Resolved Cannot get OS 9.2.2 to fit correct aspect ratio

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  1. ptdebate, Oct 29, 2014
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    ptdebate macrumors 6502

    ptdebate

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    Dear all,

    I have my PowerBook G4 Ti 1.0 GHz hooked up to an external monitor. I cannot for the life of me get OS 9.2.2 to fit both the resolution and aspect ratio of my 24" BenQ monitor. The only apparent 16:9 resolution available in the OS's display settings is 1920x1080, which is also the native resolution of my display. When I select this resolution, however, it squashes the image into a smaller viewing area (16:10 perhaps?). Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Just as a double check-did you install OS 9 using the TiBook-specific OS 9 install?

    I had "funky" display issues with mine, including only allowing native resolution and not display at anything less than "millions of colors" until I got the correct version of OS 9.2.2 installed.
     
  3. ptdebate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did use the original, TiBook specific disk. I'll update if I figure it out, but it could be a problem with the monitor.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    See if there is an auto adjustment in the monitor control panel.
     
  5. ptdebate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was using a dvi to d-sub adapter. When I switched to true dvi, the problem was resolved!
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That would do it. Straight DVI is the way to go!
     

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