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Dual-Window RPi: HDMI + TFT

Like others, I'd like to set up my RPi (3/B+) with two independent screens: an HDMI and a 3.5" TFT hat (mine happens to be from Adafruit). I can get to the point where the HDMI monitor works ...
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How to start xorg on a physically connected display via SSH?

The pi is configured to start into text mode so that no xorg libraries are loaded during normal operation. Yet I would like to be able to occasionally run an xorg desktop session when connected to an ...
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DPMS config in kiosk mode with xorg and openbox

I just put together a raspberry PI in kiosk mode that is using xorg and openbox to auto launch the chromium browser in kiosk mode. It's using xorg and openbox to display the browser, and works fine, ...
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Start X application (ffplay) on startup

I have an IP camera connected to the Raspberry Pi. I am using ffplay to display the camera through rtsp and it works. But I can't make it start when X starts. I tried several route: rc.local /etc/xdg/...
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Launching browser (Chromium or Firefox) without x server / xorg

I need to launch Chromium (or alternatively Firefox) on a raspberry PI 4 8 GB running Raspberry OS 2021-05-07 without launching xorg / xserver. Is that feasible, for example by launching it in ...
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Turning off OS popup windows

I'm currently working on a RPi 3B+ with RaspberryOS (NOT the lite version), programming a Python GUI for a life-size game. I'm trying to change how the OS behaves. I do not have experience doing that. ...
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PiTFT Touchscreen calibration is ignored by Pi Zero W

I'm using an Adafruit 2.4" Resistive PiTFT on my shiny new Raspberry Pi Zero W and I've finally managed to get the display configured but the touchscreen is proving a problem... (Please note that ...
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X server unable to launch using vc4-kms-v3d GL driver on a 8gb Pi4b+

I've been encountering some tearing issues in kodi and so chose to switch to the vc4-kms-v3d driver in my boot config. The performance in now significantly improved, however I also occasionally need ...
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Wakeup HDMI display from standby without interrupting blank screen

I've a HDMI display attached to a RasperryPi 4. After few minutes, first a blank screen is activated, then the display goes into standby. I want to wakeup the display from standby (by a sensor via ...
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Can I use X11 on the new 64-bit OS instead of Wayland?

My business is heavily dependent upon the remote display capability of X11. Does the new 64-bit Raspberry Pi Operating System allow me to choose X11 instead of Wayland ?
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Starting a headless Pi X session on a remote X server

I have a networked Pi downstairs with no attached monitor which I would like to connect to from upstairs on my laptop running an X server. Vnc is not a viable solution. I can ssh -Y into the Pi, which ...
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Remote Visual Studio Code on Rasperry Pi via X11

Is it possible to transport the VSCode window via X11? I've set up an headless RPi v3B+ and installed the 32-bit ARM Version of VSCode. I connect to the PI via ssh ssh -Y [email protected]. Graphical ...
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Application autostart

I need to turn on a separate graphical interface when turning on the raspberry, where my application was loaded. I looked at a lot of manuals on google and even asked chatgpt. I have raspberry pi 3 B+ ...
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Changing resolution frequency from 0.00Hz to 60Hz

Hey all I am new to the Raspberry Pi World so I need a little bit of help. I have my USB touch screen monitor running just fine. Both work with the resolution of (native) 1280x800. The issue is that ...
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Arm Arch Linux 'startx' displays black screen on Raspberry Pi 3

Context: I recently got started with Arch Linux and the whole building your own distro thing. So I put Arch Linux Arm version on my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B v1.2 from the Arch Linux Arm project. I put ...
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wpa_gui - X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication

I am trying to use wpa_gui on my Pi2 from a windows machine using ssh inside MobaXTerm. When I do ssh -X pi@ I get X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. wpa_gui: cannot connect to ...
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How can I start X11 only for a single application?

I am planning to use my RPi only for one application, which needs X server to be started. This application is chromium, which requires A LOT of resources already. I would like to start only the bare ...
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Xorg not working after upgrading to buster [closed]

After switching to Raspbian Buster and rebooting RPi3 B+ boots into a shell. (I use the GUI so this is a bit odd) After typing in startx I get this error (I cutout a bunch of junk): (EE) no screens ...
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How could I control the X11 session running on a remote Raspberry Pi?

I have a remote Raspberry Pi connected to an old display. The Raspberry Pi is not configured correctly to display to this old display (it is basically sending the wrong resolution signal to the ...
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X server will not start if a USB device (any kind) is connected

After updating to the latest pi os (bullseye lite 22-09-2022) and testing it on several pi 4Bs, I'm having an issue where the x server crashes if anything is plugged into one of the USB ports. Nothing ...
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Change display manager from SD card

I installed xdm on my raspberry pi os with apt, at the end of the installation, it prompt me to choose default display manager and I chose xdm instead of previously installed lightdm. Now when I power ...
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rpi zero w not recognizing drivers when using startx?

I am using a rpi zero w with hdmi to a monitor, no SSH just using keyboard & mouse directly to the pi. Ive been having the pi boot up in terminal before starting gui recently and everything has ...
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

I would like to know how to completely remove X.org and all GUI-related components from Raspbian or soft-float Debian. The most obvious solution would be sudo apt-get purge xorg, but I am afraid that ...
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Redshift for ARM, Arch Linux

I have an RPi 3b running Arch Linux. I'm attempting to run Redshift: redshift -O 3300 The output is: Gamma ramp size too small: 0 Failed to start adjustment method randr. Trying next method... Using ...
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Is there any way to get redshift to work?

