[rescue] SGI monitor info
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Sat Mar 20 09:51:42 CST 2004
Steve Sandau wrote:
>>> but I don't have the 13w3 cable.
>>> I DO have two Sun monitors and Sun 13w3 cables to go with them.
>> My Sun 13W3 cables have a 1:1 pinout and work with SGIs. At least my Sun
>> / Sony 20E20 works well on my Octane.
>>> I've done some Googling and can't find a straight answer
>>> either way as to whether I can use my Sun 13w3 cables
>>> (and maybe even monitors) with the Indy's video output.
>>> Some posts say it will Just Work and others mention breaking
>>> off pins.
>> Breaking pins may be needed on 13W3 - BNC cables, depending on the
>> actual cable.
>>> Has anyone had luck with SGI 13w3 to VGA cables or adapters?
>> Well. Usually I build this adapters myself...
> Might be the right time to ask this one: I've been hunting around for
> a way (an adapter?) that I can use a regular VGA monitor on my HP
> 700/RX Xterm. It has a VGA connector (HD15 or whatever) but is set up
> for a SOG monitor. (I put the nice big A4033A monitor from it on the
> I'd like to set it up with a small (15/17") VGA monitor, but it
> appears I need some circuitry to make that work. Others claim that
> modern monitors support SOG. If so, my spares are too old or too cheap...
> Any suggestions?
"Usually" the documentation of monitors tells you that they do SOG. I
have a sony monitor that does sog and a LCD flatpanel that does SOG too.
But on both monitors it was stated in the instruction manual actually...
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