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Windows 7: KVM switch, Windows 7 & changing screen resolution

04 May 2017   #21
rtgibson

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Awesome - this is so close to fixing my problem. But....I'm using win 7 Pro, running the application as administrator and also getting the error message the guy a few posts up was getting "Description: Failed To Change The Resolution", also it would be really cool if it put an icon in the system tray when it's running.


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04 May 2017   #22
ohadts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey,
I can't reproduce the bug... you need to help me.
Replace the exe file with the one in the rar file I'm attaching in this post, run it and try to get the error again.
Before the error you will get a message with a number - post it here. That number will give me some clue...

When i'll have some spare time - tray icon and multi-monitor support is on my todo list...


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File Type: rar FixedResolutionApp.rar (60.4 KB, 10 views)
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04 May 2017   #23
rtgibson

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi ohadts

The error number that pops up is "-2", click OK to this and the other message appears after.
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04 May 2017   #24
ohadts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, thanks.
So acccording to msdn docs:

DISP_CHANGE_BADMODE
The specified graphics mode is not supported.

And from there it was pretty straightforward to reproduced: i just wrote in my config file some crazy resolution that my h/w doesn't support and i got the error... Exactly what i answered to the other guy
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05 May 2017   #25
rtgibson

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi ohadts

I hear what your saying but.....when the PC is working OK the resolution is 1280 x 1024 with a refresh rate of 59Hz, these are the settings I have in the config file. If I hit the switch on the KVM to another PC and then switch back again that's when I get the error message. The PC is a new Dell OptiPlex 5040 with a Dell P1917S monitor.

Russ
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05 May 2017   #26
ohadts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Post me the content of your config file.
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05 May 2017   #27
rtgibson

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I'm not at work today but it was: -

1280 1024 59
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05 May 2017   #28
ohadts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does it support 60hz ? try to set it to 60Hz.
(but remove the app from the auto start in case something goes wrong...)
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05 May 2017   #29
rtgibson

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I believe it does support 60Hz (it's one of the options in the graphics setup) - I'll give it a try on Monday and let you know.

Thanks
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05 May 2017   #30
ohadts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cool let me know.
I've started to work on systray, the ability to pause the app and multi-monitor support. maybe you can try it on the new version when I'm done (hopefully in a couple of hours)
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