[K12OSN] Regulator Failure?

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Fri Jun 10 12:41:03 UTC 2005

Has anyone ever seen "Alert! Regulator Failure" on a thin client? 
Here's the scenario:

A secretary (one of the biggest linux supporters in the district) had a 
thin client which would randomly go "black" in the middle of work.  She 
would see a message "Alert! Regulator Failure" and then the computer 
would reboot, telling her to press F1 to continue.

I assumed it was something with her old thin client (Old IBM 
workstation), like a problem with power, or some such thing.  So I 
replaced her IBM with a Dell GX1 (booting via PXE) -- she is getting 
EXACTLY the same message.

Since the message is identical, I don't think it's coming from BIOS or 
from the computer itself, but rather from LTSP somehow.  (The odds of 
Dell and IBM using exactly the same wording is just... too slim)

Anyone have any idea what that might be?!?!


Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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