DisplayPort is a digital audio/video interface used primarily for attaching external monitors to computers, though it can also be used to transmit audio, USB, and other forms of data.

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Connecting two computers to one monitor

My monitor has three input sources: VGA, DVI-D, and display port. My first computer is connected using DVI port and is working properly. I tried to connect another computer to the same monitor using ...
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Need a KVM setup to support HDMI and DisplayPort input with DVI or HDMI output

Here is what I want to connect via KVM to have one monitor and keyboard/mouse: 1st Work laptop (HP EliteBook 8560P) with a DisplayPort and VGA video output - I bought a passive DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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Radeon HD 5770 on three monitors. 95% working

Alright, so initially I ran into the typical problems associated with this setup (only two screens worked at a time, passive adapter does nothing yadda yadda). My problem now is that only two screens ...
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Can a Thunderbolt-equipped iMac be used as an external display for a DisplayPort-equipped PC?

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac with a Thunderbolt port. Can I use this port to have the iMac act as a external monitor for my Windows 7 laptop that has a DisplayPort video output? The MacOS Help Center ...
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HD5770 cannot detect third monitor

My computer can't detect the third monitor connected to the display port with an active single-link DP to DVI. The other two monitors connected to the DVI Port work correctly. I bought an Active ...
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No DisplayPort output via DisplayPort→HDMI adapter from Nvidia card using Linux on Thinkpad W520

I have a Thinkpad W520 laptop with Nvidia Quadro 1000M graphics running Debian testing (“wheezy”) and Nvidia driver version 295.40-1. The graphics mode is set to discrete in the BIOS. I would like to ...
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How to write script/program to duplicate a monitor (to fix HDMI audio issues)

Cliff's notes: Question: Is there a way to write a script to clone a monitor to another monitor (rather than do so manually in Control Panel or ATI driver)? I would like something similar to How can ...
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Dual Monitors with DisplayPort and DVI-D

I have a Dell Optiplex 990 with an AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card. I would like to use my two Dell UltraSharp U2711 monitors in a dual configuration with my computer. Both monitors have a single ...
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Turning off/on monitor reduces non-maximized window sizes?

I believe this is a very strange problem, but i just switched back to PC from Mac after nearly 20 years so I'm certainly no expert with Windows 7 yet. My new computer has a Gigabyte HD 6970 GPU ...
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Dell precision m6500 + docking station + 3 displays + ATI FirePro 7820

I have the following configuration: Dell Precision m6500 Video card: Ati FirePro 7820 Dell E-Port Plus port replicator 3 x Dell P2411H ( DVI or VGA) Dell says: Supports a maximum of three ...
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Connecting 3 monitors via HDMI

I am trying to hook 3 tv's up to one computer all via HDMI. This setup has already been installed and I do not have the option to switch to a DVI connection or use VGA. I have this graphics card: ...
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Dell U271 monitor DisplayPort suddenly not working

My new(ish) Dell U271 took a bit of a knock and it now suddenly doesn't recognise the Macbook plugged into it via DisplayPort - this had been working great for several months up until now. When I ...
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Displayport + VGA dual monitor in Redhat 6.2

I just got a new computer at work that only has a single DIsplay Port and a single VGA. I can get the dual monitors in Redhat 6.2 to detect both monitors - but they both display the same thing, and I ...
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Are there any cables available to port HDMI to Displayport (And possibly carry audio?)

I would like to use an HDMI output device with a DisplayPort monitor. My main issue is getting audio.. HDMI to DVI doesn't support audio. Are there any cables that do HDMI to Displayport and support ...
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Will a passive DisplayPort to DVI adapter work on my Thinkpad?

The Lenovo Thinkpad I have at the office has a DisplayPort output. Not DVI, HDMI, not mini-DisplayPort. Nothing in the office has a DisplayPort input: the monitors take DVI, the big screen takes ...
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Screen fuzzes/zig zags on a custom build

Recently, I built my first computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 4 x 1GB DDR2 RAM 500GB SATA hard drive Radeon HD 6770 graphics card by XFX - using one monitor via DisplayPort -> VGA adapter. MSI P6N SLI ...
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Can DisplayPort carry USB?

