[ubuntu-uk] Linux mysteriously broke my computer!

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 16:15:49 GMT 2007

Quoting Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com>:

> Or so Evesham tech support say...
> Here's what happened:
> Whenever I switched my computer on, it would switch off within five
> seconds or so. If I switch it on again, it will switch off again even
> more quickly. It doesn't even get to detecting disk drives, let alone
> booting an operating system.
> It even does it with all of the disk drives unplugged.
> I phoned Evesham tech support, and they immediately said it was a
> windows driver problem. When I told him it didn't have windows on it,
> but had Linux on it, he put me on hold for a few minutes. When he got
> back, he told me that he couldn't fix the HARDWARE problem because it
> runs Linux. He told me to reinstall windows and phone back... Well
> that's gonna be fun when it cant stay on for more than five seconds...
> Just thought you guys might be interested
> --
> Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com>

Last time I found something like that it was a faulty motherboard  
which the temperature sensor was reporting the CPU (a Duron 700) was  
running at 199 degrees!

I'd say they're fobbing you off somewhat.  Funny, I remember the days  
when Evesham stood for quality.  Does it not stand for that now?


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