My brand-new motherboard -- an Asus A7V266e -- is
dead. I'd been having a bunch of trouble with my shiny
system in the last few weeks and I didn't know why. I've
finally swapped out every PCI card and peripheral,
leaving only the motherboard intact, and the same
problems persisted. (Sporadic booting troubles,
spontaneous reboots, lockups, etc.) I've e-mailed Asus
to see what to do. This is my first purchase from Asus,
so I'm a bit nervous. I gather that they're a reputable
company (otherwise I wouldn't have bought their
motherboard), but I'm guessing that it'll take something
like six weeks until they've got this old motherboard and
I've got a new, functional motherboard.
Anyhow, there goes my shiny new Linux box. I'm back
to my PowerBook with Mac OS X. (Which I love, but I
really wanted to use my sexy new system.) Oh, well.