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I saw the Wiki was changed from default 1024 to 1280x1024x32 at the HCL

 

HCL

 

How did this person change the mode ?

 

kind regards

 

At boot press a key to show the prompt then type the code below and press enter:

-v "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32"

 

It should now load in 1280x1024 glory.

 

If someone knows how to make it boot at a higher res than that, I'd be very happy to hear about it :rolleyes:

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thats what i thought and I tried that but that doesnt work for me

 

I have a Geforce 4200 Ti with 64 Mb.

 

the ?video give me all kinds of VESA 3.0 resolutions > 1024.

 

If I choose 1280x1024x32 ot 1600x1200x16 I get the resolution but only at 256 ( 8bit) colors

 

Can anyone help me ?

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thats what i thought and I tried that but that doesnt work for me

 

I have a Geforce 4200 Ti with 64 Mb.

 

the ?video give me all kinds of VESA 3.0 resolutions > 1024.

 

If I choose 1280x1024x32 ot 1600x1200x16 I get the resolution but only at 256 ( 8bit) colors

 

Can anyone help me ?

 

You can edit the following file so that you don't have to type all the time:

/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

add:

<key>Graphics Mode</key>

<string>1280x1024x32@70</string>

"Means 1280 x 1024 at 32 bit colors at 70 Hz"

Change the resoution as you like, be carefull with the Hz!

Good luck

:(

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>Kernel</key>

<string>mach_kernel</string>

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string></string>

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</string>

<key>Graphics Mode</key>

<string>1024x768x32</string>

<string>1280x1024x32</string>

<string>1600x1200x16</string>

 

</dict>

</plist>

 

 

this doesnt do anything with me :)

 

no extra resolutions or refresh rates at display properties

 

Who knows whats wrong ?

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>Kernel</key>

<string>mach_kernel</string>

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string></string>

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</string>

        <key>Graphics Mode</key>

        <string>1024x768x32</string>

        <string>1280x1024x32</string>

        <string>1600x1200x16</string>

 

</dict>

</plist>

this doesnt do anything with me :(

 

no extra resolutions or refresh rates at display properties

 

Who knows whats wrong ?

 

 

geforce 4 ti cards only work at a maximum of 1024x768 without going to 8 bit colour.

 

well thats in my experience anyway

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I tried graphic mode = 1280x1024x32 for so many times but it never worked while ?video said it was vesa 3.0 and supported the res. So i forget about it and accepted it would never work. But after installing the 3 patches from maxxuss finally it change the res tot 1280 :(:):):):)

 

It seems it needs something more then a supported vidcard btw from al the patches coregraphics wouldnt work, the would.

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I tried graphic mode = 1280x1024x32 for so many times but it never worked while ?video said it was vesa 3.0 and supported the res. So i forget about it and accepted it would never work. But after installing the 3 patches from maxxuss finally it change the res tot 1280  :(  :)  :)  :)  :)

 

It seems it needs something more then a supported vidcard btw from al the patches coregraphics wouldnt work, the would.

I installed those pathes too, I can run Itunes and Msn PPC now.

 

but still no 1280

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Im doubting now, just it it didnt work but the second time it would. I made a type error (graphic instead of graphics) and maybe it is hit case sensitive.

 

Try again a mistake is easy made.

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After trawling through some forums of graphics issue's not going above 1024x768 I have found that some people who own a mac and use a standard PC monitor have the same issue.

 

They have found that if they cut off the pins that send the signal for the plug and pray component of the monitor it gives them all the resolutions as the os can not work out what type of monitor it is. I have the feeling that this also effects us.

 

If anyone is interested I will check through my history and post up the links...

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Thx for the info, mm that's weird cause I have a 19" Philips that can do 1600x1200@85 HZ.

 

The other option would be to leave the monitor turned off untill Tiger has booted:D

 

or have a boot option or write a kext for this ( except I'm not a big BSD guru )

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3 solutions to the problem:

 

1 You may be able to fix the problem by leaving your monitor off until Tiger has finished loading, stopping Plug and Play from detecting the monitor.

