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Questions tagged [config.txt]

This file is parsed by the GPU before the initialisation of the ARM core. It can be used to set various parameters to alter the behaviour of the system, such as display resolution or overclocking settings.

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Cant find /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

I am trying to follow this guide to set up a pi 3+ as kiosk but I get stuck at step 10. It says that this directory doesn't exist. It seems that there is no .config file. Any help is much appreciated ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 HDMI Not working

I have raspberry pi 3 model b and windows 10 PC. I downloaded Raspbian instead of NOOBS in order to be able to modify the config.txt file. But I'm still having the same problem, that my display doesn'...
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Does display_rotate still work?

I'm trying to use this runtime config.txt parameter under Raspbian Stretch and an external LED monitor on the HDMI port to no effect. It's hard to tell from posts here and elsewhere if this setting ...
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Does hdmi_cvt need the '=' in config.txt?

I've got an HDMI touchscreen for my Raspberry Pi, and the instructions say to add the following to the end of the config.txt file: max_usb_current=1 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=1 hdmi_mode=87 hdmi_cvt ...
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Trying to autorun Paho MQTT client script on boot up

I am running a Paho MQTT client on my raspberry pi (Stretch OS). This script recieves MQTT messages from a publisher script and then stores the data in a SQL database. As I added client.loop_forever() ...
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gpio-shutdown doesn't seem to have an effect

We are trying to have the Pi shut down gracefully when power is removed. We have a battery connected so that it will have time to shut down. So far, our attempts to use gpio-shutdown have been ...
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Restoring OTP bit after using MSD boot feature

I have read on the official Raspberry Pi website that it is possible, by adding a line, program_usb_boot_mode=1, to the /boot/config.txt file, to flash a Pi3 with the instruction to boot from USB ...
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Setting official touchscreen display boot-time brightness

I've got an official display, and having found other questions about setting the brightness I know I can change the brightness, and make a script that will run on boot, but that means the screen will ...
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Read pin (power led) from port expander on ic2-0 at config.txt

In config.txt you can have conditional booting based on the GPIO pin level, e.g. the gpio4=1 line. Is it also possible to access the pin on the GPIO port extender at i2c-0, or is this something ...
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Fallback kernel.img possible in config.txt

I have a raspberry with a customized OS. The image it should load is described in the config.txt on the boot partition. The image is called zImage and the line in the config.txt is: kernel=zImage I ...
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How to prevent the “config.txt” file is empty after each start

I use a specific screen with my raspberry pi 3 that requires a command to set the resolution to him, otherwise it displays nothing. It works fine, the problem is that after each start the file "config....
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i2c on a rpi-basic-image created with yocto

I'm attempting to get the i2c bus to work from a raspberry pi image created from yocto. I have looked at other peoples solutions but they are all o do with raspbian or some other flavour of os. My /...
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How to fix adafruit 7" display resolution problem on PI3?

I recently bought adafruit 7" display to be used with my PI3 to see if it will work. Well, it sort of works. The screen comes up everything is displayed but the resolution is screwed up. I have tried ...
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How to override config.txt settings during boot?

From the default NOOBS installation I have installed Raspbian. It seems NOOBS has added some settings to the config.txt file, where one of them is: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 which forces video to be on the ...
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problem with video HDMI video output, distorted image

I am playing with a Rpi3 distro (Android Raspand) and I can't see anything. Image is twisted and distorted, please see how I am playing with config.txt following this guide https://raspberrypi....
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How to change screen resolution for 2.4" monitor via config.txt?

I have tried changing the screen resolution of my 2.4" monitor to 320x240, but no luck. Here is my config.txt http://pastebin.com/UdpHKLfP I have no success changing the screen resolution. My ...
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Red camera LED fails to turn off

I am using Raspbian 4.9.35-v7+ (3B+) and the camera: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1567. This may be flagged as a duplicate to previous questions under similar titles; however, none of their ...
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Error on init/boot '/init: line 27: can't create /sys/class/leds/led0/trigger'

Sorry for asking the same question twice, but it seems i can't fix the problem yet. I have a web server running on my pi. One day i found that my server is down and i try to access my pi using VNC and ...
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White screen on 7,5" touchscreen display on RPi2 with Ubuntu Mate

I have an RPi 2 and a 7,5" touchscreen display. When they are connected, my display shows only white pixels in a weird way (fading in and out). The display works if connected to another computer with ...
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Retropie Retroarch Emulator PSX and N64 too small resolution

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi and just got a RP2, with a retropie image. I installed an N64 and PSX rom to test it out and they work perfectly BUT for the size on my 40" 1080p TV. This is what I get: ...
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How to edit config.txt

I am new to raspberry pi, and to linux. When I am trying to follow tutorials online, they sometimes require me to change /boot/config.txt. I am using the Jessie Version or Raspbian. (I am trying to ...
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RPi3 on Sony Bravia HDMI Produces Flickering Lines

After working for a while, and with various distributions and SDs, my Raspberry Pi 3 no longer properly works with my Sony Bravia. With the HDMI inserted it now displays flickering, changing lines. It ...
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What does “dtoverlay=dwc2” REALLY do?

Please don't point me to what it is used for, there are plenty of articles telling me how to make my Pi Zero an ethernet gadget. Putting "dtoverlay=dwc2" into /boot/config.txt appears to fix a known ...
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Import settings from other file into config.txt

Is it possible to import settings from another file into config.txt? As I imagine config.txt example content: ... # Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module #dtoverlay=lirc-rpi # Additional ...
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Disable Overscan not working

I am using Raspbian Jessie Lite and I want to display a website in iceweasel kiosk mode. To realise this I created an .xsession file which gets executed when booting. When the website displayes a ...
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How do I force the correct screen resolution in /boot/config.txt?

