desktops used too much power and were too noisy. But there was one
downside, since the laptop is a little bit smaller than a typical
hardback novel, the screen is really tiny. (1024x480)
Last night I downloaded the patches to enable the external monitor
port, and after several hours of compiling X window and discovering
which libraries I was missing, and then compiling again, I eventually
was left with a binary containing the updated driver.
And it works!
I'm using my laptop with my old 20" monitor (1600x1200).
I forgot how nice a large display is.
Now to get a spare monitor at work.