In my experience, the default composite is UK PAL, unless, of course, my (Japanese made) UK TV handles either PAL or NTSC "silently".mahjongg wrote:when booting Raspbian composite video is automatically enabled when the PI cannot detect a connected HDMI device, therefore it is possible to force on HDMI, while its not possible to force on Composite, (AFAIK) as there simply is no need to do so.
What is possible that the wrong type of composite video is generated, the PI can do half a dozen or so variations of PAL and NTSC, but defaults to US NTSC.
but when running NOOBS, the rules are different, NOOBS always defaults to HDMI, but can be forced to switch to PAL or NTSC by pressing 3 or 4.
non working video is far more likely caused by boot problems.
On first boot NOOBS defaults to outputting via HDMI preferred mode, you can change this by pressing keys 2-4 (see http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads for further info on this). Once set,the display mode chosen will be used on each NOOBS boot and also used for each installed OS.scooter2335 wrote:hi, I am running Raspian weezy which i recently installed through noobs v 3.0. I was able to borrow a HDMI cable from a friend to download the OS but I have come to a road block the RCA output does not work reguardless of my attempts to find information on the internet.
Windows will only mount the first partition on the SD card by default, which is why you only see the 1.1GB FAT NOOBS partition. Using the SD Association's Formatting Tool as described in http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide will restore the SD card so that Windows can see the full volume.scooter2335 wrote: also every time i plug the 16gb HDHC sd card into my laptop there is only 1.1 gigs out of 16 and i cant find any boot or config files which were said to be editable so that i could disable force HDMI.
Quite possible, many TV's simply detect what is offered, and indeed "silently" accept it.FTrevorGowen wrote: In my experience, the default composite is UK PAL, unless, of course, my (Japanese made) UK TV handles either PAL or NTSC "silently".
I also wondered why they made it like that on a British product.sdtv_mode defines the TV standard for composite output (default=0)
sdtv_mode=0 Normal NTSC
sdtv_mode=1 Japanese version of NTSC – no pedestal
sdtv_mode=2 Normal PAL
sdtv_mode=3 Brazilian version of PAL – 525/60 rather than 625/50, different subcarrie
You don't need to reinstall. NOOBS will do everything you need (including allowing you to edit config.txt).scooter2335 wrote:I was running raspbian with noobs 1.3 and I want to do a direct install of it going around noobs am I correct? And will that not give me the option to fully expand the ad card storage
Do the following:scooter2335 wrote:That's the thing noobs is not allowing me to modify the configuration file I don't own a hdmi cable but I was allowed to borrow my friends to install the os and I have many RCA cables but when I try to find files on the sd card I find nothing. When I try to do things blindly typing with perfect precision I still get nothing:(