Ahh of course, fscking BIOS had the stupid virus protection thing on. Grrr!
Well now my workstation's back and I even got sound working. Had a bit of a gruntle about this on my site. Getting hardware to work shouldn't be this hard!
Course now my printer, which worked beautifully on the day I got it, doesn't print any more. It's not hardware--I can print direct--but something in lprng. Course it doesn't do any logging of WHY it's deleting things from the queue without printing them. Just a lovely: Status: job 'simonr@dogbolter+344' removed at 02:24:31.072
Of course the biggest problem I had getting sound going was finding out what I was doing wrong and getting an example pnpdump file. Now that I have it working boodifully, I'll document it on my site so that the next hapless traveller might have more luck.