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by doppelfish
Mon May 23, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: **SOLD**: T61p - WUXGA - 4 GB RAM - Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: FS: T61p - WUXGA - 4 GB RAM - Warranty

One gorgeous machine :mrgreen: It is! However, I opted to go for an X201 in the meanwhile, and I'll also keep my T43p (not the worst of them all, either, it's got the 1600x1200 FlexView screen) for the big[tm] jobs. However, you're going to have people queueing up at your doorstep to get the T61p w...
by doppelfish
Thu May 05, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Modem - What is it good for these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 2498

Modem - What is it good for these days?

Hi, checking out the specs of some more recen ThinkPads, I noticed that even a X201 comes with a modem. And I don't mean any WWAN stuff, 3G, UMTS and whatnot. I mean a 56k V.92 modem that plugs into the phone socket and emits strange beeping noises. Now, with just about anybody having Internet acces...
by doppelfish
Sun May 01, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: **SOLD**: T61p - WUXGA - 4 GB RAM - Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: FS: T61p - WUXGA - 4 GB RAM - Warranty

NorrisCell wrote:$360 shipped via FedEx within the US. Payment via PayPal or money order.
Nice machine. Would you consider shipping to old Europe? Assuming that the buyer pays additional expenses.

cheers,
-- the Fish
by doppelfish
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 - remove the 7in1 cardreader - then use pcmcia?
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Re: T400 - remove the 7in1 cardreader - then use pcmcia?

ThinkNik wrote:Theres no other way to connect the scanner (Nikon LS-2000) with the laptop. I just srsly need the PCMCIA slot.
There wouldn't be a USB-to-SCSI adapter that you could use?

Just guessing.
by doppelfish
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Agere 97 modem driver
Replies: 5
Views: 5890

Re: Linux Agere 97 modem driver

eleanori wrote:How do I block high frequency broadband signals from my modem?
The dialling sound that you hear when the connection is established? Just mute the speakers.
by doppelfish
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Another two reviews (geek.com and cnet.com)
Replies: 0
Views: 1442

Another two reviews (geek.com and cnet.com)

One on Geek.com and another one on Cnet. Just in case :-)

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Walt Mossberg reviews the X300
Replies: 0
Views: 1708

Walt Mossberg reviews the X300

It's short and sweet and right here.

cheers,
-- fish

Note from Moderator: Thanks, but it's been posted here several times already. Locking duplicate thread.
by doppelfish
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Getting "0200 Failure Fixed Disk 7" - am I doomed?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Getting "0200 Failure Fixed Disk 7" - am I doomed?

... or is it just that the disk is hinting that it wants an early retirement? I'm getting the "0200 Failure Fixed Disk 7" every other time I boot my T43p - actually, a few times in a row, until it ... er, goes away for a couple of boots. Should I file the order for that new HDD, or is there some mag...
by doppelfish
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Need hard disk space for my T42 Thinkpad
Replies: 26
Views: 3285

awolfe63 wrote:
doppelfish wrote:The 7200rpm drives are said to be significantly noisier than the 5400rpm drives. What's Your opinion on this?
It is noticeable - especially during seek. I find it less annoying than a loud fan - but it might bother some people.
Thank You. I'll stick to the 5400rpm drives, then.

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Quick Poll: Fedora - Ubuntu - Others
Replies: 39
Views: 9813

Lessee:

Code: Select all

doppelfish@sputnix:~ > uname -a 
FreeBSD sputnix.magic.de 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #7: Sun Aug 26 00:03:12 CEST 2007     root@sputnix.magic.de:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/SPUTNIX  i386
doppelfish@sputnix:~ > _
There.
by doppelfish
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: generic battery replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

I ran down two generic battery packs on my old A30p. Both worked fine and even held (slightly) more power than the original pack.
by doppelfish
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Need hard disk space for my T42 Thinkpad
Replies: 26
Views: 3285

rhema83 wrote:FYI, I have been running a 7K60 in my T42 since 2004, and it is still going strong.
The 7200rpm drives are said to be significantly noisier than the 5400rpm drives. What's Your opinion on this?

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Port Replicator II and PS/2 Keyboard don't play nice togethe
Replies: 2
Views: 566

So, it's the keyboard's fault

So, I hooked up my other HP keyboard (same model), and that one works like a charm. Must be the keyboard's fault, then.

This also means that I can keep my Model M attached to the desktop can. Yummie!

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Port Replicator II and PS/2 Keyboard don't play nice togethe
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Port Replicator II and PS/2 Keyboard don't play nice togethe

So, my T43p now lives in a ThinkPad Port Replicator II , at least when I'm at home. No more unpacking the power brick, yeah! But alas, the Replicator doesn't play nice with my PS/2 Keyboard. The latter is a Hewlett Packard C1405BABA , which I rescued when our Vectra's were decomissioned. Its quality...
by doppelfish
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: World record ! 357.18 MPH on the rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

... tried to take, is a better word, because you never knew whether the French SNCF railway was on strike. Yes, there's an unwritten rule in Paris: At least one authority that most travellers or residents will need during a typical work day must be on strike at any given time. Hint: When the street...
by doppelfish
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: World record ! 357.18 MPH on the rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

FWIW,
schmaud wrote:It was mainly a PR action since TGV and ICE are competing heavily for new highspeed projects, and the renewing of the tgv fleet.
Yes, and it is (also) meant to challenge the european airlines. We'll see how the energy usage of those two competitors compares.

