I currently run a NUC D54250WYK using Ubuntu 14.10 with this Mini-Displayport to DVI cable to connect to an EIZO FlexScan S2231W successfully:
DELTACO mini DisplayPort till DVI-D kabel, ha-ha, 2m, svart (DP-DVI202)
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In your case you should select DVI as input on your monitor and not Displayport.
Also make sure that you dont have anything plugged in into the mini-HDMI port and your NUC should at least display the bios startup info on your mini-displayport (if thats connected).
thank you for your reply. Now I know that the cable should work, as you are using the same successfully.
I have selected the DVI input on my monitor. (I can switch between the DVI-D and the analog VGA input on my SyncMaster 226BW. This is tested with my old PC.)
Also I tested, when nothing was plugged in the the mini-HDMI port.
The NUC also does not diplays the bios startup using the mini-displayport! From that I know it is not a windows driver problem. (Also OpenELEC is not working with the DVI input of my monitor.)
Could it be that HD Graphics 5000 has a problem with the resolution on mini-HDMI port? The Samsung monitor is running with 1680 x 1050 resolution, when it is conected with the VGA input via mini-HDMI. I have only this monitor and can not test if the monitor is not campatible with the NUC Graphic port.