PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

    PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

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    PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

    Recently, on comp.sys.mac.hardware, a user claimed to have gotten his PowerBook to display 1024×768 on an external monitor.

    Despite prodding, he was unable or unwilling to describe how he accomplished this feat.

    Today, completely by accident, I figured out how to do this.

    At work I have a ViewSonic 17-inch multi-sync monitor connected to my PowerBook 520c via a PC dongle.

    This dongle has a dial with some twenty preset configurations plus seven dip switches for future configurations.

    I had it set to 832×624 at 75 Hz at 256 colors.

    Reading the dongle’s documentation I noticed that there’s a 1024×768 setting.

    True, it’s at 60 Hz (which I notice as a slight flicker), and it’s a maximum of 16 colors, but it’s fantastic when I need to do some sort of two-page documentation.

    I hope this helps.

    Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me . Thanks!

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    PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

    PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

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    PowerBook: how to display 1024×768

    Recently, on comp.sys.mac.hardware, a user claimed to have gotten his PowerBook to display 1024×768 on an external monitor.

    Despite prodding, he was unable or unwilling to describe how he accomplished this feat.

    Today, completely by accident, I figured out how to do this.

    At work I have a ViewSonic 17-inch multi-sync monitor connected to my PowerBook 520c via a PC dongle.

    This dongle has a dial with some twenty preset configurations plus seven dip switches for future configurations.

    I had it set to 832×624 at 75 Hz at 256 colors.

    Reading the dongle’s documentation I noticed that there’s a 1024×768 setting.

    True, it’s at 60 Hz (which I notice as a slight flicker), and it’s a maximum of 16 colors, but it’s fantastic when I need to do some sort of two-page documentation.

    I hope this helps.

    Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me . Thanks!

    |

    |

    |

    |

    |

    |

    |

    |

    This page

    is

    1993-2006 by ,

    via the Creative Commons License. Questions and comments? Send

    to the Geek Times Webmaster. (Domain and web content hosting at .)

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