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 Post subject: SGI 1600SW and MacPro
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:41 am 
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How do I get my MacPro to use this monitor with a Multilink adapter. It only works on 1344x1008. When I try to use 1600x1024 it is either black or light blue.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Hmmm... I've used mine with both - MacBook Pro (Late '07 w/ 8600M) and a MacPro with the Nvidia 8800 at 1600x1024 in digital mode via multilink with no issues. Autodetects it, sets the color correctly, etc.

What card to do you have in your MacPro?

Is the multilink set to digital?


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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:06 pm 
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I was going to try my sw1600 when I get a chance to bring it home from work. I think the analog/digital switch on the back of the multilink is probably the ticket for the OP.

There's a chance that it might actually work in analog and not digital though. I have a mini connected to my LCD tv and with dvi (dvi-hdmi cable) only does full res interlaced, works fine (well, slight ghosting) with a VGA cable.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:02 pm 
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I have a Geforce 7300GT. I also found this http://www.buysgi.com/products/legacy/multilink/mac_faq.html.
Could it be that it still doesn't work? Also found something about having to change some id in the driver but that was for OSx86. It works great in analog mode but in digital it behaves really weird.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:55 am 
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Interesting.

The SGI FAQ is REALLY ancient.

I tried mine with both digital and analog and again, no problems.

I wonder if it has to do with the era of the multilink perhaps? I have an early monitor with one of the later multilink adapters. I find the picture quality better with the Multilink digital and it's worked with 10.4 and 10.5....

Good luck!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:41 am 
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Like creepingfur, I have an older monitor (with spider logo) and a later multilink on my Intel Mac Mini, it works at the native resolution without any problem using the DVI connection. Same with my MacBook Pro when I tried that.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:11 am 
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Got it working now. Don't know if it was that I switched the outputs or a bad connection. I am running the system as a dual display. The SGI is now the second monitor.

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