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Black screen using HDMI2VGA



  • Hi all,
    I'm using one HDMI2VGA converter (a standard model from a known Chinese shop), but I cannot make it work...
    I've tried the converter with a laptop and it works, so I discard that the converter has any defect.

    Then, I've tried all possibe config.txt combinations... but I always get black screen in the TFT... the options that I've modified are:

    #for forcing VGA mode to 640x480-60Hz: 
    hdmi_group=2
    hdmi_mode=4
    
    #for enabling HDMI
    hdmi_safe=1
    
    #comment to get jack audio (i've read that in some converters this is required, despite my
    #converter has no audio output)... I've tried commenting, setting it to '1' and '2'... no luck!
    hdmi_drive=2
    
    #I've tried with 0 (default) and 4 (which is supposed to give more "power" to the TFT)
    config_hdmi_boost=4
    
    hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    

    Any other Idea? I am missing any configuration parameter?

    Anyone that has a HDMI2VGA converter working, could please post the config.txt file?

    Thanks a lot!!!!


  • Developer
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    @xphere I recommend you to test the same adapter with a laptop and that screen. I bought one that only worked with the output of my little camera, but couldn't handle higher resolutions, so it was useless.



  • Hi paradadf! Thanks for replying!
    Yes, I've tried with the laptop and the same TFT screen that I've used with the raspberry, and I've been able to set up a resolution up to 1680x1050 (60Hz) (the maximum supported by the TFT), so I assume that the TFT is also working...
    I have even tried with the "hdmi_ignore_edid" option, to ignore edid info, but still same results...

    hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080
    

  • Developer
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    @xphere I don't know, but @ian57 probably does! 😄



  • @xphere not even noobs displays anything ?



  • I've tried all possible options and none seems to work... Even noobs is not displaying anything... 😞

    it's strange because I've seen on forums and youtube videos that my adapter works on rpi! but none of the options worked for me.


  • CRT Fan

    hi, here is my config for 240p on my crt with hdmi => vga :

    hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080
    hdmi_pixel_encoding=2
    avoid_safe_mode=1
    disable_overscan=1
    config_hdmi_boost=4
    hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    hdmi_drive=2
    hdmi_group=1
    hdmi_mode=6
    hdmi_force=1
    kernel=zImage
    hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    gpu_mem_256=128
    gpu_mem_512=256
    gpu_mem_1024=512
    avoid_safe_mode=1
    disable_splash=1
    dtparam=audio=on



  • @idarius thanks for the reply! I will try that configuration! eventhough, it sounds strange to me that you have tried the CEA mode:

    # this is for HDMI_CEA_480i60
    hdmi_group=1
    hdmi_mode=6
    

    If you are using a VGA monitor, should not be better to use a DMT mode?

    # this is for HDMI_DMT_VGA_60 (640x480)
    hdmi_group=2
    hdmi_mode=4
    


  • @idarius by the way... what does this parameter in your config do?

    hdmi_force=1
    

    I've not found any documentation related, probably you mean "hdmi_force_hotplug=1"? (you already have this parameter repeated twice in your config)

    Thanks!


  • CRT Fan

    yeah i think it's a mistake for the hdmi force 1, i seen it on some forum.
    For the hdmi mode 6 group 1, its because on a crt i need 480 i. talked about crt tv, not crt pc screen, so resolution is 240p max or 480interlaced.
    my games run in 240p (320 x 240), but EmulationStation is unreadable with this resolution, so ==> 480i 🙂



  • @idarius Thanks for the explanation.
    I've tried your code but... no luck! I'm always getting no signal on my TFT (LG 19inch L1953S-SF).



  • I have found the solution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The problem was not in the converter, neither in the configuration!
    The problem was due to this!!! the fu**ing hdmi wall mount that I have in the box that contains the rpi was cutting the VGA signal, so I tried to connect the HDMI2VGA adapter directly to the rpi, instead of the wall mount and... voilá! works perfectly!!!! even detects automatically the resolution!!!!

    so.. conclusion: DO NOT USE ANY CABLE BETWEEN THE HDMI OUTPUT AND THE HDMI2VGA CONVERTER!!!!!!


  • CRT Fan

    hehe cool for you, pretty weird 🙂


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