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Offline Dr. ChefTopic starter

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MorphOS external monitor with ibook
« on: January 13, 2014, 05:22:41 AM »
Hello again. I have a miniVGA to VGA cable and a external monitor that I want to hook up to my MorphOS machine (iBook 1.2 Ghz). Is this possible and how would I do that? I'm using MorphOS 3.4.

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Re: MorphOS external monitor with ibook
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 06:27:46 AM »
Er, well, to start I think you should plug it all in and see what happens. :)
Under OSX, the iBooks can only duplicate the laptop display onto a monitor, they can't extend it. I think that's a firmware-level thing, so there might be similar behavior under MorphOS. Furthermore, I don't know if MorphOS even has multiple monitor support, so a duplicate display might be the only option anyway.

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Re: MorphOS external monitor with ibook
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 06:56:22 AM »
There is a software hack that bypasses the firmware Apple put in place.  Apple didn't want the iBooks competing with the Powerbooks.  Do this at your own risk.  Go to;

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Re: MorphOS external monitor with ibook
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 08:34:26 AM »
External monitor on the iBook is not supported by MorphOS.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else