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screen resolutions gt than 1600x1200 missing, why?
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Aug 27, 2000, 02:42 PM
 
My monitor is capable of 1900x or better. When I first got my G4 and this monitor, and OS9 I was able to change the resolution to 1900 and better using the Apple supplied control strip resolution module. Now my list ends at 1600x1200. I don't remember if the Control Panel showed the higher resolutions although I seem to remember having changed the panel from Recommended to All at one time to do this.

Is this familiar to anybody?

Thanks.
Tadd


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Aug 27, 2000, 04:55 PM
 
Control-click the Control Strip module for resolution control. All resolutions available will be listed.
Also, in the Monitors control panel, from the pop-up menu, make sure that the "show all resolutions" option is selected.

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Aug 27, 2000, 07:48 PM
 
Yep. tried these things. No go. It DOES show more resolutions, but none greater than 1600x1200.
Good try though.

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Aug 30, 2000, 01:03 AM
 
I'm having a similar problem... my secondary computer, a beige G3/300 has an old 15" monitor I've had for like 6 years that supports 1280x1024 resolution @70 Hz. But the only way to access it is with SwitchRes ! The Monitors CP stops at 1024x768, even will "show all" selected.

Anyway, about SwitchRes... it should solve your problem, Tadd (allowing you to access 1900+ resolutions), but the resolutions still won't show up in the Monitors CP... SwitchRes is its own extension and CSM.
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Aug 30, 2000, 02:42 AM
 
Someone over in the older systems and clones forum was having similar problems, solved by leaving the PRAM battery out for several hours, then repeatedly zapping the PRAM.
Worth a try, if SwithRes doesn't work.

Cipher13

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