Originally Posted by Atlplasma
I'm in the process of setting up a Mini-based music server with video output to my 50" Pioneer plasma and wanted to use DisplayConfigX to tweak the display. Can you suggest a best approach to avoid the lost picture problem? I have another display, but I'd hate to have to unbox it and feel my way around to restore a viewable picture.
Thanks in advance for your help on this one.
I'm afraid not. Unlike Windows, which asks the user to confirm a change in screen resolution before it is permantly applied, Apple OS makes the change instantly. However, if you are careful, you should be able to avoid the issue.
My first problem was that I double clicked on the "display" option in the set-up menu, when it only required a single click. The first click selected the display option, and the second click selected the resolution that was under the cursor at the time. So don't double click!
If for some reason you select a resolution that is incompatible with your display and you lose the image, keep in mind that you can scroll up and down the resolution list using the up and down arrow keys. So stay calm, don't touch the mouse and press the up or down arrows until the image comes back (wait 5 seconds between button presses to allow the monitor time to synch).
If you run into any snags, feel free to call on me.
I don't remember everything I did to get my resolution set, but I'm sure it will come back to me in a time of need.