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post #71 of 322
It should just work.
Edited by mikeseth - 3/12/13 at 11:05am
post #72 of 322
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No one knows if the Potalion works with OS X yet. You might be the first one to jump on it. The PCBank is known to not work with OS X. As for the Potalion, you could try zapping the PRAM on your iMac, does it work under Windows or a live disc of Ubuntu?

Thanks for the quick reply!

I don't have this iMac set up to dual-boot into Windows (I just use parallels), so not sure about if it works under windows.

Resetting the PRAM: Any idea about whether I should have the Potalion connected to the iMac at the time that I do the reset, or if I should reset and then wait until after booting before trying to connect the Potalion?
post #73 of 322
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Thanks for the quick reply!
I don't have this iMac set up to dual-boot into Windows (I just use parallels), so not sure about if it works under windows.
Resetting the PRAM: Any idea about whether I should have the Potalion connected to the iMac at the time that I do the reset, or if I should reset and then wait until after booting before trying to connect the Potalion?

Try it with it connected and then try it without it connected. Also, have you tried booting up the iMac and then connecting the Potalion or just turning the iMac on with the Potalion connected. Could also try a different USB port for the Active Display Port Adapter, maybe it's not powering on properly?

One more thing you could try if you have a spare usb thumb drive is installing a Live copy of Ubuntu on it and then booting from the USB. If it works under Ubuntu, then it's definitely OS X that has some issues. Keep us posted...
post #74 of 322
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Try it with it connected and then try it without it connected. Also, have you tried booting up the iMac and then connecting the Potalion or just turning the iMac on with the Potalion connected. Could also try a different USB port for the Active Display Port Adapter, maybe it's not powering on properly?
One more thing you could try if you have a spare usb thumb drive is installing a Live copy of Ubuntu on it and then booting from the USB. If it works under Ubuntu, then it's definitely OS X that has some issues. Keep us posted...

Tried with it connected, shut down, rebooted with cmd-option-P-R to reset the pram. No luck. Tried it again without it connected and then connected after boot up, but still didn't work.

So it looks like next I should test with linux to see if that works. Would you happen to have a link to a recommended guide for creating the live ubuntu flash drive?

Thanks!
post #75 of 322
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Tried with it connected, shut down, rebooted with cmd-option-P-R to reset the pram. No luck. Tried it again without it connected and then connected after boot up, but still didn't work.
So it looks like next I should test with linux to see if that works. Would you happen to have a link to a recommended guide for creating the live ubuntu flash drive?
Thanks!

Right here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx
post #76 of 322
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Thanks, actually just found that a bit ago and in the process of downloading. Appreciate the help. I'll report back about if it works on Ubuntu or not.
post #77 of 322
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Thanks, actually just found that a bit ago and in the process of downloading. Appreciate the help. I'll report back about if it works on Ubuntu or not.

I was unable to get it to work on Ubuntu. I booted off the USB and got Ubuntu running. In the Display preferences, it actually seemed to recognize the 27" monitor connected to it, but I couldn't get any display onto the monitor, and actually when I tried to switch "Mirrored Displays" Off (it defaulted to being turned on), the iMac screen flickered and then looked weird and then my Ubuntu locked up and my mouse wouldn't work anymore. I rebooted and tried it again, and didn't work the 2nd time either.

So my conclusion is that I'm probably not going to get this Potalion monitor to work on my iMac.

Do we know for sure which of the Korean IPS monitors DO work with OSX Lion?

Anyone in the Fort Worth area that would like to buy a 27" Potalion monitor? It's the 'pixel perfect' version from bigclothcraft.
post #78 of 322
You can try going down to BestBuy and picking up a MDP -> Active Dual Link DVI adapter by Apple.
Edited by mikeseth - 3/12/13 at 11:06am
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Giving up so soon? If you're willing to head down to BestBuy and pick up a Mini Display Port to Dual Link DVI (active) adapter from Apple, you could try a different adapter, if it DOES NOT WORK, then you can return it. I'm not too sure about the policy in the states but here in Canada, they don't care and don't charge you a cent for returning something. I guess I can cross the Potalion off my list. The Shimian, Catleaps, Crossover 27Q all work with Mac.. (for the most part)... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
my shaman now works flawlessless with all the macs I have - 2008 MacBook pro, 2011 MacBook air and Mac mini.
Thanks again. That thing is a beauty! - SOAR

Actually I just printed off a $40 Best Buy certificate that I've had sitting in my Reward Zone account for a while so that I can do just that! I'll try out Apple's version of the adapter (looks like it's about $99 currently) and see if that makes a difference. Fingers crossed! If that doesn't work I'll return it and then try to pick up a Shimian and see if that works for me. Then try to find someone to buy the Potalion so I didn't waste $330.

But hopefully the Apple adapter will work...
post #80 of 322
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Actually I just printed off a $40 Best Buy certificate that I've had sitting in my Reward Zone account for a while so that I can do just that! I'll try out Apple's version of the adapter (looks like it's about $99 currently) and see if that makes a difference. Fingers crossed! If that doesn't work I'll return it and then try to pick up a Shimian and see if that works for me. Then try to find someone to buy the Potalion so I didn't waste $330.
But hopefully the Apple adapter will work...

Hopefully... Keep us posted. thumb.gif
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