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

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Enable external monitors on W520 laptop running CentOS 6.4

Has anyone done this? I've googled around for hours but no luck. Some suggest to change the BIOS "Display" settings (to "integrated" or some other value), others suggest to use xrandr, others say add ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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How does LCD display work with VGA connector?

it's said that: "As an inherently digital device, the LCD can natively display digital data from a DVI or HDMI connection without requiring conversion to analog." From here ...
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New Radeon 7970 has lower resolution than old radeon 4670?

I have a VGA 22 inch 16:9 monitor, I always used my Radeon 4670 card and had a resolution for Windows 7 of 2048x1152. Now I installed a radeon 7970, installed the drivers as well. The card only has ...
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Laptop screen and Vizio monitor both as dual screens for my desktop

Note: Laptop: Dell, Windows 7 Desktop: HP, Windows 8 I have a monitor connected to my desktop using a VGA cord. The desktop has two of these VGA ports, so I simply connected my laptop with 1 VGA ...
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Screen Resolution is reduced and cannot be reverted

I have a laptop(Sony Vaio VPCSA9e) (OS: Windows 7) and a monitor (LG W1945S). I used to connect the monitor to my laptop in 1440X900 screen resolution without any problem. (I connect it via VGA ...
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LCD image is fuzzy when connected via analog connection instead of digital

I have GeForce 660 Ti and a 1680x1050 LCD. Unfortunately I am forced to connect the LCD to the graphics card via analog connection (VGA cable + VGA-to-DVI-A adapter), instead of digital. The ...
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connecting laptop VGA output to VGA input of external monitor vs VGA output to HDMI input

My laptop has VGA output port and no HDMI. If I buy a monitor which accepts both VGA input and HDMI input, what are the pros and cons of each of the following? connecting VGA output of laptop to VGA ...
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Keyboard and mouse wired to computer from far away

Basically my setup is that I have a server that I need to use for the moment as a desktop but it is extremely loud. I want to wire the server in the basement to the second floor which has a ...
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VGA Cable driving me bonkersmental

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lower or prevent VGA cable interference? I have a PC with a HD 7850 OC 2gb linked to a 1080p VGA only monitor. The display always has fluctuating ...
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Screen problems connecting laptop to tv via VGA HDMI cable - screen resets

I have recently purchased a VGA-HDMI converter to connect my laptop to Samsung HD TV. Initially, the connection works fine (picture and sound) but then after a few minutes, the connection will reset ...
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Correct display settings on OS X using VGA switch?

I have an iMac (2011) with a Samsung SyncMaster SA350 connected. I originally connected it using Mini DisplayPort -> VGA. The iMac detected the display and it showed a very clear image. Then I ...
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How do I make Linux use a screen connected to its second display port (VGA) instead of its first (DVI) for console?

My computer has a graphics card with a DVI port (port 1) and a VGA port (port 2). How can I make the console on Linux display on port 2 instead of port 1? During POST, everything is mirrored on both ...
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How do I know my maximum resolution of my graphics card? With external monitors

So I have an ASUS N76V with a GeForce GT 635M graphics card. I was testing if I could use my VGA and my HDMI port simultaneously and it worked. ...
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Does DVI to VGA monitor connection have the better display quality

I have a motherboard with a DVI port and a monitor with a VGA port. I am currently using VGA to VGA cable. If I change to DVI do I need a monitor with a DVI port or will the DVI to VGA cable work ...
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Dual monitors on nVidia GeForce 9600 GT

I have an nVidia GeForce 9600GT*, which has (only) two DVI connectors. I have one connected to a 22" LCD panel and the other empty. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 successfully. I have a second LCD panel, ...
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VGA output to USB input [duplicate]

I have two computers here (A and B), and i would like to view computer A display on compter B. I'm aware that this can be done via VNC but its too slow. I am wondering if there are any cables+software ...
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How do I connect my laptop (VGA port) to a TV (HDMI port only)

I have a laptop which has a VGA port only. I want to connect it to a TV which has a HDMI port only. As expected, the TV has a HDMI cable only. So, what would be the simplest way to connect my laptop ...
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Keystrokes to Enable External Display on Lenovo G555 bios

My Lenovo G555 latop (AMD Chip, Windows 7) has lost power to the LCD. By power I mean the entire monitor does not turn on (not just the backlight). However, the laptop still works otherwise. If you ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 does not detect Dell External monitor P221 2H

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode". I tried ...
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Geforce 8400 gs not recognizing dvi

I have XP SP3 with a GeForce 8400gs and it has a DVI and VGA port on the back. I have one monitor plugged into the VGA and another monitor plugged in DVI via DVI to VGA adapter. Either monitor works ...
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Connecting Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition via HDMI

My laptop has a VGA and an HDMI output, and I have the TripleHead2Go Digital edition. It came with a VGA/VGA connection cable and a DVI/DVI connection cable. Right now I have three 24" monitors that ...
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Laptop does not go to sleep

I have a Sony Vaio, SVE14A2V1RP, with Windows 8 pre-installed; went legacy / disabled Secure Boot, erased everything and installed Windows 7. Everything works just fine, except the laptop does not go ...
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Driver for AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

I have Gateway NV53 nootebook and I just reinstalled my windows 7 . Before the reinstal I had display adapter - AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 like this - After I reinstalled the ...
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Laptop with two external displays [duplicate]

I have a Dell latitude E5520 (Laptop) with an HDMI and VGA output running Windows8 Enterprise. I also cant use both my external screens at the same time. This is very frustrating. Is there no ...
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Can I connect two computers to one monitor, with one connected via VGA and the other via DVI?

