- a Samsung Syncmaster LS27A850DS, and
- an HP Proliant Microserver; a small PC with a VGA output
I have what I believe to be a VGA - DVI cable. I understand that the monitor has to be able to accept DVI-I, with an analogue signal. The spec page for this monitor just says 'DVI' so given that it is a current reasonably top-end monitor, I thought it would, but upon examining the user manual it seems it might only have support for DVI-D. The spec page for the PC just says 'VGA port'.
So I'm not getting any signal across. Does this mean I actually have to purchase a VGA monitor just to get this thing set up? Is it really the case that monitors today do not even support VGA output? This is an expensive mistake!
There are different types of DVI and some of them do include analog signals and will work with an adapter. OTOH my Mac Mini does NOT provide the analog signal and won't work with a VGA monitor even with an adapter.
Near the bottom of this page there is a graphic that shows the different types of DVI connectors.
hey thank you for the PCIe idea! Going to have to be careful with measurements but hopefully I can find a cheap one that'll do the trick - much better than having to take someone's grimy old VGA monitor from craigslist
Not sure what you mean by 'just to get remote admin enabled' though? I'm aware the Proliant does have remote admin, but the PCIe would have a DVI output and that's what I'd use from that point on..