Developers, makers and hobbyists that encounter graphic problems when they do not have a screen attached to a computer they may be modifying or working with me interested in a new HDMI adapter called the Headless Ghost.
The Headless Ghost has been specifically designed to emulate the presence of a high resolution display making the computer engage the GPU hardware as well as unlocking a range of resolutions.
Unfortunately many computer systems do not enable their GPU hardware when there is no display attached to the HDMI socket and this has been well documented amongst Mac Mini and Intel HD graphics users. Now there is a solution created by Dev Joshi based in London who explains :
By simulating the presence of an attached display, Headless Ghost allows you to use all of the power and available resolutions locked away inside your graphics hardware, which might otherwise be disabled when there is no screen available.
When attached, a Headless Ghost emulates the presences of a high resolution display, this enables the GPU hardware and unlocks a range of resolutions to work with. The Headless Ghost fits directly into an HDMI socket and will work with mini HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI outputs using readily available adaptors. It fixes a problem you probably didn’t even know you had – unlocking the full potential of your graphics card hardware.
The Headless Ghost supports resolutions from 800 x 600 all the way up to 4096 x 2160 4K Ultra HD. For more information on the new Headless Ghost jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from £10 to own one of the first to be produced via the link below. If you enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects this awesome Raspberry Pi HDMI input add-on might be worth more investigation.