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I have just bought some Sgi F180 flat panel displays
at auction and they are missing the video cables.

The specs refer to it as a
"15 pin D-sub connector / DVA connector"

Would the cognoscenti know if this cable
can be sourced from Dick Smith?
or if there is a generic name for this
"plug on both ends" cable?.

....and if I can also ask why, with the option
to plug two computers into one monitor, why one
would want to do this?

Thanks
Rodney.





Re: Monitor cable ID.


On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:06:07 +0800, "rodney"

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The user guide states that the monitor has "two signal ports (Dsub
port and DVI-I connections to 2 computers at a time".

http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/0000/860-0299-001/pdf/860-0299-001.pdf
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/summary.cgi?coll=hdwr&db=bks&docnumber86%0-0299-001

Page 21 of the manual show the pinouts for the analogue and
digital/analog connectors.

From the specs page:
==================================================================
Type           18.1inch (45.97cm) Flat Panel Active matrix-TFT LCD
               Anti-Glare coating
Viewable Size  18.1inch (45.97cm)
Viewing Angle  (max.) 80° (Left / Right / Up / Down)
Pixel pitch    0.28 x 0.28mm
True color     16.7 million color
Horizontal Freq.   30kHz - 80kHz (Automatic)
Vertical Freq.     56Hz - 85Hz (Automatic)
Input form     Separate, TTL, Positive/Negative
               Composite, TTL, Positive/Negative
               SOG (Sync On Green)
               Digital
Signal input   15 pin D-Sub connector / DVI-I connector
Input Form     Separate, RGB Analog, 0.7Vp-p/75ohm, Positive, Digital
Resolution     Max VESA 1280 x 1024 @75Hz (Digital/Analog)
Recommend      VESA 1280 x 1024 @60Hz (Digital/Analog)
==================================================================

- Franc Zabkar
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Thanks Franc,
turned out to be just a "VGA cable" $10
up and running and the new 18"Sgi LCD
looks very smart indeed, thank you.
Good shopping at $90. :)





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It's what people used to do before KVM switches.
If you're working on a task that needs multiple
computers, you don't need the desk space for all
the monitors as well. A bit redundant in these
days of KVMs though, which save the keyboard and
mouse space as well.

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news:473a042c$0$19091> It's what people used to do before KVM switches.
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Thanks Clifford.



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