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Can I use an older iMac G5 PowerPC as a second monitor ?

I would like to use an older iMac G5 with the PowerPC chip as a second monitor for my new iMac 27" G5, I this possible and if so, how do I go about it
Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: using a Mac as a monitor.

No. A Mac (or a PC or laptop for that matter) doesn't have video input. Sometimes you can add a TV card (so it has an input for analog or digital video, like your cable company supplies), but then you'll see that your new iMac can't supply such an analog or digital signal on a coax cable.

Kees

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Try Synergy

Synergy is designed exactly for this purpose, however there might not be a build for a G5 MacIntosh, though it might be worth a shot to have a look.

http://synergy-foss.org/

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Good idea but,

doesn't it only allow the sharing of Computers, kind of like a software KVM switch?

The OP is trying to use a computer as an additional monitor.


P

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Yeah, you're right...

I'm not sure what I was thinking! Thanks for calling that out.

I'm sure it would be possible with software via a network connection between the two machines, but that software may not yet exist.

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Let me Google this for you.

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