[vcf-midatlantic] Monitor needed for museum
ragooman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 00:51:24 EDT 2017
On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:34 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> so you get the "Input not supported" box
>> i do the same thing here, but I had no prob, i slap this on most any
>> generic vga monitor.
>> your monitor just might not handle every video mode that's all
>> but also some of those converters only handle a limited selection of
>> video mode resolutions
>> so you need to check the specs on both, the monitor and the converter
>> wasn't there someone there who can help configure the RPi, then you can
>> try alternate settings
>> I use the same generic option below, that's probably what you have now,
>> then you can try alternate options,
>> and then here's some of the sites to provide the explanation of the
>> various settings,
>> and this is available from RPI support, compare this to the model# for
>> your monitor, and the specs of that converter
>> HDMI-VGA conversion may post compatibility problems under the following
>> * The HDMI source has different refresh rate than the VGA display
>> * The VGA display (projector, monitor or TV) does NOT support the
>> resolutions as output from the HDMI source
>> (480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 800x600, 720i, 720p, 1280x1024, 1600x1200,
>> 1080i, 1080p)
>> * The VGA display does NOT support interlaced resolution while the HDMI
>> source is set to 1080i, 720i, 576i or 480i
>> * The HDMI output of source device does NOT supply 5V/500mA power
> Errrr most of that is gibberish to me.
well, get some who doesn't think it's gibberish,
where's your tech help over there, the one who set up the RPI
this isn't windows plug 'n play crap
> I have a generic HDMI-VGA adapter. It works fine, such as when I connect
> it from my Chromebook HDMI out to a ordinary LCD monitor or projector.
ok cool,' then most likely the monitor is lacking some video modes,
obviously the generic settings, which is the highest video mode, so you
just have to use a lower video mode
that's what the "gibberish" is for
either learn it or get someone
> All I did today was plug the HDMI end into the Pi and the VGA end into a
> 10-year-old 15" VGA LCD. No big fancy test.
ok like I mentioned , it's might be lacking some video modes like 1080
[the generic settings] for that old LCD
most of the common variety these days for the past 5+yrs can handle 1080
> Bill Dudley is our Pi expert.
oook go get him
> Last weekend he found some issue and wasn't able to log in remotely.
> So we cannot check any Pi settings because we cannot see its display. :)
wait you said the smaller monitor was only to fit in the rack,
so you never had a monitor at all ??
umm, this sounds -you-know-what
if you can't log in remotely that's a diff issue [I'm sure he knows what to
but --at least-- you like to get it working first,
before trying to shrink anything,
just use a modern LCD for now for this, that handles 1080[generic setting]
/ \__/ Scotty, We Need More Power !!
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