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Recently, I was facing some issues after installing Ubuntu in a Raspberry Pi. What I did was flashed a microSD using Balena Etcher, put back the card in the Pi, and turned the board on.

The Issue

However, I was not being able to see anything on the monitor after I connected a HDMI cable to the board.

I restarted the device several times and the screen goes dark immediately after starting to boot.

The Fix

I looked at several forums, however, almost all of the solutions did not work.

One solution did work. I had to turn the Raspberry Pi off again. I took the microSD out of it and inserted back to my card reader of my laptop.

I accessed the system-boot volume and did the following two things to the config.txt file:

  1. Added the following lines
  2. Changed dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d to dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d.

Even though there is a solution exist, I wrote this blog post because I had to look at so many links to find one right way to fix.

I hope this helps. I also have added the reference for your convenience.

Have a good day!

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