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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

This no longer works since ssh is not enabled. Using only the laptop's screen and keyboard (both before and after installation), install and configuration for headless operation using SSH is possible ...
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Connect Pi to an old laptop screen

Since I did this recently and took a couple of photos in the process, I figured I'd write a detailed guide. Things you can salvage Here are the things you might want to keep from your old laptop: ...
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Is it possible to connect to a display port?

That cable is most likely a DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable not a HDMI-to-DisplayPort cable (mind the direction). While there are DP ports able to support HMDI signals (DisplayPort Dual-mode) HDMI does not ...
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How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor?

Edit 1/1/2019: Since this answer continues to be popular, going to incorporate a change per bigjosh's comment. Around April 2017, Raspbian introduced a security change that no longer starts the SSH ...
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Use cellphone screen as monitor

Hackaday.com: USING CELL PHONE SCREENS WITH ANY HDMI INTERFACE http://hackaday.com/2014/11/02/using-cell-phone-screens-with-any-hdmi-interface/ Has a video specifically using a raspi and iphone 4 ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

For a headless setup, SSH can be enabled by placing a file named ssh, without any extension, onto the boot partition of the SD card. When the Pi boots, it looks for the ssh file. If it is found, SSH ...
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Raspberry Pi Frozen

You did not indicate of you where in the terminal or GUI and what you were doing when the Raspberry Pi became frozen. Sometimes the GUI or even the terminal can freeze, but the operating system is ...
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How can I blank the screen from the command line over SSH?

Method 1: Blank the screen without turning the power off to the HDMI port. You might need to set the screen's default state to blank (I didn't): xset -display :0 s blank Turn the monitor to it's ...
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PI 4 screen rotation from the terminal

I figured it out. Screen Configuration tool is just a GUI for XRandR. We can use, DISPLAY=:0 xrandr --output $monitorName --rotate $orientation Where $monitorName is the display name from the output ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

The short answer is, make sure you download the offline install version of NOOBS, then edit the file recovery.cmdline and add silentinstall on the end of the first line. That will auto install ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Pixel?

You can change the display resolution graphically (without using Terminal) on Raspbian GNI/Linux 8 (jessie) using following window. Application Menu > Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration > ...
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Use cellphone screen as monitor

Yes, this is possible. You can achieve this by using a framebuffer driver from the fbtft project. According to the list of supported devices on the projects wiki, Nokia 5110/3310 displays are ...
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Mysterious RPi wifi problem -- No wireless interfaces found

One of the things that I have read a hundred times in dealing with anything attached to the USB on any model of RPi is to make sure that you have a decent Power Supply (2 or more Amps) or use a ...
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Raspberry Pi Crashes when I try to change screen resolution

I know this is an older question now, but I was having this exact same issue with my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I found out that the issue for me was caused by having GL Driver set to "Full KMS". Once I set ...
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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

You just need to add a file named 'ssh' to the noobs partition (you can do it right when copying fresh noobs files to a clean sd card) and it will enable ssh for raspbian when you install it from this ...
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Rpi3B/Rpi4B ILI9341 / XPT2046 SPI 2.8" Touch TFT LCD Connection / Driver Problem

Question ILI9341 SPI 2.8" Touch TFT LCD Arduino Shield Rpi3B+ OK? How to connect? Short Answer (S1) Yes, it is OK to use the ILI9341 Arduino Shield for Rpi. The following is the wiring ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I found this guide to be the most useful. An important update in setup: ssh is disabled by default on the newest images. You have to create a new file ssh in /boot (can be empty). E.g. touch /...
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How to set up Raspberry Pi without a monitor?

Updated answer Since this answer is old and you need to install PHP first here is an out-of-the-box solution for macOS and *nix System (and Ubuntu Subsystems on Win10) sudo nmap -sS -p 22 192.168....
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Connect Pi to an old laptop screen

If you want to do it cheaply, there is a VGA to LVDS board available on ebay for about £3.50. Used in conjunction with an HDMI to VGA connector (again about £2 on ebay) you could get your screen ...
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Turning on HDMI programmatically doesn't work

I figured it out how to fix this problem. After the sudo tvservice -p command, run this: sudo chvt 9 && sudo chvt 7 That works for me!
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Large Monitor on Ubuntu Mate

The maximum resolution the rPi can output (through its VideoCore IV chip) is 1920x1080. This is a 16:9 aspect ratio. This link on raspberrypi.org shows that it is possible to get a 21:9 aspect ratio ...
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MCUFriend LCD on Pi2

If you're talking about this screen I'm afraid there is no drivers available for it. I've asked a similar question on the RaspberryPi.org forum a while ago but the question was left unanswered though....
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How do I change screen resolution in Pixel?

Edit the settings in /boot/config.txt. See http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Video for additional information.
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Exiting KODI makes TV turn off

Kodi implements Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), which sends control signals between the Pi and the TV. It's pretty handy on the whole, allowing you to shuttle around menus using your infrared TV ...
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Using the DSI connector on RasPi Zero W

The Pi Zero W only has CSI for connecting to a camera module, but it hasn't a separate DSI for connecting a display. The DSI connector is only present on the A/Bs (and CM, if I'm not mistaken). The ...
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Turning on HDMI programmatically doesn't work

For me this worked for turning on the screen: #!/bin/sh tvservice -p fbset -depth 8; fbset -depth 16 xrefresh
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How can I use my laptop as a screen?

Get network connectivity on your pi and follow this tut. http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/pixming.php I do X11 forwarding from across the country
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Use an Android tablet display with Raspberry Pi

It is not that simple. Actually, it's extremely difficult and possibly NOT even possible. The LCD it self does not use a driver, the GPU uses a driver. OS <==DRIVER==> GPU <==HARDWARE==> ...
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Raspberry PI 2 as screen mirroring adapter

You can install any VNC server app on your Android, such as VMLite VNC Server. On the RPi you can use a VNC viewer, such as SSVNC (sudo apt-get install ssvnc) or xtightvncviewer (sudo apt-get install ...
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