I am having trouble connecting my new Beagle Board xM with the Dell ST2410 Full HD monitor using the HDMI 2 DVI-D cable.
When I do that I don’t see anything on the monitor, and the monitor goes in sleep mode as soon as I power on the board, seems like its not getting anything from the board. The board is working fine as I can ssh and connect it through serial.
On a lower resolution DVD monitor I was able to get command line terminal but not the Angstrom GUI, due to resolution or refresh rate error.
Please suggest me with what can be done to get the GUI running on the DVI monitor.
Are you plugging in the DVI cable with power applied to the BeagleBoard?
No, I plug the HDMI2DVI cable before powering the board.
I am running a similar Dell monitor and I have to tell it which input to
use in the monitor setup. My monitors has 2 DVI, HDMI,VGA, and
composite inputs. Is it possible you have a similar situation?
Thanks for the reply.
My Dell Monitor has 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 VGA input and no composite inputs. Here are more details about the monitor that I am using http://goo.gl/OoaQd
I am using the HDMI 2 DVI cable (HDMI at BB and DVI-D on monitor), I even tried using HDMI 2 HDMI cable but no use.
I read it somewhere not to plug HDMI cable after powering on the board, so I didn’t hot plugged it yet.
I have a similar Dell screen. I had one HDMI to DVI-D cable that didn’t work, that works on other devices. I had another one that works to this day. I’m not sure but are there different versions of these cables?
I had the similar problem with HDMI to DVI-D cable. It is Amazon brand. My video output is not from Beagleboard. It is from a DTV recorder “Sezmi” to a LCD TV with DVI-D input. The Sezmi can detect my LCD TV during power-on setup. But, it failed to detect it after that. Then, I figured out that HDMI has hot-plug support. I think with the non-compatible cable, the driver may think the display is not connected.
Would you please tell use which HDMI to DVI-D cable works?
I have only one cable that is the HDMI 2 DVI-D cable and its not working with the beagleboard xM as of now. I got this cable from a local retailer and it works with my nVidia GFX card and Dell hookup.
@Mark Lazarewicz - Thanks for pointing it out, I think the problem is with the image, I just realized it when I checked the image installation and it didn’t have any X11 installation. Will update the image and get back on the thread if it works.
Same problem here.
Beagleboard xM connected to monitor using HDMI to DVI cable, does not work. Same board connected to another HDMI display works
Beagleboard c4 connected to monitor using same HDMI to DVI cable used on xM works fine.
So mostly looks like the issue in xM board or xM kernel.
My problem is solved here, it was the issue of using the test Angstrom image that came with the board, I didn’t knew that the test image doesn’t have X11 support.
I built my own image using the instructions given here http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/HowToGetAngstromRunning
and now the BealgeBoard xM works fine with my FullHD monitor.