Hello everyone, I have a 450 MHz PowerMac G4 Sawtooth running OS X 10.4.11 with a (stock?) ATI Rage 128 Pro 16 MB (AGP), and I was wondering if it is possible to use two monitors on this computer. There is a DVI port on the card, and a VGA port as well. I have never tried using multiple monitors until recently. I have a Dell 17" with a VGA input and another Dell UltraSharp 17" with a DVI input. I tried hooking both up to the computer, but only the DVI UltraSharp would display picture. The other display would stay black with the amber LED lit up. I tried looking in the Display system preferences, but could not find the monitors tab. I have run both monitors successfully on my PowerBook G4 800 MHz as a second display. Also the VGA display works perfectly without any other monitor hooked up.
Another question I have out of curiosity is this. When I bought the system a few years back, it came with an ATI Rage (version unknown) PCI video card in one of the slots. When I first plugged it in and turned it on, I mistook the VGA port on the bottom PCI Rage for the main one higher up. I turned it on, and the output was corrupted (could hardly see what was going on). I took a closer look, saw the AGP card's port, and used that. It worked fine, so I just pulled the PCI card out and forgot about it. This recent monitor issue has got me thinking: Is it possible that the second PCI video card could've worked with another monitor, bringing the maximum count to three? It's just a curious thought. Thank you for any advice in advance. Dan Ziegler Genoa, IL 60135 -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml and our netiquette guide is at http://www.lowendmac.com/lists/netiquette.shtml To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/g3-5-list