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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists by Richard Grimmett, Rodolfo Giometti, Charles Hamilton

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Display

The BBB's on board micro HDMI port provides a relatively easy way to attach a display device. With the new Debian distribution, compatibility, and ease of installation, the process is greatly simplified. We will take a look at two types of devices you may be using: an HDMI monitor and a small form-factor LCD (without HDMI).

Note

Using a display is not a requirement to operate the board and is merely optional. You will learn how to control the BBB without a display later in this chapter.

Connecting an HDMI LCD

Running your board with an HDMI monitor is the default method to use your BBB.

How to do it...

  1. Check the compatibility list for your HDMI LCD monitor at http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBone_Black_Accessories#Monitors_and_Resolutions ...

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