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Using The Hp Z1 G2 Workstation As A Monitor - HP Z1 G2 User Manual

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Using the HP Z1 G2 Workstation as a monitor

The DisplayPort connector on the HP Z1 G2 Workstation is bi-directional and lets you use the
workstation as a display for another computer, such as a laptop. The other computer (referred to as the
external graphics source) must have a graphics DisplayPort output connector.
A set of keystrokes on the workstation keyboard switches the port from output to input and back. While
in output mode, the port drives an external monitor. While in input mode, an external graphics source
drives the workstation display panel.
This feature is described here as supported on the Windows operating system. Similar
functionality is available for some Linux operating systems. The Linux package is available for
download at
To use the workstation as a monitor:
Connect one end of a DisplayPort cable to the external graphics source's DisplayPort connector.
Connect the other end to the DisplayPort connector on the back of the HP Z1 G2 Workstation.
On the HP Z1 G2 Workstation keyboard, simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+S+D (switch display)
to enable the workstation to display output from the external graphics source.
To switch back, simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+S+D on the HP Z1 G2 Workstation keyboard to
reinstate the internal graphics source and place the workstation display panel in standby mode.
On the HP Z1 G2 Workstation, move the mouse or press the space bar to wake up the display
This feature relies on the My Display utility, which is subject to change with new software
and driver releases. To download the latest software and driver, go to
Chapter 3 Setting up and using the workstation
or might be included in the pre-loaded Linux operating system.


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