Hi, I am thinking of getting the Z77E-Mini ITX board from ASRock. I see that it has a DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort and only two of them can be used at a time (supposing I don't get a separate video card).
To use with this machine I will have one monitor that only connects by VGA, and one monitor that does DVI. Since I already have a VGA to DVI adapter, I think I should plug the VGA monitor into the DVI output, rather than getting another VGA adapter which would soon be obsolete.
For the other monitor, I guess I will need a DVI adapter. Will this work? Should I go for an HDMI or DP adapter? Do I need to be aware of "active" or "passive" in this situation?
Also, according to the manual, you need to run some ASRock software to get the dual monitors working... which I presume is Windows only. Has anyone managed to use dual screens with the onboard graphics only on Linux?
linux does not support dual monitors. and forget using a dvi/vga adapter just get a cable some dongles get flonky. pages 24-26 in your manual pretty much explains everything that it is the drivers not any software you need to install from the CD.