Dammit, Apple!

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  1. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    So I bought a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter for my 20" iMac today thinking I could use my extra LCD in extended desktop mode....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not supported on the iMac although the you have to really dig for that little factoid.

    wtf is the point of a monitor out on an iMac if all you can do is video mirroring. retarded.
     
  2. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    I'm guessing that this is a G5 iMac and not an Intel one? The Mactels support spanning by default. In order to use your G5 iMac with extended desktop support, you must use Screen Spanning Doctor to update your firmware. The graphics cards are capable of ExtDesk support, but it was disabled to differentiate Apple's Pro and Consumer lines. This program will reflag an option in Open Firmware to solve this problem. Enjoy!
     
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    nashstradamus New Member

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    do you think it would be possible to connect a 37" or so lcd mounted on a wall above a 20" iMac. If thats possible I may just end up with the coolest setup ever :)
     
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    sure its possible.

    LCD tv's normally dont have a very high resolution though
     
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    now that is one hell of a response! great info here.
     
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    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    Haha, glad to be of service.
     
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    This is one of the questions I asked when I bought mine. :) I said does it support extended desktop and the store assistant just went and got me a Genius Bar assistant. He couldn't answer any of my questions :ugh:

    But anyways, never found the need for it anyways.
     
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