[GRLUG] VGA / video question
jtr at jrichards.org
Mon Mar 23 20:07:32 EDT 2015
On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 05:53:58PM -0400, Mike Miller wrote:
> > From: jtr at jrichards.org
> > On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:27:56PM -0500, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> > > On Mon, 23 Mar 2015, John-Thomas Richards wrote:
> > >
> > > > signal issue (as Mike indicated). The question then becomes whether to
> > > > buy a VGA signal booster for the longest length of cable (the one from
> > > > the laptop to the VGA port splitter) or go with VGA-->CAT5-->VGA
> > > > adapters. I don't really need much flexibility since this is installed
> > > > and no longer mobile.
> > > >
> > > HDMI -> CAT5 -> HDMI is much more readily available in the current
> > > marketplace, ..
> > I would love to do HDMI, but as indicated earlier in this thread the
> > laptop is VGA-only.
> one other plan, depends on usb. there are many usb to hdmi / vga
> dongles out there at 15 to 50 bucks. might that work?
Probably not. Most of those devices have terrible (if any) Linux
support. I spoke with a vendor's pre-sale tech support. He directed me
to a VGA extender (which his company does not sell). It looks like they
run less than $50 or so.
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