[rescue] 13w3 video adapter issues

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Tue Dec 17 09:35:50 CST 2013

Hi William

With the old systems, hold down the stop and the N keys when switching on,
this will set the defaults for the NVRAM even if dead battery. Suspect if the
battery is dead in it, that the system may error and not come up to the
graphics OBP screen, cannot remember if I ever saw what happened on the LX.

Standard resolution should be 1152x900 on the old systems, always an issue
with the vga and up to 1024x768 monitors.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Tel: 01636 627990
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 17 Dec 2013, at 15:25, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to Jonathan I have a nice little LX downstairs. I've got
> everything hooked up, the ST15150N spins up, the lights on the keyboard
> do their thing but no signal is getting to the vga monitor. I believe
> I've used this adapter in the past with an IPX. I do have a second one
> that also doesn't get me anywhere so I'm thinking the LX is probably
> pushing a resolution that the VGA monitor doesn't like. He did mention
> that the NVRAM is dead - could this be having an impact on things?
> It's been long enough that I can't remember - is there a magic key
> combination to do a reset to factory defaults while blind? I don't have
> a serial cable at present for my terminal, alas.
> Thanks,
> William
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