THX1182
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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:51 pm

THX1182 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:23 pm
I've been having issues with hdmi as well, basically tried everything I could find, but nothing seems to resolve the issue...

(Swapping cables, config.txt editing, reinstalling, new Power supply)

The Pi loses connection with my TV for two seconds, after playing media of any kind... I think it's hdmi audio related, because it does not happen with analogue audio.

Here's a video of what's happening:

https://imgur.com/gallery/n2bRnWE

These are some of the outputs of tvservice:

1 attached device(s), display ID's are :
Display Number 2, type HDMI 0

HDMI events what happens after media is played:

Starting to monitor for HDMI events

HDMI cable is unplugged. Display 2
HDMI is attached
HDMI cable is unplugged. Display 2
HDMI is attached

state 0xa [HDMI CUSTOM RGB lim 16:9], 1920x1080 @ 60.00Hz, progressive

Audio information:

PCM supported: Max channels: 2, Max samplerate: 48kHz, Max samplesize 16 bits.
AC3 supported: Max channels: 6, Max samplerate: 48kHz, Max rate 640 kb/s.
DTS supported: Max channels: 2, Max samplerate: 48kHz, Max rate 640 kb/s.


Not to hijack this thread but since the raspi team is looking into "hdmi problems", i decided to link my thread here before my thread dies.

Here's a link to my original thread:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1558785

Hope that my issue falls under the "hdmi issues", that the developers are looking at, because this has been driving me crazy for weeks now.
Well i ended up buying a usb audio adapter, and a good rca cable to "fix" my issue... It's completely bonkers when you think of it, every hdmi machine I have functions normally with my tv... (Sharp Aquos).

I understand the Pi team have thousands of issues to fix, but a simple sorry we can't resolve your issue would have been nice.

Anyways keep up the great work!

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:38 pm

My Raspberry Pi 4 that I got yesterday has no output from HDMI 0 when using PINN, unless I leave it unplugged and plug it in after the Pi starts up. Then I get very low resolution video, with messed up colors. Note that if it is plugged in while booting, HDMI 0 gives a black screen while HDMI 1 gives 'No Signal'.
Image
I checked the HDMI cable with another HDMI 1080p device, and it works perfectly fine on it.
Any suggestions on what to try?

By the way, HDMI 1 works just fine, but is not compatible with PINN.

Edit: I got the output to work, I don't know how, but I get weird corruption/ interference. I tried adjusting hdmi_boost but it doesn't help.
Edit 2: Working fine with the cable in a certain position, guess it is a cable problem. Never buy cheap HDMI cables!
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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 am

If your HDMI cable connections are flaky, the RPi is probably not reading the monitor EDID information reliably.
In this case you can force a particular resolution by adding the following to config.txt on the PINN partition (create it if it doesn't exist):

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hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=28	
Change the hdmi_group and hdmi_modes to suit your monitor.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:25 am

procount wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 am
If your HDMI cable connections are flaky, the RPi is probably not reading the monitor EDID information reliably.
In this case you can force a particular resolution by adding the following to config.txt on the PINN partition (create it if it doesn't exist):

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hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=28	
Change the hdmi_group and hdmi_modes to suit your monitor.
Can I use custom CVT modes?
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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:33 am

Of course.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:16 am

I'm getting really desperate …
I tried clean BUSTER image and clean NOOBS and a working sdcard from my Pi3B+ …
My SHARP tv blacks out … No compatible signal.

After trying all the tips ( so many posts with hdmi_safemode, booster, ignore…) I found a version of config.txt where I got a blurred image and managed to enable VNC & SSH.
I tried tvservice & found out hdmi_group=1 & hdmi_mode=31 was native to my TV, changed config.txt
Now when it boots I see the raspberries perfectly, and for a second the BUSTER desktop gives me hope...
Then the TV switches mode again, apparently to 1024x768 blacks out and 'No compatible signal' appears on te TV again.

I'm about ready to give up ...

