Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

video output on MAC G5

Posted on 2011-02-25
5
Medium Priority
?
449 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I am running a older MAC G5 with a GeForce FX 5200 video card. I want to hook up 2 monitors. The card has a DVI and a M1 connector on the back. IThe M1 connector is apparently for outputting video to a projector. I want to be able to have 2 monitors with one of them rotated 90 degrees. I cannot find any good information on this card with these connectors.

Any ideas?

Ken
0
Comment
Question by:kgerth
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Mdragga
ID: 34982279
If you want to keep that card I'd recomment you purchase a M1 to DVI or VGA Adaptor and that should allow you to run dual monitors. From there it is just a matter of adjusting the display settings on the second monitor by rotating the orientation which you should be able to do from within the Mac OS.

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-38060-Female-Adapter/dp/B000F1TJP6

^ An example (probably overpriced) of the adaptor that I believe will allow you this functionality.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kgerth
ID: 34982448
I know that I can buy an adapter. I am wanting to confirm that the video card has the ability to display 2 different displays not just one image twice. The display setup gives no indication that it will or will not.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Mdragga earned 2000 total points
ID: 34982591
There's no configuration needed -- simply plug in two monitors, then open the System Preferences, then "Displays." Click on "Arrangement" and you'll be presented with options for the layout of the displays as well as mirrored or non-mirrored (extended, what you want) modes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kgerth
ID: 34983558
I have ordered an adapter from Amaazon. I will award full points after I test this late next week.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have purchased two new systems and both are now Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based. UEFI is replacing BIOS for the desktop PC. It is a Linux based firmware with enough robustness it can communicate with a website without loading …
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question