I am using a raspberry pi 4 and I only have an adapter, so it's to big to fit in HDMI 0 is there a way I can make it work with HDMI 0?

  • What do you mean by HDMI 0 and HDMI 1? The Pi4 has a micro-hdmi-plug. With the correct adapter, you can attach any HDMI-capable screen.
    – PMF
    May 9, 2020 at 20:09
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    The Pi4 has two micro HDMI sockets. I presume he has a rigid adapter and it's interfering mechanically with the USB C power cable when plugged into HDMI0. May 9, 2020 at 22:47
  • Do you only want to use HDMI0? Seems there is typo in your question. Can you please clarify this?
    – Ingo
    May 10, 2020 at 11:21

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A fully updated Raspberry Pi 4 will boot up properly and show the desktop, regardless of which hdmi port was used.

Now I faintly remember this not being the case at some point, but Forum moderator & engineer Jamesh has made it clear:

This rumour just won't die. You only need to use Hdmi zero if you want 4kp60.


I've not seen a way to swap HDMI 0 with 1 but there is a note towards the end of video options in Raspbian that MAY do it.


framebuffer_priority = 7

to config.txt This says HDMI 1 is to be the output of the pre-KMS frame buffer.

Best thing to be honest is hunt an adapter that fits as I have no idea what will happen with application software and future drivers.

Please note I have not tried this (no Pi 4B - had to buy wallpaper) so please let us know if it works.

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