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List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby penguin » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:41 am

I bought a Parallella-16 Desktop Computer lately.

My LCD monitor doesn't support HDMI interface.
I have one USB keyboard, one USB Wacom tablet which I use for mouse too.

Necessary devices that I need to boot up the Parallella is:
A Monitor that supports HDMI interface
HDMI to mini-HDMI adapter
USB to mini-USB adapter
USB hub that supports at least two USB devices
A mini-SD card which has enough disk space

Can someone clarify my estimation?
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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby 9600 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:13 am

That sounds about right. Personally, I wouldn't go with a Micro SD card of less than 16GB. And I'd go for a USB powered hub from a respected brand (cheap powered hubs don't always comply with the USB specifications and can damage boards).

Alternatively, you could just connect to it over the network via SSH or similar, and if you want to run graphical applications forward these over X11 to a remote Linux/Mac machine (or Windows with X server software).

Cheers,

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby ajtravis » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:27 pm

penguin wrote:[...]
Necessary devices that I need to boot up the Parallella is:
A Monitor that supports HDMI interface
HDMI to mini-HDMI adapter
[...]
Can someone clarify my estimation?

Hi, Penguin.

I'm using a microHDMI->HDMI cable with an HDMI->DVI adapter on the end plugged into a 'normal' PC monitor (i.e. one that supports VGA and DVI).

HTH,

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby timpart » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:33 pm

penguin wrote:A Monitor that supports HDMI interface
HDMI to mini-HDMI adapter
USB to mini-USB adapter


If you already have a TV with HDMI input you could try that instead.

If you haven't got your board already I suggest you wait until it arrives to see what sockets are on it. Adapteva are I think changing them on later models. The original boards have micro sized USB and HDMI sockets, not mini.

Rather than buy adaptors I'd recommend buying cables with the appropriate plugs on the end. The reason is that the sockets on the Parallela are very close together and if you plug in a moulded adaptor into one of them you may not have room to plug in another cable because the wide end of the adaptor gets in the way.

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby penguin » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:20 pm

Thanks for the comments.

A package of Parallella 16-Desktop arrived to my house about two weeks ago.

I ordered below parts from two online shops:
Micro HDMI to HDMI cable with Ethernet - 3 feet
Belkin 2 in 1 USB 2.0 7-PORT HUB
SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS with adapter
HDMI to VGA cable with stereo plug (5 to 10 cm)


Less than two weeks I'll have all the parts due to oversee purchase.

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby cliffsur » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:20 pm

I have a micro HDMI to DVI (24+1) cable plugged into a DVI socket on my monitor, but the monitor sees no signal.
I also have used the micro to standard HDMI lead supplied with Parallella to the HDMI input on a TV it all works fine.
The TV text clarity is not good, so I would prefer to use the monitor
Do I need a special driver for the DVI input monitor?
Many thanks
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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby ajtravis » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:26 am

cliffsur wrote:I have a micro HDMI to DVI (24+1) cable plugged into a DVI socket on my monitor, but the monitor sees no signal.
I also have used the micro to standard HDMI lead supplied with Parallella to the HDMI input on a TV it all works fine.
The TV text clarity is not good, so I would prefer to use the monitor
Do I need a special driver for the DVI input monitor?

Hi, Cliff.

I have two monitors with DVI inputs and my parallella HDMI only works on one, even though the DVI works fine on both monitors when connected to the graphics card on another computer. The one that works is a modern HP monitor, the one that doesn't is an old Iyama monitor. if you can, I would borrow a monitor off someone else and try your HDMI->DVI on that.

HTH,

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby 9600 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:48 am

Some monitors which don't work initially can be made to by forcing a different resolution. Of course, YMMV.

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby ajtravis » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:42 pm

9600 wrote:Some monitors which don't work initially can be made to by forcing a different resolution. Of course, YMMV.

Hi Andrew.

OK, I'll try that on my Iyama monitor (1280x1024 native resolution) that doesn't work with my Parallella HDMI-DVI.

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Re: List of necessary devices to boot up?

Postby ronny » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:01 am

USB to mini-USB adapter


*micro-USB
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