New Mac mini won't connect with monitors stating 'unsupported Mode'

Hi I'm new to Mac and just purchased a Mac Mini.
The guy in store gave me an adapter so I can use my current screen.
However when I first tried it the screen was very large however I put this down to needing to change the settings on the screen. Although when I tried it didn't work.
Now it is sating it's 'unsupported' and is also very large and appears in an equivalent 'safe mode' as you would get on windows - if that's makes sense?
Please can someone help as I don't really have time to get to store, and need this for our business
Chris

Hi
The monitors are;
Optronix OP-158BS
Digix screen which does both tv and PC.
I believe it's a VGA connection and the apple store gave us an adapter for this.
Many thanks
Chris

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