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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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No display output via a connected monitor

Quite often, when a monitor is connected via HDMI or VGA, there is no display output. This can be, understandably, very frustrating. Even more so, it probably worked fine with the preinstalled Android was working fine, but now when booting Linux from the SD card, nothing happens anymore. There are of course many possible reasons for not getting an image on the monitor, such as the cable might not be connected properly, the monitor might be set to the wrong input, and so on. Even though all these things seem very obvious and common, they do happen, and there are a few cases that are not so easily checked.

The Allwinner SoC is actually not very smart when it comes to displaying outputs. It needs to be told ...

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