iSight not recognized because of secondary monitor as primary?

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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As the title would suggest, my iSight is not being recognized because my iMac is not the primary (using a 20" dell thingy as my primary because it's bigger)

I feel like it's stupid to force me to use the iMac as primary just because of the damn iSight. (photo, for the hell of it)

Any way around this?



(edit for newcomers to this thread, resolved by resetting SMU)
 

bigandy

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Apr 30, 2004
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Murka
i'm using a 20" LG204WT with my MBP, and the internal iSight gets recognised fine when the external monitor is primary (basically whenever it's plugged in).

does it show up in system profiler under USB?
 

iBlue

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i'm using a 20" LG204WT with my MBP, and the internal iSight gets recognised fine when the external monitor is primary (basically whenever it's plugged in).

does it show up in system profiler under USB?
No, should it? (under USB? it's an internal iSight in the iMac... just making sure)
 

iBlue

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Hmmmm... what would cause it not to show? (I know it functions without the secondary monitor aspect)
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Is it recognized if you don't use the external monitor?

Have you tried unplugging other USB devices in case there's a conflict?
 

iBlue

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Yes it did work yesterday before office got rearranged. (it wasn't manhandled or anything, the thing flew thousands of miles from the US damn it, surely it can move 2 feet to the right)
Now even with iMac being primary it doesn't "see" the iSight. Unplugged the secondary, switched users... still nothing. (not application specific either)

Just fab. :rolleyes:




edit:

Freaking YES! I reset the SMU and it worked. (even with the secondary monitor primary)

I admit it, I was wrong to doubt it. :p

Thanks guys :)