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Waveshare 4" hdmi display working with Retropie!

  • Here's the solution:

    Before you start the LCD screen install on Retropie, you will need:

    1.Retropie Image on your SD Card
    2.LCD-show-161112.tar.gz file (
    4.FileZilla client
    5.Some Knowledge of using FileZilla client and putty

    Go to retropie settings, then raspi config and turn SSH ON!
    Then go to FileZilla and transfer LCD-show-161112.tar.gzr to pi's main folder.
    Now go to putty and type, { sudo nano /boot/config.txt }.
    Now remove what's in there and paste the following:

    uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode


    uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible

    and your display can output without overscan


    uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console

    goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border


    uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus



    uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being outputted


    uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (here we are forcing 800x480!)

    hdmi_cvt=480 800 60 6 0 0 0

    uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in

    DMT (computer monitor) modes


    uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or

    no display


    uncomment for composite PAL


    #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.

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