Matrox DualHead2Go with OS X Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by bbb543, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. bbb543 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2013
    I have just the regular dualhead2go Digital for my Macbook, which, on Mountain Lion, I had set at 2880x1400. When I installed Mavericks, 2880x1400 was offset and stretched out like crazy.

    I couldn't get any resolution to properly display across both monitors. (And it didn't help that the Matrox Powerdesk software crashed when I tried to use it to set the resolution.) But I was able to use other software like Display Maestro and SwitchResX to change the resolution, but couldn't find one to work.

    I need the extra screen for work, so I had to go back to Mountain Lion for the time being, but I would like to take advantage of the dev. preview.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
  2. harly macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013
    No problems here using the DP Edition


    when I read your thread I was inclined not to install the developer preview as I am using a Matrox Dualhead2Go DP Edition on my Macbook Pro with 2x24" Dell Monitors (1920x1200).

    However already during installation everything was displayed properly as well as when running the system. None of your problems seemed to have hit me.

    Not sure if the resolution or the device makes the difference here.

    If there is anything I can test for you let me know.

    - harly
  3. SFMike macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    Update to this thread?

    has anyone tried this since mavericks was released?
  4. Sirian macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    I just set mine up today. I have 1920 x 1080 on both monitors, but the desktop is not duplicated. I'd like to get it working to display a dock and top menu on both monitors. It anyone knows how to do this that'd be great.

    Hopefully they update the PowerDesk software for Mavericks.
  5. SBA macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    I'm still looking for something similar for my setup. I'm using the DualHead2Go with 2 1920x1080 Dell monitors and have grown tired of having full-screen videos centered under the two bezels. Would be nice to be able designate space on each separate display but still use each independently.

    Otherwise, the Matrox works just fine with Mavericks for me.
  6. Sirian macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    I've only had my setup for about a week and feel the same. I've since decided to sell the MacBook and build a pretty awesome Hackintosh.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
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  7. bigcat macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2008
    Thanks for posting the hackintosh specs. Is this a hardware setup known to work? especially under mavericks? I want to try something like this but would like to order something that's known to work to minimize issues.
  8. Sirian macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Yes, it should work on Mavericks. I heard a few things like the computer not going to sleep and some other issues, but for the most part I think Mavericks works and there are guides for installing it. I'm actually going with Mountain Lion since it should be better supported.

    The specs were from tonymac86 — it's from his October 2013 guide. There are lists for any type of system you want to build.

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