An Ode to the (alliterative participle) Front Panel
As of the last entry, I was murmuring the Jesus Prayer and contemplating my navel like an ancient Eastern Orthodox Monk. This morning I took it apart and put it back together. I put it together exactly as I thought I'd done earlier. I then hooked it to the keyboard, mouse, screen, and power and....it was EXACTLY as before.
Then for some reason that I do not remember I reached into the case and unplugged the power switch connector and the power came on and it began to boot. That is correct, my friends, I plugged the power switch and it came on.
I then turned off the power in the back and reconnected the power switch connector to the front panel wire. I turned the power on in the back and pressed the power switch in the front. It came on and I installed Ubuntu on it. I am writing this report from the very Multimedia Computer itself.
There are things to be done. In the course of unplugging everything, I took out the wireless card and the TV card. I will have to put them back. I will no doubt have to do some software stuff.
But I am on the road my friends.