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March 9, 2006, 11:51 am
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It starts normally and shows my background photo fine at first, but by
the time it finishes the bootup sequence, it has reduced the resolution
to the lowest possible - 640 x 480.
When I first got it, it was fine. I started using it with a docking
station so that I could use my full size monitor and keyboard when
working at home. It was fine if I booted up with the laptop open, but
would screw up if I had it hooked to the monitor.
Then later, it started doing it with just the laptop. So, now, no
matter what, I have to go into the control panel, display, settings,
and change the resolution back to what I need.
I would like to have it permanently set to bootup at 1024 x 768 so that
is correct for the laptop monitor.
If possible, I would like it to recognize the external monitor and
remember the setting of 800 x 600. But it's okay if I have to manually
reset that one.
I am just really tired of having to manually set it every time I boot
the computer, regardless of which setup I am doing.
According to the display settings, it has the monitors listed as
1. Digital Flat Panel (1024x768) on Intel(R) Extreme Graphics
2. Default Monitor on INtel(R) Extremes Graphics Controller - 1
It lists #1 as the primary monitor. I tried to fix #2 to the higher
resolution too, but it always reverts back to 640x480, and I suspect
that this is the one trying to load on bootup.
How do I get it to save the correct settings like it used to?