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by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98

Welcome to the forum! Now I just need drivers for the T42 for the PCI Card and the second PCI Ethernet Controller. What is the 7-character model number printed on the sticker that also shows the serial and the production date on the bottom of the laptop ? It should be something like 237x-xxx My best...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

P.S. Please note that all of the above-mentioned alcoholic beverages are consumed FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY...... but then... I get sick a LOT ! Dave, my friend... For medicinal purposes nothing beats this one IME: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brandy-Slivovitz-yellow-Gentian-lincura/dp/B07BPD457L And...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

During the ~2 years that I used 8.1, I found it faster and more stable than 7, and it occupied less storage space because by then 7 had already had tons of updates, which could also have contributed to its sluggishness. Some say 8.1 is more secure than 7 as well. But my #1 favorite 8.1 feature was ...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 am
Thanks for the help!
You're very welcome.

Wishing you the best of luck in your search for a replacement planar.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

What problems did you have with Windows 8.1? Honestly, I was so turned off by W8 UI that I haven't really played much with it. The bigger point here is that I don't see anything that even a tweaked 8.1 would offer me that W7 doesn't. Hardware that I'm hoping for won't be supported by it, which is t...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

pianowizard wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:57 am
Have you considered Windows 8.1?
Not for a split second.
It's an excellent option for Win 10 haters.
Reminds me of having a choice between lung cancer and a malignant brain tumour, albeit on a far less serious level... :twisted:

Thanks but no thanks.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 am
Also, on a different note, do you know where I can get a good fx570m motherboard?
Post a WTB (want to buy) ad in the forum's Marketplace. You'll likely pay more than you would on shady auction sites, but it's pretty difficult to put a price tag on one's own piece of mind IMO.

Happy shopping.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:28 am
What the heck is that thing than?
It's a motherboard.

I couldn't be bothered to zoom in the picture to verify which system it belongs to.

Your money your call by all means, but someone would have to have a pretty big gun pointed at my kids to make me buy *anything* from Aliexpress...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

Aliexpress...really ? :roll:

No T61/p was ever sold with an ATi graphics card, regardless of the target market. Period, end of story.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: lenova G50
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: lenova G50

lady owner bought it from best buy $440 IMO, that's none of your concern. She could've gotten it for free, or paid $10K for it. None of that determines the actual value of a second-hand item. If I felt really generous - and had use for the system in question - I *might* offer her $100, take it or l...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I'm partial to Debian distributions as well, but have never found the Trackpoint adjustments to be as precise as in Windows. This is a 100% valid complaint. Having said that, I can live with what I found in LMDE after minimal tweaking. Obviously, YMMV. I use Debian in many of my ThinkPads and I nev...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

pianowizard wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 am
ajkula66 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 pm
I have a tendency of wiping the SSD and performing a fresh install every six months or so.
With Windows 10, you don't need to do that.
I would rather go back to 701C, install W98 and use it as my daily driver...

Not moving to W10. Ever. Period, end of story.
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 90
Views: 72611

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Welcome to the forum! To get it disabled on my side - I need... to install Windows. The support person also said their software does not work on Linux at all, and therefore no agent application exists (even a utility to download) to disable Computrace in BIOS. Based on my very limited interaction wi...
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Yeah I've been playing with the "live" version of the latest LMDE beta for the past week and have gotten to like it a lot. While my preference is still Red Hat/Cent OS in certain respects, LMDE has provided me with a smoother overall experience for *my* needs. I'm unlikely to get anything done befor...
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:46 pm
I used Ubuntu for a week or so. Didn't like it. Doesn't mean other distros are better but if you are looking for a devil's advocate answer for SPECIFICALLY UBUNTU,you've come to the right place.
LMDE is Debian-based. Nothing to do with Ubuntu which I dislike for the most part myself.
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Those amongst you can be bothered to read my posts (rants ?) about operating systems are likely aware of the fact that for the past couple of years I've been running a "locked down" version of W7 Ultimate on my "main" systems. Some may also remember that I have a tendency of wiping the SSD and perfo...
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

Puppy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Last three years ... water :D
Have you been ill for the past three years... :D (On a serious note, I hope not).
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Screen Issues on T601
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Screen Issues on T601

nightninja96 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Is there anyway to confirm it is the GPU?
If you have a dock and can utilize the DVI output, yes.

You could also connect the LCD assembly to a *known working* T6x motherboard and take it from there.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Screen Issues on T601
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Screen Issues on T601

The motherboard does have an 07 Nvidia Nvs 140m. I don't think the GPU is the problem because I plugged my T601 into a different monitor and didn't experience any problems with it. Does anyone know what the problem is? It most likely is a failing GPU. There are two separate output channels from the...
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520

IcarusFlies7 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 am

...speaking of which, if anyone knows of a good graphics card for this thing that I can get on the cheap, would love any recommendations.
Graphic cards on most ThinkPads - including W520 - are soldered to the motherboard and not swappable.
by ajkula66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: replacement screen for W700
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: LF: replacement screen for W700

wujstefan wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:46 am

Is there any way to transplant a screen from DELL or HP workstations?
If you're talking about DC2, the answer is "no", at least without *extremely serious* finagling.

Wishing you the best of luck in your noble quest.
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need suggestion for broken lcd frame
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Need suggestion for broken lcd frame

I'm sure someone around here has a T61 lid without LCD in decent shape and ready to go for not much money. Try posting a WTB (want to buy) ad in the Marketplace and take it from there.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Thinkpad 390E and X61 Tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Thinkpad 390E and X61 Tablet

As per the forum rules, you must post an asking price for every item listed for sale in the Marketplace.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Re: Panasonic's new SV-series
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Panasonic's new SV-series

Does anyone have experience with Panasonic's let's note laptops (like build quality, keyboard, trackpad, ease of part replacement, is the ram module(s) soldered?, etc) I doubt that you'll find someone around here who is familiar with the current generation of Let's Note offerings...some of us have ...
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: middleton question
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: middleton question

jharrison29 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 am
Didn't know that 32bit systems could do that.
Every T61/p is a 64-bit system, since all of them sport 64-bit capable CPUs.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

MikalE wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:29 am
Always thinking about the bottom line instead of the customers who spend money with them. :roll:
Please say "hi" to the unintended consequences of the "shareholder revolution"... :mrgreen:
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: fixing T400 (screen band, upgrade to 1440x900)
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: fixing T400 (screen band, upgrade to 1440x900)

Am I safe to assume it's a motherboard problem and not a screen or screen cable problem and just order Intel-only motherboard or do I need further testing? It would help if you could post a link to the pictures of the defect. My initial guess would be that the screen is defective. What is the best ...
by ajkula66
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Trying to find a clear value for ThinkPad T23 (Large images)
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Trying to find a clear value for ThinkPad T23 (Large images)

Scrolls wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Would you say the damage is enough to lower the price?
Yes.

You can put it on fleabay and see what you get, set the reserve price at where you'd like to see it sold and good luck.
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 284
Views: 180858

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

what about the dumbing down of the masses? the massive consumption of mindless television? the bad food and bad health lifestyles? globalisation (having your middle class destroyed in favor of cheap slaves on the other side of the globe) etc. Dumbing down of the masses has been going on forever, al...

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