Driver for mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fuzzai, Mar 3, 2005.

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    Is there any drivers out anywere, for that 20" Dell flatscreen LCD monitor?

    Why would i want drivers when it will work with the mac?

    With that 20" screen. you can tilt it horizontaly, so that you have a LONG screen...

    this is done with the windows driver..

    So is there anyway to do this on a mac? driver or software? or SOL?

    thanks
     
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    Rod Rod

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    As far as I know, it's only possible with retail ATI video cards in desktop Macs, with the help of some software available from ati.com.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    What if i had a mac mini? the 1.4ghz?
     
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    Rod Rod

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    I guess I should have been more clear.. you can switch video cards in Power Macs but not iMacs, eMacs or Mac minis. So, an ATI retail video card (non-OEM) can only be installed in a Mac where its original video card is removeable. Of course it's possible to switch one OEM card for another OEM card, as I did when I replaced my FX5200 for a 9600XT. However, since my 9600XT is still an OEM card I can't do "portrait" mode. The only hope is if I got a retail ATI card (such as the 9000, 9200, 9800 or x800).
     
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    oh that sucks then.

    Thanks for clearing that thoe

    think there be anythign comming out thoe?
     
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    Abulia

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    My ATI control panel for my x800 allows me to rotate the picture for my Dell 2005FPW monitor. Thus, it's a function of your video card, not a "monitor driver."
     
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    Ok. well hopefully with the mac mini you can or will be able to sooner or later.


    Thanks for the input guys!
     
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    Rod Rod

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    It's both. ATI wrote that monitor driver.

    You're welcome!

    Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing it.
     

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