Mac Mini + DVI Splitter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Matthew Yohe, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    I should've known this would probably cause problems...

    So, I have a Mac Mini with an adapter plugged into it: A DVI-I to 2 other ports, DVI-D and, VGA. (Click here for a picture and specs)

    The Mac Mini only will allow one signal (digital or analog) to be transmitted at a time. If I plug in the DVI plug from my Cinema Display, that turns on, if I plug in a VGA then the VGA monitor turns on but the Cinema Display turns off.

    Is there any terminal hack or workaround that I can use to force the Mini to send out both analog and digital signals out its DVI-I port?

    (Note: I know I cannot do spanned displays, I only want to mirror. This will be setup in a projector setting.)
     
  2. MacBass macrumors 6502

    MacBass

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    I know that there are VGA splitters available, granted you would have to have 2 VGA signals, but there may even be DVI splitters too. Maybe try searching for powered splitters.
     
  3. codymc macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know i can only output one signial (either the analog or digital at a time).

    My question is -- is there an easy way to make it switch between the two (rather than plugging in and unplugging/restarting)
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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  5. emersonfxbx macrumors newbie

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    Possible Solution

    Hi,
    I think I have a solution for your problem:

    http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/emerson_freitas/macosx/dualhead4macmini.zip

    If it work for you, let me know.
     
  6. fbc21ca macrumors newbie

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