Second Monitor IMAC - Pop Os


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Hello guys,

I'm a little noob on linux. I have a IMAC 2009 with a mini dvi port. I bought a mini Dvi - HDMI adapter to use the imac as a second monitor but my laptop (windows 10) dont recognize the hdmi. I dont know if is the cable.. i reboot 3 times both pc and nothing. I have POP OS on the Imac and windows 10 on Lenovo laptop and i wanted to play some games with the imac in second monitor. Can anyone help me? BTW i'm a noob on linux so i will be welcome if there is some terminal phrases only to copy paste on terminal :) TY


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I'm not up on multi screens so please be patient untill one of more experienced members in that area come online.
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