Chapter 3 installation, 1 installing the video card and video driver, 1 configuring the display settings – Koller-Craft Plastic Hawkeye 1U rack mount 15" TFT monitor/keyboard drawer RPD-1151 User Manual

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RPD-1151/1158 User Manual



3.1 Installing the Video Card and Video Driver

Before connecting the RPD-1151 and RPD-1158, make sure your computer has a

video card already installed for the monitor. After you connect the drawer, install the

video software driver. The video driver is supplied by the video card manufacturer and

may be found on the CDROM that came with your computer. If you need information

on installing a video card or video driver, refer to the manual that came with your video


3.1.1 Configuring the Display Settings

After connecting the drawer and turning on your computer, you may need to configure

one or more of the following display settings:
— Display mode (also called desktop area or video resolution)
— Refresh rate (also called vertical scan rate or vertical sync)
— Color depth (also called color palette or number of colors)

Each video card has several controls that let you adjust the display settings. However,

the software and driver for each video card is unique. In most cases, you adjust these

settings by using a program or utility provided by the manufacturer of the video card.

Most video cards use the Windows Display Properties control panel to configure the

display. To open the Windows Display Properties, click the right mouse button in a

blank area of the Windows desktop and then select

Properties. The Settings tab

usually lets you change the Color Palette and the Desktop Area (x by y pixel


Some video cards integrate additional features into the Windows Display Properties

control panel to give you an exceptional setup that is flexible and easy to use. For

example, the control panel may include an Advanced Properties button, an

Adjustment tab, or a Refresh tab for changing other settings. Other video cards have

a separate utility for setting display properties.

Whenever you change the resolution, color, or refresh rate, the image size, position,

or shape may change. This behavior is normal. You can readjust the image using the

monitor on-screen controls. For more information on the monitor on-screen controls,

refer to Chapter 2. For more information on configuring the display settings, refer to

the manual that came with your video card.

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