iBook G4: Can I get it to export to 16:9?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by miked_in_canada, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. miked_in_canada macrumors member

    May 20, 2005
    Hi folks, I just got a new 16:9 monitor and I'd like to hook up my iBook G4 to it. Is this possible? All it seems to want to do is put out a standard 4:3 feed.

    Can I get this thing to spit out a widescreen feed?

    I'm running a VGA cable from the iBook using the converter that came with it. Any help would be appreciated.


    - Mike Paris.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    The iBook line can only mirror displays, not span...meaning they can only output a resolution identical to the internal screen: 1024x768.

    However, you can download the "screen spanning doctor", which is essentially a small hack which allows the video card to span/produce just about any resolution you would like.

    I use the hack and it works great, as do many others.

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