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Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:12 am

Where is the config.txt on noobs v1_3_10? I need to change settings so as to use a vga monitor with a converter cable. But on the noobs sad card there is no such file that I can find to edit. Please help

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:07 am

Atomicwonder wrote:Where is the config.txt on noobs v1_3_10? I need to change settings so as to use a vga monitor with a converter cable. But on the noobs sad card there is no such file that I can find to edit. Please help

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:13 am

Atomicwonder wrote:Where is the config.txt on noobs v1_3_10? I need to change settings so as to use a vga monitor with a converter cable. But on the noobs sad card there is no such file that I can find to edit.
If you've installed Raspbian already then use PuTTY to ssh into your pi and sudo nano /boot/config.txt to edit the config.
If Raspbian is not yet running press & hold (or repeatedly press) the [SHIFT] key during boot to get the NOOBS recovery system running. Use that to edit and save the config.
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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:11 am

I've copied noobs files in the card and inserted it in the Pi. The screen is blanc. I tried pressing number 2 to set output to crt monitor, but it didn't help.

Note that I have another sd-card with raspberry installed which works fine with the same hardware (after I edited the config.txt to fit the CRT monitor).

Any ideas?

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:41 pm

Can someone post the config.txt suitable to CRT TV? please
I can't see nothing

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:45 pm

alfox wrote:Can someone post the config.txt suitable to CRT TV? please
I can't see nothing
Please don't hijack a thread which has no relevance to yours.

You're connecting via AV I'm assuming. Make sure the cable you have is compatible. Read the NO VIDEO sticky.
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Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:48 pm

alfox wrote:Can someone post the config.txt suitable to CRT TV? please
I can't see nothing
What's your TV standard? NTSC or PAL?

Edit the config.txt and add
sdtv_mode=1 # NTSC
or
sdtv_mode=2 # PAL
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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:49 pm

alfox wrote:Can someone post the config.txt suitable to CRT TV? please
I can't see nothing
when using noobs just press 3 or 4 to get PAL or NTSC modes, no further config is needed.
when not using noobs, simply don't connect a HDMI device, and raspbian will automatically switch to composite (you can use config.txt to switch to PAL). config.txt documentation is in the standard place, here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:34 pm

@DougieLawson

I don't know. I thing it is PAL


mahjongg wrote:
alfox wrote:Can someone post the config.txt suitable to CRT TV? please
I can't see nothing
when using noobs just press 3 or 4 to get PAL or NTSC modes, no further config is needed.
when not using noobs, simply don't connect a HDMI device, and raspbian will automatically switch to composite (you can use config.txt to switch to PAL). config.txt documentation is in the standard place, here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/
I'm in the first case: I use noobs.

Where Must I press 3 or 4? on the keyboard?

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:56 pm

alfox wrote:
Where Must I press 3 or 4? on the keyboard?
Yes. (Not sure where else you could meaningfully do this... but the answer is YES anyway.)

To try to head off all possible confusion, the Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation about NOOBS is online here:
https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... /README.md

This is the relevant text -
The NOOBS interface provides the following functionality:

Install: Installs the selected OSes onto your SD card. Changing this selection erases all OSes currently installed.
Edit Config: Opens a text editor allowing the cmdline and config for the selected installed OS to be edited.
Online Help: [Networking Required] Open a browser that displays the Raspberry Pi Forum ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/ ), allowing people to quickly access help and troubleshooting.
Exit: Quits NOOBS and reboots the Pi into the OS boot menu.
Language Selection: Allows you to select the language to be displayed.
Keyboard Layout Selection: Allows you to select the keyboard layout to be used.
Display Mode Selection: By default, NOOBS will output over HDMI at your display's preferred resolution, even if no HDMI display is connected. If you do not see any output on your HDMI display or are using the composite output, press 1, 2, 3 or 4 on your keyboard to select HDMI preferred mode, HDMI safe mode, composite PAL mode or composite NTSC mode respectively.
If you have already booted into NOOBS but need to retrospectively update config.txt for an installed Operating System, the answer is also given on the same page -
The NOOBS interface provides the following functionality:

Install: Installs the selected OSes onto your SD card. Changing this selection erases all OSes currently installed.
Edit Config: Opens a text editor allowing the cmdline and config for the selected installed OS to be edited.
Finally, be aware that the existing thread you have contributed to is in respect of NOOBS 1.3.10 - this predates the Raspberry Pi Model 2 B, and is not compatible with it no matter what configuration changes you attempt to make.

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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:31 pm

At the end I can see Raspberry on television CRT with this code.

But I have a dubt: If I didn't change this config.txt , and at start I push 1,2,3, or 4, can I see raspberry on television CRT? maybe I must correct somethings, but Can I see it?

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gpu_mem=256

disable_flash=1

sdtv_mode=2
overscan_left=30
overscan_right=10
overscan_top=40
overscan_bottom=50

disable_flash=1
sdtv_mode=2
overscan_left=30
overscan_right=10
overscan_top=40
overscan_bottom=50

framebuffer_width=510
framebuffer_height=480

#framebuffer_width=720
disable_flash=1



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Re: Where is the config.txt in noobs V1_3_10

Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:34 am

when running the installed OS, you don't need config.txt just to turn composite on, it will do that automatically when it doesn't detect a HDMI monitor.

all you might need to change in config.txt is the line that chooses which composite mode is used.

see https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... fig-txt.md


COMPOSITE VIDEO MODE OPTIONS

SDTV_MODE

Defines the TV standard used for composite video output over the yellow RCA jack; the default value is 0.

sdtv_mode result
0 Normal NTSC
1 Japanese version of NTSC – no pedestal
2 Normal PAL
3 Brazilian version of PAL – 525/60 rather than 625/50, different subcarrier

so: removing the # in front of the line reading

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sdtv_mode=2
is probably all you need to do

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