Are there any plans in current or future DisplayPort implementations to carry USB? I'm thinking that you could have your keyboard/mouse plugged into your monitor and then two DisplayPort inputs. The ...
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I'm using a compatible active DisplayPort to DVI adapter with EyeFinity, why does my monitor still flicker?

I specifically chose an active DisplayPort <-> DVI adapter for use with EyeFinity right out of my graphic card vendor's list of confirmed compatible adapters. Yet the screen fails horribly, it ...
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Dell U3011 + Quadro 4000: “Flashing” when using 30-bit DeepColor

I have OpenGL code which successfully acquires and renders to a RGB10_A2 visual on a Windows 7 system, using a Quadro 4000 (current and previous drivers) connected to a Dell U3011 display via ...
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Intel HD Graphics: After reboot or power state change one display blank [closed]

System specs: Lenovo 3269-B5U (desktop/workstation) Intel Core i5 CPU Intel HD Graphics Win XP Pro 2 identical 17" LCD monitors (ACER V173): one VGA, one DP (via DP-to-VGA adapter) On reboot the ...
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Intel Q45 graphics will not send correct resolution to second (DP) monitor

System is Lenovo 9964-A7U with Intel Q45 graphics running Windows XP. Monitors are both 17" Acer V173 with native resolution of 1280x1024. Both use VGA connectors. Secondary monitor is connected ...
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Dual Display - hardware and cables?

I am looking at moving onto a dual display for my Windows 7 Professional system. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 and currently connect an external monitor via the VGA port. The Thinkpad also has a port ...
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Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac, and vice-versa?

Does anyone know if a monitor equipped with a DisplayPort (e.g. the Dell U2311h LCD screen) can be connected to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac? I want to connect two of these LCDs (one via ...
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Can I use DisplayPort with the other ports on my video card?

I have a Radeon HD5570 I am planning on using this adapter to place a third VGA monitor in the DisplayPort: However, before I spend the money on this particular adapter, I need to know if it will ...
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Can you use the Sandy Bridge H67 IGP and an additional graphics card to drive 2 monitors via DisplayPort?

I'm going to build a new pc. I want it to be connected to my two monitors via DisplayPort because the other ports on the monitors are already in use by another computer. I'm thinking about going with ...
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Radeon 5830: How to get two monitors working?

Using Windows 7. I got a new Radeon HD 5830 video card with 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort. I'm trying to get two monitors working. First monitor connected to DVI port works. Second monitor ...
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GeForce 210 and its outputs

I have GeForce 210 graphic card. could I plug in my extension cables in all of its 3 outputs and get output at the same time or I have to plug into one output at once?
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Can I use VGA and displayPort of my laptop to have triple display?

All is in the question.. I have a laptop with display port and vga.. Can I connect one monitor with vga and one Displayport monitor to the Display port to make me a triple monitor system? I prefer to ...
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Integrated VGA and DisplayPort to power dual monitors?

I'm trying to add a second monitor to my work Windows 7 hp PC. It's a low-profile model so won't take a full height graphics card with 2 outputs. It does have a DisplayPort socket though. Is it ...
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ATI Radeon 5770: Which combinations of 3 screens are possible? (In terms of connection: DSUB, DVI, HDMI, DP)

My Radeon 5770 has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 DP socket, the following are used: 1 DVI digital 1 DVI -> DSUB analog Now I want to add another monitor with an analog DSUB connection (a 15" one, not much ...
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Resolution problems with MSI R5770 Hawk through DisplayPort

I just picked up a MSI R5770 Hawk card from the parts picking megathread. I run dual 2560x1600 monitors (LG W3000H, for what it's worth) but for some reason I can only get the native resolution for ...
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DualLink DVI-D to DisplayPort

I have a Dell 3007WFP monitor which features only DualLink DVI-D for video input. The computer I am trying to connect it to only features VGA, DisplayPort, and SingleLink DVI-D (via a docking ...
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Can I use 2 DVIs and a DisplayPort for 3 monitors?

