[ltp] W500 with resolution 2560x1080

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 20 May 2014 16:33:37 -0300

On Tue, 20 May 2014, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > some DSub -> DVI convertor?
> DP will require active conversion to any other format (HDMI, DVI, VGA). This
> means the "convertion cable" is actually a complex electronic device, and it
> will be expensive.

Hmm, that's partially correct.  The W500 is DP++, which does have HDMI/DVI
signaling in the cable, so a passive converter would work.


So, I stand corrected :-)

But that won't drive your display at maximum resolution, as DVI-passthrough
is not dual-link, and HDMI passthrough would still be limited to 1920x1200
(on the W500, at least).

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  Henrique Holschuh