Questions tagged [screen]

The Screen is an integral part of the Raspberry Pi setup. A screen is usually connected via the HDMI or Composite RCA ports, though it may be connected via the use of SSH. Do not use this tag for the terminal multiplexer gnu screen.

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Raspberry doesn't boot on second time

I've been trying to use Stretch on my raspberry pi 3 for a few weeks already, and it seems that I have some trouble for starting the Pi. I installed Stretch on a 32 Gb SD card, but I also tried with ...
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Screen doesn't turn off

Is there a way for the hdmi output to completely turn off. When I leave my pi idle the screen turns black but the screen stays on and never turns off. The monitor turns to off/idle with other ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 - screen rotation

I just got my new Raspberry Pi 4 and I'm trying to rotate the screen. Usually on previous Raspberry versions I did that simply by putting display_rotate=1 to config.txt, but when doing this on ...
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I want to increase screen resolution on Raspbian Pixel for PC on DELL Optiplex 755 and ASUS monitor

Problem: cannot increase screen resolution on Raspbian Pixel for PC on DELL Optiplex 755 and ASUS monitor. The monitor is an ASUS VW202S with a single VGA port It works fine at screen resolution of ...
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Only screen resolution option is “Default - preferred monitor settings”

When using the graphics Raspberry Pi Configuration tool, or when using raspi-config from the command line, the only option for setting the resolution is: Default-preferred monitor settings. How do ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Pixel?

I am using Raspbian Jessie, with my Raspberry Pi 2 and a 52" TV. I just updated. Now, after loading the Pixel my screen size is about 32" and the resolution is lousy. I looked around in the Pixel ...
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PI 4 screen rotation from the terminal

I know that you can use the Screen Configuration tool from the desktop, but can I set this over ssh? Basically how can I use the Screen Configuration tool in the terminal on PI4?
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Raspberry pi screen resolution and power supply

My RPi screen resolution is lower when I power it from a mobile charger than when I power it from a power supply. When I use the power supply it gives a different (higher) resolution. I checked the ...
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Screen resolution when VNCing into a Pi Zero W

I am using TightVNC to get into a Raspberry Pi Zero W, running Raspbian. The pi normally runs headless and I will never attach a monitor to it, only remote in. When I remote in, I see a small ...
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How to get 3.5PiTFT and 2.8PiTFT to work on Raspbian Jessie 8?

Whenever I download Raspbian Jessie 8 and install it, it automatically works with 7inch display and a full up monitor through ribbon cable and HDMI cable respectively. However, when I plug in the 3....
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Resolution Issue

When I connect my raspberry pi to a monitor through an HDMI cable, the resolution gets lower at the boot of the desktop UI, but when I click on start menu it turns to 1920×1080. Sometimes it randomly ...
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Unable to open device /dev/spi

I'm trying to communicate with a 128x64 screen on SPI (GFX-hat pimori). It seems that the device /dev/spi* does not exist, I looked at how to do it on the net, but the device refuses to be created. ...
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Supply 5v to peripheral using solder pads and not GPIO?

This seems like a simple enough question but it hasn't been easy to find an answer! I have a Pi3 (with recommended PSU), official screen, official camera and I've now added the respeaker 2-mics Pi ...
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Fade screen on sleep and brighten on wake

I'm looking for a way to control the screen brightness from code. I saw this post but this just turns the screen on and off. How can I dim the screen before it goes to sleep instead of just turning it ...
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Pi connected Screen blackouts

I bought the Raspberry Pi 2 B, two days ago. I power it using a 5V 2A USB adapter. To the Pi, I have connected USB keyboard and Mouse(separate USBs), the Ethernet cable, HDMI to HDMI(44-inch LED-LCD ...
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Running Alexa processes inside Screen to save desktop real estate

Here's the story (TL;DR is at the bottom): I've followed the tutorials in the github page and pimylifeup for setting up Alexa on a RPi3. I now have a working Alexa, started with a nice script. Great ...
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Official 7" Display not functioning correctly

The first day I had the display, it booted fine, loaded and worked just fine, however I had a little bit of flickering from the screen. Today I tried to boot again and the screen comes up with some ...
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Pi won't show anything on VGA screen

I just bought a Raspberry Pi on Adafruit website with this HDMI<->VGA cable to plug it on my second monitor. The problem is it doesn't show anything on the screen, it's totally black. So I tried on ...
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LCD TFT screen 2.8" ILI9341 SPI connect

It is possible to connect this LCD TFT screen to the raspberry 3 model B please ? I don't understand the schematic for SPI connection. Any help is welcome thank you. I have follow this answer but it ...
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Change default (as in nothing plugged in) screen resolution

I will probably be using my Raspberry Pi (running Ubuntu Mate) for remote desktop, but not all of the time. Sometimes I will want to plug it into a monitor. When it's not plugged into a monitor, I'd ...
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How to hide desktop to show only black screen

How to hide desktop or to show black screen so I can display images and videos by fbi and omxplayer without seeing desktop when next image is loaded?
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New Raspberry pi 3 startup issue. Rainbow+Blackscreen

I just bought my first raspberry pi 3. So firstly connected with HDMI mouse and keyboard,download the latest version of noob from pi site and connect the pi3 to 2amp mobile charger. First bootup went ...
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Why cant I use hardware keyboard when using VNC

I have a small problem. I have a spare smartphone and decided to use it as a screen for my raspberry pi 3B+. I ordered a physical keyboard and mouse for my raspi. But when I connect with my old ...
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Screen gpio removal

