Display relates to the use and output of display systems for the Rasberry Pi. The built-in video connectors are HDMI and RCA composite (yellow plug).

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Is a Pi able to put a monitor connected via HDMI to standby?

I've installed xset and tried to send the monitor to standby with xset dpms force standby The screen goes black, but the power LED doesn't start to flash, so the monitor doesn't seem to be in ...
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computer display for r_pi B+ scrolling continuoulsy

I have r_pi B+ model with raspberian installed.i connected hdmi to vga convertor to my DELL E series E1914H 18.5″ with LED back light computer screen. but the disply on screen is scrolling ...
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Can I have multiple Audio and video outputs from PI (non-simultaneous)

I have a raspberry PI with various custom software to boot on power-up. I'm also planning to attach a small 4" monitor and a small external speaker. I'm wondering if It's possible to have it so that ...
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I have tried to connect my raspberry pi using the HDMI lead but it say no signal on the monitor and on the tv?

I can't get my Raspberry Pi to connect via HDMI to either a TV or a monitor. It will connect using AV leads. I have searched various forums but the advice is always rather technical and doesn't seem ...
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Alternative to HDMI4PI?

I'm looking for an LCD kit with touchscreen support that connects over VGA for the LCD and USB for the touchscreen, with a screen that is 4.3"-5" Essentially, a less expensive alternative to this ...
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Why were camera and display adapters not incorporated into official IO board?

Camera and display adapters have to be used with the official IO board in the "Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit" (see product page). When I look at the schematics of the adapter boards they ...
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cheap low light display for PI

I'm trying to build a dual-head alarm clock with a raspberry pi (1 pi, 2 display/button stations, 1 for each side of the bed). I was planning on using a pair of these off the composite port: ...
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Show higher resolution on small screen (scale down)

I am using the PiTFT by Adafruit (see product page). It connects as a framebuffer device with 320x240px. I do not need to say that this is a bit low to display full web pages. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a way to detect if a PiTFT display screen is connected?

I am trying to detect if a PiTFT screen is connected. Is there some kind of GPIO pin I can probe and detect it to some extent? Thanks
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Where is the /boot partition?

I'm trying to boot my pi running NOOBS, and my monitor's not displaying any input. After checking other similar problems, I was advised to place the lines hdmi_config=1 and hdmi_safe=1 in the ...
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Pi B+ with TFT running Kali

I can't seem to figure out to get my 2.8 touch screen to work with a Kali (1.9) OS. Everything I read is aimed at Raspbian and Wheezy to use a TFT. I need a mobile platform to operate Kali from Pi but ...
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Control a 2004 display - with or without IIC/I2C serial interface

I ordered a cheap 2004-LCD-display and a I2C serial interface to use it with this display and connect it to my raspberry pi (model B, rev. 2) running raspbian. Until both arrives, I have to decide if ...
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Display Image at Specific Resoulutions and Screen Positions

Is there a way to open an image from the command line interface and have the image resized to 256x96 px and displayed from 0,0 to 256,96? I can play videos like this using omxplayer and the --win "0 0 ...
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20x4 LCD with Python - Threading because of different update intervals

I've built a complete home automation system including a LCD display (2004), an internet radio and with 433 Mhz controlling. Unfortunatly I have a small problem with the lcd display. Everything ...
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low resolution displaying on monitor in raspbian

I have low video output quality on the raspberry pi. I am using the analog output, on a 24" display which has an ideal resolution of 1920x1200. however I only get about 20" of that, at a of ...
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Choosing an OLED / LCD Dispaly

I'm building a simple device where my Raspberry Pi talks to Google Calendar, and displays information about where I'm at on my office door. My code is all in Python It was simple until I started ...
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Small display with no assembling

I'd like to buy a display for my pi (B+, I will by it as fast I can). But I can't find any options that does not require assembling. Display can be "anything", like character lcd ...
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Raspbian GUI Headless

I'm planning to run Raspbian on a Model B v1 (256MB) Pi, and I'd rather not have the memory overhead of a GUI running in the background. I know that there are a few Raspbian Server respins available ...
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Disable Rainbow Splash Screen not working

According to elinux ( http://elinux.org/RPiconfig ), I should be able to disable the rainbox splashscreen by setting this option in the /boot/cmdline.txt file: disable_splash if set to 1, avoids the ...
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Connect an LCD with Ribbon Cable to Breadboard

I've purchased these two display modules, however, I am lacking the right connectors so that I can connect to my breadboard and to Pi. I would like to know what hardware I should purchase for this ...
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Stretched image on display

I have a 7" display attached to my RPI. Controller Board VS-TY2662-V1 Lcd Panel AT070TN92 Running raspbian. In theory it has 800x480. I run a website I kiosk mode on it. If I use fixed height and ...
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Connect to OLED Display Module

I would like to connect to the following display which I've purchased: http://www.buydisplay.com/default/serial-3-2-inch-display-arduino-256x64-oled-screen-module-white-on-black#wishlist-wrapper This ...
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How to ILI9341 SPI TFT display make work

I bought this display: There it is. After installing drivers for it( drivers are here ), display works, but only quarter of screen works and whole screen is flickernig. My kernel isLinux NETRUNNERHUB ...
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How do I display an image file (PNG) in a simple window?

I've got a prototype I need to show for an RFID project. I've got the RFID (Parallax USB) working, and the sample Python script (my first) is displaying the ID of the card just like it's supposed ...
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How do I shrink the screen with composite out?

