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By Justin Kumpe @jakumpe
    2021-02-24 21:51:20.858Z

    When I reboot my server tinypilot goes to a black screen and I have to reboot tinypilot to get video back. Any way to fix this?

    • 8 replies
    1. This is with the hobbyist kit, correct?

      The HDMI to USB dongles can unfortunately be temperamental with certain machines.

      If you SSH in and restart just the streaming service (uStreamer), does that bring back the video?

      sudo service ustreamer restart
      1. MMd Syukri Salleh @mdsyukri
          2021-03-11 01:09:34.611Z

          Hi, i also experience same issue. no problem while it was on windows' session.
          i will get blank screen whenever i reboot and any this pre-OS (such BIOS etc..) will remain blank.

          I applied this sudo service ustreamer restart on SSH however it doesnt help

          My Setup: raspberry pi4 + TinyPilot Power Connector splitter

          1. What video capture hardware are you using?

            1. MMd Syukri Salleh @mdsyukri
                2021-03-13 00:18:57.632Z
                1. MMd Syukri Salleh @mdsyukri
                    2021-03-26 02:24:23.053Z

                    Hi @michael do you have any specific chipset/brand that i can give try for this? thanks.

                    1. Many of the HDMI chips are unbranded, but you can recognize them by photo. Any of the capture chips marked as "Tested compatible (@mtlynch)" on this page should work:


              • In reply tomichael:
                JJustin Kumpe @jakumpe
                  2021-03-11 01:11:10.046Z

                  Yes, this is the hobbyist kit. No, restarting ustreamer does not help.

                  1. The other option is to reset the USB port. It's a bit tricky to set up, but some of my users have had success with this tool: