I asked this over as askdifferent, but I thought I'd try here as well.
At my work, a nice big 30" Apple Cinema monitor has just become available. I would really like to use it, but I only have a laptop running Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04.
The Apple monitor has what appears to me as a male DVI-D, and I assume it's dual link. I tried connecting it the HDMI port on my laptop using a male HDMI to female DVI-D adapter (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12576408). The apple monitor is recognized under both Windows and Linux, but the maximum resolution is 1200x800.
After reading this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3571, I'm slighty confused whether this a hardware problem due to HDMI or simply a problem with me not tweaking the correct drivers.
My laptop only has vga or hdmi ouput - is it possible to buy an (active?) adapter/converter that would make hooking the screen up possible? Any price level is fine.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I'm on a nvidia geforce gtx 660M 2GB graphics card with nvidia optimus to a smaller Intel HD4600.