Mini-DVI, DVI-D, DVI-I, and frustration
It has been a while ever since I have been so pissed off. By Apple.
Apple sells these Mini-DVI to DVI adapters that work with MacBooks and whatever other kinds of Apple hardware that sport Mini-DVI ports, and, thinking that now I have a DVI to VGA adapter, I bought one of those Mini-DVI to DVI adapters at Fry's in hopes of finally being able to connect my MacBook to a VGA LCD monitor.
My dazzling happiness was abruptly halted when I realized that the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter does not work with my typical DVI to VGA adapter. It didn't fit. Then I realized that it's a Mini-DVI to DVI-D adapter, and my DVI to VGA adapter is a DVI-I to VGA adapter.
Even the packaging on the adapter showed a female DVI-I connector. Misleading enough, huh? Now I have to return the damn thing and buy an Apple Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, something Fry's doesn't have in stock.