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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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I am trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS, but I have no other screen/keyboard available than my laptop screen/keyboard. I find enough information about using a laptop screen/keyboard for a Pi, but ...
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Connect Pi to an old laptop screen

So I recently received my Pi in the post and I'm now trying to think what to use it for. I've had a look around and I quite like the idea of attaching a screen to it and using it as an RSS Reader/...
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Disable screen blanking in X-Windows on Raspbian [duplicate]

We intend to use a RPi at work to drive a status display panel - it will show our project's bug status and a few other statistics of vital importance. I've been trying stop the screen-saver from ...
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Rpi3B/Rpi4B ILI9341 / XPT2046 SPI 2.8" Touch TFT LCD Connection / Driver Problem

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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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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RPi 2 and 3.95 TFT ili9488

I have bought a 3.95 inch TFTLCD for Raspberry Pi (ILI9488 from mcufriend) and I can't get it to work. I am just mildly experienced with Raspberry and Linux, but the way this type of screen was shown ...
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How to connect ST7789 LCD to SPI Bus 1 as 2nd screen?

I've been trying to get this ST7789 library working with the 240x240 1.3" display on the rpi0w Python lib https://github.com/solinnovay/Python_ST7789 So far I've set all the screen pins to the bcm ...
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How to connect ST7789 LCD to Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to connect to this LCD ( sry 4 japanese page:( use translate plz ) This monitor driver is ST7789, 7pins.[GND VCC SCL SDA RES DC BLK] And now I'm connecting to pi like this https://imgur....
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What qualities should I look for in a small, 7“ or 10” monitor?

Hi, which small small and portable monitors would you suggest to combine with Raspberry Pi. As Raspberry Pi is part of huge range of different project please suggest which would be best in each of ...
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Which small displays have been confirmed to work?

Which small (7-10") displays have been confirmed to work with the Raspberry Pi? Also, what should I consider when looking to buy one of these displays or trying to integrate one with my Raspberry Pi?
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Can I use the screen/keyboard of a laptop with the Pi?

I have a very old, not very fast laptop. (The screen and keyboard work well, but the hard drive is dying and the RAM's getting slow). The other day an idea struck me: could I use the screen/keyboard ...
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Turning on HDMI programmatically doesn't work

I would like to turn on/off the HDMI via SSH. I use this command to turn off the HDMI: sudo tvservice -o and it works fine, my monitor turns off. But after that I would like to turn on the monitor ...
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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

In the last release (2.1) of NOOBS the developers have "disabled by default" SSH, so it's not possible anymore to connect to a Raspbian via SSH, which is installed via NOOBS, without enabling SSH ...
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Starting Python Program with Screen Automatically

I'm trying to turn a headless Pi into a single purpose computer. The application I wrote uses a ncurses GUI and I want it to start on boot. The program also needs to be run on a separate 'screen' (...
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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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How can I test if the serial / UART is good on a Raspberry Pi?

I've purchased a used Raspberry Pi and have followed the instructions from Wolf Paulus's Journal to connect to the Raspberry Pi from my computer using a PL2303 USB adapter. The specifications on the ...
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Artillery [ ILI9341 ] 3.2" LCD Touch Screen White Display and Driver Problem

I bought this Artillery 3.2 Inch LCD Touch Screen Display Monitor: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32553185633.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dFky0Ok But it only shows a white screen, so I ...
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Colored screen when booting raspbian from noobs

i have a raspberry pi model b with noobs and raspbian installed on the sd card. ive used it for quite a while but today when i boot the pi it just shows me a colored screen and i cant do anything. i ...
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Blank screen after installing Raspbian

I added this to my config.txt file: hdmi_drive=1 I can see a rainbow and recovery mode prompt. I pressed Shift key to enter recovery mode and installed Raspbian. After installation, I can see a ...
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Control LCD brightness?

Is there a way to programmatically control LCD brightness of the screen connected to RPI over HDMI? As far as I could figure there is really no way to achieve this with RPI over HDMI. What about RPI ...
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Connecting two TFT LCD screens to Raspberry Pi [closed]

I need to connect two small TFT LCD screens to Raspberry Pi and two push buttons. Does Raspberry Pi have enough GPIO pins for this? What TFT screens can be recommended to do this?
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Wire Raspberry Pi to 7'' TFT LCD?

