I have two raspberry pi 2 boards. I have wrote raspbian wheezy image on 8GB card using win32DiskImager. But whenever I run my board, nothing appear on the desktop connected (hdmi to VGA converter used)

Tried by replacing sd card or pi board also, rewrite image several times. Checked for solid +5V supply by CRO. Nothing shows up on desktop. Downloaded image again & tried it also. Not working

However I have a old SPI based TFT image, when i write this image & boot pi.; screen appears. But since its a TFT image, on scrren I see Pi booting up, but then it stops on message "fps = 50 ****". something like that. Since pi will now show data on TFT. I don't have TFT now, so I cannot see data.

Whenever I use TFt image, I see something on screen, that means pi is working & all HDMi & desktop is oK. But as soon as I write wheezy image, nothing appears.

  • are you sure that the HDMI to VGA adapter is working. Can you try using a regular HDMI cable to a monitor or TV or barring that the composite video output? Also have you tried Jesse? Dec 3, 2015 at 10:42
  • try to access using Putty and xming server visit
    – AKASH
    Dec 3, 2015 at 11:31
  • You can try accessing the raspberry pi over serial port
    – tejas
    Dec 3, 2015 at 15:47
  • Have you tried installing the OS to the SD card using NOOBS?
    – DolbyOver
    Apr 3, 2016 at 11:56

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First of all I must suggest you to use raspbian buster. Then I think you have a problem with your HDMI cable ,same as me. Assume you are using latest release of raspberry pi then you don't have to play with /boot/config.txt. Change the cable and OS both.


I have loaded Jessie today & its working. Now I can desktop screen. Strange I rewrote the card with wheezy image(fresh downloaded from internet) & its not working again. Same problem. Loading jessie again works fine.


It's because the recommended build for RPi2 is Jessie, not wheezy.


Two days ago I started using jessie and had same problem like you do but I did not check it with SPI Display.

I did check config.txt and used the last setting that I used when the OS was still wheezy. It works.

I remember I followed this post https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5851&p=77547#p77547. you need to set up the mode and group as in this : # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA) hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=39 # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in # DMT (computer monitor) modes hdmi_drive=2

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