12"pb and new 20" display

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  1. budaapple macrumors regular

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    Need help here! I have attached my sweet new 20" display to the mini DVI of my 12" PB. I now want to use this 20" monitor and my BT Keyboard and mouse as my main screen with the laptop closed. I thought there was a way to keep the computer running when closed. I have checked system prefs and found nothing. Does anybody know how this can be done. Thanks
     
  2. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    Info can be found here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88064
     
  3. russed macrumors 68000

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    dont they say you shouldnt run it with the lid closed due to heat issues?
     
  4. budaapple thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i don't know where people get this idea. closed-lid operation, at least for powerbook, is an official feature, touted by apple, as evidenced by KB article quoted before.
     
  6. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    I think this applies only to iBooks. I'm not even sure if you can force an iBook to run with its lid closed.
     
  7. gernb macrumors regular

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    I've got the same config. FWIW what I always do is plug the 20" in, close the pbook lid so it goes to sleep, unplug a USB cable and plug it back in to wake it up. Then, once it's awake and the desktop is on the 20" I open the pbook lid. That way the card is only driving the external monitor and I don't have to worry at all about heat building up on the pbook screen.

    I have noticed that DVD playback on the 20" is really bad in full screen. The image tears like crazy. If I mouse up and make the menu bar show up at the top of the screen, play back is fine, but once it disappears, it goes back to tearing.
     
  8. im_noahselby macrumors member

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    What rev PB do you own? 1Ghz or 1.33Ghz, because the second one has twice the video ram and a better processor. I've heard of this issue before on the 1Ghz, I'd just like to know if it is something that also happens on rev c models?

    Noah
     
  9. gernb macrumors regular

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    I've got the latest version 12" 1.33 64MB VRAM

    Still having a problem with tearing.
     

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