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

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Are HDMI to VGA Adapters Really Device-Specific?

There are a lot of devices on the market right now (especially mobile devices) with a Micro-HDMI or Mini-HDMI port and no VGA or D-Sub output. Most manufacturers of said devices sell a cable that ...
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How do I connect 2 monitors to a laptop? Hdmi/ Vga Doubts

I currently have one monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI. My laptop only carrys 1 hdmi port, but it also has VGA port. Can i connect a second monitor to the VGA port? Will their be any real ...
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Backtrack startx issue

Downloaded and installed Backtrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit into thumbdrive (HBCD). Here is how HBCD menu calls it: title 5) BackTrack\nLinux Distibution for Penetration, Forensics, Hacking, ...
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How to use external display as default

When I use my external monitor with my laptop, the external monitor begins to display when the OS starts to load, unlike the internal monitor in the laptop, which begins to display from the ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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Whats the MAX Length for USB, HDMI/VGA and Headphone cables

I like to put the box away from user in a network layout. So, there will be LED monitor, with either VGA or HDMI, then two Headphones and two USB 2.0 for Mouse and Keyboard. I like to know whats the ...
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connecting device VGA output to HDMI or USB input on TV

I have been running a CCTV monitoring station through my main TV for several years using VGA to VGA which worked well. Got a mega bargain on LCD/LED large screen TV which replaced it but found it ...
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Connecting Satellite Box to PC Monitor [closed]

I have a satellite box which has a SCART for output and I want to connect it to an LG monitor which has a VGA connection and a DVI connection. Is it possible with a cable or would I need some ...
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Connecting PC to tv (using VGA)

I'm trying to connect my laptop to my TV, to use an old laptop as a HTPC. The laptop only has VGA connection, so using HDMI, DVI or DVI-S is not an option. The laptop has windows 7 home, and the TV ...
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Does Asus F8SV supports 1920*1080 resolution through DVI output? [closed]

Devices: Asus F8Sv Laptop (Windows 7 ultimate, GeForce 8600m GT, display driver is 301.42, detected and downloaded from nvidia.com, VGA and DVI output interface) Gateway 23 inches LCD monitor (VGA, ...
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VGA compatible controller (Intel and Nvidia)

I need to know the bus address of my video controller to fix a problem about the brightness keybinding on Debian Wheezy. I did lspci | grep VGA and the result is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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How to install ATI Radeon 3650 driver on Windows 8 RTM, pre-release?

Windows 8 comes with an AMD/ATI driver, but it fails at openGL. (Well, and at 3D too.) So I wanted to install an official AMD driver, but it's not that simple. AMD dropped the support for ...
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Any reason to prefer video adapter with two DVI ports versus one DVI/one VGA for DVI/VGA optional dual monitors?

I am looking to buy a new video card to power two identical monitors. The monitors came with both DVI and VGA cables, so I am able to use either. My current video card has two DVI ports on the ...
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Setting up dual monitor with one DVI and the other VGA

I know there are a few questions here that ask about dual monitors but my problem is a little different. My desktop has only one DVI monitor input. I am using the DVI monitor input for my current ...
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Is setting your card to a lower custom resolution dangerous?

I have a laptop computer with integrated Core i5 Intel HD graphics.. I want to use the vga output to connect to an old tech CRT tv that has an RGB input port, So I'm using a vga to RGB cable. I heard ...
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quad sli with gtx 690 not working

I have two cards GTX 690 (dual core). I did the Sli successfully. Nvidia control panel acknowledges the two cards as quad Sli. However, the problem is that Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is showing me the ...
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VGA video driver for win 7 64bit - only available for 32bit

I installed win7 64bit on a netbook, where initially win7 x32 was on, because i don't have a 32 bit system. Now i have a problem, because there isn't a VGA driver on the Acer page (It's an Acer ...
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Connecting a 2560x1440 display to a laptop?

Having read Jeff Atwood's blog post on Korean 27" IPS LCDs, I've been wondering to what extent these are useful in a notebook + large display situation. I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320 with 2nd ...
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How to connect two computers to one monitor

I have a monitor with one DVI input but I have a PC and a MacBook Air. I have the cable to convert the Macs output to DVI which works fine but I don't want to have to keep pulling out the monitor ...
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Monitor (DVI-D) to Laptop (VGA)

I am simply trying to use my DVI monitor with my laptop that only accepts VGA. I've been doing some research for an adapter from DVI female to VGA male and it seems that not only do I need an adapter, ...
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Horizontal offset on second monitor over VGA only (osX)

Im running osX 10.7.4 on a macbook pro and for some reason my second monitor is playing up. If I connect via VGA I have a horizontal offset of about 200px (more than I can manually adjust for in my ...
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Can my video card support two DVI monitors?

My HP Phenom II PC support two monitors with the video card in it. I've checked the driver and it's an ATI Radeon HD 4650. I've looked it up on AMD's website and it looks like the driver is capable ...
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Second VGA Monitor “Input Not Supported”

I've just attached a 2nd Acer monitor (G205HV) to my new Acer Aspire desktop (X195-UR21P) via a USB powered VGA splitter. The standard monitor that came with the Aspire is working fine through the ...
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1920x1080 resolution over VGA

It's been a long time since I've last played with VGA but I know that the standard doesn't just do every resolution out there - I was wondering if the graphics card can support it (computer is an ...
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How can I connect a blu-ray player to a VGA screen?

Basically, I have a blu-ray player that I wanted to be connected to a projector and a monitor screen at the same time, so I got a component splitter and a component to VGA cable. The splitter works ...
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How to specify console (or primary display) for video adapter?

