[vcf-midatlantic] Monitor needed for museum

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 22 11:54:23 EDT 2017

  OH MY GOD.  I CANNOT TAKE THIS ANYMORE.  After 25 messages and three
days, two problems that any reasonable person would have solved in about
five minutes remain unsolved.  WTF!

  Walk up to the Pi.  Unplug it.  Take it to a usable HDMI display.
Plug it in.  Fix any (possible but unlikely) issues caused by powering
it down hard.  Reconfigure the display subsystem for the new monitor.
Fix the network issue.  Take it back to where it goes.  Plug it back in.


On 08/22/2017 09:37 AM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> If one needs to fiddle a config file to get composite video out, then
> that would be a show stopper for fixing the pi.
> I await test results.
> Bill
> This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 1:19 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> Hey look!
>> http://www.robotshop.com/en/raspberry-pi-vga-adapter.html
>> Ethan Dicks (VCF East frequent PDP-8 exhibitor) turned me on to this.
>> He teaches Pi classes at his local hackerspace. He said that in his
>> experience the Pi usually "just works" to detect the video type, but that
>> it's more reliable when you edit the config file.
>> For 7 bucks I am definitely buying us one.
>> I already have a low-profile widescreen VGA LCD at home that's the perfect
>> size for our application. (VCF's existing supply of VGA LCDs are all
>> square-shaped.)
>> All's well that ends well.

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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