vinodmenon80 wrote:Hi There,
How’s it going? I just got my Raspberry Pi board delivered a week ago. I had this ordered locally along with a clear case and a power adapter.
Eager to get started I bought a keyboard and mouse, SD memory card (16GB) and HDMI to VGA converter.
Reason being my monitor doesn’t have a HDMI slot. I have formatted and installed Noobs 1.3 on the card.
So I go ahead and connect the network cable and start up the board. Nothing appears on the screen until I press option 2.
Then I see the familiar OS options screen and install Raspbian as default.
Install goes smoothly till I see the install completed message.
When I reboot all I see is a black screen. Any ideas on what to do next? Appreciate some advise.
From what you've posted above I suspect that your issue may be related to one that exists for composite video (see later). Although I've recently acquired a HDMI to VGA converter ( http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... erter.html
) myself I've not (yet) tested it with NOOBS 1.3.2 . It's possible that some of these devices need a NOOBS 1.3.2 installation to be performed with "HDMI safe mode" (video mode '2') made "permanent" to ensure that an installed O.S. uses a HDMI setting that is still compatible with the VGA monitor. (In the same way that composite video, modes '3' or '4', needs it to be done thus: http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... ellow.html
). Once everything is working in that (low resolution) mode then, using NOOBS built-in, recovery mode, editor, the O.S's "config.txt" may be edited to obtain a higher, VGA-compatible resolution. NB:
you should be using NOOBS 1.3.2
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P4B's. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm