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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
First Shopping Spree
I went shopping this morning. This is what I got:
20.1" (1680x1050) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor (replacing 19" (1600x1200) CRT)
1GB DDR 400 SDRAM Memory (replacing 2x256MB)
256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card (replacing 16(32?)MB)
3 Buttons 1x Wheel Optical Mouse (replacing spazzing mouse)

Now I just have to wait for it to get here.

Current Mood: excited excited
Current Music: Mulan

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raist_ From: raist_ Date: April 7th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a nice price for a decent vid card.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 7th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
And let me tell you, it was a pain in the posterior to get the new monitor and card working at the same time. MY GOSH!

The new card driver was misreading the monitor's EDID/DCC data and refused to see 1680x1050@60 as a valid resolution (yet it was the max) and wanted to insist that 1920xsomething was the right maximum, yet isn't supported so all I got was a "Out Of Range!" error on the screen. I finally found the right Xorg device option to force it to ignore the EDID/DCC data the driver was giving it.
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