LCD Smashed, So...Ratpoison

Monday, February 05, 2007.

I just had a really terrible and wonderful thing happen to me. I dropped my thinkpad T40, shattering the LCD panel at pixel y=514 and below. That’s the terrible part. The wonderful part is that I am now running ratpoison with the following fdump to compensate…the upper 2/3 of my screen is usable enough to find a replacement laptop / screen on.

(frame :number 2 :x 0 :y 0 :width 1024 :height 514 :screenw 1024 :screenh 768 :window 12582974 :last-access 126 :dedicated 0),(frame :number 0 :x 0 :y 514 :width 1024 :height 254 :screenw 1024 :screenh 768 :window 16777278 :last-access 0 :dedicated 0)
Posted by Alan on Monday, February 05, 2007. (Discuss)

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