The Screen is an integral part of the Raspberry Pi setup. A screen is usually connected via the HDMI or Composite RCA ports, though it may be connected via the use of SSH.

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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I am trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS, but I have no other screen/keyboard available than my laptop screen/keyboard. I find enough information about using a laptop screen/keyboard for a Pi, but ...
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Raspberry Pi Screensaver As Signage

I have an idea and I'm working on it right now. I just wanted to see what the community's thought was on using a screensaver as digital signage. Every tutorial I've read shows someone using chromium ...
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How to sett up Raspberry Pi without a monitor?

I recently bought a raspberry Pi, type B model. I want to set it up directly to my laptop screen, without any other monitor. I have not set it up yet. Could anyone tell me how to connect my laptop's ...
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StandBy with every Monitor except one

I used my RaspPi as a automatic testclient. After a while, the OS crashed and it's not bootable anymore. But thats not the main problem. I need the Raspberry somewhere else. I changed the location ...
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Leave a pi on for years without screen timeout [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent the screen on my raspberry pi from timing out? At the moment after a while it requires the shake of a mouse to wake it up again.
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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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Boot using correct display setup

I have my pi plugged into a power strip with my TV. The pi starts up ~10secs before the TV. As a result, I put hdmi_force_hotplug=1 into config.txt. Now, if I power up my pi normally by switching on ...
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Capacitive, Small Screen?

(There is a very good question about small screens in general here. Unfortunately, it's not quite specific enough for my needs) One of the things I am going to need for a few of the projects I have ...
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Monitors and RPi

Why isn't there any definitive answer on monitors? It didn't take me much research to find the right Wi-Fi dongle with the edimax being the most popular or keyboards, for example. However, why is it ...
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Getting screen pixel colour on Pi

I would like to get RGB pixel colours from the screen (while playing a video in OMX player in XBMC). I've tried the X11 library (Xlib) but the standard examples cause a segfault when getting the ...
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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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Double display on single screen

I have a LCD display that I connect to using the HDMI, no matter what configurations I use in config.txt I cannot get it to display correctly. It displays the full display (even during boot) in the ...
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Pi won't show anything on VGA screen

I just bought a Raspberry Pi on Adafruit website with this HDMI<->VGA cable to plug it on my second monitor. The problem is it doesn't show anything on the screen, it's totally black. So I tried on ...
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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 ...
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Pygame screen resolution

I creating a data logger program in Python for a customer. I use pygame for displaying status and temperature. We plan to using a car display on the composite video output. The display will have ...
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Extension to send output to multiple TVs

I want to use a Raspberry Pi in an art project, where I need to connect five old CRT TV screens to the Pi. Is there an extension which I could use to connect all the TVs to one single Pi and send ...
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Wake console screen with SSH

Avoiding installing anything or rebooting, how can I "wake" the TTY1 display via SSH? None of the suggestions (Stopping Raspberry Pi display sleep) worked on my running Pi. From what I have read ...
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“Jumping” screen image

I am running a Raspberry Pi with GNU/Linux Debian (Squeeze). The monitor I am using has a DVI-D input which I connect to the Pi with a HDMI cable and a DVI-D / HDMI adapter. I use this setup as one ...
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How can I install version of screen with vertical split in Arch linux?

Version of screen in raspbian has this functionality. I thought that Arch being rolling release it would have all the latest software, so why doesn't it have this?
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Will this TFT LCD work with the Pi?

I got this screen from Amazon, and I mistook it for having RCA input. Anywhoo, it came today and I was wondering if it will work with the Pi. A whole caboodle of reviews said it did, but I don't ...
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Screen and /etc/rc.local

I use a raspberry pi to collect temperature data from homebrewing activity and store it in both a MySQL database and a MongoDB database on my RPi. In addition, I have a bottle/python web server on the ...
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Connect to main X session from ssh? [duplicate]

I've got my Pi hooked up to a big TV, but I don't have a keyboard or mouse with me. I can ssh into it though. Is there any way I can control the Desktop environment that it boots into by default via ...
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Wire Raspberry Pi to 7'' TFT LCD?

I recently purchased a used TFT LCD screen for the sole purpose of tinkering. Additionally, I have a Raspberry Pi and would like to know if it's possible to wire these two together. This is the LCD. ...
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What software can I use on my pi to take a screenshot? [duplicate]

I have created a game that only runs on a pi and I want to upload to the Pi Store, but I need to take a screenshot of the game. Anyone know some good software for taking screenshots on a pi?
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Use cellphone screen as monitor

This question is different from (Connect Pi to an old laptop screen) because I will use a cellphone and not a laptop. Would the Raspberry Pi support a LCD screen that is taken out of a cellphone?
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How do I get the uLCD-43PT-PI touchscreen working?

