July 07, 2001
Nice uptime

In my office at work I have a linux box. It helped me learn about linux and runs a little Apache web server for me.

It is stable and it shows:

When I put the box together I slapped in a video card but didn't put in that little screw that keeps the card in place.

Fast forward two years....

I unhook the video cable to attach the monitor to another computer I'm playing with. After I'm done I try to reattach the cable to the video board on the linux box. To my dismay, the card come loose and slides out of it's slot. No video for me.

I can push the card back in, but no video. The box is still running as you can see from the image above, but no video.

Anyone know how to reinitialize the video card without rebooting the box? I'm running Mandrake 7.2.

Posted by michael at July 07, 2001 03:03 PM