[conspire] (forw) Re: do I need to bring a monitor and keyboard to CABAL tomorrow
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 23 20:36:26 PDT 2004
Of possible interest.
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 20:35:25 -0700
Subject: Re: do I need to bring a monitor and keyboard to CABAL tomorrow
Quoting [name elided]:
> I hope to bring a CPU to the CABAL meeting tomorrow for Debian
> installation. Do I also need to bring a monitor and keyboard?
> - Josh GReenland
We have spare keyboards (PS/2-type and ancient AT-type, but not USB).
We have three available 17" VGA-compatible monitors. You can use one.
After setting up Debian and then X11 (graphics) using my monitor, your
system may not be able to produce useful X11 video output on _your_
monitor. This _probably_ won't be a problem, but it could be.
In extreme cases (which have become very unlikely since circa-1992
monitor production), the X11 setup you create using my monitor could
send your monitor a signal that damages it.
This is why we suggest that people _do_ bring their monitors. The
outcomes I mention are unlikely, but possible.
Anyhow, please do come!
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