So I've got my brand new RPi4 (2GB) with a fan.
I've installed SimVimPanel and its was running great for about 5 minutes and then the screen goes black.

I checked the temperature and it was 39c, so hardly overheated. I landed the plane and shut x-plane down and the screen came back after about 30 seconds.

Any ideas?
Oct 24, 2019 in SimVimPanel by

1 Answer

If you do not have a good radiator (heatsink) on your RPi, you should definitely use it.

Oct 28, 2019 by
Hi Vlad, thanks for the answer.

I have a Fan SHIM on it, and I checked the temperature while I was running and it didnt go above 39c.

Check your RPi system power settings, see if it is configured to "sleep" after 5 minutes. Disable this option.

Thanks, I will have a look at that and report back.

--- Update

Ok, its looking good so far.

If anyone else has this problem, what I did is added the following to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

@xset s noblank
@xset s off
@xset -dpms

It has been running for about 25 minutes now without the screen going blank.