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New Users / Re: How to use my TV's RGB display in Peppermint 10?
« on: February 23, 2020, 09:55:58 am »
It's not important really. Have you tried switching the display output in Settings > Display or Arandr?

I think I may have already.   But it's been a while since I tried.     I will try it again when I can get to my  laptop.
I'm just used to the plug n play setup I had before.   

Hello BigAnalogOne,

What brand laptop do you have?  I have a few HP's and they don't have HDMI ports but do have Displayports.  I purchased a Displayport to HDMI cable from Amazon for $11.  I had also purchased a VGA to HDMI adapter for $12, you just need to have an HDMI cable.  Both worked for me on my Samsung HDTV.

Displayport to HDMI:
VGA to HDMI adapter:

I hope this helps.

The laptop I have is a Toshiba Satellite L305-55915.    It's an older model, but is fine for the minimal time I use it.       

Those cables look like a possibility.   Is there one that does straight  VGA to HDMI without the extra power needed?   I currently have two cables connected (small audio & VGA).

This post was under Frequently asked  questions and describes the procedure how to post the inxi -Fz output here. How To

Ok, I will check that out when I get a chance.

New Users / Re: How to use my TV's RGB display in Peppermint 10?
« on: February 22, 2020, 07:56:32 am »
Hi BigAnalogONE, welcome to Peppermint. Could we have your
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inxi -Fz

How do I go about doing that?    I only know .000000000000001% about using Linux.      Also I'm posting this on my Win10 PC.    How would I get the requested information from my laptop to here?

New Users / Re: How to use my TV's RGB display in Peppermint 10?
« on: February 20, 2020, 12:04:48 pm »
Using an anolog connection might work better if you want DRV type capability.

I have thought about that but have not tried it.

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I don't even know what that is.   ???

Hi BigAnalogONE,

I would suggest trying an HDMI cable to connect to the TV.   Or does your laptop not have an HDMI port?


-- Slim

No it doesn't.  :( 

New Users / How to use my TV's RGB display in Peppermint 10?
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:18:55 am »
I installed Peppermint 10 on my laptop that I use with my Vizio HDTV.    Prior to installing Peppermint 10, the laptop had Win Vista.    When I wanted my laptop to display I would use the RGB setting on my Vizio HDTV.

When I try with Peppermint 10 it doesn't work.   What do I do to get this working?


On my Vizio TV I can select input choice:  AV1, AV2, COM1, COM2, HDMI1, HDMI2, RGB...

When I want to view my laptop on my tv I would change the input to RGB.    I have a VGA cable coming from my laptop that plugs into my Vizio TV.    When my laptop had Win Vista this worked fine.     How do I get this working with Peppermint 10?

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