bah humbug

Got my PCI GeForce FX5200 video card in from NewEgg yesterday, promptly installed the short bracket on it, and put it in the mini-ITX machine that was waiting on it. Was tired, so I didn’t do anything other than install it.

Today, i get a package from Zurich, Switzerland. I open it up, and its all the free copies of Ubuntu Linux I’d requested a month or so ago. I thought “hey, great time to test out that new video card..”

Long story short: The new card is DOA, its Christmas Eve, everything’s closed, and NewEgg has to have the old card back before they’ll send me a replacement. I’m grumpy, its cold outside, and I’m still stuck with cruddy onboard video on that particular machine.

waaah, waaah, waaah!