>thanks, Britt! I actually have the 8.5 software, just never installed it as
>I heard so many folks had trouble with it.
>I'll install and go for the free upgrade.
>Maybe I should reinstall the monitor software? It's unnerving to not have
>the monitor come up...I don't use screen savers. Is there a better way to
>shut down the monitor other than using the button?
I use the monitor sleep function in the details portion of the Energy
Saver Control panel. Mine is set to sleep the monitor after about 40
min. of no activity. As long as I don't tell the computer to go to
sleep also, I don't have the intermittent problem of it loosing track
of the monitor (like Lynette mentioned). I doubt there is anything
wrong with the monitor software.
PS that free upgrade from Apple is about a 30 MB download. I might
also be offered as a series of smaller downloads. so it could take
some time on a standard modem. But If you have a friend with a really
fast connection and a CD burner, you might ask for a favor.
Britt Griswold/MAP Project
RS Information Systems
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 685 Bldg. 21 Rm G63
Greenbelt, MD 20771
(301) 286-1617 FAX
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