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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Video card, splitter and issues.
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:43:53
1 Howdy,
3 I have a video issue here.  I recently cut off DirecTV service and now
4 watch from my puter, all those hard drives people know me for.  As some
5 know, my Mom died recently so I want to make use of the living room TV
6 as well.  I bought a splitter that takes one input and outputs to 4. 
7 The outputs all have the same pic, it just splits the signal.  When I
8 got the first one, it didn't work.  I tried every which way but
9 nothing.  Lights came on etc but no signal.  I contacted the seller and
10 he thought the box was bad so he sent a replacement.  Well, it was no
11 better.  No worky. 
13 I then decided to test it a different way.  Even tho I don't have
14 DirecTV service, it should give some sort of screen so I used the
15 DirecTV box instead of my puter.  Finding the power plug was fun I might
16 add.  When I used it, it worked fine.  It even worked with the VERY long
17 cable I bought to use for the living room TV.  So, the splitter does in
18 fact work but not with my puter's video card. 
20 This brings me to three paths.  Is there something I need to change in a
21 config for this to work or is there some special requirement for the
22 puter's video card or is a special splitter needed?  Which is at fault,
23 the splitter not being compatible or the video card not being
24 compatible, either by config or just hardware?
26 If no answer to that, I searched but can't find a triple or quad HDMI
27 output card that isn't like buying gold.  Is there such a thing at a
28 reasonable cost?  I'm fine with used and it doesn't have to be the
29 greatest, I watch TV and play Kpatience.  I suspect the TV is the
30 largest load it sees and even that isn't much.  This is the video card
31 made by MSI:
33 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GTX 650]
35 Any thoughts on this?  Different video card or different splitter or
36 better yet, a change in a config file? 
38 Thanks much.
40 Dale
42 :-)  :-) 


Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Video card, splitter and issues. Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Video card, splitter and issues. Jack <ostroffjh@×××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Video card, splitter and issues. Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>