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How may processes do you have at idle?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

I have 94 processes running (all idle or sleeping), but 48 of these are kernel threads that service interrupts, I/O ports, acpi methods and various kernel stuff (idle, swapper, g_event, kqueue, ktrace, pagedaemon, vmdaemon, pagezero, bufdaemon, vnlru, syncer, softdepflush, schedcpu). Then, there's 8...
by doppelfish
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Bluetooth standard on T43?
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Bluetooth standard on T43?

Guess I dont have bluetooth!! Check the array of LEDs at the bottom of the display (the 'moon' (hibernation), the 'battery', the 'power LED', the 'HDD activity', 'caps lock' and 'num lock'). Is there the Bluetooth Logo? If so, then there's probably also the Bluetooth hardware inside. cheers, -- fish
by doppelfish
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Greenpeace Ranking: Lenovo worst
Replies: 40
Views: 10446

Hey, look again: The current report tells us, ... And Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has jumped from last place to the middle of the pack to top dog in six months: all they need to do for a perfect 10 is to get a green product on the market. I, for one, hope that TPs stay black, though. cheers, -- fish
by doppelfish
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: The old and I mean old ThinkPads
Replies: 91
Views: 38501

tfflivemb2 wrote:[...] Hey fish....sweet collection... ;-)
Danggit! *G*
by doppelfish
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: The old and I mean old ThinkPads
Replies: 91
Views: 38501

pianowizard wrote:[...] lots of old (and new) Thinkpads,
Same here (but, sadly, not mine). Sigh ...

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: FreeBSD on a T43p: Only two Buttons detected
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

mirobe wrote:6.X branch (6.2 RELEASE at the moment) seems to be more polished & mainained.
Yes, it does. I'm running 6.1r now.

cheers,
-- fish
by doppelfish
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T43, Fingerprint Scanner, pam, xscreensaver, gdm
Replies: 0
Views: 932

T43, Fingerprint Scanner, pam, xscreensaver, gdm

So, since my T43 has the fingerprint scanner, I figured I'd put it to work. For GDM, I set up the following /etc/pam.d/gdm: # # $FreeBSD: src/etc/pam.d/gdm,v 1.7 2003/04/30 21:57:54 markm Exp $ # # PAM configuration for the "gdm" service # # auth auth required pam_nologin.so no_warn auth sufficient ...
by doppelfish
Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 89604

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought

Have you bought some great computer stuff for cheap lately? Brag about them! Reply from a dealer, where I made a decent deal already: "Oops, we don't have the model you ordered in stock anymore. We're gonna send you the next better model instead." My reaction could be heard all the way down the ais...
by doppelfish
Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Three off-topic techy questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Three off-topic techy questions

2) Is it possible to somehow strenghten the signal on a USB Wifi dongle? [snip] Depends on the dongle. Somw PCCards (like my trusty old Lucent Orinoco silver card) have a connector for an external antenna. This USB-dongle , for one, has a connector, too. If you feel crafty, the self contained usb c...
by doppelfish
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: FreeBSD on a T43p: Only two Buttons detected
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

D'oh

To answer my own question: Disable the TrackPad in the BIOS, and, hey presto, the TrackPoint shows up with three buttons.
by doppelfish
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What are you essential linux software programs?
Replies: 49
Views: 12817

What was OpenOffice.Org 1.x programmed in? Rumors have it that it's predecessor, StarOffice, was first programmed in Java. At that time, the developers found it to be too slow and switched to C++, which is what it's still coded in today. Ironically, the awful mess you can observe in the program fol...
by doppelfish
Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: FreeBSD on a T43p: Only two Buttons detected
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

FreeBSD on a T43p: Only two Buttons detected

Hi, on my shiny new T43p, FreeBSD 5.5-pre insists that the mouse (trackpoint) only has two buttons. Here's 'dmesg | grep psm': psm0: current command byte:0047 psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> flags 0x12 irq 12 on atkbdc0 psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0-00, 2 buttons psm0: config:00000012, flags:000000...
by doppelfish
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Broke my A30p - now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Broke my A30p - now what?

So, the graphics chip on my trusty old A30p handed in it's resignation letter - it's not /completely/ broken, but it doesn't work right either. Grrr ... Now, there's two ways I can go from here: either I find a new systems board for it, and keep the machine around as a backup, or someone who has an ...
by doppelfish
Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: GPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Our Friends at Intel

Our Friends at Intel tell us that the Pennium M processors have a maximum operating temperature of 100º . The data sheet , which covers the 780, 770, 760, 750, 740, and 730 models requests a catastrophic thermal protection (Sec. 3.4, Page 18) to kick in at 125º. IBM, err, Lenovo tells us that the T4...

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