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hardware damage (was: How to report bugs for Fedora 12 alpha?)



On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 03:18:55AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 08/31/2009 12:12 AM, Tomek Chrzczonowicz wrote:
> > 
> > Can running pure rawhide damage my hardware?
> 
> Generally no since if software can damage your hardware, then there is a
> hardware bug as well but I should warn you that there has atleast been
> one recent case where such a thing did happen. So yes, it *is* possible
> but that is not specific to Rawhide.
> 
> http://lwn.net/Articles/300202/

See also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478608

There are obvious reasons why such problems are not so easy to
reproduce.  In any case my old monitor turned into a pile of scrap.

   Michal


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