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gwen [userpic]
on a random note..

I now have two cinema displays on my office desk. I don't suppose anyone knows a way to get them both working with my Powerbook cheaply and quickly? If not, no worries -- I'll eventually have a use for the second display. I just think it'd be cool to have THREE DISPLAYS (the third being my laptop itself) on my desk.... all working with screen and Desktop Manager, of course.

Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Weird Al - Don't Wear Those Shoes


Your Powerbook may not be able to handle that much display over DVI, so you may have to use VGA.

$229 doesn't qualify for my "cheaply" part.

I'll be getting a desktop machine for this desk soon, so I'm just looking for a temporary solution to use this extra monitor while I'm waiting on that.

Whoops, I missed "cheaply" :-P

I'm pretty sure Matrox is the only game in town for that. You could just alternate monitors each day of the week, that would let you use both... ;-)

Yah, I think what I'm going to do is turn my spare Powerbook into a storage node and just use the spare display for that machine for now. I originally balked at doing that because I didn't want to play the "multiple keyboard/mice" game, but someone just pointed me to synergy, so, problem solved.


You could always hook up the extra display to whatever POS computer you can find and then use X or Synergy2 (http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/) to make it usable from your Powerbook.

Yah, I got pointed to that off-LJ, and I have already installed it. :)