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Re: FOSDEM 2019 - we need a VGA to HDMI converter! And live streaming

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2019 - we need a VGA to HDMI converter! And live streaming
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:36:06 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 01:16:33PM +0200, Efraim Flashner wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:53:43AM +0100, Pjotr Prins wrote:
> > No one can help out here?
> > 
> > On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 02:17:39PM +0100, Pjotr Prins wrote:
> > > FOSDEM from this year only supports HDMI.
> > > 
> > > For those of us on older laptops, can anyone bring a VGA -> HDMI
> > > converter?  That would be very helpful.
> > > 
> > > Also it may be an idea to stream some of the GNU Guix days. These days
> > > that can be done with phones. Anyone interested in helping out?
> > > 
> > > Pj.
> > > 
> I have my phone which I can bring. I'm not really sure how the streaming
> part works but it would be nice to record it in any case.

I saw people doing it in Kenya. I can ask. I feel like a noob
sometimes ;)

> I have a mini-displayport to hdmi adapter that I'm bringing if anyone
> needs. I also have a DVI->VGA adapter which I don't expect to be useful.
> I'm not sure if VGA->HDMI exists so much, searching online they're
> always listed as hdmi->vga or as an "active converter". I might have one
> somewhere, but I don't remember it ever working.

They exist, but it is complicated hardware ~$15.  No matter, if no one
has one we'll have to share a laptop for presentations.


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