The monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 152B and is several years older than the Windows Vista computer it's attached to. It used to occasionally show the "video mode" error message at the time the monitor was turned on. Rebooting would "cure" it and I assumed the problem was a conflict between the older monitor and Vista.
Yesterday I logged into my workspace to find that the display had, for some reason, reset to 800x600. I tried to change it and the video mode error box popped onto the screen a split-second later. Now I can't access that desktop/workspace at all--any attempt to log into it pops the error message. It's got itself set to something it can't/won't display and I cant see anything to change it.
I tried rebooting the computer in safe mode and I can get in. When I look at that desk space, the display claims it's still 800x600, but that may be the "safe mode" default. What do I know?
I've read the threads on the forum for this topic. From the oldest one, I downloaded Everest, installed it, and looked at the pci/agp video option. There's nothing listed there. When I click on the monitor tab, there's nothing there.
I poked around (I'm not very technical) and found a thing on the computer that claimed to check and update drivers. I tried to run it but it insisted that the current driver (from early 2009) was the latest one.
Edited by tazook, 15 May 2010 - 09:33 AM.