Being a newbie, I am not sure what is even going since the display is scrambled. I am using a television as a monitor that accepts composite video. I boot the pi and hold shift then press 1 2 3 4. 3 and 4 change the display but it is distorted and I have no idea what is shown on the screen. I have tried 2 monitors with the same results. I am using the 4 pin plug and 3 rca plugs. Please help, I am lost. Reply was to edit a file on the first partition. Where exactly is that? What is see does not have a config file there. I haven't figured out how to access the larger partition. (US and NTSC)
There's a file called
/boot/config.txt on the first partition of your SD card. Edit the file as below to force the RPi to use the 4 pin plug.
Uncomment the line that starts with
Add the line
Comment out the line that starts with
Save the file and reboot the device.
If you're having problems with this, you may need to set the
sdtv_aspect=1 # 4:3 sdtv_aspect=2 # 14:9 sdtv_aspect=3 # 16:9
Note: commented lines start with a
# character. Uncomment means to remove this character, and to comment the line means to add it.