On my Raspberry Pi/DVAP I like to "tail the log" so I can read the stream of recent log-ins. This is particularly handy during nets and is why I require a dedicated monitor. Since the Pi was designed to be a low cost training device for schools and school children, the video output choices are limited to HDMI, RCA video and serial through the GPIO. A better choice for me would have been a VGA output, but of course, that would have increased production costs and taken up valuable board space. My solution is an HDMI input to VGA adapter. I found several at Amazon.com. Here is the one that I am using. There are several different offerings on Amazon with a wide range of kudos/complaints in the reviews. Many of the negative reviews are from people who are trying to use the adapter backward; that is, trying to convert VGA to HDMI. This device will not do that, but if you want to hook up an old 15" VGA LCD monitor to your Pi, this is the ticket. Some of the revi
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