vga mirror -> extra monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by beer, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. beer macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2002
    the Hague, Netherlands
    I heard I could use the vga-port on my 17' imac for an extra monitor... not just mirroring... anybody?
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I am pretty sure thats not true, but i havent heard anything about it.
  3. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2002
    New Zealand
    there were unsubstantiated rumours a couple of months ago about a german guy who got a late model ibook to use a second monitor. he posted pics but of course they could have been faked.

    what happened was that he copied the contents of his powerbook which had the same video card over to his ibook and when he rebooted in OS9 it seemed to support two monitors. unfortunately he had no luck with X. the idea was that the drivers were the key.

    here it is
    there may be similar tricks to be had with an imac


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