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Default External monitor going crazy, help! - 02-18-2010, 07:09 PM

Ok, I have searched and searched and haven't found a decent method to make this work. I have a Dell Mini 10v Triple boot (with the ovious OS'). When I'm in windows my 32" 1080p Tv works great as a mirrored or even primary monitor but when I'm on the Mac side (retail install 10.6.2) I plug in the monitor (VGA to VGA) and I get a ton of grayish or whiteish lines all over both screens.... Is there a driver or something I can use to fix this? I'm not too good at figuring out Mac issues yet (first mac that I've owned) And I have messed with the settings in system preferences as well. Anyway, thanks for any help you can offer me.
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Default 02-19-2010, 03:50 PM

does anyone have a fix for this because I was wanting the mac side to work with final cut and photoshop better than windows could do but the 10" screen is too small to work on. I would greatly appreciate some help. Thank you
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Default 02-19-2010, 08:36 PM

There is a post with a "fix". Basically, its replacing a 10.6.2 kext with a 10.5.8 kext I it'll allow mirroring but doesn't support acceleration......let me find it and I'll post it for you.

---------- Post added at 03:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:33 PM ----------

Here is the post that fixes the mirroring issues.

Vga out on 10v with osx
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Default 02-19-2010, 08:45 PM

Try this app - it worked for me.
My second monitor works perfectly as an extended desktop. I do not use mirroring however so I can only confirm this app helped me extend my desktop to a second monitor.

Fabin Caas

Dell Mini 10v: 1.6 GHz Atom, 2GB RAM, 64 GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series, Mac OS X 10.6.4, A04 BIOS, NBI 0.8.4 RC1
MacBook Pro: 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X 10.6.4
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Default Fixes - 02-19-2010, 10:15 PM

I had the same problem and I'm not sure which of the following eventually fixed it, but I installed the mirror app (fabians) and also put my 10v in sleep first after booting, then unsleep and plug in monitor, then if I had lines I did ALT-SPACE and typed mirror... good luck, I now get extended desktop...which can be other resolutions that 1024x600, which is real nice

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Default 02-21-2010, 01:32 AM

to quote browndogfred " NBI actually has this built in to it.

Go to /Extra/bin

You can turn mirroring on or off by issuing the following commands:

mirroring on
mirroring off

You can just leave the terminal open with the commands of on/off ready.....test WON'T work....haha......but once you realize mirroring will not work, just click on your screen to activate terminal, and hit enter so the 'mirroring off' command will be executed.....good to go.

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