Can't get Composite to work (Raspberry Pi Zero)
I'm trying to run recalbox on my 3.5'' tft screen (the NTSC/PAL from Adafruit). The screen itself is working correctly (with raspian I get output). However, I dont get any output when using recalbox, the screen stays black.
I used this guide I found in the wiki: https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Connect-your-recalbox-to-a-CRT-with-composite-(EN)
According to this guide I removed all hdmi_ entries from /boot/config.txt and added:
Further I changed the recalbox.conf to global.videomode=default
After this changes there is only HDMI output during the boot phase, but unfortunately no output on composite
Has anyone advice or suggestions how to proceed?
My current config.txt settings are:
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@mima2856 this is my config.txt, work with my bw 3.5'' composite screen
#hdmi_safe=1 disable_overscan=0 # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA) #hdmi_group=1 #hdmi_mode=1 # comment to get jack audio #hdmi_drive=2 #config_hdmi_boost=0 # force hdmi while the tv can take time before sending the signal on the hdmi output #hdmi_force_hotplug=0 # uncomment for composite PAL sdtv_mode=2 # uncomment for lirc-rpi #dtoverlay=lirc-rpi # if you plug your tv at the same time as your rpi and that the rpi switches from the hdmi or give a low resolution because tv had no enough time to initialize it boot_delay=3 # uncomment if you don't want the rainbow at startup disable_splash=1 # Overclock gpu_mem_256=128 gpu_mem_512=256 gpu_mem_1024=512 avoid_safe_mode=1 kernel=zImage # NOOBS Auto-generated Settings: arm_freq=1100 core_freq=550 sdram_freq=600 force_turbo=1 over_voltage=8 over_voltage_sdram=6 gpu_freq=250 hdmi_ignore_hotplug=1 framebuffer_width=320 framebuffer_height=240 overscan_left=0 overscan_right=0 overscan_top=0 overscan_bottom=0``` ( je ne sais toujours pas mettre du texte dans une balise) :)
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thanks for your config.txt. I tried it - but still no success
Behavior is still the same. Problem seems to be something else.
I plan on reinstalling recalbox, maybe I misconfigured something else.
Wiring should be OK if it works with raspian, am I right?
I quote some code :-)
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for the record: I got it working.
I did setup recalbox on the RPi Zero, then I modified the config.txt and recalbox.cfg and now my TFT is working.
What i probably did wrong: I have a RPi3 and a RPI Zero. At first, my recalbox setup was simply taken from the RPi3 and put into the RPI Zero. Maybe that was the problem, I dont know for sure. I thought that the RPi3 and RPi zero are essentially the same hardware, so it wouldnt matter.
No they are not!!! That's why there are 3 Pi versions of recalbox! P0/1 Pi2 and P3 with different emulators activated. Making a Sd on a Pi3 will not work on a Pi2 or Pi0/1. So, do not suppose... be sure
@ian57 yes, you are right of course. It did boot though, that's what got me confused
Next time I will read my hardware manuals properly, lol
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@ian57 is there a list or a files that shows what emulators are active on P0/1 vs Pi2 vs Pi3?
- Please don't post in such an old topic, open a new one
- Read the wiki... https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Board-Compatibility-(EN)
- I'm closing this topic.