Wide, flat, & weird : HP w2207h with F8 & F9

Beartooth Beartooth at swva.net
Tue Jul 1 14:06:03 UTC 2008

On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:05:50 +0930, Tim wrote:
> Faced with trying to read technobabble output, you could have posted the
> whole thing to the list for more help with it.  At least you can with
> command line tools.

	Yes, ordinarily I would have; and I could have piped it into a 
text editor to make a file I could copy in toto or attach -- or at least 
I could have found out how to -- but this was such a vast file, and so 
much of it surely irrelevant, that I couldn't see taking the bandwidth.

	Meanwhile, fortunately, I've discovered the secret of lshw-gui : 
you have to double-click (even though my machines are single-click), 
*not* just on what looks likeliest among the bolded text, but all the way 
into the upper left corner (In this case on "Desktop Computer") and open 
branches column by column, as if you were drilling down a series of 
directories in the CLI (as, I suppose, in fact you are, behind the front 
end). There's no way to skim to the middle and go from there.

	From there, I get to "Motherboard," and then to a listing of -- 
so help me -- BIOS, cpu, system memory, and *eleven* identical-looking 
choices of "Host bridge." But ten of them don't seem to lead anywhere...

	Any hints on what I'm looking for may look like, so I'll know it 
when I slog to it? Most of what I see seems to've come from VIA 

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
nine (count 'em -- nine) different browsers
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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