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MacBytes
Feb 12, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Sharewaredemon
Feb 12, 2006, 06:20 PM
Wouldn't the screen spanning hack work?

whenpaulsparks
Feb 12, 2006, 06:30 PM
Wouldn't the screen spanning hack work?

wouldn't do any good seeing as the mac mini only has one video output. the imac and emac have two -- the screen, and the video out port.

fistful
Feb 12, 2006, 06:31 PM
Wouldn't the screen spanning hack work?

That's not the problem. The problem is the amount of video outputs the mini has, that being one. Remember, unlike the iBook and iMac the mini is headless.

edit: beaten to the punch

grapes911
Feb 12, 2006, 06:33 PM
This is interesting. Too bad it seems to be VGA only.

MacRumorUser
Feb 12, 2006, 06:34 PM
Wouldn't the screen spanning hack work?

NO as it doesn't have 2 video outputs.

Seems a cool gadget, I wonder if you can use this on a powermac G5 to run 4 monitors :)

Sharewaredemon
Feb 12, 2006, 06:43 PM
NO as it doesn't have 2 video outputs.

Seems a cool gadget, I wonder if you can use this on a powermac G5 to run 4 monitors :)


Thanks for all the replies, I realise how I am a dolt now. :D

You prolly could use this on a Powermac, but you could also just have two GPU's....

Course that's a bit more costly.

e˛Studios
Feb 12, 2006, 08:23 PM
There is a company named Tritton that has a USB 2.0 external graphics card to drive an additional display. They already have it working for the windows world and they are currently almost ready to deliver a mac version.

http://www.engadget.com/2005/05/13/t...-for-mac-mini/

From the article "If you're also a user of iMac, iBook and Mac mini, Tritton will be shipping a Mac version of SEE2 in early July to address the video port-less problem on these machines. "

I for one would buy one :)

Ed

killmoms
Feb 13, 2006, 12:18 PM
Yeah, you're basically limited to two 17" LCDs with this though (i.e. two displays of 1280 x 1024 size), as I don't think VGA is capable of driving anything wider than 2560 total. Basically this just presents itself as a 2560 x 1024 monitor to the Mac mini, and then splits its output to two displays. So, it wouldn't be considered multi-display to the OS (so you wouldn't get things like different wallpapers), and that means your menu bar and dock would span both displays. Interesting solution, but a bit hack-y. If you really need multiple displays, the Mac mini probably isn't the machine for you.

Keynoteuser
Feb 13, 2006, 01:26 PM
The Trittonsales.com site says the mac version of their usb display adapter has been postponed. Bummer.