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cool.gif Post 429211 posted on 20-2-2011 at 11:39 Reply With Quote
three monitors, two pc



hi guys
just wondering;
i have inherited my son's MAC G5 and want to know if i can have my pc + G5 WIRED TO three monitors.
i've been looking at KVM switches but can't find anything.
thanks
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[*] Post 429326 posted on 22-2-2011 at 17:54 Reply With Quote


dual monitor graphics cards are one solution.
laptops are easy as they usually have an output for a second screen or project. I've got a second screen on this laptop, for example and occasionally use a projector.

I've shared a single screen, mouse and keyboard with two PCs too, via a KVM switch. but I haven't tried using it to have two or more screens for one PC.
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[*] Post 429329 posted on 22-2-2011 at 18:18 Reply With Quote


Just noticed this thread (sorry).

The G5 is no longer supported by Apple (no surprise there then). So you need a monitor that can handle multiple inputs which are expensive.

The monitor I use can handle a number of video inputs and allow me to switch between them. On my workstation I have a ATI graphics card that has something called EyeFinity which basically gives you a lot of flexibility in regards to what you can do with your monitors, because I use different sized panels I leave them as independent units, but with EyeFinity you can merge three panels.

Other than that I posted this but haven't gotten around to trying this project out:

http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=42477#pid424155
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