I get home, and the monitor on my Linux system is wigging out. This is
not good, as this is the third monitor on the system since
Also, the computer is quite loud, louder than normal, which means, it's
hotter than normal, which isn't good. I never did find out what was
constantly running, but I did isolate the issue with the monitor—it's not
the monitor. That's the good news. It's the video card.
Lovely! I cooked the video card to death!
And in the process of troubleshooting all this, the shelf the computer
was sitting on (attached to the computer desk) broke. Or rather, the caster
beneath the shelf wrenched itself free, causing the shelf to collapse under
the weight of the computer.
At least the computer itself is fine. The shelf is in the process of
being repaired (should be done by tomorrow) but the replacement video card
won't get here for another week or so.
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