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I Totally Hosed My Display - 11-21-2010, 07:11 AM
I've got a Dell Mini 9, that was running 10.5.8 perfectly for over a year after using NetbookMaker 0.8.2.
However I recently tried to get my Mini to output video via VGA to my TV.
Immediately after plugging the VGA cable in to the Mini, the display on the computer would freeze, with nothing shown on the TV. The only resolution was to hold down the power button and reboot...
I tried a few work-arounds (FabianCanas' Mirror app and clicking the GMA-Friendly kext option on NetbookMaker), with no luck.
Finally I resorted to SwitchResX, but this didn't help either.
However, when messing around with the SwitchResX options I (very foolishly) chose to "Rotate Display 90ΒΊ", just to see what it would do...
Needless to say, this totally hosed my display!
It now only shows a small bright strip about 2 or 3 pixels high and maybe 400px wide, centred at the very top of my screen. I'm guessing that this is my entire desktop, squeezed into a very small space.
The rest of the screen is black...
I get something similar when reboot reaches the login screen, but I can login by typing the first letter of my login name, then password.
But, of course, the computer remains unusable...
I've tried booting into single-user mode and deleted the com.apple.windowserver.plist files from Library/Preferences/ and Users/myname/Library/Preferences/ByHost/ but this had no noticeable effect.
I haven't tried the last resort detailed on the SwitchResX FAQ (http://www.madrau.com/support/faq/fi...TB_iframe=true), because the most recently modified file listed in the Overrides directory was modified over a year ago (probably when I first loaded OSX), so I don't think this would help...
I'm at my wits end!
Anybody got any ideas?
Is it time to reload OSX?
If so, what steps do I take?
Thanks so much for any help!!!
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