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Re: Using Sun monitors on an Indy

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Stuart Longland wrote:
> 	I've recently acquired 3 Sun 13W3 monitors from my university (they
> were throwing them out), and I was wondering if anyone has managed to
> get these sort of monitors to work on either IBM PC or SGI hardware...

For PC, you need an (expensive) VGA-to-13W3 adapter.

> The monitors in question:
> - 1x Sun GDM-20D10 19" (which I'm told is very similar to the SGI 20D11)
> - 2x Sun GDM-1662B 16" (One didn't work at all, the other appears to
> work, but won't sync properly.)
> 	As I say, apparently some of the Sun monitors just magically "work" on
> Silicon Graphics hardware, but it seems that these ones will need some
> modifications.  Anyone know of a document that explains this?

Perhaps the SGI does sync-on-green, while the monitor doesn't?



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