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Oct 28, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

New stuff for home system

Another post where I have no idea who wrote it.

Today I went and bought a new monitor (LG L245W 24”, 1920x1200, picture-in-picture capable) and a 500 GB external USB drive.

The monitor is great - it worked after a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg on my Debian Sid system.

The hard disk came pre-formatted for NTFS. I’m contemplating the number and sizes of partitions, once I’ve decided that then it will be reformatted to use ext3. I’m going to use it for backups. It’s not an ideal backup device, but it’s better than no backup device which is where I was before.

An extra benefit to all this new equipment is that when I moved off the old equipment off the desk (all 67 pounds of the old 19” Trinitron monitor), I was able to reach behind and clean away a bunch of dust.