[rescue] serial port for ultra 24

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Nov 18 11:58:09 CST 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:45:40AM -0600, Brian Deloria wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 09:25:19AM -0800, stephen price wrote:
> >> at $work, the "unix" team has several ultra 24 workstations they have
> >> "never" hooked up because 1) they don't have dvi-i capable monitors and
> >> 2) they don't have serial ports.
> >
> > Shouldn't they just need different cables?  I thought a DVI-D or DVI-A
> > cable would plug into a DVI-I port on the PC.
> DVD-A, or DVI-I should convert down to VGA with some simple adapters.
> DVI-D is a different beast as there's no analog you're SOL unless
> you've a screen to handle this.

That is only an issue if the card supplys only DVI-D despite having
DVI-I connectors.  A normal video card with DVI-I connector supports
both analog and digital, and since these are Ultra 24s, I believe that
means they have Quadro FX or Quadro NVS cards, and if those cards have
DVI-I, then they support both analog and digital.  This is almost
strickly a cable issue and not a monitor issue.

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