Hi and thanks for reading,
Having bought a Type-B Raspberry Pi board within the first few waves of shipping last year, I was disappointed to find that it only supported HDMI, having no devices/screens in the house which support it. VGA is ideal, but I didn't actually go out and get a converter until a couple of weeks ago (I had only used it once since purchasing - using my friend's TV, ie. with HDMI). Online guides and articles within forums had told me that it wasn't as simple as simply plugging it in, you had to also mess with a certain 'config.txt' on the SD card containing the OS, which I was prepared to do.
Now I am using the Raspberry Pi on the TV in the holiday house I am staying in, and have struggled for hours trying to get any success on the VGA monitor I have brought with me.
The Raspberry Pi boots with no problems and I cannot see any situation where the system has had any trouble with any of its features. I am using a 4GB SDHC card from RS Components, pre-installed with what the sticker calls 'Raspberry Pi OS' but what I have researched is probably Debian (6, I think). Unfortunately, there is no such 'config.txt' anywhere on the card and so I have created one in /boot using sudo touch on the command prompt (as per the advice of some internet wikis) and adding these lines to the empty file, which I found:
I moved the output to my monitor, using the adaptor, but nothing showed, besides turning off its no-output-self-test-colour-whatever-screen and displaying a black screen. I must have messed up the settings, I thought, and now it probably won't display on the TV either! Actually, it was fine back on the HDMI TV, so I assumed the settings weren't correct for changing it.
After adding/removing several other commands, changing the order of the settings in the file, etc. I turned to my adaptor, having seen that only some such devices will function with the Pi, and tracked it back to the eBay page here --> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251261699944? ... 1439.l2649
As you can see, the bottom of the page shows a footnote concerning the Raspberry Pi, with specific settings, and some clue that this is one such functioning adaptor. Those settings didn't work either.
Anyway, to finish off with the question I am asking: Where does the fault lie and what should I do next? It has occured to me that the system might be ignoring 'config.txt', as it has so far made zero changes, but no internet solutions to it doing this have been any help. As my last port of call, I signed up to this forum and eagerly await any responses. Thanks for reading such a long question but this is really stressing me out!