[ubuntu-uk] Video Redirection

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 1 13:30:00 UTC 2014

On 01/10/14 14:21, Nigel Verity wrote:
> Hi
> I have a Raspberry Pi with which I use my TV as a monitor, or at
 > least I did until I trod on the HDMI cable and damaged the socket
 > on the back of the TV.
> The only other inputs the TV has are a SCART and VGA. My laptop
 > running Xubuntu 13.10 has both an HDMI socket and a VGA output.
 > I know I may be asking a bit much but does anybody know if it would
 > be possible to connect the HDMI output of the Pi to the
 > corresponding socket on the laptop and redirect the signal to the
> VGA, even if it means running some conversion software in between?.

The laptop socket is HDMI out only. You need a HDMI to VGA converter. 
They're less than a fiver on eBay or Amazon, but I found the one with 
sound stopped the Pi from booting unless I unplugged the sound cable first.


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