[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 29 20:34:12 UTC 2009

On Thursday 29 January 2009 20:23:40 Lanny Marcus wrote:
> Anne, the machine I'm using right now ate my lunch big-time, perhaps a
> year ago.  It turned out to be the front panel momentary power switch on
> the junky consumer-grade case.  The really weird thing is, this box runs
> 24x7 and the switch hasn't been used very much. Go figure.  
> Work-around/proof was to disconnect the power switch entirely, plugging
> reset switch to the vacated pwr sw header.

As far as I can see, all that's gone is my ~/.kde - and that's a big enough 
pain :-)  So far, everything I've checked has been fine, so I'm thinking that 
it's either power or over-heating.  Since I've been running tests for several 
hours, I'm inclined to rule out over-heating, so I'll get a new PSU.  The case 
was not a cheap one, but it did have a built-in PSU.  Come to think of it, I 
do believe that I have a 400w PSU in my cupboard, that is a known good brand, 
and unused.

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