What does "two-way display connectivity" mean in a description of a display port to DVI cable?
I'm struggling with connecting my second monitor to my new computer at work (and having to do it on my own, as this is a personal monitor).
The monitor is a Dell E1909WDDc. It has a hard wired (non-removable) display port cable. My new computer, due to an upgraded graphics card, can only take a DVI input. (Yes, that's weird and it's correct and verified by multiple computer alpha-geeks in my area).
I have the correct connectors get the display port cable into the DVI port on the computer but it still doesn't work. The computer won't detect the monitor. The monitor just flashes different colors. Tried rebooting, etc. The current theory is that the display port to DVI adapter is one-way...with the signal coming in the DVI end and going out the display port end (I need the opposite).
I found this cable on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CSUZSU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?
Does anyone know if this will work with the signal coming from the DVI end?
If not, any other ideas?