... is it possible using a software-only solution?
I need to put my old Apple 17" LCD Studio Display to some good use. I paid good money for it and I don't intend to let it rot in some corner, or sell it off for a few measely bucks.
I recently (July) purchased a 17" iMac G5 2.0Ghz, and now I want to take advantage of the LCD Studio Display, since its color gamut is much wider. I've learned about the VGAtor (http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?quicksearch=vgator) but it costs $300. Just out of principle, I feel I shouldn't have to spend $300 to use a monitor that cost me well over $600 a few years ago. Also, the VGAtor isn't guaranteed to work with the iMac G5.
Today I got these adapters (thinking they would work):
Apple VGA connector (to go from the iMac's mini-VGA to a standard VGA connector)
VGA-to-DVI adapter (self-explanatory)
Apple DVI-to-ADC (self explanatory)
After all was hooked up, my old monitor is not responding. The light at front lights up, but then turns off and then nothing.
I've learned that ADC monitors can't be used with this iMac, since the mini-VGA only outputs an analog VGA signal, but I've also learned that the ADC connection carries VGA signals, as well as DVI. So I'm confused as to why this set up won't work.
Does anybody have an idea as to how I can get this to work using a software-only solution? Is there a solution out there already?