A friend has a Dell Inspiron Laptop that is now out if its warranty period.
The screen has become slightly distorted in the sense that there are now two
vertical bars about 2 inchs wide each spaced apart by about 1 inch from the
centre. There "bars" are simply the screen image overexposed, ie noticably
whiter than the rest of the screen but you still legible.
I was wondering if anyone might care to comment on the prognosis. Can it be
repaired and is that likely to be economical?
Thanks for any comments.
I have recently loaded Feisty 7.04 and am having a few basic problems
which probably relate to my ineptitude. Firstly, it does not recognise
my 22" LCD monitor as such and I cannot change the display to the
appropriate settings. The second is getting it to recognise my Brother
215c printer. Can anyone tell me how to solve these issues?
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Just to let you know ... the combination of the two on my system
(Ubuntu 6.10) is dynamite. CPU usage hits 100% every couple of
minutes, regular as clockwork, slowing everything down. Stop one of
the programs (doesn't matter which) and the regular spikes disappear.
The problem has been noted by others.
Deleting emails crashes Thunderbird!
Is the problem worthy of an entry in the Wiki?