I am using a Raspberry Pi 4 model B 4gb, and any time I open the apps stated above, the window opens, it doesn't display anything, the window is super huge and crashes. Multiple times has this question been asked Like this one, but I REQUEST ANSWERS! Please, if anyone can help us, I would greatly appreciate it. PLEASE, even if it's something, I need to know.

VLC: Opening anything in vlc will stop the computer entirely, and after a few seconds the vlc icon is the only thing that displays on screen, no input works after that.

OPENSHOT: Openshot opens, but the window is so big it usually crashes the computer. I can't get to any menus or change it in the config files either.

RPI-IMAGER: This is the most annoying one of all honestly, because it's the one that made me come to this website and ask this eternal question. I click on the app to open it and nothing happens. Same scenario as openshot, but the thing crashes before it displays anything!

This is extremely aggravating and I seriously would love any help I can get, thank you.

  • what is gpu_mem set to? is v3d-fkms-vc4 enabled? have you changed anything in config.txt or cmdline.txt? Feb 4, 2021 at 4:55
  • I haven't changed anything in cmdline, and gpu_mem isn't a thing
    – Furryiff
    Feb 4, 2021 at 4:59
  • gpu_mem isn't a thing? I didn't realise the pi4 didn't use that setting, I must be so ignorant - and what about config.txt, did you change anything in there? Feb 4, 2021 at 5:03
  • I played with the clock settings a bit but this problem has existed for months before I overclocked. That's all
    – Furryiff
    Feb 4, 2021 at 5:13
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    I REQUEST ANSWERS! is how you talk to the paid customer support, not to volunteers on a community website. Tone it down a notch! Feb 4, 2021 at 8:48

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Check power delivery - both voltage and current. I had few issues with using low-quality usb cables, like Pi suddenly resetting itseld etc.. Check voltage on 5V GPIO.

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