I have a Zotac GeForce GTS 450, can I use three monitors using 2 DVI ports and a DisplayPort with a DisplayPort to DVI converter?
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Multiple Monitors with one DisplayPort

I've read that DisplayPort supports multiple monitors. My question is how can I connect 3 monitors with one display port, is there such a splitter? I have 2 DVI monitors and one VGA (which I could use ...
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Are there disadvantages for using different port types for a dual monitor display

I am thinking of purchasing the XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770. The card features a variety of ports: 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 2 x DVI Currently, I own two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch ...
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How many external displays can I connect to the new iMac (May 2011)

The new iMac has just been released with two thunderbolt ports. For those that don't know, thunderbolt comprises of PCI Express and Display Port technology, is also known as 'LightPeak' and is ...
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Can I force my Thinkpad T520 with NVS4200m to output WQXGA on the displayport?

Edit - this is no longer an issue due to a series of driver updates. Sometime in August/September 2011 (I think, maybe even earlier) an NVidia driver update made it possible to run WQXGA resolution ...
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HDMI to DisplayPort monitor?

I got a monitor with DVI-D and DisplayPort, and I have a a notebook and a graphics card I want to connect to it. The graphics card has DVI-D output, so that's the simple part. But the notebook has ...
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Why is my monitor performing voodoo magic and how do I fix it?

I have a mini display port output on my laptop and a 27" widescreen LCD monitor that takes in DVI (dual link I presume). To rectify the issue, I purchased a display port to DVI dual link adapter. ...
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Radeon 68xx, 69xx cards and support for 10-bit color over displayport

10-bit color, aka "Deep Color" is a scheme where 10 bits are used for each color channel. This makes for a 30 bit RGB implementation. IE: red: 10 bits green: 10 bits blue: 10 bits total: 30 bits ...
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DisplayPort to DVI not working on Quadro FX 580

I have a PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card with 1x DVI and 2x DisplayPorts. The DVI port works fine with both my Viewsonic monitors but I cannot get either of the DPs to work using the supplied ...
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Windows 7 login screen not cloned by second display

Windows 7 Home-Edition (64-bit): Windows logon screen is only at VGA (TV connected) and not as clone at DVI (Digital Display connected)
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No sound through DisplayPort

I'm trying to connect my Elitebook 8440p laptop to my Samsung HDTV. The laptop does not have a HDMI connection, but it does have DisplayPort. I bought a C&E TOOGOO DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter, ...
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Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter [closed]

In my search for a new display, I came across the Dell Multi-Monitor Hub MMH11, which seemed to be an alternative to my search for daisy-chainable DisplayPort displays. However, before I cave and ...
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Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does?

Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does? Specifically, I am looking at Lenovo Laptops T410 or T510. I'm wondering if the spec permits for audio over DP and if possible if the Lenovo laptops I ...
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Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro with a mini-DisplayPort. My desk setup used to allow me to position the screen of my old MacBook beside an external monitor, essentially allowing dual-head. ...
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Can I run the video output on my motherboard along side a separate video card?

I recently built a new computer using a ASUS M4A785TD-V motherboard. So far I've only been using the on-board video, but recently just orderd a HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770. After reading about the ...
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Windows 7 flash monitor black?

I have a laptop connected to a monitor that uses Displayport. My monitor flashes black for a split second randomly while connected to Displayport but does not while connected via DVI out. I've ...
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Dell E6410 laptop with Dell E1909 external monitor resolution stuck at 640x480

I have a new Windows 7 (32-bit) Dell Latitude E6410 laptop, and a new Dell E1909WDD Flat Panel Monitor. The only way to connect to the monitor is via an integrated DisplayPort cable. ...
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Can I connect two other monitors to my Dell Studio XPS?

I currently have a Dell Studio XPS laptop that I connect to an external monitor with the standard VGA output. I have also bought a Display port to DVI connector that I would like to connect to ...