The application is designed to run on a host system (works on Windows, Linux and Mac since it’s written in Java) and not directly on the Raspberry Pi. It is possible to run the app on Raspberry Pi, but the performance is pretty bad.
Raspberry Pi Configuration Manager (PiCon) can be used to change settings such as:
- video output controls: switch between NTSC and PAL, change the aspect ratio, rotate the screen, overscan configuration, enable fixed framebuffer, change the HDMI display modes, force or disable sound, force HDMI 3D support, HDMI boost, use HDMI safe mode and more;
- overclock the CPU, GPU and SDRam;
- advanced overclocking: overvoltage the GPU or SDRAM, force turbo, initial (temporary) turbo, change the GPU processor frequency, the hardware video block frequency, 3D block frequency, image sensors pipeline block frequency as well as setting a temperature limit (sets clock and voltages to to default when the temperature reaches a certain value);
To launch PiCon, use the following command (obviously, make sure you’ve installed Java before this):
java -jar ~/PiCon*/PiCon.jar
Make the changes you want and click “Save Settings” – this will write the changes to the config.txt file which you must copy back to the SD card boot partition.