I've recently set up a Retropie which I have plugged into my TV. If I have the right input selected on the TV before powering on the Pi, then the image looks crisp and wonderful. However if I turn on ...
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What pin numbering system is used in config.txt?

I am running Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 2B. I would like to find which GPIO pin is currently used for the heartbeat, i.e. activity, so I can attach an external LED. The config.txt entry is like ...
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Enabling ARMv8 on Raspberry Pi 3 B

According to this article I should be able to switch to ARMv8 on my Raspberry Pi Model 3B, but I'm getting "rainbow screen" after adding to config.txt the line: arm_control=0x200 Why is it not ...
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REALLY force Raspberry Pi to send audio via HDMI

I wanted to use my Raspberry Pi with a very old video projector which was not capable of processing audio signals. So I bought an HDMI-audio-extractor (Ligawo 6518725 HDMI Extractor), as the PWM ...
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VGA to HDMI adapter - modifying config.txt

I have a pre-installed micro SD card with NOOBs. But the instructions on the internet say to use a HDMI to VGA cable, I need to un-comment two lines of code in the config.txt file: #...
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For a minimal SD to enable USB Host boot, are bootcode.bin and config.txt sufficient?

For network booting, the according Foundation tutorial describes how one modifies the boot/config.txt on a "standard" SD installation to program the OTP memory in order to enable USB Host boot (by ...
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Unable to set GPU memory split on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I have looked everywhere (both on and off StackExchange) for this but cannot get an answer: I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which has 512MB of RAM total. I am running it headless, so I want to ...
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Raspberry Pi HDMI not Working

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 & a Windows 10 PC. I have extracted the NOOBS file and saved the extracted file on an SD Card. I tried to do the first boot on my Raspberry Pi with the SD Card inserted and ...
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Killing Power at GDM3 Login

I understand that killing power to a running pi without first shutting down can damage the SD card. Can Killing power at the GDM3 login screen also damage my SD card or do I need to run the GDM3 ...
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Video Composite android tv raspberry pi

I downloaded and installed android tv on my raspberry pi (link here) and tuned off the hdmi hot plug but it does not seem to display. what am i doing wrong?
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config.txt has no effect on the bash screen with archlinux arm

I have: rpi3 v2.0 http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-3-latest.tar.gz the boot is on a FAT32 2gb sd card and the root is on a EXT4 8gb USB flash drive crt tv connected with an rca cable ...
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MicroSD correct partition to edit config file, problems in Windows

I'm very familiar with the UNIX command line (on Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) and have been messing with my pi here and there. Current project is to set it up so I can ssh from any computer into the world ...
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config.txt : Hostname

As you might have guessed from the title, I would like to know if it is possible to change a RasPis hostname from the config.txt file on the SD card. I'm making a lot of SDs from a custom image, and ...
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over_voltage possible values

Does anyone know this configuration 'over_voltage': What does it do? How can I configure it? (using config.txt and write the value?) What are possible values? What is the difference between it and '...
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No display with “dtparam=audio=on”

This is my /boot/config.txt: http://termbin.com/0pq4 (1600x900 screen with HDMI to VGA adapter, turned vertical): # For more options and information see # http://rpf.io/configtxtreadme # Some ...
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How to find the config.txt on noobs

I am trying to use an hdmi screen with my pi but in order to do that I need to go into the config.txt... I cannot find the config.txt in my NOOBS sd card. Is there a way to find that or make one?
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How to set the video resolution over composite?

I am trying to make a RPi 1 work nicely with an old LCD PAL TV (Sony KLV-20SR3). The video signal goes over composite (over SCART) because HDMI is not available. I am using LibreELEC. By default the ...
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Set HDMI refresh rate

I would like to set my HDMI refresh rate to 100 MhZ as supported by my TV, however using the code below always set it to 60 MhZ: hdmi_group=1 hdmi_mode=40 Any idea why or suggestions on how to ...
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Make a Lightweight Linux

I need a Lightweight or Simple Linux and run in my RaspberryPi. For the first, download a kernel file and Run make menuconfig: According to the image, I don't understand .config file and config it....
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Raspberry Pi corrupts the SD Card often

I currently start using different Raspberry Pis to monitor my (Wi-Fi) network. (OS: Raspbian) Unfortunately one Pi often corrupts the SD Card and I definitely don't just plug off the power cable. It ...
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Raspbian Wheezy config.txt overclocking

I looked on the Raspberry Pi documentation here and I was trying to overclock my Raspberry Pi 2. But on the documentation page, I found options like force-turbo and other options that I didn't find in ...
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How to install Ubuntu MATE without HDMI output?

I'm new to Raspberry Pi 2, I just bought a Raspberry Pi 2 1.1, I don't have a TV or monitor with HDMI input, so I have to install Ubuntu MATE without it, is there any way to use composite video? i ...
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Raspberry Pi resetting across reboots [duplicate]

My RPi 3 seems to have run into a strange problem. Everytime I reboot it, it seems to reset all my settings, namely Keyboard layout and taskbar icons some other setting as well. Also if after a ...
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config.txt - Should I use CEA or DMT for different types of VGA monitors?

When using an HDMI to VGA adapter, converter, or adapter converter (in particular when using this one found on Amazon.com), should I use the setting for CEA (hdmi_group=1) or DMT (hdmi_group=2)? More ...
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I'm having trouble setting up my config.txt file to work with hdmi display

I plugged in my pi to my hdmi screen and I've been getting a screen with just lines on it going up to down. It makes sense as this hdmi screen does not have a video scaler so unless you get the ...