Why won't my Thunderbolt to DVI Apple adapters work on my Mac Mini?

Episode 887 (1:25:02)

Ruben from Los Angeles, CA
Mac Mini

Ruben is trying to connect his Mac Mini to his 23" LG LCD screen using a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. Every time he puts the computer to sleep, however, he can't get the monitor to work again.

Ruben read online that the Mac Mini may be looking for an HDMI connection first, and Leo actually thinks that's a better way to connect to his screen anyway. HDMI to DVI is a very straightforward connection.