I have an Intel NUC d54250wyk as my work computer (it’s a little dinky thing, which somehow manages to pack a reasonable punch).
On board it has a mini-hdmi port, and a mini-display port – which I used for a dual monitor configuration.
But two monitors is so last year …. and after 5+ years of having two monitors to stare at, I thought it was perhaps time to move up to 3 (or more).
The good news — it supports display port MST (MST = Multi Stream Transport) and a triple monitor configuration.
So I took the plunge after Christmas and bought a StarTech Triple Head MST hub thing (as I don’t have any monitors which support display port daisy chaining etc) and a load of DisplayPort to HDMI adapters for my monitors.
Possibly relevant bits :
- Update the NUCs BIOS to the latest version (my bios was about 4 revisions out of date)
- Add “deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian experimental main non-free” to /etc/apt/sources.list if it’s not already there.
- Install the Linux 3.6.18(or greater) kernel (includes MST patches) (apt-get install -t experimental linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-amd64 if you’re running Debian Jessie)
- Use something like ‘arandr’ to get the order of the monitors right
Then after rebooting, it’s just a case of running ‘arandr’ or similar to fix the positions of the monitors.
Unfortunately I can’t seem to get it to run 3 monitors off the display port AND one off the HDMI output at the same time.