A graphical standard introduced by IBM, but mostly used to refer to a 640x480 display device

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No VGA signal after installing ubuntu server

I installed ubuntu server 14.04.2 couple days ago on an oldish computer (This one). And i was able to install it just fine and the VGA seemed to work after i booted it up for the first time. Now i ...
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HDMI to VGA and Display Port to VGA adapters

I stumbled upon a problem after I upgraded my hardware, I was so excited about it, but when I realized that I can't connect my monitors this disappointed me. I have 3 FullHD 22 inch monitors with a ...
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Cannot set up my laptop with 2 monitors by using DualHead2Go on maximum resolution ( out of range error)

My system is: ASUS n56v laptop with Geforce GT 740m; HDMI and VGA outputs. Windows 8.1. I am trying to extend the desktop of my laptop by using two monitors (LG 24MP55 with capability of 1920x1080 ...
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Hijack laptop's display, connect to PC [duplicate]

My son has a PC with no monitor, and an OLD laptop (circa 2002). They both support VGA. Is there an easy way to connect the PC to the laptop such that the PC displays on the laptop's screen? So ...
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Dual (VGA + DVI) monitors, only one at a time works

I have 2 monitors, one VGA, other DVI-D (Single Link) and I'm trying to set them up as dual monitors. However, when I connect them both, only the VGA one works. If I disconnect VGA monitor, the DVI-D ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port input....
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KDE taskbar *Task Manager) only on VGA screen, not DVI screen

My Task Manager only shows up in the screen connected with VGA and clicking "Only show tasks from the current screen" in Task Manager Settings doesn't make the Task Manager bar appear on the second ...
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DisplayPort to DVI adapter: quality concerns

So I searched the local market and was not able to find a DisplayPort to DVI-D cable. My next option is to buy a DP-to-DVI adapter and then attach it to my monitor using a standard DVI-to-DVI cable. ...
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DVI-D to VGA monitor, image no longer fills screen

I have a DVI-D output on my graphics card going through an active adapter to a VGA monitor. This worked fine until I accidentally hit auto adjust on the monitor and now the image won't fill the screen,...
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Why is HDMI->DVI image sharper than VGA?

I have a Dell U2312HM monitor connected to a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. When I connect them via laptop -> HDMI cable -> HDMI-DVI adaptor -> monitor (the monitor doesn't have a HDMI socket), ...
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Connecting 2 Monitors to Radeon HD 6450

i have a pretty old and slow PC with a build in Radeon HD 6450. I checked and there are 3 possible connections: HDMI, DVI-Sub, VGA (i hope i am correct here). I do have a very, very old (10+ years) ...
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HP Proliant Microserver N40L onboard VGA does not work with widescreen monitor

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N40L with the 1.5GHz AMD dual core) at home that I have been using for a while as a source code repository and nightly build system. Being used that way didn't ...
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Convert hdmi to dvi to vga [duplicate]

I'm trying to hook up a projector that only has an VGA input to my laptop that has only an HDMI output. I would like to avoid spending extra money on a HDMI to VGA converter box, is it possible to do ...
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DVI-D to VGA adapter doesn't seem to work

I have got two DVI-D DualLink Male to VGA female adapters and a Graphics card with with HDMI, VGA and two DVI-D outputs. When I plug my VGA monitors into the adapters then into the video card, they ...
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Is it possible to port HDMI audio and VGA video from one computer through a monitor and speaker simultaneously?

I have a Yamaha Home Theater System that I connect to my Windows 7 PC (via HDMI) for playing audio. My TV is broken and I can only use my monitor to display video. This monitor does not have HDMI and ...
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Changing VGA cable on Debian lowers resolution

I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. I have a 32inch LED monitor that supports a maximum of 1920x1440 (aka the maximum that VGA ...
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HDMI/VGA/DVI: No cable attached within 5 minutes, no signal

My situation: My pc is connected to my receiver with a hdmi cable I start my pc 5 minutes later I start the receiver Problem: No signal. Hitting the keyboard, it doesn't matter, there won't come ...
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Join two[or three] vga cables?

I am supposed to do a presentation on next month using power point, and will be using a projector to present it. The projector can be connected to the laptop by a vga cable, my problem is that I do ...
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Do video cables (DVI, VGA) exist that do not need to be screwed in? [duplicate]

Are there 15pin VGA cables that don't have a screw connection on one end? What are they called?
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Strange video non/detection by monitors

I have an Atom-based mini PC used as a Linux server that I usually don't connect a display to. When I do, it's an old CRT monitor via VGA. The console shows up just fine, and eventually I can log on ...
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Use a laptop to convert VGA to HDMI

I have a laptop with both a VGA output and HDMI output and was wondering if I could use this to convert a HDMI input into a VGA output. If this is possible how could it be done and if not why not?
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Can't hook my PC up to my computer screen using VGA

I recently bought a Desktop PC, it was a rather old Dell, that I wanted to use with my TV screen. However after connecting my computer with my TV using VGA (Which is the highest available solution to ...
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why VGA laptop detects monitor with Dual-Link DVI-D, but monitor does not display?

I have a laptop with VGA video output, and I bought a simple adapter from VGA to DVI-D, and I am trying to connect a big monitor using Dual-Link DVI-D to the laptop. When I do this, the laptop ...
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Dual Monitor from 1 VGA and 1 DVI port

I currently have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, these are the specs I think will be most relevant: Display Support: 4 displaysMulti Monitor 2560x1600 4096x21603Maximum Digital Resolution ...
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VGA vs SVGA cable?