I have one of these that is made specifically for the Pi. I am trying to use that as the primary display for the Pi. Currently, it is powered, but won't show anything on the screen. How do I get it to ...
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Blank screen after installing Raspbian

I added this to my config.txt file: hdmi_drive=1 I can see a rainbow and recovery mode prompt. I pressed Shift key to enter recovery mode and installed Raspbian. After installation, I can see a ...
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Raspbian - Save and restore terminal/screen content

This is sort of a basic question, I guess it's not a specific issue with Raspbian but my knowledge about terminals is pretty limited. I wanted to start with some shell programming which includes ...
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OMXplayer pexpect loop screen blacks out

I Run omxplayer in a loop with pexpect via python. After a period of time, the screen blacks out and the pi is unresponsive to keyboard input. I have hostapd running and it responds by sending me back ...
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Seeeduino TFT and RPi?

I have a spare 2.8" TFT Touchscreen from Seeeduino and I've been thinking about attaching a screen onto a RPi. However, I am not very familiar with hardware/electronics. My screen uses 8 data lines ...
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Starting Python Program with Screen Automatically

I'm trying to turn a headless Pi into a single purpose computer. The application I wrote uses a ncurses GUI and I want it to start on boot. The program also needs to be run on a separate 'screen' ...
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Why wont the Pi recognize my TV when I plug it in after boot?

Currently I am using a relatively new Westinghouse TV with my RasPi. It works perfectly with one caveat, I need to boot with it plugged in to the HDMI for it to work. I run my Pi headless most of ...
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Using iPod touch screen and digitizer with the Raspberry Pi

I recently replaced the screen on my iPod touch 4th generation because the glass was cracked. I am now left with the old screen which is perfectly functional. I am wondering if there is any way I can ...
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Are there any tiny screen I could use to make a wearable RPi?

I really want to make a wearable Raspberry Pi, but I need a screen. I found some video glasses, but they're awfully expensive and mostly in the US, which is a problem since I live in Germany. Are ...
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Using the Pi with a small screen

I'm currently using the Pi with a small screen (datasheet for the screen, not driver board, here). I'm powering this screen with 12V and 3V, even though the driver board says 12V and 3.3V. With this ...
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How can I change my font size without it cropping on the screen?

I have this screen https://www.adafruit.com/products/913 I have tried to do change fonts from /usr/share/consolefonts/ like this setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat15-Terminus22x11.psf.gz But my ...
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How to attach TFT screen to RasPi?

I purchased this 3.5" display from Adafruit (https://www.adafruit.com/products/913). However, I am a complete hardware noob. Am I suppose to solder the 2 wires not attached RCA connectors to the ...
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raspberry pi remote access active session

when i remote access the raspberry pi with software now installed i do not get to access the current session displayed on my tv, but rather a new session. is there software to access the current ...
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Could the raspberry pi be used for stimulus presentation in psychological experiments?

I am a cognitive psychologist / neuroscientist. In a lot of the experiments that I run I have participants - mostly undergrads - sit at a computer and respond to certain combinations of visual ...
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Remove darkening monitor

My monitor goes dark after a while of inactivity. How do I alter or remove that setting in the Raspberry Pi (debian).
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Conect a phone screen to the RPi (GPIO)?

I've an old cellphone I don't use anymore (LG Secret (KF750)) and I was thinking about disassembling it in order to use its screen with the RasPi (probably with the GPIO pins ?). It sounds nice to me ...
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Why RCA video doesn't provide colors

When I use the HDMI with my Raspberry Pi, all is ok. But when I use RCA output on my television, the screen is black/white. I have installed OpenELEC. I already changed of PERITEL-RCA adapter, I ...
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Bare Metal Assembly/C(++) Programming

I'm trying to make a small os on my Raspberry Pi. I have good assembly and strong c/c++ knowledges but I need some help. For my first experiments I worked with Qemu and it's serial output but now I ...
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Screen doesn't turn off

Is there a way for the hdmi output to completely turn off. When I leave my pi idle the screen turns black but the screen stays on and never turns off. The monitor turns to off/idle with other ...
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Monitors to use with Rpi?

Me again. Interested in Edge 10 EF185a LED LCD 18.5" DVI Monitor Notice some monitors are sold as having DVI input, some with DVI-D input. Are these the same and both suitable for use with Rpi? If ...
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Would this work ok with a Raspberry pi instead of a monitor?

Would this TVFurrion 19" HD Ready 720p LED TV Freeview be a suitable option instead of a monitor? I need something for my son's Raspberry Pi and I thought this would do instead of a monitor. An added ...
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Screen blank, does not boot

I have 2 Raspberry Pi's. the second boots up fine, but the first seems faulty. It has never booted. I tried it initially with a long HDMI lead to my flat screen Samsung television. Nothing. Then I ...
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Suitable monitors to use with Raspberry Pi?

bought my son a 'starter' bundle minus USB hub and monitor. Are any suitable or do they need to be specific? Notice that some are VGA, others DVI etc. Also what should I look out for re USB hub. ...
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Connecting two TFT LCD screens to Raspberry Pi

I need to connect two small TFT LCD screens to Raspberry Pi and two push buttons. Does Raspberry Pi have enough GPIO pins for this? What TFT screens can be recommended to do this?
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Why do I not have a /boot/config.txt fle?

I have a Raspberry pi B, and downloaded and installed "2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.img." I am using a 3.5 inch VGA TFT-LCD monitor, where the tiny font was hard to read, but I have managed to increase ...