I finally got my Pi to display on an old TV, via the RCA connector. Unfortunately, the Pi outputs a picture that is bigger than the TV can display. It does this on both the TV pictured here: and a ...
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How do I connect Raspberry Pi to my TV?

I have an old TV set and it does not have HDMI. I wanted to know how to connect my RPi to it and which cables I should buy. Problem is I don't know what are these inputs called as, so I couldn't ...
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No Screens Found Error

I am trying to get my AOC e1649Fwu USB monitor to work on my Raspberry Pi. I was following this tutorial, and got through all of the steps except building raspberry kernel image. It was discussed ...
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Force output to different display (PiTFT)

I recently install the PiTFT on my Pi. Works great for X and I am able to have it work as a boot console. My question is how to I force an application that runs from the terminal e.g. mame, mame4all ...
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I see no splash screen or output on one specific monitor

...using raspbian wheezy edition (the original back when it was new and sid was the only alternative), a 32" HD tv and a little 7" HD tv THE PROBLEM With the little 7" hdmi tv, this one SD card ...
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LED board connected to raspberry pi

I've been searching for a little while for an LED light board for a while now that is easily compatible with the raspberry pi that I could use an arduino to my raspberry pi and then use my raspberry ...
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Driver for these SPI TFT displays?

I have some old SPI TFT screens with the uncommon chipset like SPFD5408A and EPSON S1D15G10. I want to use it as a main screen. (if possible) Can i use/modify from the fbtft(notro) or anyway i can do ...
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Difference between LCD Displays

I was using a Hitachi HD44780 display hooked up to GPIO pins. Sadly, it got damaged and, in a rush, I had to get a different one. It is a ADM1602U serial enabled display. However I don't plan to use ...
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Installing VNC server in raspberry pi

I got my raspberry pi couple of days back and am looking to use my laptop for display, mouse and keyboard, I have heard that, it is possible through installing VNC server in Raspberry pi. Can anyone ...
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Degree symbol on LCD [closed]

Strings' encoding in Python 2.7 is hard to me. I'd like to show 0°C on a display. I've found little manual for my display, but weather = '%s%sC' % (str(temperature), chr(223)) ...
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Is there any way to get redshift to work?

I'm a fan of the f.lux program but I couldn't find any way to install it on the arm architecture. However, there is an alternative called Redshift. Redshift installed fine; however, when I run it, it ...
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Can I set the desktop to automatically lock the screen after a specified duration of inactivity?

I have installed a screensaver (slock) so that when I click on the screenlock icon in the lower right-hand corner of the desktop, the desktop locks out until I enter my password. I would like to take ...
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Keyboard not working with HDMI

I am trying to connect keyboard on my raspberry pi alongwith hdmi. But when i connect keyboard to the rpi, hdmi stops working and vice versa. But they both are working alone but not together. Any ...
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How to sort out display on Raspberry Pi?

I am running Raspbian on my raspberry pi, and have it plugged in to a vga display via a converter. The display is way to zoomed in, and I wondered how to fix that. When I run /opt/vc/bin/tvservice -s ...
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Getting a Mimo Monitor working with Raspberry Pi

This isn't a question, as I have finally figured out how to get this all to work. I've had to break the links because I don't have enough reputation. sigh. Instructions to use Mimo Monitors UM-710 ...
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Will this 800 x 480 resolution display be readable/usable?

I have small 9-inch 800x480 display with RCA port and I would like to use it with the Raspberry Pi booting Raspbian. How readable/usable it will be? Does it require scrolling to see other parts of ...
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Running a xinit from a perl script

I have a perl script that generates the X,Y and brightness coordinate for a motion starfield. It very basic at the moment with basic orbits just for testing. I don't want the system to boot to a ...
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Text size on my monitor

The text on my monitor is extremely small, almost unreadable.I downloaded the NOOBS software, I am using an HDMI lead and a television monitor with HDMI input. Also trying to run the Scratch program ...
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Control a SainSmart 20x4 LCD?

I've got some SainSmart 20x4 LCD left over from my Arduino projects and I wanted to check if and how it's possible to get them running with an Raspberry Pi. I've come across this question. ...
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Video glasses suitably capable of reading pdf

We have seen a couple of RPi + video glasses combo's the last year. A lot of them wanted some kind of AR result, with a monocular display. My use case, however, would be different. Basically, I would ...
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How to make desktop computer display RPi's desktop via HDMI?

I just bought RPi and installed Raspbian on it and I'm pretty new to the topic. My current setup at home does not contain a display with HDMI connection (it has VGA and I don't have a VGA-HDMI ...
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How do I get a GUI program to run before the login screen?

I have a Python (Tkinter) GUI program that displays fullscreen and shows some pictures. I want the following functionality: When the Pi is booted up, the python program is run with the appropriate ...
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What steps would I need to take to use a kindle fire screen with my RPi?

I have a first-generation Kindle Fire and a RPi. The Kindle Fire screen has a LVDS interface. The Kindle Fire runs a modified version of an Android OS. As background, I have moderate experience in ...
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Display board using raspberry pi

I have to make a display board using raspberry pi. The display board will be showing some sort of counter and 1920x1080 32 inch LCD screen will be used for display. Thus I have decided to use pygame ...
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Redirect a GTK application's output to the HDMI device

My PI is plugged into an HDMI monitor but I'm logged into it over SSH ( I just want to launch a 'status display' application and leave it running) I can run "sudo startx &" and I see the GUI ...
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Screen Frozen despite RPI working

I have set up my Raspberry Pi to display the contents of an Ice weasel tab permanently. However, the screen has now frozen and I can't seem to recover it. The raspberry pi is still on and functioning ...