OT - Question about using a older Apple

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 01:59:55 UTC 2006

> 3. Wallstreet/Mainstreet, Lombard and Pismo have S-Video output and
> VGA output (upto 1600x1200 IIRC). The earlier PowerBook had a
> proprietary Apple connector for video output.
> The Lombard and Pismo* do monitor "spanning" by combining the internal
> montor with one of the external video outputs (both can't be active at
> the same time... use the same portion of the video card). This means
> you have a much larger desktop (great if you're doing graphics work of
> working in many documents at once. I'm not sure if Linux supports the
> monitor spanning feature.
> *the earlier ones probably do monitor spanning too, I just don't know
> from personal experience

With monitor spanning I meant to say that you can have the internal
monitor _and_ one of the two external outputs active at the same time.
With video mirroring the same applies (the video card must use nearly
the same circuitry to output either S-Video or VGA).

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