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Under the Settings tab in the Display area of the control panel, I keep seeing references to a 'Change Display Type' button, but my tab only has an 'Advanced Properties' button. Win95 is starting up with the default VGA driver and won't recognize my Matrox Mystique 220 drivers, but all the fixes detail activity concerning this 'Change... ' button which doesn't show up in my Control Panel Display area.  Any idea what's up with this?  I have OSR2 release on my machine.
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  OSR2 has a few changes from the original release.  That is one of them.  If you click on advanced settings, you can get to a screen where you can change the display type.  First, to make things easier on you, go to the device manager (control panel, system, device manager) and remove any graphics cards that may appear under the ? (PCI VGA COMPATIBLE or anything like that).  Go the display adapters and remove anything that might be the wrong card driver.  Restart windows.  When it comes up, it should find new hardware and ask for drivers supplied by the manufacturer.  Insert the driver disk, and tell windows where the .INF file is located.  If windows doesn't prompt for the driver and installs some bogus driver instead, then go to display properties, settings, advanced, change adapter, and change it there.  If windows ask you to go through hardware detection, say no, you already know what you are looking for.
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by:smeebud
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As a Mystyque user, go to http://www.matrox.com/mgaweb/home.htm
and get the latest drivers for your card. They just releaced
new one. Then make any changes not from the "Normal Tabs" but from you MGA Tab.
Forget the Settings tab now that you are using matrox.
Mystique, great Card:))
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by:magigraf
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rbfin...

This issue has been under fire from a lot of people.
And the answer is:

Gentlemen, the facts you need to know.

1) Matrox, which is just 4 Km away from where I live (hum) release a driver every 2 weeks, so keep a habit of paying them more visits in the futur.

2) All Matrox drivers should be REMOVED then installed from one release to another.

3) You should always adjust your SETTINGS from the MGA control not from Windons display (Fault of doing so, could lead to unwanted headache, and more visits to Experts-Exchange)

4) If you insist on changing the display from Windows, you could experience DISPLAY problem on some monitors.

I hope this was helpful, while I could only post it as a comment ;-(

Regards to all


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by:smeebud
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Thanks magigraf:)
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by:magigraf
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You're welcome...
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by:busuka
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Yeah, Matrox drivers is something ... :)
Thanx for info Mag. I wish I would live near Microsoft :)))
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by:dew_associates
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We don't need any more bombings Ian!
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by:busuka
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Sorry, Dew. Don't understood your last sentence (I'm not native
English-speaker :(). What do you meant by "bombings" ? Flames (I
learned this word meaning from Usenet) ?
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by:magigraf
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rbfin...

Where are you??
You would have to decide now if nebworth hit the bulls eye or it was my comment??
If so, don't forget to give me the chance to post as an answer.
Regards
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by:smeebud
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Well magigraf,
I think it was mine and you came to confirm my answer:))

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by:nebworth
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  I wouldn't want to live near Microsoft...  All those parking meters running Windows...
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by:magigraf
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When reading your answer then reading mine I don't see any confirmation.

• I don't see where you said REMOVE all drivers and install fresh
• I don't see also where you said that drivers are up every 2 weeks.
• I don't see a clear explaination where is he suppose to change his setting here is your statement:
>>Then make any changes not from the "Normal Tabs" but from you MGA Tab. Forget the Settings tab now that you are using matrox.<<<

What's the NORMAL TAB??? and what's the forget the settings tab now you're using Matrox??

I guess you were tired that day Smee..  ;-(

Regards
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by:smeebud
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OK ol partner.
I'll quote myself.
"As a Mystyque user, go to http://www.matrox.com/mgaweb/home.htm 
and get the latest drivers for your card. They just releaced
new one. Then make any changes not from the "Normal Tabs" but from you MGA Tab. Forget the Settings tab now that you are using matrox. Mystique, great Card:))"

When I said Thanks magigrag, i was thanking you for confirming my answer, although you did lay it out clearer than I.

No Problem here magigraf. Whatever happens, happens.
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by:magigraf
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With YOU Bud... Never a problem. :-)
As I said I like points WELL EARNED
Regards Buddy
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