Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). imac g5 external display. Does it work? - Current Mac Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In imac g5 external display. Does it work? craftymacgirl Posted: March 7, 2005 9:00PM in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014 HiI have an iMac g5 and want to hook up an additional screen for more real estate but I read in the manual that it will only mirror. Is this true or can I hook up another display? Thanks in advance. Comments Reply 1 of 2 m.o.s.t Posts: 255member March 7, 2005 10:33PM Quote:Originally posted by craftymacgirl HiI have an iMac g5 and want to hook up an additional screen for more real estate but I read in the manual that it will only mirror. Is this true or can I hook up another display? Thanks in advance. Short answer = NOLong answer = YES *with risksWhy no? Apple has the iBooks, eMacs, iMacs set to only mirror the imageThis "lockout" is only in the firmware of the Mac... Apple does NOT support this but there have been "3rd party" firmware "updates" that would set it to "allow" mirror or extended.Hope that gives you an answer Reply 2 of 2 rrabu Posts: 246member March 7, 2005 11:09PM I haven't personally tried this yet (no real need other than if my iBook which doesn't support this could span) but lots of people on these forums have used this with success as well as some people I know.http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/supportlist_e.html Sign In or Register to comment.