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Dell Laptop Issues

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by reckedracing, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    So i am working on this dell laptop that i;m hoping to be able to run uberdata etc on....

    it runs now and seems to be ok, but the display driver is all fucked up
    i only have shitty resolution and 16 color...

    i am trying to get the right driver but the website has 10 for the inspiron 7500 laptop monitor and none of the ones i have tried seem to work for me

    the service tag is smeared and i can;t read it and i tried to use dell's service to have it select which driver you need but that goes no where...

    any suggestions?
    anyone know how to find out which screen/monitor this piece of shit has?
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    go to your device manager, and see what kind of graphcis card you have. chances are, you don't need anything more than the default monitor driver-- its the graphics card that needs a driver.
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    ok it has a standard PCI graphics driver

    is a video driver the same idea?

    whats the easiest way to find out which card is in there?
    system shows a standard card...

    dell shows 3 drivers under video


    well, i added the first video driver on dell's website and it came up with tiny resolution upon reboot so i think its good now

    is there any way i could find out which card it actually is to make sure i do indeed have the right driver?
    dell's website lists
    ATI Mobility M
    ATI Mobility P
    QI Cinemaster Software DVD Update

    and i chose the M

    would it be better if i went with P? or just go with it since it works now?
     
  4. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    dell laptops are such pieces of shit. if it works, leave it alone.
     
  5. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    lol
    thanks

    so i have good resolution, good color, i got it to work on my work LAN so i have internet access, and i just got the speakers to work...

    this laptop might be a piece of shit, but it does work and it will work great for ostrich, datalogging, and uberdata...

    muhahahhahaha

    Turbo D16Z6 is back on track finally...
     
  6. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Download a copy of Knoppix, burn it to CD. Run that and go to a command prompt. Type 'more /proc/pci' and that will tell you EXACTLY what you have in that thing.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    do you have the driver disk? if not you might have to download all the drivers off dell site and find the one that works
     
  8. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    "Dude- you got fucked by Dell."
     
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