 

2if your monitor supports BNC inputs, try plugging your monitor in using these instead. This will disable the Plug and Play support that seems to be causing the problems.

 

3 You can try physically removing pin 15 from your D-SUB monitor connector. This will have the same effect as using a BNC cable as this pin is used for Plug and Play support. You will, of course, almost certainly void your monitor's warranty by doing this. The pins on the cable are numbered as following:

 

 

.....\ 1 2 3 4 5 /.....

.....\ 6 7 8 9 10 /....

\ 11 12 13 14 15 /

 

 

If you don't want to pull apart your monitor's signal cable, get a monitor signal extension cable and take out those pins instead. This may cause degraded 2D display because the longer lead will allow for more interference.

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3 solutions to the problem:

 

1 You may be able to fix the problem by leaving your monitor off until Tiger has finished loading, stopping Plug and Play from detecting the monitor.

 

2if your monitor supports BNC inputs, try plugging your monitor in using these instead. This will disable the Plug and Play support that seems to be causing the problems.

 

3 You can try physically removing pin 15 from your D-SUB monitor connector. This will have the same effect as using a BNC cable as this pin is used for Plug and Play support. You will, of course, almost certainly void your monitor's warranty by doing this. The pins on the cable are numbered as following:

.....\ 1 2 3 4 5 /.....

.....\ 6 7 8 9 10 /....

\ 11 12 13 14 15 /

If you don't want to pull apart your monitor's signal cable, get a monitor signal extension cable and take out those pins instead. This may cause degraded 2D display because the longer lead will allow for more interference.

 

Yeah thats what I was getting at :(... nice work!

BTW does the disconnection of the monitor really work? Have not needed to reboot in over a week!

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Yeah thats what I was getting at :(... nice work!

BTW does the disconnection of the monitor really work? Have not needed to reboot in over a week!

 

 

mm not for me, the crashing i mean. Various apps keep crashing, not able to quit or force quit them.

 

grap, system profiler, msn messenge, to name a few.

 

got a SSE2 machine using the SSE3 patches.

 

gonna check the monistors stuff later

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Im doubting now, just it it didnt work but the second time it would. I made a type error (graphic instead of graphics) and maybe it is hit case sensitive.

 

Try again a mistake is easy made.

 

 

My experience was that "Graphics Mode" is indeed case sensitive, the first letter of each word has to be upper case. Cheers!

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So the big question remains, Why when VESA 3.0 is met, the resolution will not change ?

 

Is it a kext or something else?

 

perhaps a test with a Mac Geforce in a PC and then a boot so see if it works. It willproblable not work in the txt part, but as soon as the GUI is loaded, one should get an image ???

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i have a GeforceFx5200 on my computer.

OS X runs in 1024x768.

 

i go upto 1280x1024 @60hz by passing "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@60" during boot process,but its not run.

 

how could OS X runs in 1280x1024?

 

 

 

 

Display:

Type: VGA-Compatible Controller

Bus: PCI

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0322

Revision ID: 0x00a1

Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded

Displays:

 

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Not Supported

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Not Supported

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I have a geforce 6600gt pcix card that is working very nicely in 1280x1024... All i did was mod the com.apple.boot (not the right file name but you get the drift) and add the lines

Graphics Mode 1280x1024x32

There is a thread somewhere on here that tells you what to do.

 

In my case if i ever put the @60 or @75 after the graphics mode my pc would crack it on next boot. If this ever happens to you just manually type in the graphics mode option at darwin boot. ie:

"Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32" and hit enter... it should work fine then

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  • 2 weeks later...

In my situation... Neither "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32" nor editing in the /Library/Preferences/... works for my Ti-4200 card...

 

If I edit the com.Apple.Boot.plist file, it will boot into 1280 x 1024 x 8 only...

but then if I boot up and type ?video, it does show up 1280 x 1024 x 16...

 

But by typing into "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x16", it will still boot up with mono color...

 

Any help here?

1240x800 is too Big for me...

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