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by tarvoke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Re: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!

or... LOL! - wanted to boot it up again to SSH and install a couple different things to try to read/decode EDID and see if it thinks anything is there at all. but this time... BIOS screen OS etc. all came up normally??!? well that makes me feel so much better! the reason I'd been putting off messing...
by tarvoke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Re: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!

It's not too difficult - it will be worth it when/if re-inserting the cable will fix your issue! :) Here's the X220T HMM: https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/0a60175_04.pdf thanks BigT0ny , yeah I do already have the HMM, and I know it sounds lazy but even taking off the kbd took the last of ...
by tarvoke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Re: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!

(oh, should have mentioned that when I had it on the external display, the display manager saw that there are 2 display ports but that one of the displays is not connected, so the hope/assumption is still that it is in fact the cables. just so odd since there hasn't been any trauma to the machine th...
by tarvoke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

x220t blank screen / reseating LCD cables - really need to remove kbd bezel?!

so, a couple weeks ago, my x220t woke up from sleep and the screen was blank. not exactly a big surprise, linux has done this to me before on various thinkpads (although never this one) - rebooted, no BIOS screen no nothing although the backlight comes on. - tried rebooting many times but still not ...
by tarvoke
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: AMD Radeon RX480 4GB $190+shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Re: FS: AMD Radeon RX480 4GB $190+shipping

dang your scaly hide, RMS , where were you 2 weeks ago when I bought a cheap R7 370 so that my tired old desktop could play No Man's Sky ? people, for now it's still tough to find any RX at all, unless you're willing to shell out like USD299-399. they were supposed to be around 100, but that's not q...
by tarvoke
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Why is the X series so popular in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 5692

Re: Why is the X series so popular in Japan?

rkawakami wrote:
jaspen-meyer wrote:...the top side of my forum, ...
??? Forearm? Spellcheck gone wild?
too funny!!!

also? my forum has never once gotten sore from any Trackpoint. but... I have gotten weird dents in my right index finger. a lot.
by tarvoke
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Another successful X200 -> X201 transformation.
Replies: 33
Views: 40983

Re: Another successful X200 -> X201 transformation.

emeraldgirl did an amazing jorb and I am the proud owner of her Frankie / X2001, this is truly a work of glory.
by tarvoke
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Update hangs
Replies: 29
Views: 17791

Re: Win7 Update hangs

wsus-offline ***DOES*** download/install updates directly from MSFT, it just takes a while to do it. as olex126 mentioned, it wants to update you to IE11. you have to do that part. it also wants to install the latest update to Windows-Update. you NEED that part. it also wants to install the latest u...
by tarvoke
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Update hangs
Replies: 29
Views: 17791

Re: Win7 Update hangs

I was at the point where even the Windows-Update-update "fix" was stalled at searching 0% ZOMFG. roll-ups? no better.

wsus-offline needs to run basically like 3 times not to mention it has to download an annoying amount of files from MS. and yet?
IT.
WORKS.
by tarvoke
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: ok to disengage fan control on W520 temporarily?
Replies: 3
Views: 3218

Re: ok to disengage fan control on W520 temporarily?

hell with tpfancontrol, what you want for any sandy/ivy -bridge is P-state + thermald. conferre: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=117552 in theory, mint / ubuntu / debian are now supposed to prefer pstate over acpi, but in my experience it doesn't happen - so, explicitly pass 'intel_pstate...
by tarvoke
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Update hangs
Replies: 29
Views: 17791

Re: Win7 Update hangs

I needed my non-thinkpad win7 desktop after literally 2 years of not booting it, and windows update stuck at 0% even after leaving it for 12+ hours. I tried current roll-ups and windows-update-KB-updates and all of them hang at 0% as well. thanks, MSFT. this is what worked: http://download.wsusoffli...
by tarvoke
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Why is the X series so popular in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 5692

Re: Why is the X series so popular in Japan?

The X series is pretty damm popular outside of Japan too. ... I think that the X makes a lot of compromises people dont like... ie. the lack of touchpad in some models oh, hell to the no. the lack of trackpad ***IS A FEATURE*** X is X. I will annoy you all with detail: - 600X, ?unknown?, ?my wife b...
by tarvoke
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61T Finally Close to Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 5614

Re: X61T Finally Close to Finished

I use the same WSUS tool as well and have done for years; a very simple and effective tool which also blocks certain updates that are deemed bad enough to be blacklisted. You can also edit the blacklist but I have not tried that yet, e.g. to manually block those Win 7 and 10 telemetry stuff. Anothe...
by tarvoke
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61T Finally Close to Finished
Replies: 9
Views: 5614

Re: X61T Finally Close to Finished

Thanks everyone, some new ideas to try. I left it on for something like 36 hours and it finally came out of it with just over 100 updates. I'm installing them 10 at a time since from past experience all at once does not seem to work. Left it on after doing 20 updates, with it set to automatically u...
by tarvoke
Thu May 19, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3050
Views: 664761

