[rescue] Some days ....

David Holland dholland at woh.rr.com
Mon Jun 9 08:56:53 CDT 2003


It must of been catching, as (while not rescue oriented) 

I managed to smoke a AMD XP 2500+ while attempting to 
MP enable it.

No pop, no nothing.  Just quit working, even after I cleaned
off the silver ink. 

That days 100$ lesson:  

While PC hardware may suck, It still isn't worth
it to cut corners.


On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> ...it seems you can't do anything right.
> An hour ago, I had an Ultra30 with an Elite3D as /dev/fb0 and a
> Creator3D as /dev/fb1.  Then I tried to switch them, because the ffb can
> properly drive the 90D10 I'm sitting in front of right now and the afb
> can't, and if I made the ffb /dev/fb0 I could connect it to the 90D10's
> 13W3 input.
> Somewhere during the process, it appears I somehow managed to kill both
> framebuffers.
> I don't know whether I zapped them while swapping them, or forgot to
> unplug the power cable after powering off the machine or what ....   but
> OpenBoot now reports no screen found.
> *sigh*
> it's things like this that can make you consider taking up a new career
> sweeping floors.

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