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Booting in classic on a new monitor

by beans39 / October 24, 2008 11:54 PM PDT

I just got n new LCD monitor. It works fine in OSX but when I try to boot in classic the monitor is black and says "out of range"
I have tried several monitor settings (on my old monitor) but to no avail
Can anyone explain

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Fill in the blanks please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 12:01 AM PDT

Always tell make and model numbers of all parts involved. Same for the version of the OS so that when those that know can answer without having to ask for details first.

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You may need
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 3:54 AM PDT

to find suitable drivers, ones for Mac System 9, before that monitor will work when you are booted into System 9.

Classic is an environment that is created by running a stripped down version of System 9, under OS X.

If the monitor works with OS X, then it should work in Classic mode, but not necessarily when booted in System 9.

If it does not, try setting the resolution to something ridiculously low and trying again. Obviously the graphics card is capable of supporting the monitor, so the problem is almost certainly the lack of System 9 drivers.


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