I have a totally avarage looking VGA cable with totally average HD-15/DE-15 male D-sub connectors on both end, however the label on it states, that it is an "SVGA cable". I know that VGA is also the ...
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CentOS Running on my laptop keeps on turning off VGA

I recently built a new desktop so I took apart and recycled my laptop to become a home server. I hooked up a VGA cable to it and put it to a old external monitor I had laying around. I installed ...
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Dual Monitors on VGA or HDMi

I have an INSPIRON 3847. It has VGA & HDMI outputs. I want to run 2 (or if possible 3) monitors. Had 2 monitors running with GX270 but had to buy new Video card & a splitter. Do i have to buy ...
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VGA-DVI-D adapters [duplicate]

Hi I'm connecting a new Dell U2414M monitor to my wife's cheap work computer with a VGA connector. What I've seen so for are DVI to VGA converters stating in description that the signal is being ...
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Cheap solutions to share old laptop screen to Smart TV

Hi I have an old laptop that only provide a VGA output connector. I want to use my Samsung Smart TV as its screen so that I can put my laptop next to my TV and forget about opening its lid to look at ...
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VGA display is blank after disconnect/reconnect

At home I sometimes disconnect a large LCD VGA display (and USB mouse/keyboard) from my XUbuntu/xfce server to use it with my laptop (mostly to play games). As long as the LCD is not disconnected I ...
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Cant set monitor resolution to 1920x1080, chooses a nonstandard resolution instead

I've been sitting at this problem for hours upon hours now, so many google searches, so many different things tried, nothing seems to help. First off, the necessary data: The monitor is a BenQ ...
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DVI-HDMI cable increases temperature after plug in video card with 7 degrees celsius

I have bought a DVI-HDMI cable (Video cart - Monitor) for my monitor, that was using a VGA cable. My config is dual monitor: Samsung S22C00 + Samsung Syncmaster 225 BW (configure to run on same ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of them,...
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Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1 not recognizing external monitor

I just got a Lenovo W530 through work running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit. My VGA port on the side of the laptop does not recognize any external monitor plugged into it. My company's IT guys and I ...
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Computer Monitor will not display content

I fixed a Dell Dimension E520 computer today. I cleared off the old hard drive and reseated the memory. when I did this, all the diagnostic lights disappeared. The only problem I am having now is with ...
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two monitors one smartTV setup

I have a desktop with an intel HD 4600 graphics card and my setup looks as follows: two monitors (one VGA and one DVI) and a smartTV with HDMI. I want to do the following: duplicate my main screen ...
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Lenovo B50-70 Electric Shock when touching VGA port , when plugged to AC [duplicate]

Recently bought Lenovo B50-70 (2 days), connected it to AC with three pin adapter given. Accidently touched the vga port and I got a serious jolt. Vga Ports are OK. When using on battery I don't have ...
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kvm+vfio+vga passthrough, got “root.1” not found

I have a 64bit windows VM using KVM. I want to try VGA passthrough. I started my VM with: qemu-system-x86_64\ -monitor stdio\ -enable-kvm -m 2048 -no-fd-bootchk -localtime -M q35\ -bios /usr/share/...
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How do I make both dvi ports to work to support two monitors?

I need to use two monitors on my Dell desktop computer with Windows 7. But I have difficulty to plug one of the monitors to the correct video port! I have a VGA port on one board which I can connect ...
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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04 and I can't find support for this ...
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What does a DVI-VGA adapter output?

I have a DVI-VGA Adapter: If I have a PC that only has a DVI port, and a monitor that only has a VGA port, what will be the output? DVI or VGA? And what if that was reversed? (I.e. Monitor only ...
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How to properly solder apple's thunderbolt to vga?

I just bought a cheap Thunderbolt to VGA conversor, for a macbook pro. It didn't work at all so I decided to open the case. I found a silicon lump and most of the cables just hanging there. Just as ...
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PC BIOS and VGA BIOS interconnection

I have 386 PC clone computer with BIOS EPROM. And I have VGA ISA board with it's own EPROM BIOS. I want to know how main BIOS interconnects with VGA BIOS. Does main BIOS calls (jumps to execute) VGA ...
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AMD Radeon 5770 (GV-R577UD-1G) dual VGA monitors, one not getting input win7

First off: I know this will work because I have had all the involved components set up before, but I had some help from a friend then to set that up and now I have had to format and re-install windows,...
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AMD proprietary drivers

I decided to install proprietary video driver to my HP Pavilion g6. My system is Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn (updated yesterday). Ok, i downloaded AMD Installer from official site. sudo sh amd-driver-...
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Sixteen PCs connected to one monitor? [closed]

I am looking for a solution, because of space issues, where I can connect 16 PCs to one monitor. Not looking for KVM, I like to monitor 16 Pcs at once. Basically in our broadcast company, we are ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to laptop

I have Lenovo thinkpad E530, with: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Driver 8.15.10.2639) Windows 7 (64 bit) Intel64 Family 6 2095 MHz Processor (Intel Core i7) Built in display connector type LVDS I have ...
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Plugging 2 screens into a laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has only one VGA port, so I was wondering if I can just buy a "Y-cable" and plug in 2 screens? My graphic card is GeForce GT 640M LE. PS: I want to extend my screens, not duplicate them.
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How to tell if my laptop will support a second monitor

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775(given by employer) and google isn't really giving me an answer about multiple monitors. Is there a way to tell if my laptop will support a second external monitor(3 ...