Originally posted by hitby
Hi all, Could someone confirm how to make this change permanent? Is it something along the lines of
plutil 1 /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist
?? Not knowing anything about terminal at all?
To extend upon Hitby's commentary:
The update to Tiger converted com.apple.windowserver.plist to binary1 upon rebooting the system.
To see exactly what got modified after running the Debug utility I did the following:
$sudo cp com.apple.windowserver.plist com.apple.windowserver.backup.plist
$sudo plutil -convert xml1 com.apple.windowserver.backup.plist
$sudo vim com.apple.windowserver.backup.plist
Results: at the bottom of the file:
One would presume that false
being replaced with true
One could then copy your current binary version to .backup ala com.apple.windowserver.plist.backup and convert back the xml1 file plist to binary.
$sudo cp com.apple.windowserver.plist com.apple.windowserver.plist.backup
$sudo plutil -convert binary1 com.apple.windowserver.backup.plist
$sudo cp com.apple.windowserver.backup.plist com.apple.windowserver.plist
Restart the windowserver or just logout/reboot and login to your system with the set up enabled.
If anything hokey arises, boot into single user mode and sudo cp the com.apple.windowserver.plist.backup to com.apple.windowserver.plist and restart the windowserver and/or reboot your system.
As I've said, systems without Extreme 2D capable GPUs won't even see this list and will run the compiled windowserver settings automagically selecting your detected hardware.