Mini-DVI To VGA Problems W/ iMac Late 2006

I have just purchased a Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter - and my iMac is refusing to play ball - I Have the Late 2006 iMac - and it is running Mountain Lion (I have a workaround for the compatibility issues). I have booted into Safe Mode, no success. Tried Detecting Displays, nope. Please Help ASAP...

In System Report>Hardware>Displays, any clues there?

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