While I very much hope that the advice was productive and everything is now working, I have a word of caution for anyone connecting a Pi to a VGA monitor.charley_66 wrote: I'm using a vga-hdmi converter, and the noobs software.
I was asked....pluggy wrote:tut tut, how did you get to be moderator ?
The "out of range message" means the HDMI mode is set to too high a resolution for the VGA monitor to handle. The config.txt file, where you make the changes, is in the 60mb FAT partition of your SD Card when mounted on your MAC.charley_66 wrote:*I'm very new to this, so please explain like I'm five*
I'm using a vga-hdmi converter, and the noobs software.
I go to start my pi, and I get an 'out of range' message. I researched the problem, and I now need to uncomment some file in the config text.
The problem is, I viewed the files on my SD card on my regular computer, and I can't locate the config texts and such.
My computer is a very old Mac.
Thank you in advance for the help!
As I understand it, the OP is starting out with NOOBS which has a large VFAT partition and no config.txt file at that point.lewmur wrote:The "out of range message" means the HDMI mode is set to too high a resolution for the VGA monitor to handle. The config.txt file, where you make the changes, is in the 60mb FAT partition of your SD Card when mounted on your MAC.
Is your HDMI to VGA converter powered externally? I was able to use an externally powered one to test a NOOBS installation w/o problems as shown here:dpalomar wrote:Hi, same issue was detected in my case.
I use a Pi-view hdmi-vga connector and booting from noobs shows a rainbow screen but after that a black screen.
If after rainbow screen press the 2 key the noobs menu for OS selection appears, but when I select an option the black screen again and "No cable signal " messsage from monitor.