My imx6 board is just arrived. I've connected (almost) everything and the Android SO seems to start and recognize keyboard inputs (tested via the serial debug port).
I would like to "see" something, but I don't have any HDMI/LVDS screen at the moment. I tried to connecte a VGA screen with an HDMI-VGA adapter (like this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-Male-to-VGA-Female-Video-Cable-Cord-Converter-Adapter-for-PC-Laptop-Bla... ) but without success. I suppose that, if this "can" work, it first needs some settings in the OS configuration.
Does anyone have some hints to use a VGA screen on this board?
As a "workaround", I bought an HDMI-DVI adapter like this one
and connected the board to the DVI inteface of the screen.
Everything seems to work now.
By the way, if someone have some hints for the HDMI-VGA adapter it could still be useful for other users.
I am also not been able to successfully connect hdmi to vga converter. Please if someone can help on what parameter to change to get it working, it would be really helpful.
Strictly speaking, Android HDMI I/F should not be used with HDMI-to-DVI converter.
In addition to DVI signals HDMI provides control lines (I2C) for configuring, audio, hot plugging.
Perhaps the following may help, but note, now Freescale BSP does not support the Boundary board.
I have never used a converter like the one you are showing, but I believe there should be no problem.
Do you have a terminal window open?, what do you see when you plug the screen?, any errors?
Attached you find the terminal output.
SabreLogHDMI2VGAStartup.txt: log with screen connected before turning on the board
SabreLogHDMI2VGAEnd.txt: log with screen plugged in at the end of the startup process
Plugging in the screen at the end promt these lines in the log:
mxc_hdmi mxc_hdmi: Read EDID again
mxc_hdmi mxc_hdmi: No modes read from edid
mxc_hdmi mxc_hdmi: create default modelist
fbcvt: 1920x1080@60: CVT Name - 2.073M9
I suppose that the board can't get some information via HDMI. About this, I've used this adapter with a RaspberryPi board, and I had to set some prliminary configuration (can't remember hich one...) due to the fact that the board can't get some screen informations via HDMI with this adapter.
With both configuration (screen plugged before power on, screen plugged at the end of the startup process) the screen remains blank, without input.