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Connecting Monitor to netPi
#1
Hello, 

For the project i need to connect a monitor to the netPI and get a console screen on the Monitor. Currently as I understand from the entrypoint.sh the Monitor just outputs the output the boot process and hangs. Is there a way to get the console screen in the Monitor connected to netPI via HDMI

Best Regards,
Paul
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#2
Hello Paul,

this is only possible if netPI provides a graphical Desktop environment as you have propably done it at home using a Linux based PC controlled by mouse and keyboard.

There is a ready-to-use containerized HDMI application already developed. Just pull and run this container https://registry.hub.docker.com/r/hilsch...ktop-hdmi/ on your netPI, connect HDMI(before power on), mouse, keyboard to it and you have a basic desktop system up and running in 5 minutes.

Thx
Armin
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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#3
Hello Armin, 

Thanks for the reply!
Yes I came across it earlier and tried it out and it worked. BUT I was told just to stick to the console screen and no Desktop environment is necessary so I had to work back on to getting just a console screen in the Monitor. 
So from your answer, since it mentions the "only" way to get the console is to install and start X Window System, and that is not the case with Debian, is it because the root process is "waiting forever" in the entrypoint.sh?! 

Best,
Paul
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#4
Well Paul,

if netPI is loaded with netPI's OS by default the only possibility we provide is using a full featured desktop to move from outputting the default log file to a graphical user interface.

But if you analyse the github repository https://github.com/HilscherAutomation/netPI-teamviewer I have shown a different way using the HDMI. Instead of using xserver I used a tool named agetty that just outputs a console on HDMI. (So forget about the teamviewer thing that is shown in this example too.)

Here is the command that entrypoint.sh of this repo starts instead of xserver:

Code:
setsid agetty -a root tty1 linux &

Thx
Armin
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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#5
It did worked after additionaly enabling the TTY in command and logging when adding the container

Thanks a lot for your help!

Best,
Paul
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