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Hack to allow video spanning on iMac

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Not sure what has been done on the new iMac that prevents it from video spanning to an attached monitor.

Wondering if there might be a possible software hack that would allow that to happen.
Having video mirroring doesn't help in creating more desktop space when I connect a 17" CRT to it.
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This would be nice, if possible. I know of a nice NEC 15" LCD that accepts both VGA and DVI connections. Ahhh, two 15" LCD's oooohh, ummm...

Wasn't a version of res-edit supposed to accomplish this on previous macs? I wonder what performance would be like?
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More than likely, it's mirrored in hardware and may not be possible to change. At the least, you'd probably have to rewrite the video drivers.
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[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>More than likely, it's mirrored in hardware and may not be possible to change. At the least, you'd probably have to rewrite the video drivers.</strong><hr></blockquote>

AFAIK the video card in question fully supports spanning. I doubt Nvidia produced a special handicapped part just for Apple.
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[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
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AFAIK the video card in question fully supports spanning. I doubt Nvidia produced a special handicapped part just for Apple.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I believe that's what ATI did for Apple with the iBook
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