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:23 pm

procount wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 am
If your HDMI cable connections are flaky, the RPi is probably not reading the monitor EDID information reliably.
In this case you can force a particular resolution by adding the following to config.txt on the PINN partition (create it if it doesn't exist):

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hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=28	
Change the hdmi_group and hdmi_modes to suit your monitor.
Thank you for this advice. I have had a LOT of trouble getting video out via HDMI0. Just to install an operation system I had to first configure safemode in the Config.txt file. The problem did not end there because once I then updated Ubuntu and then removed safemode, I was getting a black screen. I am delighted I stumbled upon your suggestion. I manually edited the config.txt from a Windows computer, booted again and now I have a sensible resolution that actually works.

One oddity remains! When I power up my Raspberry Pi 4, I must remove and then reinsert my HDMI cable into HMDI-0. Only then will it actually boot. Any ideas how to fix that accidentally-discovered work-around?

Thanks again!

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:54 pm

Well now that I am stuck at home, for obvious reasons, I thought I would have another crack at getting this RPi4 working with my Motorola Atrix lapdock.

It's working!!

It was adding the hdmi_ignore_edid line that done it! Although I cannot get it to be the exact native resolution. I put the following into "config.txt":

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framebuffer_width=1366
framebuffer_height=768
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=86
But the lapdock screen is being driven at 1360x768@60Hz which is mode 39 not the mode 86 I was after, but 6 pixels lost across the width isn't bad.

I had been getting the RPi4 basically up and running using a 24" 1920x1200 Dell monitor I have borrowed from work. Surprisingly the RPi booted into this mode on the lapdock, and it was actually legible. I didn't think the lapdock would be able to scale such a high resolution but it does!
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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Wed May 20, 2020 8:28 am

scotty101 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 pm
I'm having some success but success with a black border.

I've got the following settings in /boot/config.txt

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[pi4]
# Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack
#dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
max_framebuffers=2
hdmi_force_hotplug:0=1
#hdmi_safe=1
hdmi_group:0=1
hdmi_mode:0=4
Disabling the vc4 V3D driver seems to have had a positive effect.
Spent ages trying to connect Pi4 to Alba TV via HDMI. The solution above does the trick. Thanks

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:45 pm

jvalenti370 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:23 pm
One oddity remains! When I power up my Raspberry Pi 4, I must remove and then reinsert my HDMI cable into HMDI-0. Only then will it actually boot. Any ideas how to fix that accidentally-discovered work-around?

Thanks again!
I had the same problem with one of my devices and did this

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hdmi_force_hotplug:0=1
hdmi_force_hotplug:1=1

hdmi_group:0=2
hdmi_group:1=2
hdmi_mode:0=82
hdmi_mode:1=82
Now I can use HDMI port 2 from start of the boot. A little tweeking in the desktop settings to display the Menu Bar on HDMI2 and that did the trick.

Seems like the HDMI1 has a some troubles

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:11 pm

Hi, I just got my first Pi 4 4 GB a week ago. I used to connect to my smart TV without any issues. I just got a small 15.6" LCD monitor on Amazon ,but when I connect via HDMI, I get "No Signal" flashing on the screen. I am using proprietary cables and a power supply.
Most of the fixes are for the Rasberry Pi OS. What happens if I use Berryboot or Manjaro or any other OS?
Is there a tested way to fix the HDMI problem for Pi 4?

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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:10 pm

Getafix17 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Hi, I just got my first Pi 4 4 GB a week ago. I used to connect to my smart TV without any issues. I just got a small 15.6" LCD monitor on Amazon ,but when I connect via HDMI, I get "No Signal" flashing on the screen. I am using proprietary cables and a power supply.
Most of the fixes are for the Rasberry Pi OS. What happens if I use Berryboot or Manjaro or any other OS?
Is there a tested way to fix the HDMI problem for Pi 4?
Model of your monitor would be nice. I know if you're using Manjaro you can install additional firmware for the Pi using

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sudo pacman -Syy firmware-raspberrypi
in the terminal, I think this is required for /boot/config.txt and I know it's required for vcgencmd.
Then you can edit the config.txt as if it was Raspbian.
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Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm

Hi Getafix17,

today I faced the same issue. I tried different monitors, different power supplies and so on. I booted the Raspberry Pi to see if there is an image. There was. So the Raspberry Pi itself was fine. I then disconnected everything except the HDMI und plugged it in. It worked then. It seems that the mouse and the keyboard caused a compatibility problem. It might be worth to try if it will work.

Let me know.

Cheers,
RSF

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