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I have a Compaq Presario V4000 runing 10.4.8 Perfectly, except for Intel Wireless Card and I only have one Screen Resolution 1024x768 when the Monitors native is 1280x800 Which i would like to use. How can i get it working correctly.

Edited by NXArmada, 26 January 2007 - 07:44 PM.


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Open Terminal. Then enter the following code:

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist

Enter your password when prompted. The file com.apple.boot.plist will open in nano, which is a UNIX text editor running in Terminal.

Between the flags '<dict> and </dict>, enter two new lines:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1200x800x32</string>

Hit Control-X to exit nano; when it asks to save, hit Y, Enter. Then reboot your computer. If done correctly, it will force the screen resolution to 1200x800 with 32-bit color. This is the easiest way to force a certain display resolution on boot when you can't select it in System Preferences.

Edited by ErBiC, 26 January 2007 - 08:16 PM.


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I did that changed and rebooted. All is still the same.


[EDIT]Correction i did make the change. I made a wallpaper image comparing the 2 sizes and set it to center on the desktop options and it looks good fits the 1280x800 like i wanted. Thanks for the help man.

Edited by NXArmada, 26 January 2007 - 08:55 PM.


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I try. :blink:

Another way to see if it worked is to go to the Displays prefpane in System Preferences. It should show only one resolution, the one you forced in the plist.

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it doesn't, it still shows 1024x768

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Are you running VESA drivers? If you are you can't do widescreen, you need to install drivers for your videocard. I'm not sure what you have though.

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I booted linux and heres my Graphics specs.

Intel Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller


Looks like i am mission all the Intel Graphic files in System/Library/Extensions This one in paticular and i can't seem to find where I can download it.

ApplleIntelI915.kext

Edited by NXArmada, 28 January 2007 - 05:15 PM.


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When you install OSX86, if you click the customize button, I recall being a "common drivers" tab that you click. I think I recall seeing a 915 driver there. I believe there is a kext explorer but I don't recall the name.

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If i re-ran the installer will i loose anything that i have already done like APPS, Music, and Photos or is there a way i can install just the Drivers.

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great, thnaks, screen resolution chance works fine here at 1280x1024.


Thanks alot!

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Okay i got my displays to work correctly. I inserted the DVD and found the drive .pkg file and installed it and reset all the permissions now i have Native scren resolution of 1280x800 as well as Core and Quartz support. Thanks for the help.

Specs:
Intel GMA 900:

Chipset Model: GMA 900
Type: Display
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 64 MB of shared system memory
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x2592
Revision ID: 0x0004
Displays:
Display:
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Depth: 32-bit Color
Built-In: Yes
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Display:
Status: No display connected

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are there programs to change the resolution for a X300 to?

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Open Terminal. Then enter the following code:

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist

Enter your password when prompted. The file com.apple.boot.plist will open in nano, which is a UNIX text editor running in Terminal.

Between the flags '<dict> and </dict>, enter two new lines:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1200x800x32</string>

Hit Control-X to exit nano; when it asks to save, hit Y, Enter. Then reboot your computer. If done correctly, it will force the screen resolution to 1200x800 with 32-bit color. This is the easiest way to force a certain display resolution on boot when you can't select it in System Preferences.


:( This really works, I can use it with a better native resolution and now I can wait for the 8600GTS driver.
Thanks man.

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Hello, I also have a laptop, compaq presario v4000, did I say you could exact version of OSX 10.4.8 you used?

Thanks

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Open Terminal. Then enter the following code:

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist

Enter your password when prompted. The file com.apple.boot.plist will open in nano, which is a UNIX text editor running in Terminal.

Between the flags '<dict> and </dict>, enter two new lines:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1200x800x32</string>

Hit Control-X to exit nano; when it asks to save, hit Y, Enter. Then reboot your computer. If done correctly, it will force the screen resolution to 1200x800 with 32-bit color. This is the easiest way to force a certain display resolution on boot when you can't select it in System Preferences.


hmmm, tried exactly this, but wont work neither for Geforce 7400 Go no for Intel GMA 945...
In a other topic i readet, that i have to add

1280x800x32@60 ....

but this ends in a permanent rebooting circle...

btw: With the intel system hangs up with a panic screen, nvidia is booting@ 1024x768...

i just want u have my native resolution :)

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Hello,

does this work only on Tiger or somebody was successful on Leopard too? I'm still stuck with 1024x768 in ToH's Leo and I would love to get my native 1280x800! Thanks for ANY answers!

P.S.: I have ATi x1600 Pro, QE / CI are working, but no res. change & mouse tearings :-(

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hello, I tried to install the intelgma900.pakg, but after restart I started, I was in the blue screen, you've done something so you can start normally.

thanks





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