Getting VGA out of an HDMI port on a ION netbook.
levipearson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 16:12:04 MST 2010
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> As one review states, it obviously won't work without support built into
> the device. In another site a review states that the cable worked fine
> for them. Interesting. This cable is intended to go from HDMI to VGA;
> there are other cables that go the other way--VGA to HDMI cables require
> special video card support obviously.
> NVidia says the ION directly supports HDMI, Displayport, and VGA,
> simultaneously (well any two). Not sure what that means in the context
> of the HDMI port on the laptop.
Most ION devices I'm aware of have both a VGA and HDMI port. With the
non-standard nature of putting VGA signals over an HDMI cable, I doubt
any device that would support such a thing would come without the
cable to do it.
> >From a netbook pov, though, does the ION chipset have full support in
> Linux for power management, sleep, etc? I run a myth frontend with a
> little Revo, but I've never tried to sleep it before.
I couldn't tell you, but it sounds like you have an easy way to find out.
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