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Bill's Bus taking friendly Isla Vistans to downtown Santa Barbara.

Bill's Bus taking friendly Isla Vistans to downtown Santa Barbara.

The new MacBook Pro’s (and mine) have Mini DisplayPort outputs instead of a standard such as DVI or VGA. My Powerbook had DVI so I was hoping that the Mini DisplayPort to DVI connector would allow me to use my current DVI to VGA connector.

No such luck, one has a – surrounded by four short pins while the other has just the -. I thought about simply removing those pins, except that three of those are the R, G and B channels of the VGA display. Namely three of the five important pins in a VGA display (the others being VSYNC and HSYNC).

After looking into it there are three DVI types, A, D and I. So much for simplicity, looks like I am getting another adapter.

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