08-18-2005, 03:47 PM
| | Re: Using two monitors.....
If its a dual display card it will have two connectors.
If it has you use the software supplied with your card.
Perhaps you might want to tell us what make the card is, or select
display/properties and tell us what the device is
"Jaffa" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Ok, as you can obviously tell, I'm not very computer "techy".
> How do I know if my display card supports 2 VGA monitors? And if it does,
> how do I connect the second monitor?
> Thanks for your time.
> "JANA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > What you really need is a display card that can support 2 VGA monitors,
> > it is a second VGA monitor that you want to run.
> > A parallel port is for the printer, not for the monitor!
> > --
> > JANA
> > _____
> > "Jaffa" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:YuQMe.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > Hey everyone. I need some help.
> > I'm wanting to use a second monitor but I'm having some problems getting
> > it
> > set up.
> > I have used my TV in the past for watching films through my pc before,
> > I
> > know my graphics card supports this feature. I simply use a lead to
> > connect
> > the TV to the back of my tower.
> > Now what I'm wondering is, to use a second monitor, do I hook it up the
> > same, or do I have to hook it up using the parallel port lead?
> > Well I tried just using the lead as my computer only seems to have the
> > parallel port, and my computer recognises the second monitor as I'm able
> > to
> > "extend my windows desktop onto this computer", but I'm not getting
> > anything
> > on the second monitor. All I'm seeing is a coloured screen which keeps
> > turning different colours which is how it was when I turned the monitor
> > on.
> > The monitor is a Packard Bell 5480, which I'm sure is compatible with XP
> > as
> > my brother used it on his XP computer.
> > What am I missing? What do I need to do?
> > Would really appreciate any help. Thanks!