Monitor DVI Signal Problem (solved)


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by marrak99 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:52 pm
To The Raspberry Pi Users,

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi and plugged everything that was necessary into it. I connected it into a monitor screen, using a DVI to HDMI cable. However, when I turn everything on, It says 'DVI - No signal' and the monitor goes to sleep. It would be much appreciated if someone could tell me how to fix this problem.

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by drgeoff » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:53 pm
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by marrak99 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:13 pm
Yeah, I looked through the page but couldn't find out about how to get signal on the screen.

Thanks for the link though.
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by mahjongg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:19 pm
I assume you meant a HDMI to DVI cable, not a DVI to HDMI cable.

There are some options in config.txt to enforce switching to DVI mode, even if the PI cannot automatically determine that you connected a DVI monitor.
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by marrak99 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:29 pm
Wait, this might sound like a stupid question, but do I need to program the SD card with Linux before I connect the Raspberry Pi to the monitor?

Would this affect the signal going from the Pi to the monitor?

And does anyone know the easiest program of Linux which I can put onto the SD card?

Oh, and I did mean HDMI to DVI, I just wrote it incorrectly.
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by drgeoff » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:47 pm
marrak99 wrote:Wait, this might sound like a stupid question, but do I need to program the SD card with Linux before I connect the Raspberry Pi to the monitor?

Would this affect the signal going from the Pi to the monitor?

And does anyone know the easiest program of Linux which I can put onto the SD card?

Oh, and I did mean HDMI to DVI, I just wrote it incorrectly.

Well, it is both stupid and sensible. :lol: You won't get anything on the monitor until you correctly write the SD card. Using Linux you use a command along the lines of:

(sudo) dd bs=1M if=/path to img file/os.img of=/dev/sdx.

See http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setu ... nd_line.29 for more details (and GUI alternative immediately thereafter).
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by drgeoff » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am
On further reflection, I'm not sure that you realise that you need a Linux distribution specifically geared to the RPi. Perhaps a look at http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads would also be in order.
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by marrak99 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:27 pm
Thank you drgeoff and mahjongg for your help. :D
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