New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus ē Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts ē Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussions including the Apple Watch.

Blast from the past - G4 and Formac monitor

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posts: 1
kiki1973 is on a distinguished road

kiki1973 is offline
Hi all,

I am trying to connect a G4 to an old Formac Gallery 2010 Oxygen monitor that only has a DVI-D connection, and itís not working. The starting screen comes up (grey screen with nothing but the Apple logo and a grey timer icon), but then when it should go to the login screen, the screen goes black. The VGA slot of the Mac works fine, having tried it on a different monitor and on a projector, but ideally I need to get it going through the DVI monitor.

Looking at the Formac FAQ page here: Welcome to Formac - Experience a new perspective, it seems possible that I have to set the Mac to the monitorís native resolution, 1600x1200 Ė only problem is, I donít have a VGA monitor that supports that resolution, to enable me to set it! I know from using the Formac with a PC that it does support other resolutions (1042x768, 800x600), and Iíve tried setting the Mac to these, but to no avail. The support page also says that I could try zapping the PRAM, but it implies that this will only work if the resolution is set correctly, so I havenít tried it yet.

So, is there any way I can set the resolution to 1600x1200 without a working monitor that supports that resolution (apologies if thatís a really stupid question), or should I just try zapping the PRAM in the wrong resolution, or does anyone have any other ideas?

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Keyboard | Backup External Drive Online »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?