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x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

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x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#1 Post by radostzohany » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:46 am

Hi I would want to use two Dell S2240L monitors, would there be a possibility to buy display port to hdmi and hdmi splitter and connect it from the ultrabase DP port, this way? or is there a way to daisy chain them? I would really appreciate your advice, I would also want to try it with linux since the smoothness of os and curiosity. :mrgreen:

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Re: x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#2 Post by dr_st » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:09 am

Welcome to the forum. :)

If you split a single output to multiple monitors, they will only be able to show the same image.

DisplayPort daisy-chaining is a feature, which, I believe, the monitor should support. If the monitor only has HDMI inputs, it does not support daisy-chaining.

The monitors you mentioned seem to have HDMI and VGA. You can connect one using DP-to-HDMI adapter, and the other using VGA.
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Re: x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#3 Post by BillMorrow » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:08 pm

about 15 years ago i used a mini-dock on a T40 series thinkpad and connected two displays.. one to the dock and one to the thinkpad..
they both worked and if my memory is correct each could show a different window..
someplace in a few TB of disk i have a picture.. not sure how i would find it though.. :oops:
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Re: x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#4 Post by radostzohany » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:43 pm

Thank you very much for welcoming me here to this beautiful community :) Im very happy to be a part of it. Im trying to figure out which used 1080p budget monitor I should buy but there is ton of them and I dont want to deal with the issues like ghosting :( some IPS tends to produce hotspots and there is too much antiglare on some displays. Kind of confusing for me :eek: :help: :? . Thank you very much for that tip, I think it would be ok to hook on of them through dp and second through vga.
The monitors must have DP v1.2 at least for this feature or Im I mistaken? thank you
You must have a lot of data there lol :D you remind me of someone :oops:

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#5 Post by BillMorrow » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:15 pm

daisy chaining is not exactly the correct term.. multiple monitors would be more exact IMO which is what i did with the T40 series experiment years ago and at that time i used DELL displays..
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Re: x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#6 Post by radostzohany » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:31 pm

BillMorrow wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:15 pm
daisy chaining is not exactly the correct term.. multiple monitors would be more exact IMO which is what i did with the T40 series experiment years ago and at that time i used DELL displays..
what kind of dell display do you recommend

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#7 Post by BillMorrow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:18 am

sorry i missed this 'till now..
but that was then and this is now..

i use DELL 2001FP and other similar models now only in my security system..

then, in about 2002 i used a big wide bezel DELL 20 inch, the exact model # i have forgotten..

just two connected with 9 pin VESA connections..
to an mini-dock or ultrabase 9 pin and the thinkpad 9 pin plug..

nothing special about either of those components..
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Re: x200 ultrabase 2 monitors, daisy chaining possibility

#8 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm

BillMorrow wrote:sorry i missed this 'till now..
but that was then and this is now..

i use DELL 2001FP and other similar models now only in my security system..

then, in about 2002 i used a big wide bezel DELL 20 inch, the exact model # i have forgotten..

just two connected with 9 pin VESA connections..
to an mini-dock or ultrabase 9 pin and the thinkpad 9 pin plug..

nothing special about either of those components..
I used to use a 2001FP. Gorgeous monitor but I swapped it for 2 24" 1920x1200. I benefit greatly from the extra width, while still retaining the 1200p vertical resolution.
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