Beginner - PiAware 7.2 to HDMI

I have a raspberry pi 3 b+ running PiAware 7.2 and am succesfully tracking positions. However, I would like to be able to plug the pi into a TV via HDMI and view a map of those positions. I’ve had success with my flightfeeder and using the pi browser to access the map but I’d rather have a direct image from the piaware to the screen if possible. Is there a program that does this?

Having the direct display of your map does not work, because you will need a full desktop environment including a web browser on your Raspberry.

The map is a web based application which requires a browser on that device you want to use.
If you are using one of the modern smartTV with applications on it you can use any of the web browsers from there and display via network what the Raspberry is capturing.

Without the desktop environment you will only see the command line of the raspberry.
There are some command line tools available (e.g. show list of flights), but that’s not what you want to get.

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I too, am interested as to how to display via pi to smart TV. I have tried connecting a HDMI cable from the pi to the monitor, only to see after boot up just the command line.
Are there files to download to the pi to enable this function? I am currently using in one of my locations a Chromebook with a HDMI cable from the pi to the Chromebook to the TV monitor. I want to eliminate the Chromebook out of the setup.

Not all smart TVs will use the internet function to display the display screen without a defined timeout period. I know this for a fact.

Will I have to download a version of an OS that has a desktop or just upload some program files to enable the pi to go directly to the monitor via HDMI cable?

A step by step detailed explanation would be very helpful…


pi@piaware:~ $ sudo apt install raspberrypi-ui-mods  

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
... ... ... ....
... ... ... ....

The following NEW packages will be installed:
 ... ... ... ....
... ... ... ....
0 upgraded, 633 newly installed, 1 to remove and 55 not upgraded.
Need to get 359 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1,015 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]




Yes and Yes :slight_smile:
Both will work.

Either use the suggestion of @abcd567 to upgrade your existing install or you can also download and use the full Raspberry OS with desktop and start over

Install the UI on top of your setup might be faster as your feeder is already working

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I downloaded the rasberrypi-ui-mods files, and I still get the command line.

Am I missing some steps beyond what I have been doing? Thank you and foxhunter for your help.

Are you running the browser on the Pi? If so, open tar1090 in that browser.

For running a browser on the Raspberry, he needs a user interface. That’s what we are trying to help at te moment.

We still don’t know if you’re using Raspberry lite (which does not have a graphical interface, or if you have a full Raspberry OS installed with UI disabled.

In case you have Raspberry OS lite installed, read this tutorial:

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