I have a device all setup and it works on my AOC monitor, however when I connect the device to a TV or projector I see the first few seconds of terminal output as ubuntu boots up, then the screen cuts out and I get the No Device Connected error from my TV or Projector.

Any idea why this works fine on a monitor but not a television or projector?

I remember having a similar issue on my Pi 3 when I built it out as a retro pi and the fix then was to set the following options in /boot/config.txt:


I tried adding those to /boot/firmware/config.txt and still no luck. I verified that my working pi 3 does in fact work on the same device I'm testing the zero on, so it should be possible, but I'm missing something.

Any help is appreciated.

Specs: Pi zero 2 Ubuntu Server 23.10

  • probably because a TV is not a monitor ... exploring the difference may lead to an answer
    – jsotola
    Dec 23, 2023 at 18:20

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On a hunch I tried a different power adapter and that fixed the issue. I have no clue why, but I switched from a micro usb that had a wall plug hard wired to it (that didn't work), to a regular micro usb cable plugged into a brick (That worked!).

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