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Establishing Monitor Refresh Rate with Configuration Utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116781D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 4 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Holley, EL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a Configuration Utility upgraded to include a means for automatically setting monitor vertical refresh rates, depending on the type of monitor connected to a system and on the active video mode resolution. The system automatically sets the refresh rate to the highest rate which the monitor can support for the active resolution. The Configuration Utility queries the user once to determine the type of monitor connected to the system. While particular monitors are supported by this system, a manual override feature of the Configuration Utility allows the user to set a refresh rate for an unsupported monitor and to run the monitor at a lower refresh rate if the user so desires.

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Establishing Monitor Refresh Rate with Configuration Utility

      Disclosed is a Configuration Utility upgraded to include a
means for automatically setting monitor vertical refresh rates,
depending on the type of monitor connected to a system and on the
active video mode resolution.  The system automatically sets the
refresh rate to the highest rate which the monitor can support for
the active resolution.  The Configuration Utility queries the user
once to determine the type of monitor connected to the system.  While
particular monitors are supported by this system, a manual override
feature of the Configuration Utility allows the user to set a refresh
rate for an unsupported monitor and to run the monitor at a lower
refresh rate if the user so desires.

      Fig. 1 shows additional lines added to the display of the
Configuration Utility to provide this feature.  Each parameter shown
in a box (rectangle) is a default value chosen by the system before
the user makes a monitor selection or manual override.  The
parameters shown under the box are the possible choices for the box,
which are not made visible to the user until the user selects the box
with the cursor placed within the box.  The user can then cycle
through the values using the right and left arrow keys.  Only the box
with the selected parameter and the box description at the left of
the box are displayed to the user.

      The setting called "USER DEFINED" is the default parameter
displayed before the user...