Is it possible to connect two computers to one monitor? The monitor is a Samsung S24B150BL (24 inch). No 1 Computer is running Windows 7 64-bit, to be connected via DVI. No 2 Computer is running ...
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VGA slight flickering/wavy pattern on dark colors

I have a vga monitor attached to my laptop. Whenever I am displaying darker colors, there is a sort of wavy flickering (not seizure inducing, but smooth flickering). It is also more profound when I am ...
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Can't copy laptop display to hdtv only extended second monitor

I'm trying to hook up my laptop to my HDTV to be able to get films from my laptop and watch them on a secondary TV screen (i.e. duplicate the laptop screen to the TV). At first I drove myself crazy ...
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Connecting windows XP laptop to hdtv

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Windows XP) to a 32inch TV that I got over the holidays. As it is an older laptop it has no HDMI port so I can only connect it using a VGA cable. I can't find the ...
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What exactly is VGA, and what is the difference between it and a video card?

Operating system development tutorials pinpoint reaching screen data by writing directly to VGA or EGA or Super VGA, but what I do not get is what is the real difference between writing to a fixed ...
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Dual monitor DVI & VGA

I have two monitors - one connected by DVI and the other connected by VGA; they are connected to the motherboard's integrated graphics. I would like to extend my screen. My motherboard has one DVI and ...
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LCD monitor flicker when connected to a laptop using VGA

I have a dual screen setup with two AOC e2450Sw monitors connected to a laptop. The laptop has one HDMI and one VGA output. When one of the monitors is connected using VGA, it flickers or displays ...
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New VGA cable (5 meter length) does not allow display setting 1920 *1080

My Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop is having LED HDMI 1080 Full HD (ViewSonic) monitor. Which allows me to set display settings (maximum) 1920 * 1080 (16:9) if the VGA cable (monitor manufacturer supplied) ...
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Virtualbox strange issue

Here is what I've done: I created virtual HDD for windows 8 then I installed windows 8. After clean windows installation I installed virtualbox guest additions as first application. There was ...
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Two monitor, one with DVI-D connection, the other with VGA?

I have a problem. I have a SyncMaster SA300 (TFT, main monitor) monitor and a SyncMaster 591s (CRT) monitor. I want to use both monitors and share the desktop. My video card have a VGA port and and ...
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2 crossfired ATI graphic cards vs single card with double capabilities

I wonder how 2x crossfired ATI graphic cards could be compared with a single card with double capabilities? For instance, my video card (ATI 5570) has 1GB memory (128-bit). If I crossfire it with a ...
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Linux Laptop External VGA output is out of range

A friend gave me his old laptop because it's back-light gave out. Up until now I've been using it as a text based linux but I would like to revive it's ability to do graphics. With experimentation I ...
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Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
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What maximal resolution is reasonable when using a VGA cable?

I own a laptop which only has VGA as a port for external displays. I'm thinking to buy an external flat-screen monitor for my laptop. Which resolution should the display have at the utmost so that I ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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Eee PC 1215P Display issue

Randomly, my Eee PC 1215P will crash while booting or running windows like this video below. video Any advice?
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Do I need to connect my graphics card to my monitor?

So I just built a computer and installed the Nvidia Geforce GTX 660. I already connect my computer to the monitor via VGA, but the install manual says that I have to connect my graphics card to my ...
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External Dual Monitor Setup: Laptop VGA and HDMI, Monitors Dual Link DVI-D and HDMI

How can I run dual external monitors from my laptop with this setup: Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A665-14G nVidia GeForce GTS 350M 1 HDMI & 1 VGA Monitors: Samsung S23A700D (120Hz) 1 HDMI & 1 ...
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Using video ports 'backwards'

If I want to connect my laptop, which has a VGA output, to a monitor, I plug a VGA cable into both ends. The output being my laptop, and the input the monitor VGA output sockets are the same as VGA ...
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Linux fails to set the correct resolution for my monitor which causing a black screen saying “Out of range”

In my monitor it says "Out of Range" black screen. Where i need to set the VGA output resolution to 1024x768 having 60hz or 70hz. Here is the following lines i have tried but it fails. $ cvt ...
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No Signal for VGA/HDMI on new computer

So I ordered a new computer from CyberPowerPC and it just arrived. On my old desktop, I recall that the VGA output did not give a signal when I plugged it into my monitor; rather, with searching, I ...
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Is there software to switch between DVI and VGA input on a monitor?

I'd like to know if there is a way (software, a keyboard combination, etc) to switch between DVI and VGA input on the same monitor. I've two PCs connected to the same monitor, far away (80cm) from ...
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How to connect HDMI/DVI ports of motherboard to VGA monitor?

I have LCD Monitor ViewSonic va1716w. It has VGA input. I have bought new motherboard Intel DH67GD which has HDMI+DVI outputs. I want to connect my motherboard video output to Viewsonic monitor. How ...
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Biostar TA970XE motherboard, mysterious VGA error

It won't boot, during POST it makes 8 beeps, which means "VGA error" according to the booklet. The graphics card is a GeForce 560 which works fine in another computer. I tried the GeForce 9600 from ...
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Extending Dual Monitors with VGA and HDMI to Single link DVI

Here is my question. I have a workstation running windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 390. He would like to use two extended monitors. The graphics card is an Intel Graphics HD 2000. It has a VGA out and ...