Calling all experts: Resolution setting

jmnw

macrumors newbie
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Jul 21, 2005
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Hi all - hope someone has an answer...

I am on a G4 (Digital Audio) running 10.2.8 @ 733 MHz and I just purchased a 19" ViewSonic LCD.

The monitor should be set at 1280 x 1024, and the highest setting option available in my display settings is 1024 x 768. My icons are large and the screen is fuzzy.

How do I get the higher setting option? Is my Mac not recognizing the new monitor? When I uncheck the Show Modes Recommended by Display, the lowest rez grays out, so it seems to be recognizing it.

Is this an OS issue? Video card? And if so, how do I even know what video card I have?

Help...?

Thanks,
Jen
 

wPod

macrumors 68000
Aug 19, 2003
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Denver, CO
sounds like the proper video card drivers are not installed. but mac is usually really good with hardware drivers. unless you are running some non-native video card. go to applications>utilities>system profiler then select graphics/displays. see what it says there about your video card. and tell us so we might provide more answers.
 

jmnw

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 21, 2005
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eek

Yes, I have unchecked the "Display Settings Recommended by Display" - I can get to the Apple System Profiler, but there is no Video/Displays option there.

Under Devices and Volumes, it reads:

PCI --> SLOT-1(AGP)
USB Information -->KTG USB/PS2 Wireless Wheel Mouse
--> Hub in Apple Extended USB Keyboard --> Apple Extended USB Keyboard

System Profile has Machine speed, Bus speed, Number of processors, L2 cache size, Machine model, Boot ROM info.

More help?

Thank you! Jen.