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« on: 2014-06-01, 04:21 »

It seems the computer I'm using for Wirehead's Generations server is unstable and keeps freezing up.  I'm not sure if this is from hardware or a software problem, but I'm working on fixing it.  I'll have the server back up once I know the computer is stable, or if it won't stay stable, after it's been replaced.  Thanks go to MadTux for bringing the problem to my attention.
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« Reply #1 on: 2014-06-05, 19:41 »

The motherboard fan bearings wore out, and the fan's not spinning as a result.  It wasn't reporting an overheat condition, but it's definitely acting like it's overheating.  I'll replace the fan and we'll see if that fixes the server.
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« Reply #2 on: 2014-06-08, 20:52 »

The fan was only one of the problems.  The motherboard has 8 blown capacitors on it, which I could not see until I pulled it from the chassis to replace the fan.  After 9 years of constant use on that system board, I suppose it's to be expected.  Idlebot is dead, long live Idlebot.

Fortunately I happened to have some spare parts lying around, so I'm in the process of rebuilding the server.
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« Reply #3 on: 2014-06-10, 16:52 »

Server is up and running again.  I'll have to take it down in a few days to do some final tweaking, but it should be functioning normally.

Edit:  Seems it's not functioning normally.  It's freezing after changing maps, so I'm suspecting a corrupted file as a result of the motherboard failure.  I'll have to put a clean copy of Q3 on the server before it's useable.
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« Reply #4 on: 2014-06-11, 19:30 »

Have a beer for fixing the box Doom - Thumbs Up!

I'm pretty impressed that the board got so far with 8 blown capacitors, though. I also noticed some weird map change behavior before it went down the last time.
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« Reply #5 on: 2014-06-11, 21:09 »

Phoenix bird cannot drink alcohol, but thanks for the sentiment.  Some pomegranate juice does sound tasty though!  Slipgate - Tongue

The server is back up and running.  A few of the game files definitely were corrupted.  That's been fixed.  Feel free to beat up on the bots and try to break it.
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« Reply #6 on: 2014-06-12, 14:32 »

I'll do my best to break the server, apart from DDoS attacks, that is  Slipgate - Tongue

I'm all outta gum pomegranate juice, but here's some home-made apple juice. Cheers  Cheers!
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