Extending Monitor does not seem to work

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  1. cwrighta70 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Recently I wiped OS X out and installed XP alone. I used the Leopard disc to install the necessary drivers and everything seems to work well except for my second monitor.

    I have an HP w1907 connected to my MBP through DVI, and I followed my usual process of:

    Right Click on Desktop > Properties > Settings > Click on second monitor > Click "Extend Desktop to this device"

    ...and nothing seems to happen. I've tried changing the resolution, unplugging the monitor and trying again, but I can't get any result. Perhaps I'm missing a specific driver? Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a

    Rodus

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    Make sure you are running the latest drivers for your GPU, be it ATI or Nvidia (or Intel).
     
  3. cwrighta70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the most recent driver updates from Apple, and it still does not work.
     
  4. cwrighta70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to bump this in hopes that someone who knows the answer might see it.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  5. Rodus macrumors 6502a

    Rodus

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    Apples video drivers are generally eons behind the manufacturers, you should be able to find the appropriate drivers here.
     

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