Trouble connecting 2 displays

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garyyoung, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. garyyoung macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2006

    I have a G4 Tower, and a 20 inch Apple Display. Looks great. I got the G4 from a graphic artist who had 2 displays connected so I just purchased a 19 inch Sony as my second toy. Looks great too (it's a VGA, the other is digital)

    Anyway, the problem is, when I shutdown/restart, only one display will turn on, usually the Sony, and it will show an extended desktop (rather than mirroring. the only way to get them both up and running again is to disconnect the Sony, restart, then connect the Sony again once the G4 is running and displaying on the Apple display.

    Any idea what I have to do to simply be able to start up the computer and see both displays running simultaneously??


  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Have you looked at your Display Preference (System Preferences>Display)? Which monitor is considered the primary screen? Seems like the Sony might be.

    What else have you tried to resolve this issue software wise? Cause it really should work pretty easily.

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