dual monitor on a g3 ibook

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  1. thafat1 macrumors newbie

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    i have a second monitor set up. i am running os10.2.8 on a g3 ibook (700mhz - 14.1") ..... and i'm wondring how to get it from the mirror image mode so i can drag my pallets to the second monitor. i talked to a friend who is running panther and he said his displays in system preferences has 3 tabs and it is under the third one - mine only has 2 tabs. where is my 'mirror image' option?

    any help is appreciated. thanks in advance.

    fat
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I am not clear exactly what you are talking about, but I will do my best. Your iBook only supports video mirroring without a special hack. So you don't have the option to span monitors unless you run the hack, which I believe violates whatever warranty that you might have. If this isn't what you were talking about, sorry, but its my best guess :)
     
  3. Doraemon macrumors 6502

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    Yup.

    No dual display mode on the iBook.

    Hack it, if you don't have warranty left. If you do, I wouldn't do it (especially, since there were reports of dead G3 iBooks after applying the hack).
     
  4. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    Screen Spanning DOES work on iBook AND iMac with the Hack

    I have a 800mhz iMac (17") and I downloaded the Screen Spanning Doctor and it works perfectly giving me full spanning capability as well as retaining the mirror modes (should you need them) - I have also installed this on a number of iBooks (both G3 and G4) with no problems :) The link for downloads is below:

    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html

    Do use this with caution though as it WILL invalidate your warranty. Not that I have ever had a problem with it though.

    Good Luck !! :eek:
     
  5. thafat1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm....so people have done this and their iBook has just died on them? that doesn't sound too promising.

    i dont have a warranty - but i dont have money to buy a new computer if this one craps out on me.

    so, thanks for the help, but i guess if there is no surefire way to get it done with no problems, i'll just stick to my laptop display :( oh well?
     

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