[clug] Hard drive wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

David Adams u2552331 at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 17 04:58:40 GMT 2007

Hey mate,

If it's using an Intel video chipset, try installing the package 
915resolution. It should help. :)



jrc wrote:
> Is 'not quite working' the same as 'not quite broken'?   :)
> Quite unrelated to this thread, I have a bunch or computer junk under the
> house in this category, a candidate for which is an old(ish) Toshiba Portege
> 7200 series laptop that I have been trying to squeeze Ubuntu onto.
> Installs ok, using both regular and 'alternate' text based distribution,
> *but* it locks the screen resolution to 640x 480 and I can't select any
> other option, even though the hardware definitely supports a higher
> resolution.
> Any ideas on how to break through this dead end?  Is there a special place
> where a configuration value can be changed to do this sort of stuff?
> Did a trawl of various lists and one suggestion was to set a lager
> resolution during the installation, but the option/opportunity does not seem
> to arise ( done the install thing numerous times ).
> If I can not find a solution, the 'not quite working/broken' pile is going
> to get one item bigger.
> jim 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+jim.croft=gmail.com at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:linux-bounces+jim.croft=gmail.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Adam
> Thomas
> Sent: Monday, 17 September 2007 1:19 PM
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] Hard drive wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> On 17/09/2007, Pilcher, Fred <Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au> wrote:
>> A colleague of mine has a 250GB hard drive whose circuit board committed
>> suicide. The drive's got a lot of important stuff on it so he's trying
>> to chase up another identical drive whose circuit board he can swap over
>> to recover his data.
>> If anyone has one of the above that they'd be prepared to swap, he's
>> offering a brand new 350GB drive in exchange.
>> Details of his dead drive are:
>> Seagate Barracuda
>> 250GB
>> Model: ST3250823A
>> Part Number: 9Y7283-301
>> Firmware: 3.02
>> Date Code: 05363
> SATA or IDE?
> I _may_ have a ST3250823AS (SATA) in my stash of 'not quite working'
> drives at home which _might_ have a working board. I'll have check
> tonight unless you're after IDE.

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