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¶: Greetings From Heather Stern
(!)Triple booting
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(?)restoring broken X connections

(¶) Greetings from Heather Stern

Welcome once more folks, to the world of The Answer Gang. We haven't decided where to hang the stockings; Tux goes out on Geek Cruises all the time, so he's rarely found at the South Pole anymore. Perhaps I should create a /hearth in my home directory, and give it a /chimney, some /stockings, and what the heck, /menorah, /presents, and /peace.on.earth. Top things off with a /var/log/yule we can burn in January, and...
Oh, you didn't want to hear all this silliness. You wanted to get to the presents. Well, I can tell you this little nerdette is still looking for LCD monitor prices to come down. I guess my New Year's Resolution will have to be running past a nice scanner.
If you can't think of anything for the geek in your life, I recommend a good uninterruptible power supply (UPS). We can always use more...
For those who are wondering, the top reason for anyone not getting answered this month is: insufficient detail! Folks, we're pretty smart, and might even be accused of telepathy, but we are not there in the room with you, so we can't see that machine. We really need those error messages, any bleeps it's making, how it worked before and what you were expecting of it. With these things, we can provide answers you probably had no idea were available ... beyond just how to do the thing you think will work. WIthout these hints, we're as blind and as stumped as you are to what's going on.
To all the tiny elves, Kris Kringles and Gnomes in our computers, enjoy your extra trons and blinkylights this season.

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