPie by just double-clicking on the icon

Chromium is asking me to update, how do I do that?

While Chromium is an older version there is no update available for it at this time. To disable the update notification open terminal and copy this into it:

sudo touch /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check;echo CHROMIUM_FLAGS=\"\$\{CHROMIUM_FLAGS\} --check-for-update-interval=31536000\" | sudo tee /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check