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Old Nov 17, 2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Twin display for Powerbook G4 help!

I'm looking into getting a twin display (2 iiyama LCD 20") for connecting to my powerbook G4.

First off - i dont know which connectors to get to make this work. My powerbook has one DVI port. It also has a PCI slot. And an S-video out. I dont know how to plug the two displays in? I know its possible, but just not how to do it!

Any help would be very very grateful, no where seems to be able to give me a straight answer on how to do this!

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Old Nov 17, 2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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Unless you can make the 2 displays appear to be one to the PowerBook you cannot do this easily. Your PowerBook can display on 2 sceens, the internal one and one other. Even with the internal display turned off (i.e. in Clamshell mode) you cannot run 2 external screens.

You do not have a PCI slot. It's a laptop. You do, however, have a PCCard slot. There is a PCCard graphics adaptor (do a search) but it's been reported to be very slow.
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Old Nov 17, 2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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thankyou

lol - please excuse my misuse of PCI! lol - i see what you are saying, i wont bother with anything slow. I guess i'll just spend the money i was going to spend on two - on one ultra sharp screen. Its for editing and digital painting. I'll just have to live with it untill my pockets can afford a lovely G5


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Matrox have a product that can make 2 displays appear to be one for this sort of application, but VGA, not DVI.
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