I have an ASUS ENGT440/DI1GD5 video adapter which has three output ports: D-Sub (HD-15), DVI and HDMI. I am using both the D-Sub and DVI ports, but my main monitor is connected to the DVI output. ...
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What's the difference between an on-board VGA port and a VGA port provided by the video card?

What is the difference between an on-board VGA port and a VGA port provided by the video card? Is it possible to have an extended display using one VGA port from on-board and one from the video card? ...
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Have a Thunderbolt port, need DVI to display on monitor

I have an external monitor which accepts DVI, VGA and HDMI. I have a MacBook Air which has a Thunderbolt port only. Can this MacBook Air use the monitor as a secondary display, and what adapter will ...
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4 to 1 VGA Switch with USB controller

Not a hardware guy, so some of these terms might not be right.. A work project is looking to replace a commercial product with an internal solution for cheaper. The commercial product is just a table ...
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Second monitor not detected

Hi I have two VGA monitors, my GPU is ATI PowerColor 6850 which has two DVI slots, I use adapters for both VGA monitors. If I connect any the two monitors in the first slot it will work right away ...
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windows graphics dvi to analog

I'd like to take a HD output which I will have prepared into 4 quadrants, each a virtual screen, and then output these to 4 old vga monitors or even PAL CRT displays. Do you have any tips on which ...
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No output to the monitor

The computer's mobo is kinda old but I don't think it should matter. I have tried connecting the computer with DVI, VGA, build-in VGA cables, still no signal. But the computer was working at my ...
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Vga on new monitor not working with rig

Have built a new rig and got new monitor... Here's the specs of the rig: http://pastebin.com/4B6gBpRk Basically the monitor has one hdmi and one vga input at the back. I know the vga input on the ...
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Solution for a 35 monitor user case

I have a question about a multi-monitor solution for a school. They have some statistics that they would like to be displayed over no less than 35 monitors. Does anybody know of such hardware? The ...
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How to force 640*480@60Hz screen resolution on xubuntu 12.04

It seems xubuntu won't be able to correctly set resolution at 640*480@60Hz at its Display settings. And I am unable to correctly my super small 6.4 inch Mitsubishi VGA panel via VGA cable. I have ...
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How do I fix problems with screen when connecting a netbook to tv via VGA and audio cable?

I have connected my Eee pc netbook to tv with VGA and audio cable. The first few times it worked wonderfully. Now it connects and you see and hear the screen however the screen on the TV is off to the ...
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Connecting 24 monitors to one PC

I need to connect 24 monitors to one PC. The requirement is to run different web browsers windows on each monitor for exhibition purposes. Is there any way to accomplish this mission? Does anybody ...
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How can I connect the VGA 15 Pin? [closed]

I have 9 wire of different color like White, Grey, Black, Violet, Blue, Green, Red, orange and Yellow. I dont know how to connect.
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Display webpage on TV SCreen

I'm currently doing a project to display a webpage on several LCD Screens across our company, my problem right now is that we currently have no solution to attach a computer to connect to the LCD.. ...
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How do I connect a VGA input to my PC so that it shows up as a video device?

This is the Windows/PC counter part of this question. I want to clarify that I am not talking about connecting a VGA monitor to a computer. I'm referring to plugging in a VGA output in to my computer. ...
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Can I use a plain VGA to Component converter to connect to a TV?

I bought a VGA to Component cable converter. Would this work to connect my Windows 7 PC to my TV (it has the standard input I use for the Wii), or do I need some kind of "smart" converter?
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DMS-59 to VGA and DVI?

One of the users I support wants a dual monitor setup. He has two monitors, one with a VGA input and one with a DVI input. He also has a SFF Dell Optiplex that uses half-height cards, so options are a ...
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Dual Link DVI to VGA

Well, I have a dual link dvi port graphics card, do I have to use both of these dvi ports to hook up the graphics card to a monitor, or can I just use one?
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Installing new OS without screen?

I got an old laptop which works perfectly except for a broken screen. I would like to install Linux on it and use it as a home server. The problem is that the VGA output works only after it boots into ...
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How can I get my system to use DVI on boot (BIOS) when it now uses VGA on my dual monitor setup?

I am scaling down to just one monitor due to space constraints (boo!) so I want to get rid of my smaller VGA connected screen but the problem is that the BIOS and GRUB display on the VGA screen. If I ...
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Connecting Two External Monitors to One Laptop

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p and I am trying to connect two external monitors to it, but I'm having difficulties. I have a VGA splitter to connect the two monitors. The external monitors have cloned ...
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How to get the highest pc picture quality output to tv

What's the best possible way to get the highest quality picture on my HDTV.. I have a Panasonic 65vt30 1080p 600hz What I have setup now is just the pc hooked up to my tv thru VGA , running win7 ...
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Custom resolution - Windows 7 - no drivers

I'm having some problems with my VGA card. When I enable my VGA drivers and boot windows up they crash and I get message that the problem occured with atimdag.sys drivers or smth like that. I'm gettin ...
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Dual monitor setup: DVI + VGA or DVI + DVI?

I am looking to buy a new graphics card to run dual LCD monitors. I notice that quite a few cards only have one DVI and one VGA port. Will I notice any difference in picture quality in a card that ...
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How to make a VGA monitor display a white screen at all time?

I am hacking around with an old (CRT) VGA monitor. What I want is to make the monitor display a blank white screen at all time, when the power is connected of course. I do not care if I cannot use my ...