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by frankausmtank
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 BIOS chip
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: T400 BIOS chip

I'm still pretty new to this matter, but it seems that
after certain kinds of failed bios upgrades, the T400
can be rescued using a usb flash drive and a working
XP/W7 machine.
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 0&p=669454 ,
especially note the posts of Ede_123 and kleung21.
by frankausmtank
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: So my T60 finally bricked ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: So my T60 finally bricked ..

Hi everyone, so I managed to unlock my ssd on a friend's t60. After considering numerous options I'm now leaning towards purchasing a T 4 00. The 500 is just a bit too big and heavy and I think I can get along with 1440x900 just fine. The old (well, not that old) battery of my T60 will sure find a g...
by frankausmtank
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: So my T60 finally bricked ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: So my T60 finally bricked ..

Hi Tasurinchi, thanks for your reply. you're right, I shouldn't worry about the RAM too much. Most used machines today come with at least 3gigs anyway, which is what I had in the old one. It's a 4:3 14.1" model. About the graphics, I'd honestly say that the occasional flash video is the most gpu int...
by frankausmtank
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: So my T60 finally bricked ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

So my T60 finally bricked ..

.. hi there, it's been a while since I last entered these forums. No news is good news, I guess :wink: So, after 7,5 years of daily use, my screen went white, and after restarting, there is no chance of bringing it back to life. After pressing the power button, the fan spins for 2 seconds and stops ...
by frankausmtank
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: How to connect iPod to ubu 11.10 on X60s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: How to connect iPod to ubu 11.10 on X60s?

I'm using a nano 3g (reformatted to fat32) + rhythmbox without problems. I get occasional cover syncing hiccups indeed, but overall, that aspect works well too. I once tried gtkpod, but it was so slow that simply connecting the player froze the entire application for ~2 minutes. But maybe this got f...
by frankausmtank
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad Wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 5008

Re: Thinkpad Wallpaper

That's a nice one. Thanks.
by frankausmtank
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Classic Thinkpad wallpapers?
Replies: 6
Views: 15714

Re: Classic Thinkpad wallpapers?

I actually still got some of the listed bmps,
if you pm me your email adress, I can send you a zip.
by frankausmtank
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question about memory upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Question about memory upgrade

Can I simply remove one of the 512 MB chips and add the 2 GB chip for a total of 2.5 GB?
Yes, that'll work fine. I'm using 2GB crucial + 512 MB samsung memory without any problems.
I have the 2GB stick in the lower slot, but it should work either way.
by frankausmtank
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do you spot a fake Thinkpad Adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 4405

Re: How do you spot a fake Thinkpad Adapter

Binh wrote:"Thinkpad" string instead of "Lenovo" on top
afaik, most of the early t60 adapters only had the 'thinkpad' string.
Been using one of these, that came with a new t60, for 5 years now.
by frankausmtank
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New Lenovo Tablets (Android, W7)
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: New Lenovo Tablets (Android, W7)

Whoa, I didn't see these coming. A pen-capable android system
would indeed be perfect for me and I'm intrigued by the optional
keyboard. Can't wait for the first reviews!
by frankausmtank
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: advanced mini dock: 'real' parallel port?
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

advanced mini dock: 'real' parallel port?

The title says it all.. I want to connect an old laserjet to a t60
and had no luck with any of the usb-to-lpt adapters so far (the printer
works fine on another pc). Could I hook it up using an advanced
mini dock without issues?
by frankausmtank
Tue May 31, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: red hat 6 wallpapers wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: red hat 6 wallpapers wanted

haha, thanks for this.. I crawled through those rpms too but couldnt
find that particular wallpaper neither. Looks good :D
by frankausmtank
Mon May 30, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: German keyboard layout missing context menu key?
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: German keyboard layout missing context menu key?

sorry I can't help, but judging by the photo on http://www.engadget.com/photos/lenovo-t ... n/#4134398 ,
the context menu key also seems to be missing on us layouts.. weird.
by frankausmtank
Mon May 30, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fedora 15 quick feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Fedora 15 quick feedback

