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G4, and dual monitors?


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Hello all hopefully someone can help me here... I have a g4 and i have to monitors hooked up to it on one video card... I have to different types of monitors on there...b/c on the video card there is 2 slots...and since i am at a school i can get more than one monitor...anyways when i hope them both up and restart the computer all i get is one that displays the image. Now my question is.. is it possible to hook up both of them on the same video card, and if so where do i change it. bc i looked in system pref. and under displays and it didn't list the other monitor any where...also i have both monitors turned on when i boot the computer so it should work...hopefully someone can help me out! thanks
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Hello all hopefully someone can help me here... I have a g4 and i have to monitors hooked up to it on one video card... I have to different types of monitors on there...b/c on the video card there is 2 slots...and since i am at a school i can get more than one monitor...anyways when i hope them both up and restart the computer all i get is one that displays the image. Now my question is.. is it possible to hook up both of them on the same video card, and if so where do i change it. bc i looked in system pref. and under displays and it didn't list the other monitor any where...also i have both monitors turned on when i boot the computer so it should work...hopefully someone can help me out! thanks
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BTW there's no need for double posting on the forum...my G4 with dual monitor card has an ADC and a DVI port...which G4 and are the connections the same?
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BTW there's no need for double posting on the forum...my G4 with dual monitor card has an ADC and a DVI port...which G4 and are the connections the same?
Here is what my system profiler says:
GeForce2 MX:

Type: display
Bus: AGP
Display Type: CRT
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 32 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0110
Revision ID: 0x00a1
ROM Revision: 1049

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 99 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Main Display: Yes
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Here is what my system profiler says:
GeForce2 MX:

Type: display
Bus: AGP
Display Type: CRT
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 32 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0110
Revision ID: 0x00a1
ROM Revision: 1049

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 99 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Main Display: Yes
and here is what the type is i forgot to add it: 733 MHz PowerPC g4
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On reboot it should recognize the second display...had a similar prob with a G4...we eventually replaced the card because it wouldn't recognize the second display. Granted it was 400Mhz G4 and I'm not sure the second port had even been tested. I have no idea of the condition of the card and monitors...you've tried combinations (i.e. - the monitors dually with another computer, testing the same card with two different monitors, etc?) Apart from that possibly repair permissions or see if there are display preferences you can trash in your library.
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