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9 posts tagged with computer by IAmBroom.
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Two Monitors of Verona

I have two identical monitors, hooked up to a dual-HDMI graphics board. The board is a replacement for the previous, damaged board, and now one monitor clearly has display issues the other does not. In this link, the left image is the problem - note the white lines around the dark lines. Also, regular vertical lines vary in thickness on the left monitor, suggesting a resolution mismatch - but there's only one setting for that. [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Sep 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Installing Mint, Screwed Windows

I went to install Mint 16 last night (the latest version) as a dual-boot system. I have a 1.5TB disk where Windows 7 lives with Mint 12, and 2 encrypted 3TB disks. (Mint 12 is no longer bootable, BTW.) Obviously, things did not go as planned... [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 3, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I fake out my work VPN with a complete disk copy?

If I do a disk copy of my work computer, will the VPN be usable? Nothing nefarious planned; I simply want to be able to VPN in if I'm stuck at home (snow, sickness) without my work laptop.
posted by IAmBroom on Dec 21, 2013 - 13 answers

Stupid computer! Bad computer!

My new laptop has the world's most annoying feature: for about 30 seconds after (resuming from hibernate/opening the lid/mysteriously just happens), a popup will appear in the center of the screen announciing: " Power Save > Increased Performance" This stupid popup cannot be moved or dismissed. I have no idea where it comes from, or how to alter it. [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Sep 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Bluetooth no worky

My new Motorola S9 HD bluetooth headphones are paired with my HP Elitebook 8440p laptop (Windows 7 32-bit) - yay! But no sound comes through. The laptop has A2DP technology, according to the downloadable manual. Both are "on" - headset & computer BT transmitter. Clues?
posted by IAmBroom on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Computer to TV Issues

Hooking computer to TV via HDMI-to-Component converter, and I need to establish if the converter box is the unworking part of the path. [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Jan 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Low-overhead image viewer with layers?

Needed: the ability to overlay images sequentially. I have about 60 drawings, constituting a 40-km strip of land, that I would like to be able to view continuously (about 1-km at a time). [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Stupid mousey thing no work!

Trackpad suddenly stopped working - any solutions? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me, Oblue One, you're my only hope!

Bad drive... but I can read files from it! [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 5, 2009 - 9 answers

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