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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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Is setting `max_usb_current=1` to give more power to USB devices a bad idea?

I've been searching around for more information on the /boot/config.txt configuration directive max_usb_current, trying to find out exactly what happens when that is set to 1, but it's hard to find ...
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Calibrate overscan settings

There are options to adjust the the overscan settings in /boot/config.txt. # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible # and your display can output without overscan ...
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Why won't my Raspberry Pi overclock?

I edited the file /boot/config.txt to increase the CPU speed to 800MHz. dmesg includes the following line bcm2835-cpufreq: Freq 800000->700000 (min=700000 max=800000 target=700000 request=700000) ...
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Easiest way to return to a known good state when overclocking

If I try to overclock my Pi, I want to go up to the point where the Pi won't boot anymore, or won't be stable enough. At this point, I want to come back to the latest known good settings for the /...
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File config.txt with multiple lines is not working

I've been trying to get XBMC (Raspbmc to be exact) working om my Raspberry Pi. After hours of work and a lot of stupid mistakes (who knew FAT32 wasn't made for Linux), I made it work. But now I'm ...
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How do I increase the terminal font size?

I have a Raspberry pi B, using Debian, just rigged up with a 3.5 inch TFT-LCD monitor via VGA. The text size in command line mode is too small to read, so I would like to increase its size, and one ...
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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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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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Why do I not have a /boot/config.txt fle?

I have a Raspberry pi B, and downloaded and installed "2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.img." I am using a 3.5 inch VGA TFT-LCD monitor, where the tiny font was hard to read, but I have managed to increase ...
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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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Raspberry Pi B+ Overclocking: Force Turbo not working [Solved: Undervoltage Problem]

Good day, I am overclocking my raspberry pi. I have selected the turbo option from the raspi-config. I have found out however that the Pi was not running consistently at 1GHz. I have tried setting ...