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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#21 Postby lucky9 » Fri May 25, 2012 4:09 pm

I don't know about that. Besides, I've seen times when $40 or $50 wasn't there to be applied. Plus it keeps him out of trouble.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#22 Postby DBeckett » Fri May 25, 2012 4:22 pm

uncle mark wrote:Why don't you cash in a CD and buy a decent AGP card for the poor girl and be done with it? Sheesh. What a tightwad...

I've tried to get her to do just that, and more RAM too, but she doesn't seem to care about it. Until now.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#23 Postby uncle mark » Fri May 25, 2012 4:33 pm

DBeckett wrote:
uncle mark wrote:Why don't you cash in a CD and buy a decent AGP card for the poor girl and be done with it? Sheesh. What a tightwad...

I've tried to get her to do just that, and more RAM too, but she doesn't seem to care about it. Until now.


Not her, Uncle Tightwad. You.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#24 Postby DBeckett » Fri May 25, 2012 5:22 pm

uncle mark wrote:
Not her, Uncle Tightwad. You.

Uncle Tightwad used to do that sort of thing for family and other folks, only to find out later that they had traded it for a lawn mower, or gave it away and bought themselves a shiny new OEM low-end POS. I suspect the latter is what is going to happen here.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#25 Postby uncle mark » Fri May 25, 2012 5:31 pm

DBeckett wrote:
uncle mark wrote:Not her, Uncle Tightwad. You.

Uncle Tightwad used to do that sort of thing for family and other folks, only to find out later that they had traded it for a lawn mower, or gave it away and bought themselves a shiny new OEM low-end POS. I suspect the latter is what is going to happen here.


I see. Dysfunctional family. Explains a lot.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#26 Postby DBeckett » Fri May 25, 2012 5:53 pm

uncle mark wrote:I see. Dysfunctional family. Explains a lot.

No, just Uncle Dale and that Linux thing he's always babbling about.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#27 Postby uncle mark » Fri May 25, 2012 6:27 pm

DBeckett wrote:
uncle mark wrote:I see. Dysfunctional family. Explains a lot.

No, just Uncle Dale and that Linux thing he's always babbling about.


Gotchya.

Uncle Mark is a pita that way too.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#28 Postby DBeckett » Fri May 25, 2012 6:58 pm

lucky9 wrote:Plus it keeps him out of trouble.

I wish it were that easy.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#29 Postby lucky9 » Sat May 26, 2012 2:42 am

It never is.
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Re: S3 Pro Savage

#30 Postby DBeckett » Tue May 29, 2012 1:11 am

Okay then.

Yesterday I happily attended the big barbecue. While the burgers were on the grill I went into the house where the computer was and tried kmathern's suggested cheat codes with some measure of success. Thank you very much.

The best I could get was 1280x720. It boots up with the Desktop off to the right and covering only about 3/4 of the screen, and slightly too low. The monitor's automatic adjustment didn't help. However, while it looks funny, it's sharp and perfectly usable. But then, if I go to System Settings, as soon as I click "Display" it goes dark for a few seconds and then returns full-screen at 1280x720.

This "solution" is not good, but is way better than what was there before.

We had a chat. She doesn't want to buy another computer, does want to keep Linux, and would be happy to upgrade the video and add RAM.

So that's where it stands. I appreciate the suggestions from everyone.

I'm off to search for an AGP 4x card and RAM. What's a good source for the RAM?
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