Can I plug a DVI-VGA adapter to this to plug this to a VGA monitor?

I use my laptop between two different monitors, 1 DVI and 1 VGA. Do I need two adapters (Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter AND Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter)?

Or can I use the ONE Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and plug a DVI-VGA convertor to it and plug it up to my VGA monitor?

Thank you in advance.

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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    I have the same desire. Unfortunately, it does not work. I believe the mini-display port to DVI for the newest macbooks no longer connect the analog signals to the DVI connector. The display is recognized but the video is not output. Looks like a separate mini-display port to VGA is required unless I am missing something. Note the previous mini DVI to DVI on macbooks did output the analog.

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  • I have DVI monitor but for presentation via projector, needed VGA. So tried this by using my old DVI - VGA connector from my previous macbook pro and it didn't work. There are two small metal prongs that do not let you connect.

    You need two separate adapters. miniDVI - DVI and miniDVI - VGA.

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