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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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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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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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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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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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Use cellphone screen as monitor

This question is different from (Connect Pi to an old laptop screen) because I will use a cellphone and not a laptop. Would the Raspberry Pi support a LCD screen that is taken out of a cellphone?
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Is there a way increase text size in Raspbian?

I am currently running a Raspberry Pi on a television and the text size is too small to read. So I was wondering if there is a way to resize the text.
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Wake console screen with SSH

Avoiding installing anything or rebooting, how can I "wake" the TTY1 display via SSH? None of the suggestions (Stopping Raspberry Pi display sleep) worked on my running Pi. From what I have read ...
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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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Mysterious RPi wifi problem — No wireless interfaces found

Alright, I have been unable to find a solution to this problem anywhere else online, so please bear with me: I have a new Raspberry Pi Model 2B which came with a wifi dongle (Ralink RT5370) and when ...
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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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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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What could cause a failure to display anything on the HDMI output?

Occasionally, when I power up my friendly RPi, the screen stays blank as if there is no output from the HDMI. I can still ssh to the device, so it is working. Can anyone suggest reasons why it may be ...
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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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How can I change the bash screen resolution to custom values?

I installed archlinux-arm on the RPI. I have a TV, which has 1680x1050 resolution. Where can I change the bash settings to fit the screen correctly? I also want to the boot screen (where I can see ...
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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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Raspberry pi remote access active session

When I remote access the raspberry pi with software now installed I do not get to access the current session displayed on my tv, but rather a new session. Is there software to access the current ...
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How can I use the Debian GL screensavers or any others that support hardware acceleration?

The sole purpose for my RPi is to use the DVI out functionality and I am going to rip apart a 19" LCD HD screen and build it into my own frame. I already did this with a very old notebook a few year ...
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Large Monitor on Ubuntu Mate

I have a large monitor which I'd like to use with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The monitor is an LG 21:9 ultrawide so a little unusual. I'm running Ubuntu Mate and the resolution is defaulting to 1824 ...
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Raspberry PI 2 as screen mirroring adapter

I have a need for mirroring my Android phone display to TV/Monitor and besides I have RPi 2. Can I implement this without buying any additional devices, cables or adapters? Casting protocol is of no ...
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Can I set the desktop to automatically lock the screen after a specified duration of inactivity?

I have installed a screensaver (slock) so that when I click on the screenlock icon in the lower right-hand corner of the desktop, the desktop locks out until I enter my password. I would like to take ...
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Would this touchscreen work with a Raspberry Pi?

I'm looking at getting this 659GL-70NP/C/T touchscreen for my Raspberry Pi but I'm not sure if the touch surface will work with the Raspberry Pi Android OS. Will it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raspberry Pi Monitor goes black periodically

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 connected to a Dell 1707FP monitor via an HDMI-to-VGA cable. Every minute or so , the screen will randomly turn black for a second and then return. This occurrence happens ...
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MCUFriend LCD on Pi2

I have a mcufriend.com 3.5" LCD screen which works fine on my old Pi but shows just a white screen when connected to a pi2. Is there any way to get this screen working on the Pi2?
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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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Problems with Raspberry Pi Resolution

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi and I hooked it up to my 22" Acer monitor. The monitor has a resolution of 1680x960. I tried several resolutions in the config.txt and some of them make the ...
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Blank Gui screen, mouse pointer ONLY!

Now treat me gently, I'm already a brusied noob! I thought I was "reasonably" OK with computers, having built my own 8 bit 4K (yes, 4000 bytes) computer a few [ahem] years back, and am not afraid to ...
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Is it possible to connect to a display port?

I bought a HDMI to DP cable to connect my Raspberry Pi 2 to a screen with Display Port. Unfortunately I get no output on the screen. Is it possible to connect the Raspberry Pi 2 to a screen with ...
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Bare Metal Assembly/C(++) Programming

I'm trying to make a small os on my Raspberry Pi. I have good assembly and strong c/c++ knowledges but I need some help. For my first experiments I worked with Qemu and it's serial output but now 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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GPIO.cleanup() doesn't clear my screen

I use a 16*2 screen (refe: EA W162-X3LW) for a project. I manage to display some text and scrolling text on it as I wanted but when I kill the code with the Keyboard, my GPIOs are not cleared as they ...
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Hacking my alarm clock, how can I use it's built in display with my raspberry pi?

I'm looking into hacking my digital alarm clock to be able to control it with my Raspberry Pi A+. It has a typical 4 digit screen (7 segment) with two dots in between. The screen has a brand and ...
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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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Power off/on display via ssh

I'm using an pc display with an DVI-port connected to the HDMI port of the pi. For power-saving reasons, I'd like to switch off/on the display via ssh. Using tvservice -o, my display is perfectly ...
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Video glasses suitably capable of reading pdf [closed]

We have seen a couple of RPi + video glasses combo's the last year. A lot of them wanted some kind of AR result, with a monocular display. My use case, however, would be different. Basically, I would ...
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Would this work OK with a Raspberry Pi instead of a monitor?

Would this TV (Furrion 19" HD Ready 720p LED TV Freeview) be a suitable option instead of a monitor? I need something for my son's Raspberry Pi, and I thought this would do instead of a monitor. An ...
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Conect a phone screen to the RPi (GPIO)?

I've an old cellphone I don't use anymore (LG Secret (KF750)) and I was thinking about disassembling it in order to use its screen with the RasPi (probably with the GPIO pins ?). It sounds nice to me ...
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How can I zoom out the HDMI output in order to fit in areas of the screen that are being clipped?

At present every time I load up my RasPi via HDMI the edges of the screen are clipped, making it difficult to see what is being typed at the bottom of the screen and to read output on the left side. ...
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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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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 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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OMXplayer pexpect loop screen blacks out

I Run omxplayer in a loop with pexpect via python. After a period of time, the screen blacks out and the pi is unresponsive to keyboard input. I have hostapd running and it responds by sending me back ...