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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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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Is it possible to turn off my MHS3528 (ILI9486) TFT backlight?

I've got a TFT screen that uses the goodtft MHS35-show script. The screen works, and hooray, that's great! Except... It stays on, all the time, at full brightness. I would love to be able to turn my ...
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Change PiTFT 2.8" screen resolution

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie with a PiTFT 2.8" resistive screen. Everything is working great, except that the resolution is not optimal; icons and text are too big for the screen to ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B no image

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi Model B, I've installed NOOBS latest version after I've formatted card with SD card formatter. Problem is when I'm booting it appears the menu to install Raspbian, ...
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StandBy with every Monitor except one

I used my RaspPi as a automatic testclient. After a while, the OS crashed and it's not bootable anymore. But thats not the main problem. I need the Raspberry somewhere else. I changed the location ...
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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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Reconnect of multiple RTSP streams on omxplayer and screen

I am setting up multiple rtsp streams on rpi2. The rpi will act like surveillance station. After some research I've managed to do that, here is my script below: #!/bin/bash screen -dmS camera1 sh -c '...
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Is it possible to connect two touch screens to the Pi 4

So I know the Pi 4 will support dual monitors out of the box no problem. I am wondering if it will support dual touch screens as well. If so is there any particular issues or configuration needed to ...
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USB Dual Monitor DisplayLink Docking Station for Pi 4 B? I have WAVLink UG39DKx docking stations

My WavLink UG39DKx docking stations are USB 3.0, have an HDMI and DVI out, plus 2 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0, plus Ethernet, plus Audio out. Is there a reasonable way to get the docking station working? ...
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Raspberry pi 4 not booting when rotating the display

When booting Gentoo with the UI interface and Raspian Buster Lite (July 2019 version) on the Raspberry Pi 4 (2 Gigas of RAM) the boot is done perfectly and it is possible to work with the PI. However ...
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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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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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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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3.5in TFT screen hat and Raspberry Pi 3+b

I'm trying to understand something about the MPI3508 screen I purchased (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DQKQG6X). I tried powering it via usb and connected a PC in its HDMI input and got it working (the ...
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Issue on Display Resolution

I am unable to set the correct screen resolution when trying to connect TV/Monitor(via HDMI) with RaspberryPi3 at runtime, the following are the steps: Disconnect TV if already connected Boot ...
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Some parts of Official 7" Touschscreen no longer registering touch

My Touschscreen has been working fine for over a year, but since a couple of days ago some parts of the screen stopped registering touch. It started with a region in the top left, a day later the ...
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Vga screen goes black for 2 seconds then on then off etc

I am having issues with my PI3 and my crt vga arcade monitor. The image will appear for 2 seconds then disappear and this is basically a constant loop. I have changed different resolutions but ...
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Network accessible screen

Using Raspi, does anyone know of a way to take an old desktop monitor and make it network accessible from any pc? The idea being that you could access it much in the same way you might access ...
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My screen displays weird things

I have a problem with my raspberry pi zero. My HDMI screen shows weird things (see below). Other screens work fine it is only this one. I can move my mouse fine. Can I solve this issue or do I have to ...
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HDMI display output rendered useless on 2 different Raspberry Pi 2

Is there a way to corrupt the firmware in the Raspberry Pi ARM? I cannot understand what has happened to my 2 RPIs and I was never expecting software or the operating system being able to disable the ...
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Driver for 3.5 inch touch Screen (GPIO) which supports KALI LINUX

I have recently bought a 3.5 inch touchscreen for my Raspberry Pi 2 B+. After a lot of search I got this driver (working). But it is only supports Raspbian. I want to run it on KALI. Please Help.
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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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With the new openGL driver, can I make a resolution change permanent?

I am using the new openGL driver to run a WebGL app. It runs a lot smoother if I change resolution to 720p, which I can do with xrandr -s 1280x720 This works perfect, but resets after reboot. I ...
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RPi3 with Mate: no HDMI output without Ethernet connection

I'm running Mate (LTS) on my new RPi3. Everything is working fine as long as I plug in an Ethernet cable. If the cable is removed, my screen (connected via HDMI without adapters) immediately turns ...
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Console is bigger than my Raspberry Pi screen resolution

I have bought a Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen, and it seems to work fine. When the boot process is running, the normal Linux boot messages appear on the screen - but after the screen is filled, it ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 no longer connects to screen

I am the proud owner of a Raspberry Pi 2. I have had it for a while now with no major hiccoughs however today I noticed it no longer connected to my 10yr old TV, via HDMI. I have tested it on another ...
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Screen APP - Using a Cellular as a screen

Is possible to use an regular cellular as a screen by conneting an usb/hdmi cable. would exist an APP which could identify and turns the cell in a raspberry pi screen?
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Eleduino 1024x600 IPS HDMI Capacitive touchscreen shows only line patterns?

I just purchased an Eleduino 1024x600 IPS HDMI Capacitive touchscreen, assembled it, powered it with external USB (a Pi2's USB was unable to keep it on), and tried the following using a Redmere HDMI ...
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Is it normal to irssi freezes when receiving dcc?

