IBM monitor w DVI-D to VGA servers

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June 2, 2010 at 16:15:20
Specs: Linux x86_64, 4GB
I have an IBM monitor 6734-HBO
and it has a DVI-D port and a VGA port respectively.
It also has a button to switch between inputs. So I assumed thart a simple DVI-D to VGA cable would do the trick, however when I do this I get nothing, no output on the DVI side, VGA works fine with both plugged in. I know DVI-D is only digital but shouldn't it still convert through the cabling?

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#1
June 2, 2010 at 16:30:19
If you have a monitor that has both DVI-D and VGA inputs why not just use a cable the corresponds to the output of you video card. A DVI-D to VGA cable is an unnecessary complication.

What do you mean by DVI-D is onlydigital. DVI is infinitely better than VGA. If you video card has a DVI output, use it. If it only has VGA a converter cable is unnecessary. Let the monitor do the conversion. It will so it a lot better than any cable.

Stuart


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#2
June 2, 2010 at 17:13:21
Cause I want to use both the VGA and DVI-D slots on the monitor. o go to seperate machines. Most of which don't have a DVI at all since they are servers. Only one of the servers has a DVI card and it has no issues.

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#3
June 3, 2010 at 03:00:52
If yo want to use a monitor on more than one machine the correct way to do it s via a KVM switch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVM_sw...

Stuart


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#4
June 3, 2010 at 09:32:40
yeah I will eventually get one but for the time being I just want to use the 2 cables and run 2 machines while I am still setting it all up, and then once I get a KVM switch I will be set.

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