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Computer Tragedy (Ongoing…)

Computer Issues · July 29, 2014, Tuesday · 0 comment

This week must have been targeted by some evil troll who wants to see me pull my hair out and scream.

You know, someone like this –>

River Troll 08

Imge by James Shields via Compfight

Ehm, yes.

Well, I don’t believe in trolls and evil spirits, but I do believe that one thing going bad attracts more things to go bad, like in a domino effect.

Around July 27, my Acer laptop decided it wouldn’t connect to the Internet anymore. To date, I have no idea of what triggered the issue — my theory is that the update I ran the night before contains a bug that affects the Network Manager (my laptop runs on Debian Linux).

Then, about 24 hours later, my Asus netbook (that helped me work when the other device failed to connect) came up with the brilliant idea to erase the entire graphical server (Xorg) and leave me with nothing else but a dark terminal to type in. Once again, I suspect it was a bugged update to cause this, but I can’t be too sure.

The good news is that my netbook never lost its ability to connect to the Internet, so we have to thank that if I’m able to type this entry right now. The system is still a mess, I can’t work with it, and it will probably take me another two or three days to sort everything out.

My fiance is on vacation, so he can’t help me here. I’ll have to dive deep into the ocean of Linux administration and management and come up with some fix (no matter how ugly it might end up being; I’m not an expert in this area).

Let’s see how (and when) this story ends. I hope to not lose any of my current freelance clients, or I’ll be really in trouble. 🙁

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