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Date:      Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:53:37 +0930
From:      "Andrew Gosling" <gos@atdotcom.com.au>
To:        <bastill@sa.apana.org.au>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>, <linuxsa@linuxsa.org.au>
Subject:   RE: [OT] WinNT monitor change problem
Message-ID:  <000001c23873$f7085c70$3c01a8c0@administrator>
In-Reply-To: <200207310855.g6V8tEL67067@tierzero.apana.org.au>

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F8 on startup, select safe mode, change settings and restart.

I think XP has 800x600 as it's lowest res, so if your monitor can't
handle that, your screwed.


Change monitor in Linux/*BSD - NO problem.  Just edit XF86Config from
the 
console and start X.  Works fine.  Takes 10 minutes - including time
taken 
searching for the book with the monitor specs.  :-)

WinBlows -  *&%*^& !!  :-(
Probably not so bad if you are upgrading your monitor so that the
existing 
settings are within those of the new monitor (don't know).  But changing
from 
a 17" 85Hz to 14" 60Hz - YUK!  VGA mode doesn't allow any refresh rate 
change, and normal mode produces an unreadable screen, so I can't make
any 
corrections to the display settings there either.  :-(

If anyone knows a nifty solution (registry?) I'd be grateful.

BTW - who was the twit who said they preferred XP??  MUST be mad!

-- 
Regards,
Brian

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