So I need to remove headers at back of 5 inch screen. Is it possible to do this .I need screen to be compact as possible in a project. Thanks. These are the one. And I need to place it in a custom ...
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Custom screen resolution for Android on Raspberry Pi 3

I am using a 7" TFT LCD Display (1024x600) with the Raspberry Pi 3 and I can not make it work with that screen resolution. It looks like it is zoomed in. I know that there are a bunch of topics about ...
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How to keep script running even after session timeout

I have a python script I want to keep running for most of a day. I have tried the following; -- Screen. I SSH to the Raspberry Pi,and they type "screen bash", I then start my script and then "control-...
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Use an Android tablet display with Raspberry Pi

I want to use my old android tab (dead) display with Raspberry Pi. I am thinking of connecting screen via I/O ports of Raspberry Pi. I need to find display driver for tabs screen, as my Tab is dead, ...
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RetroPie + 4.0" TFT screen not working

I have tried everything except reinstalling RetroPie, because I want to try every last thing, before I spend hours reinstalling all my games and so on. Here it goes: I bought a screen from AliExpress:...
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How do you fix the screen size of raspberry Pi 7" screen

So I set uncommitted over scan in the config.txt file like I found on Google, but still didn't fix it. How do I get all of my screen to display? It's a 7" screen. I had a 2.8" display... used the ...
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Prevent Raspberry Pi From Sleeping

want to prevent Raspberry Pi from going to sleep I tried below mentioned Solution but my pi is going to sleep every 10 min. I am using Raspbian OS with Raspberry Pi 2 1.I installed xscreensaver and ...
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Upside down screen on Pi with Kumantech 3.5"

On a pi B with raspbian-stretch, I have tried every tip I could find to get the touch screen to rotate 180 degrees: commands in config.txt, new drivers, using ./LCD-show 180, and more. Nothing works ...
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HDMI + GPIO Dual Screen

I am running Raspbian 4.19.34 with HDMI monitor (FullHD). I bought 5" LCD which connects to Raspberry using GPIO pins (by rpi rgb lcd and vga board). I am trying to get it to work like 2 screens. ...
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RetroPie | Display main screen on vnc viewer

I am attempting to set up my raspberry pi as a portable gaming solution using a USB battery power bank, PI and IPad (For the Screen). I have tried installing TightVNCServer in combination with x11vnc ...
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How can I blank the screen from the command line over SSH?

This is the same question as this but for Raspberry Pi 3 / Raspbian. I need a way to show black screen by running command in console by using SSH connection. Monitor should not go to standby I ...
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Raspberry Pi Crashes when I try to change screen resolution

I am running Stretch on a Raspberry Pi 3 and have been trying to change my screen resolution (connected to some Samsung touchscreen via HDMI) via sudo raspi-config the menu loads properly and I can ...
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ili9488 Display Color Problem

I have bought 2 tft lcd from this link: https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/8378816373.html?orderId=79915084513225&productId=32610719676 and after implementing the codes in here : RPi 2 and 3.95 ...
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How to set 4K mode on Stretch

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Stretch. I need to connect it to a 17" 4K UHD (3840x2160) monitor via HDMI, I tried to do that but noticed that resolution is automatically set to full hd. I ...
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Is it possible to switch composite video on and off at will?

I want to use this small LCD screen with the Pi for a static application to display some information: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0056WJP1M/ I read in the reviews that it will switch on ...
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How to use Bluetooth, SPI and UART at the same time with an RPI3?

I just bought a Rpi3 and a Kuman 3.5" screen to make a minimal computer. I also have a PN532 to do NFC. My configuration: - Kuman 3.5 screen is connected to SPI0.0, touchscreen to SPI0.1; - I need ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Frozen

Hi my Raspberry Pi has frozen, and I am not sure what is the safest way to restart/shut down without doing any damage.
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Resolution problem in 5 inch screen

I have one 5" screen, when I connect it to my Raspberry Pi see like this: But when I connect it to my computer the screen works well: I tried with change the parameter in video section in config....
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Change back from LCD driver

I've successfully installed this 3.5" LCD display, which uses this LCD driver: https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show. My problem is, that when I use VNC to remotely access the PI, (I assume) because of ...
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where to buy the raspberry pi 7" touchscreen display board separately? [closed]

My raspberry pi 7" touchscreen display board black plastic connector (BROWN CONNECTION ABOVE RPI DISPLAY LETTERING) that holds the ribbon to the raspberry pi broke and I am looking for a replacement ...
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TV display resolution issue during runtime

when I tried to tvservice -e "CEA 16", the TV's screen always black-out. Whether the option is not supported or is it a bug. I am currently, running RASPBIAN NON-NOOBS and running 4.8.16 kernel. Will ...
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How to connect 6 LCD 16x2 to a Raspberry Pi 3?

I need help with this project. I want to connect SIX LCD 16x2 screens to my Pi and send different messages between the screens. I was wondering if I could use I2C but there is a problem with the ...
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How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor?

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, type B model. I want to set it up directly to my laptop screen, without any other monitor. I have not set it up yet. How do I connect my laptop's screen as the ...
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Pi freezes when setting defaults for large screens, broken pipe message

I ssh into my Pi to run on my laptop with RealVNC. I have a 4K display so everything is very small, almost unreadable. I can expand the window but this makes things blurry and it's annoying to have to ...
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Connecting 2 raspberry pi zero to one spi screen

I wanted to know if you can connect 2 pi zero's to 1 spi screen and have a switch to switch between them?
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How to increase voltage of USB ports on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I have been trying to build a Raspberry Pi laptop, and I found an issue where my screen required power at all times to run , so I decided to plug the screen in to the USB port in the Raspberry Pi. ...