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Question: MacBook Pro software (driver?) for the ST2010f Dell monitor?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. Is a MacBook Pro software (driver?) needed for the ST2010f Dell monitor?

OBS MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), iOS 10.3.2

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Dec 19, 2017 4:03 PM in response to dkoberg In response to dkoberg

The Mac uses ONE driver, which is highly parameterized. Its parmeters are set by Query to the display on the secondary channel. No additional Drivers are used -- that is a PC thing. If someone told you that was needed, you should consider their advice on this subject unreliable.


To get a Mac display to become active, you need the Mac to query the display, and the display to answer with its name and capabilities. Otherwise, no data will be sent to the display.


This query is only sent at certain times:

• at startup

• at wake from sleep

• at insertion of the Mac-end of the display-cable, provided everything on that cable is ready-to-go

• on invoking Option-(Detect Display) button in Displays preferences


so try doing some of those things and see if the display comes alive.


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using the built-in display, inspect:

 menu > about this Mac > (System Report > Graphics&Displays

>> If and only if the display responded, the Mac will know its name and its capabilities.

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Dec 19, 2017 4:03 PM in response to dkoberg In response to dkoberg

The Mac uses ONE driver, which is highly parameterized. Its parmeters are set by Query to the display on the secondary channel. No additional Drivers are used -- that is a PC thing. If someone told you that was needed, you should consider their advice on this subject unreliable.


To get a Mac display to become active, you need the Mac to query the display, and the display to answer with its name and capabilities. Otherwise, no data will be sent to the display.


This query is only sent at certain times:

• at startup

• at wake from sleep

• at insertion of the Mac-end of the display-cable, provided everything on that cable is ready-to-go

• on invoking Option-(Detect Display) button in Displays preferences


so try doing some of those things and see if the display comes alive.


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using the built-in display, inspect:

 menu > about this Mac > (System Report > Graphics&Displays

>> If and only if the display responded, the Mac will know its name and its capabilities.

Dec 19, 2017 4:03 PM

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Dec 19, 2017 4:44 PM in response to dkoberg In response to dkoberg

using the built-in display, inspect:


 menu > about this Mac > (System Report > Graphics&Displays

>> If and only if the display responded, the Mac will know its name and its capabilities.


the information will look like this IF the display has responded:

User uploaded file

Dec 19, 2017 4:44 PM

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Dec 19, 2017 5:06 PM in response to dkoberg In response to dkoberg

You'd need to check the specs on what ports it has (couldn't find them on the Dell site) - I only found a driver download there for Windows and these specs say it is compatible with Windows - no mention of a Mac:


Dell ST2010 Specs - CNET

Dec 19, 2017 5:06 PM

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