shochatd wrote:I am posting this from the chromium browser in my raspbian OS install. That's right, I'm up and running. That article you sent me to about HDMI issues made me try something I had never suspected, namely bypassing my 2-port HDMI switch. I wonder if there are any HDMI switches that actually work with the R Pi. Anyway, the system came up almost immediately when I did that. Kind of a pain to have to plug and unplug all the time, but that's a whole new problem. Thank you for all the help. This thread is about done.
I have several HDMI switches and that work fine with my Pi's. I have cheap 5-way HDMI switches that I connect all my Pi's into. I then feed the output of one of these to a manual bi-directional HDMI switch that I use to select the screen I want output sent to (Monitor, HDMIPi, TV).
I also have a 6x2 Matrix switch but I have not managed to get the Pi to work through that which is unfortunate as it would provide maximum flexibility. I have, however, succeeded in connecting a Pi to my AV Receiver which then routes through the matrix switch.
It is probably worth mentioning that I have enabled the 'force_hdmi_hotplug=1' option in the /boot/config.txt file to stop the Pi ever trying to use the RCA output.