I'm running it over screen with Raspberry Pi Model B, but when a streaming begins, I am unable to type anything, even Meta + Arrow doesn't work, but changing screen's window with Ctrl + A # works, so, ...
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Boot using correct display setup

I have my pi plugged into a power strip with my TV. The pi starts up ~10secs before the TV. As a result, I put hdmi_force_hotplug=1 into config.txt. Now, if I power up my pi normally by switching on ...
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Transfer driver in Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with Screen Kedai 3.5

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and I bought an 3.5" LCD screen from China called Kedai 3.5. To be able to use it, the Chinese company provides a link for downloading a Raspbian image with the screen ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi 4 run at 75hz at 1080p resolution?

I have a 1080p monitor which can run at 60 and 75 hz and I was looking to buy a raspberry pi. Can the latest raspi 4b+ support this combination of refresh rate and resolution? I was not able to find ...
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Backlight control with 2.4 Inch display

I have 2.4 Inch display attached to a Raspberry Pi 3B+, it totally works, but I've noticed that when raspbian turn off the display, the backlight led is still on. There is a way to control the ...
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Blank Screen possibly not booting

I have a raspberry Pi 4 (or I should say that my son has one). It worked great for about a week and now it is dead. The red and green lights indicate that the pi is plausibly running but there is no ...
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My scren blinks every 10 seconds (RPI 4)

I have a RPI 4B connected to a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 743NX with a HDMI to VGA adaptor and then a VGA to VGA cable (also the mini HDMI to HDMI adaptor for RPI 4). My screen goes black every 10 seconds and ...
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CRT Computer Monitor Keeps “Flickering” When Pi (With RetroPie) Plugged In

I have this very annoying problem that I have no clue how to fix. So I've been trying to fix an arcade cabinet that my father started working on almost a decade ago as a part of his Christmas present, ...
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Best way to get “Ubuntu”-like window shortcuts?

I am looking for a simple way to set/use the same window management shortcuts as in Ubuntu (e.g. Super+LeftArrow => fill LH screen). A more complete list can be found here: https://itsfoss.com/...
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Rasberry Pi 3 a+ monitor not working blank screen

I just bought a 3A+ Pi. I'm not seeing anything on a computer or tv screen when HDMI is plugged in. I did the following trouble shoots: Used different computer screens and tv. Plugged in different ...
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Is there a reason my GPIO pins have a low voltage?

I'm currently using a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Pi OS Lite. I'm using the following external hats with it: PiSugar 2 Battery 1000mAh link Serial PiZero addon link PiOLED link Here's my situation: ...
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Raspberry does not respect Framebuffer resolution after latest update (dez 2020) and changes mid-boot

I have the following on my /boot/config.txt: framebuffer_width=1280 framebuffer_height=720 Which worked for many years on my dozens Raspberry Pis until I updated Raspbian 10.6 this week. Now, it ...
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Headphone deactivates when RasPi is started without screen (HDMI)

To my Rasbian setup I have a set of speakers connected via the headphone jack and it works just fine when I start the RasPi (3b+) with a connected HDMI screen, also when accessing it via a web portal (...
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Raspbian looses display only displaying cursor when launching emulationstation's games

Question about RetroPI and EmulationStation, or maybe Rasprbian OS? Launching game through NDS emulator 2 out of 3 HDMI devices I use will show black screen with mouse cursor visible right after. My ...
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Use RaspberryPi Touchscreen Display as Smartphones Display

I've been searching on the net if you can convert smartphones touch screen display with raspi's touchscreen display make the screen somehow go bigger. Search results always shows how to use ...
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Ultra-wide monitor support - Screen resolution, Video and Audio Raspberry Pi 4 B

Ultra-wide monitor specs: 34 inch WHFD (2560 x 1080) IPS Display (21:9) - HD 10 AMD Free sync OS: Arch linux with Openbox (lightdm) Issues: Managed to get 2560x1080 pixels with "...
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Autostart works only in VNC, but not on physical screen

I have connected a screen to Raspberry Pi 4 b+ and from a Windows 10 PC I have a VNC session to the Raspberry Pi. On the Raspberry Pi, I have added an autostart "script" and it works well... ...
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Screen Software reset on usage of apt repositories

I'm using the waveshare 3.5 inch touchscreen, it's wiki can be found here 3.5wiki. From the moment I use the apt repository it becomes blank at the next reboot. The raspberry stays responsive (tested ...
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Screen Configuration does nothing, and nothing I do seems to change the desktop resolution in VNC

I connect to a headless Pi from my Mac. I've set resolution in raspi-config, I've manually edited /boot/config.txt, and when I select Screen Configuration at the desktop (VNC'd in from the Mac) ...
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RasPi4 shows two connected screens even though there is only one

So I'm currently building my Smartmirror with Magic Mirror and I have some problems with the screen configuration of my Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspbian Buster. I tried changing the screen orientation ...
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Use Sony LCD screen with Raspberry Pi

I have a Sony Bravia model KDL-43W800D. The motherboard has gone faulty and does not even startup. The TV is dead. Can I use the screen with an external video and power controller and connect it with ...
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Colorful pixels showing on screen pi4

I just received a new Raspberry Pi 4 4GB version. From the time of the first boot, I have colorful pixels showing up in different places on the screen. I'm using an FHD 1920x1080 screen and I have ...