Resolution runaround

 

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2012-06-03 19:36:00 apathetic Do You Believe In The Westworld – Theatre Of Hate

 

Inheritance and anti-bork steps in progress

I appear to have inherited a digital TV that is also a VGA monitor. So I wanted to try it with Hexie, my laptop with the smallest built-in screen (1024 by 600 pixels). There is a fairly well-known trick here to stop screen-borkage when external monitors are plugged into hackintoshed netbooks. Even better, there’s an app for that.

However, it appears not to work under MacOS 10·6·7. I recall it working under 10·6·3, so I’m waiting for CarbonCopyCloner to safeguard Hexie’s current full install. Then I’ll put 10·6·3 back onto Hexie and see if the anti-bork app still works.

 

Resolution mismatch

Meanwhile, I note that the digital TV has 1440 × 900 (= 8 × 5) resolution. This doesn’t really suit a normal mac’s range of resolutions. For example, Pismo can supply the following:

  • 640 × 480 (= 4 × 3)
  • 800 × 600 (= 4 × 3)
  • 1024 × 768 (= 4 × 3)
  • 1152 × 870 (= 4 × 3·02)
  • 1280 × 768 (= 5 × 3)
  • **1280 × 960 (= 4 × 3)
  • **1280 × 1024 (= 5 × 4)
  • **1344 × 1008 (= 4 × 3)
  • **1400 × 1050 (= 4 × 3)
  • **1600 × 1200 (= 4 × 3)
  • **1792 × 1344 (= 4 × 3)
  • *1856 × 1352 (= 4 × 3)
  • *1920 × 1440 (= 4 × 3)

The asterisked resolutions aren’t accepted by this monitor. The double-asterisked resolutions don’t use the full depth of this monitor. (None use the fill width.)

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