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Tommy Timebomb

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Hi,
I am working on a laptop with a broken screen so up until now I have had to press F5 every time to enable vga mode for the external monitor to kick in.
Then I go to the display settings to knock it up from 800x600 to 1024x768 as this is how it always opens at.

Today I have managed to get the machine to boot straight to vga by adding 'basevideo' to the bootini cmd line file, this has done the job and now the machine boots straight to the external monitor. :thumbsup:

The only thing now is that I still have the inconvenience of resetting the res which forever resorts back to 800x600 on every reboot, why does it do this and is there anyway I can make it hold the 1024x768 setting.
Any and all advice welcome.
Thanks in advance .... Tom
Toshiba Satellite running XP Home

Edited by Tommy Timebomb, 01 January 2012 - 10:17 AM.

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Faizan Ern Prince

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Hello, this is because VGA can only support 800x600 Pixels when starting, you could try using HDMI, that supports higher resolution.

Hope This Helps.
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Tommy Timebomb

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Thanks Faizan,
I spent most of New Years day trying all sorts of settings and downloads.
I will look into the hdmi issue.
Thanks for the info and Happy New year to you. :thumbsup:

Cheers, Tom.
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Tommy Timebomb

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Would an S video lead resolve the problem as the laptop only has this and the vga??
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Faizan Ern Prince

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Digitally-sourced S-Video is inherently limited to 720 x 480 (interlaced). Your display could scale that up to 1024 x 768.
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Tommy Timebomb

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This hopefully is a cheap and cheerfull way to resolve this, I will give it a go.

The wealth of information that this site gives via it's members is second to none!
Thanks once again Faizan.
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