6 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2009 1:49 AM by

    965GM - WinXP Extended Desktop - External Monitor Cannot be Primary

    Elemecca

      I have a Apple MacBook4,1 (Late 2008). According to the Chipset Identification utility, it has a 965GM graphics controller.

       

      When I use the Intel Graphics control panel to switch to Extended Desktop mode, it displays dropdown menus to select the primary and secondary device. I would like to use the external monitor as the primary (the one with the taskbar, etc.), but the control panel will only allow me to select the built-in as the primary.

       

      I don't think the external monitor is incapable of being primary, since it works fine if I set it to Single Monitor using the external.

       

      I'm using the Intel GMA driver. According to the Intel page I downloaded it from today, the version number is 14.37.1.5029. According to the Windows Device Manager, the version number is 6.14.10.5029. I think this is these are the bundle and specific driver versions respectively, but I don't know.

       

      Am I doing something wrong, or is this a limitation of the chipset? Should I be using a different driver?