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I think this was my first ever dealing with NorrisCell ? the deal was for 1 x61t beauty and 1 x61t beast. to be honest, it was difficult to tell the beauty from the beast. also? x61t is sentimentally one of my favorites of all time. keyboard quality was great to astounding (I may have mentioned in o...
by tarvoke
Tue May 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Old Sprint Smartphone
Replies: 11
Views: 3071

Re: WTB: Old Sprint Smartphone

wot NorrisCell said! it starts to get ugly in NA/US - I live in some remote Atlantic island where vmobl/akaSprint has surprisingly amazing 4GLTE coverage, but is still CDMA so I can basically take my phone nowhere.
by tarvoke
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 755
Views: 357335

Re: Post your desktop.

this is my daily machine, gorgeous x220t courteous of ajkula66 ! some meta-humor ( kony I really like your background!) and also some of my current bad TV shows addiction lol - a. using tilda (or if you're a KDE person like I used to be, yakuake is pretty nice too) - I highly recommend putting any k...
by tarvoke
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad x201 power supply and x200 Ultrabase
Replies: 4
Views: 2540

Re: Thinkpad x201 power supply and x200 Ultrabase

welcome, LesT ! as RBS mentions, the 65W will work just fine. I have an x200t on an ultrabase and also an x2001 (x201 logic board in an x200 chassis) also on ultrabase. both on 65W and all is well. but I don't use the optical even though it's there (personal opinion: usb sticks have replaced it in j...
by tarvoke
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 screen problem - causes, fixes? (details inside)
Replies: 3
Views: 4632

Re: X220 screen problem - causes, fixes? (details inside)

really sounding like cable issues. I had a sort of similar issue with my beloved x61t and luckily reseating the motherboard end of the cable was enough to fix it - http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=115399 still no idea how it happened. and I know that even though it's a minor and fairly str...
by tarvoke
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200 - Maximum memory?
Replies: 29
Views: 17643

Re: X200 - Maximum memory?

so, only this morning (yeah the vendor was a bit of a jerk and lied about shipping# and took forever. ah well.) - I installed a new 2x4GB kit of CT2K4G3S1067M / CT2C4G3S1067M - the exact same kit I have ordered many times in the past - into emeraldgirl 's X2001 - works perfectly. the BIOS and '/usr/...
by tarvoke
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 61
Views: 27808

Re: Which version of Linux to install?

Everything you read is an Opinion. I love conspiracy theories, but critical thinking and logic are required. Re: Linux Mint The who, what, and where of this event is hotly disputed. Many writers/posters say things that conflict with the others. It is difficult to weed thru it all and come up with y...
by tarvoke
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3050
Views: 664761

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

ok, erik is basically insane . this X60T is gorgeous in every possible way. the keyboard and palmrest are immaculate, as is the screen. except then there's the tiny sealed box packed with RAM sticks and wifi cards and cables and more. except then there's the NIB X6t ultrabase. except then there's th...
by tarvoke
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T500 Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 3253

Re: T500 Linux

you may not have to deal with it manually - Slackware still has the tpb (ThinkPadButtons) package, which ought to handle any bezel hotkeys and volume buttons. (apologies could be wrong, it has been literally 2 decades since I used Slackware - lol it used to take like 12 3.25" floppies to install.) t...
by tarvoke
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: STOP BLINKING! (change wifi LED to steady)
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

STOP BLINKING! (change wifi LED to steady)

just more nonsense - I put Mint Rosa on the X2001 Frankie from emeraldgirl08 and have been doing the usual chores to get to where it's comfortable for me. id est, I don't like the distraction of the wifi LED constantly blinking. and there's an easy fix - just put: options iwlwifi led_mode=1 into som...
by tarvoke
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: fixing 'sensors fans' applet in mint/cinnamon
Replies: 0
Views: 2244

fixing 'sensors fans' applet in mint/cinnamon

just some random nonsense for the neurotic/ocd among us (i.e. likely most of us lol) there's a nice applet for Gnome/Cinnamon that shows fan speed in the system tray (and if you click on it, shows the entire lmsensors output) http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/199 but....................
by tarvoke
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone running Thinkfan with an X230?
Replies: 1
Views: 3501

Re: Anyone running Thinkfan with an X230?

hi kennyschiff - I've used thinkfan in the past on many many various X series and yeah on older OS and older machines it works well although you do have to put in a bit of time setting ranges in the config file. it's a decent enough tool. I do not have experience with the 230, so apologies if that's...
by tarvoke
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3050
Views: 664761

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

not that we even need to at this point, but many thanks to erik.

shipment #1 of trackpoint caps arrived after a bit of a USPS turnaround (not his fault!)

set #2 of trackpoint caps also on the way to me, ditto the amazing X60t package...

thanks!!!

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