[kwlug-disc] Confession (DVI)

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 14:33:10 EST 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:23 PM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> ----- "Richard Weait" <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> In each case, the cold-eyed "check video cable" is met by the
>> rage-filled seething cauldron of hate that is my approach to trouble
>> shooting.  In each case, the video card and monitor even work when
>> using the DVI output with a little dvi-vga dongle and a vga cable to
>> the dvi input.  What am I missing?  Must these video cards be tweaked
>> by a DVI-D driver to output for a DVI-D cable?  Is there a particular
>> sacrifice required?  Do these cards usually need to change jumper
>> settings for DVI-D?
>> pebkac is almost certain.  Go ahead.  Hit me.  Or if you have a
>> known-good DVI-D cable I can borrow, I'd be all over that, too.
> I'm an armchair DVI expert so read with caution.
> Don't you have to switch outputs on the video card to tell it to use DVI?

Monitors have input selectors as well.  Some have "auto-detect", or an
obvious button on the front, but some you need to dig around the menus
to find it.


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