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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Strader, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Strader

    Strader Peasant

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    Back when I updated from 10.1.2 to 10.1.3 I noticed that my nice new 17" NEC AccuSync 75F monitor, was no longer displaying 1152x870 properly. Basically, it moves the "screen area" inward. I have this black area around the visible desktop area and a nasty vertical white line along the right side of it. Everything near this line gets warped. This is in 75 Hz mode. In 60 Hz, (shudder), it works just fine. The display works fine in all other modes like 1024x768 (85), 1280x1024 (60) and so on... Just this one res/refresh rate problem. Unchecking "show recommended modes" doesn't do anything... Still shows only 60 & 75 Hz modes... (I had more options before in 10.1.2)

    This really stinks because 1152 was the perfect res for this monitor, due to the larger icon sizes in OS X... Apple said that they'd look into it and that 10.1.3 was new. hehe I phoned the day that it was released. bwahahaha

    Any ideas? Should I remove the monitor preferences files? Where are they and what files? I think I can guess but I'd like to have a second opinion.

    Thanks in advance guys/gals.

    System:

    G4 733
    640MB
    GF2MX
     
  2. cowofwar

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    Your drivers for your video card got updated. nVidia must have made some changes.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    adjust your monitor geometry. there should be controls on your monitor. geometry settings are set for each resolution at each refresh rate.
     
  4. Strader

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    Yeah forgot to mention... Already tried it but for some dumb reason it thinks that the edge of the desktop is the edge of the monitor... (No move.) Sounds like it was the drivers to me. Many people have complained about Apple removing various res/refresh rates from the list with each release. Guess it depends on the monitor and if you own nVidia... :noid:
     
  5. Strader

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    I wiped the OS X partition clean and went back to 10.1.2

    Problem solved. :aparty:

    Hopefully 10.1.4 or whatever the next one will be called, won't do this.
     

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