Dual Monitors on Dell D600 with ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 and win2k

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I know I have set this up in the past but for some reason I am unable to get Dual monitors setup on my Dell D600 with Win2k.  I can get both monitors with the same screen but that's it.  

Does win2k support this?  I must be missing something cause this shouldn't be that difficult.


Question by:juicemavin
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    It depends on the display driver. Get a current driver version for your card and install it, but make sure it is the driver for your model, otherwise you can worsen things. Once you do have the correct driver you should have different options in the settings of your display.
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    by:Wooky Jack
    juicemavin hi!

    Give this app a try, works great with my dual 19"!

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    by:Wooky Jack

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    Thanks for the thoughts... I have tried everything mentioned above.  Although the Ultrmon was a sweet tool I couldn't get it to work for my situation.  Any other thoughts are very appreciated.  Just to recap..... Trying to use Laptop monitor and CRT monitor plugged into the VGA port on the back of the laptop.  Like I said I've done it in the past just not on this specific laptop.

    Thanks for the help.`
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    by:Wooky Jack
    AH bummer, well that's all I have up my sleeve.  If no one helps you soon enough post a question in Community Support for some help to this question ;)

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    Finally figured it out.  It turns out I already had everything I needed I just wasn't setting it up properly.  In my defense the ATI app to set up multiple monitors isn't very discriptive on how to do it.

    For those interested in how to do it with Windows 2000 (I have a dell D600 with the Mobiltiy Radeon 9000) try the following.

    1. Start by loading the latest video driver as mentioned by rindi above.
    2. right click on the desktop and click properties.  Go to the settings tab then the advanced button on the bottom.
    3. In the display tab you should see an external monitor and the laptop monitor (labled Panel).  You need to make sure the 2nd monitor is plugged in and click the little power button on the upper left corner of the moitor box.
    4.  This is where I was getting screwed up before.  so here is a super easy way to set it up.
    5. click on the options tab and select the show ATI icon on taskbar.
    6. go to the taskbar and right click the ATI icon.
    7. in this pop-up you will see displays then see monitor one and monitor 2.  For the way I had it set up I clicked on monitor 2 and selected extend right.  You may have to play with this to get it working in the direction you want.

    Super easy but for some reason I was really hung up on it.

    Good luck

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