You don't have to manually start empathy to receive and reply to incoming IM's. Right now there is no GUI to initiate new IM conversations in the gnome shell, but this is going to change in the next version. For now, you have to use empathy to initiate new IM conversations. Thanks for this insight....
by frankausmtank
Fri May 27, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fedora 15 quick feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Fedora 15 quick feedback

https://github.com/simon04/gnome-shell-extension-weather looks like a nice weather extension is in the make.. hooray :) Also, I recommend trying out some of the gnome-shell-extensions-* packages. The gnome-shell-extensions-places-menu extension is by far my favourite as it really adds missing functi...
by frankausmtank
Wed May 25, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fedora 15 quick feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Fedora 15 quick feedback

Thanks for this, forecastfox is pretty nice. I hope I'll also find a solution outside firefox soon (a solution like the old applet would be ideal, or maybe a desktop applet as in kde4). Del key behaviour within nautillus has changed. Now you have to press ctrl+del to delete files. I used the hint on...
by frankausmtank
Tue May 24, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fedora 15 quick feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Fedora 15 quick feedback

Just upgraded from F14 on my T60 using the preupgrade method without a hitch. Booting seems a little faster, performance in Firefox 4 a little sluggish.. just typing this message, it uses around 40% CPU. I might give chromium a try soon. I had to re-enable trackpoint scrolling using the xorg.conf.d ...
by frankausmtank
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: red hat 6 wallpapers wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: red hat 6 wallpapers wanted

Sorry about that. The link should work now.
by frankausmtank
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: red hat 6 wallpapers wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

red hat 6 wallpapers wanted

The title says it all - if anyone could point me to the default red hat 6 desktop wallpapers, or the name of the rpm-package containing them, it'd be much appreciated. I don't want to download the whole distro just to extract some jpgs.. :| In particular, I'd be interested in the wallpaper pictured ...
by frankausmtank
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Battery life in Ubuntu
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Battery life in Ubuntu

There's an ongoing development of power-saving features in the radeon/radeonhd drivers. The basic framework was added in 2.6.35, though I failed to use it with that kernel. Use 2.6.36 - or better - the latest stable/rc kernel. See ie. http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/731469-how-power-saving-rade...
by frankausmtank
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: x22 virus help needed please (gasfky rootkit?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Re: x22 virus help needed please (gasfky rootkit?)

Don't know about the x22, but on my t60, F12 during startup brings up a boot device selection regardless of the bios boot order.
by frankausmtank
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Mepis + T60?
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Mepis + T60?

I don't have experience with mepis but on recent kernels, the stock mesa drivers are working very well with my x1300 (I currently have 2.6.35) including 3D. According to distrowatch, mepis 8.5 still has a 2.6.32 kernel where mesa might indeed act a little bumpy. For me, vesa would be no option, the ...
by frankausmtank
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone sucessful with Ubuntu 10.10 on a T42?
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

Re: Anyone sucessful with Ubuntu 10.10 on a T42?

With previous versions, one could edit the xorg.conf file and set the AGP mode to 4X. However, in version 10.10, there is no xorg.conf file anymore. I'd suggest manually creating a 'new' xorg.conf including only the relevant parts, overriding the defaults. At least this used to work some releases a...
by frankausmtank
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: X41T vs X60
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: X41T vs X60

Nice! I think I spot a ubuntu install there. How well is it managing the touch screen capabilities?
by frankausmtank
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Major improvement for Linux Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Major improvement for Linux Desktop

Interesting, thanks. According to phoronix, the patch will be in 2.6.38 at the earliest.
by frankausmtank
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Thinkpad Edge 11 with Intel Core ULV CPU?
Replies: 12
Views: 5472

Re: Thinkpad Edge 11 with Intel Core ULV CPU?

I have to admit I'm pretty intrigued by this machine.
by frankausmtank
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem: Hard drive firmware update utility
Replies: 13
Views: 5826

Re: Problem: Hard drive firmware update utility

This may be a pretty vague theory, but I remember some older posts on this board about the stock burning software (sonic recordnow) not being able to burn bios update discs properly, requiring an update from the lenovo website. But I don't know If you used recordnow or even whether the x200 still ha...
by frankausmtank
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Awful onsite service !
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Awful onsite service !

I think informing lenovo about the 'quality' of the repair guy's work might be a good thing to do.
by frankausmtank
Sun May 30, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad's evolution design strategy
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

Re: ThinkPad's evolution design strategy

Nice interview! Thanks for posting.
killer wrote:[..] I was taught that most things from Japan were copied from other people. Perhaps I am wrong? Tell me if that is the case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_culture :roll:

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