2 cinema displays

Posted by mattsilfen 
2 cinema displays
March 30, 2008 12:14AM
This is a really dumb question but I just bought a brand spankin' new mac pro. I have 2 20" cinema displays and a NVIDIA Geforce 8800 video card and I don't quite understand how to get these 2 displays connected.

In the manual it says to connect the cinema displays with DVI, Firewire 400 and USB. But there's only 1 firewire 400 port on the back of the mac pro! So how do i account for the 2 displays?
Re: 2 cinema displays
March 30, 2008 02:01AM
To use them as computer displays, all you need to do is connect them via the DVI. If you wish to use the firewire and USB ports ON THE MONITOR, then you need to connect the firewire and USB connections.


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Re: 2 cinema displays
March 30, 2008 11:07PM
To clarify further, the USB / FW cables on the display are just provided so that you can extend those ports from the back of the MacPro up to the desktop in the monitor. They do not drive the monitor in any way whatsoever. Just the DVI connections will do that for you.
Re: 2 cinema displays
March 31, 2008 05:52PM
Got it. Very cool but man, those extra cables dangling are cumbersome.
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