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Screen Resolution eMac: 700Mhz: 133Mhz: 768mb pc133 RAM: Installed OSX new, during installation, resolution switched to 640 by 480 and has stayed there since. Zapped PRAM, removed battery, reinstalled OS, etc. Same problem. Splash screen is 1024 by 768. When OS starts, reverts to 640 by 480. In preferences, display shows two windows, each with one of the above mentioned resolutions that can not be modified. I am stumped. Thanks.

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Your problem here can be resolved by installing the combo osx update. You can get it from here.

It's 668MB so you'll need to be a bit patient but once you've installed it it will put you back on track.

All the best
Sean
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Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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