When I get a new monitor I will be finding out how well Linux handles a less than controlled shutdown as I couldn't see the results of my keying a shutdown. I obviously screwed up the keystroke sequence as the machine didn't power down as expected. It was an old monitor (1998) so it is not a major loss, but, the video card I have in the work machine won't handle the 17 inch monitor that is on the server. It may be an excuse to buy a 'new' video card for the machine too.
On the upside at least I have the server I can use for a day or two. I don't like it using the server this way, but, I need my internet fix.
Lesson learned ->
- Write down the keystrokes required to do a controlled shutdown when I don't have a monitor.
- Find out where I can safely dispose of old electronics rather than putting it into the garbage.
Monday I will be looking at a new monitor and doing a recovery of what I had in progress.