I recently purchased a used TFT LCD screen for the sole purpose of tinkering. Additionally, I have a Raspberry Pi and would like to know if it's possible to wire these two together. This is the LCD. ...
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Driving a 15 KHz RGB monitor

I'm interested in the prospect of using a RP to run MAME in a real arcade cabinet. The easy way is to replace the cabinet's monitor. However I'd really like the authenticity of keeping the original ...
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How can I use a PC laptop or Mac Book to run a Raspberry Pi?

I want to let some smart programers play with a few Raspberry Pi boards at an event I am running. They will all have laptops and internet access. We probably won't have access to keyboards and screens ...
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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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Can we now use the DSI cnnector?

Now that the GPU source has been made open source, will we be able to use the DSI connector to power display panels?
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Raspberry Pi freezes during boot

I can't get past the attached picture. Nothing happens anymore. The red light is always on. I don't have anything plugged in the USB. It just stays there, and the cursors continues blinking. Also, at ...
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turn screen on and off with motion sensor

I'm working on a project which will use a PIR motion sensor to turn on a connected HDMI monitor when there's someone in the room, and turn it off when they leave. I'm new to Linux, but not to Python. ...
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Wiring up a ILI9341 TFT Screen + Touch

I've bought a ILI9341 TFT LCD Screen + Touch to my Raspberry pi. The screen is the MI0283QT-9A "TFT PROTO", from Mikroeletronika. Here is the link to the producer's page. It has an ILI9341 chipset, ...
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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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Dual touch screens , one for input and a second for output

I am working on a project where I will need to use two displays. One small touch screen display for easy user input and one HDMI display for video output. So pretty much the user would select an ...
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Using the Pi as a kiosk OR how to get VNC on Pi

I would like to run the Pi as a kiosk that many people can use. The Pi is not quite powerful enough to run the application that I would like. Is there a way to use the Pi just as a display and to ...
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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 2 7" touchscreen display white screen error

I am making a tablet with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B for a school project. The problem which I have is the screen is blank white. I have checked the wiring with the jumper cable, the ribbon cable is in ...
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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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Running py script as service and interact via ssh. tmux or screen?

I would like to run a python script wich is logging a nmea GPS stream from UART for a drone. And I want to see my scripts output in the terminal. The script starts just fine with the folowing setup: /...
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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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How can I use my laptop as a screen?

I am a complete beginner at this by the way. Quick explanation of the situation: I have the Raspberry Pi2 running Raspbian. My laptop is running Windows 8. My laptop has no Ethernet port but plenty ...
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Official Touch Screen not working with Raspberry pi B+ [duplicate]

So far, I've tried: turning it off and on again sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo rpi-update rebooting disconnecting and reconnecting and checking the wiring Still doesn't work. What ...
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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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X server running but no GUI showing

I'm using a Raspberry Pi model B (512 MB RAM) with the following touch screen and the latest image of Raspbian. The screen drivers are ok, since I can see the loading screen and the tty. If I plug in ...
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'Zoom out' on 3.5 inch LED screen

I bought a 3.5" LED screen that is on my Pi, however it is nearly impossible to use because edges of windows are clipped off etc. How can I 'zoom out' so that all the windows are really tiny? ...
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Official touchscreen brightness

refereing to Adjusting the Brightness of the Official Touchscreen Display I had success adjusting the back light power and brightness on one system, but trying the same commands on another RPi the ...
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Connect to OLED Display Module

I would like to connect to the following display which I've purchased: http://www.buydisplay.com/default/serial-3-2-inch-display-arduino-256x64-oled-screen-module-white-on-black#wishlist-wrapper This ...
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Can I connect Raspberry Pi to laptop screen? [duplicate]

I have a raspberry pi kit but I don't have a screen. All I have is an android tablet and a laptop. Can I connect it to one of them to see the screen?
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How to change back in default raspbian desktop preference?

This is what I did, I changed something in the repository listing and my desktop suddenly changed after a reboot. It looks good now but it is using more processor and increasing the heat of my board. ...
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Safe to solder directly onto Pi GPIO pins?

I just purchased an Adafruit 2.2" PiTFT screen with the intent of fitting it inside an official Raspberry Pi case. If fits pretty well just resting directly onto the GPIO pins (without the supplied ...
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Connect old laptop LCD to RPi [duplicate]

I have an old laptop and I was wondering if I could take the LCD from it and use it with my RPi 3, the end goal is to make an RPi laptop complete with a 3D printed case, so would this LCD connection ...
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Use ssh to control hdmi tty

I am running a raspberry pi without a mouse and keyboard attached (because i do not own either of them). I already installed Kodi on the Pi using the packet manager, but get stuck on the login screen ...