I'm a fan of the f.lux program but I couldn't find any way to install it on the arm architecture. However, there is an alternative called Redshift. Redshift installed fine; however, when I run it, it ...
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Touchscreen xinput calibration not working

I want to calibrate a touchscreen named "eGalax Inc. USB TouchController" on my Raspberry Pi. I think X and Y axes of the touchscreen are inverted. I used xinput_calibrator for this purpose. When I ...
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Pi 3 Xorg.cond.d missing and need to swap the axis for the eGalax USB touchscreen

I have a problem: xinput_calibrator doesn't work properly. After I touch 4 points my touchscreen's X and Y axis stay swapped. And I can not apply changes manually in the Xorg.conf.d directory because ...
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Why is the Y axis inverted on my touchscreen calibrated with xinput_calibrator?

I am using a raspberry Pi B+ rev1.2 with a 1024x600 7inch HDMI touchscreen and I'm having trouble getting the touchscreen to work So first of I installed waveshareLCDDriver, runned sudo ./LCD7-...
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VLC doesn't show video when opened from SSH

My VLC isn't displaying the video stream when I open it in an SSH session. The audio works fine, but video doesn't. The video does work under the following circumstances: Opening vlc using the mouse ...
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How to Wake the Raspbery Pi Display Without Disabling The Screensaver

People have asked how to disable the screen from going blank or to sleep, but I have a slightly different question. I would like to be able to remotely wake a sleeping or blank display, but then ...
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How can I start an X-Server via SSH in Arch Linux ARM in order to run a VNC Server?

Hello RPi SE community, I followed this post (i.a.) from the official forum to install an X server on my Raspberry Pi Arch Linux: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26398 $ pacman -...
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Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0"

I'm trying to run openvibe-designer on my raspberry pie over vnc. Currently I am using Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9. All other applications that I've launched over vnc have worked. I only get this ...
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Xorg alternatives for Raspberry Pi architecture?

Could you list out some of the lightweight Xorg alternatives for the ARMv6?Xorg consumes a lot of resources.
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How to start Xorg while showing splashscreen?

I'm creating a simple device with a Raspberry Pi and a touchscreen display connected to it. On boot, I want to show a loading image (a simple gif or jpg) while X is starting. Then a chromium-browser ...
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Raspberry Pi ssh X11 Forwarding

I have a raspberry pi 4 (4gb) as my local machine and am trying to ssh in to an ubuntu laptop with X11 forwarding. I can connect just fine but I have the classic empty $DISPLAY variable and I'm not ...
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Xorg doesn't start after upgrade from Stretch to Buster

After I upgraded my Pi 3B+ from Stretch to Buster, the X Server does not come up again. I cannot access the desktop/window manager. As the machine is just for remote logins, the first symptom is that ...
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X11 Connection Rejected Because of Wrong Authentication

I'm trying to run gparted on my Raspberry Pi. After logging in with ssh -X pi@pi and trying to run sudo gparted, I get the error message... X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. ...
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Starting X applications over ssh on the local monitor

If I have a Pi with monitor connected but no keyboard or mouse how can I remote in to the Pi over the net with ssh to start applications running on the attached monitor. In particular, I have a hq ...
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How to make startx open new X Session in tty7?

Before, when I launched x from the tty1 console, it would start the x session in tty7, allowing me to terminate it easily from tty1. Now (I do not know what changed it), startx from tty1 will open X ...
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Pi4 start X server only on one HDMI output

I have coded a program to display a countdown using PySimpleGUI. I want to run it on one HDMI output of the Pi4. The other HDMI output should continue to run a regular frame buffer as I’d like to use ...
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How to run 2 load cells each with a HX711 on Rpi

I've been tinkering, reading watching for weeks and been able only make little progress. First off I have zero knowledge about Python coding (did some ABAP 18 years ago). I'm trying to help my son to ...
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XDM display manager builds but does not run

I'm trying to modify the X display manager (xdm) source code in order to use it for a special purpose. However when I build and install it, it does not run and I end up getting the non-X login prompt. ...
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Arch Linux ARM - KDE Plasma Desktop - Failed to connect to bus: Operation not permitted

Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) KDE Plasma Desktop I get this error: startx X.Org X Server 1.20.9 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux Arch Linux Current Operating ...
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Install Xorg on Arch-Linux-ARM

H!@all I installed Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) every thing is working fine. Now i want to install a graphical user interface (GUI, Desktop environment). The Arch-Linux-wiki says nothing ...
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Running X11 without Window Manager?

I would like to run X11 (so that I can run mplayer from the console) without running lightdm or any other window manager. How do I start just the xserver without running a window manager? X11 is the ...
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Installing XFCE4 on raspberry Pi

I want to try out XFCE4 on the raspberry pi. This is mainly because of two reasons: ► I just like XFCE ► I want a bit more flexibility when it comes to GUI scaling - I have a 240x320 LCD and need to ...
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Why does WPE Webkit has hardware acceleration but Chromium doesn't?

I'm working on an engineering project for a client and after various tests, the web software runs better when called from Webkit running on the framebuffer, than Chromium from the X. As it sometimes ...
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Pi 4 X-Display resolution doesn't match frame buffer

I just picked up a Pi 4 and imaged a new card with Raspbian Buster. I'm running this headless (using VNC) but noticed the resolution doesn't match what I've set via raspi-config (which updates /boot/...
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Force HDMI resolution to 1920x1080, best mode available

I am working on a project that involves a raspberry pi outputting video to tvs. I'd like to have the raspberry pi always output FullHD video. If it was booted without a display, by default it ...
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How do I make “startx iceweasel” launch full-screen?

I've done a clean install of Raspian Lite on my Rasperry Pi (there is no desktop environment installed). I'd like a kiosk-mode browser running fullscreen without having to worry about maintaining/...