Dead MacBook = Minecraft server? Robot brain?
January 21, 2012 12:18 PM Subscribe
What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket?
posted by Bengston to technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I try to startup my computer it gives me a kernel panic. Although having a kernel panic at startup could be caused by numerous things, there are some graphics anomalies that make me think it is most likely the graphics chip and therefore the computer for all common intents and purposes.
That being said, I have been able to start the computer up in root mode through the kernel (hopefully this means I can get the rest of my data off) does that limited functionality offer me any oppurtunities I should know about?
For what it's worth I am not that tech savvy. I like to tinker, have done some web development, played with an arduino a bit, and took an Intro to CS class in college. However, I haven't really ever fiddled inside the shell.
I am an artist, so all ideas are welcome.