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    how to install external Display
    Hello,

    i've got a problem with installing a external display.

    normally you can take an external display and the right cable,
    and than you go to the preferences of the display.

    only i have 2 options display and color, i've got an i-mac G5 with os X 10.4

    The only thing i see is the same image on 2 screens, i don't have the option to slide from 1 to the second screen.

    Mine boss has the same i-mac only newer version and the same Dell external display.

    can anybody help me?

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    It sounds like you have mirrored displays (same on both). Look for a check box and uncheck it. My checkbox is under Displays > Arrangement for Tiger. You need 2 cards for this to work from a desktop if I recall unless your card has two outputs (hopefully DVI) from the same card.

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    You have an iMac G5, which only supports mirroring.

    Apple did not support multiple desktops on the iMac until the Intel models.

    You may be able to find a hack to enable a second desktop for your G5, but it is unsupported and you do so at your own risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilbear View Post
    It sounds like you have mirrored displays (same on both). Look for a check box and uncheck it. My checkbox is under Displays > Arrangement for Tiger. You need 2 cards for this to work from a desktop if I recall unless your card has two outputs (hopefully DVI) from the same card.
    i don't have the option arrangement? only display and color

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidpeter View Post
    i don't have the option arrangement? only display and color
    Here's why:
    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    You have an iMac G5, which only supports mirroring.

    Apple did not support multiple desktops on the iMac until the Intel models.
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    so when i'm understanding it right, i've only the option mirror.

    wouldn't be better to leave the option external display, on the i-mac.
    so even can't use a cable to instal my display.


    by the way sorry for my english,

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    The screen spanning doctor tool might help:

    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html

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