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by madcow
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X301 and 16GB RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: Thinkpad X301 and 16GB RAM

Then that is not good for me.

Let's hope the ebay seller is willing to accept the items back.
by madcow
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X301 and 16GB RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Thinkpad X301 and 16GB RAM

I probably made a mistake. I bought 2 8G modules and put them in my Thinkpad X301 but it won't turn on. ThinkWiki said Thinkpad X301 supports 16G of RAM while Lenovo said it supports 8G of RAM. Has anyone put 16G of RAM into their thinkpad x301?
by madcow
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: x200s SL9400 80GB 2GB 9 Cell Warranty, pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: FS: x200s SL9400 80GB 2GB 9 Cell Warranty, pictures

thejaredhuang wrote:Thanks, want this gone. Shoot me offers.
I would buy it at $250 shipped. Let me know what you think.
by madcow
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?
Replies: 20
Views: 6723

Re: Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?

It's just too dim.. It irritates me. I don't understand the reason for thinkpad to have such dim screen whether it is being used inside all day or not. It still bothers my eyes. I like thinkpad's body but hate the screen.
by madcow
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?
Replies: 20
Views: 6723

Re: Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?

That's not a good reason. I was trying to impress my friend with Ubuntu and my beautiful Thinkpad. She has a very ugly Acer. I put my thinkpad next to hers and start to show the 3d desktop. She asked me why my screen is so dark. I realized it is already on max brightness. It is very dim compare to t...
by madcow
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?
Replies: 20
Views: 6723

Why Thinkpad's screen so dim?

The brightness of my Thinkpad X61 is not even comparable to the cheapest acer laptop. I am pee'd. I like my Thinkpad's body but hate the screen.
by madcow
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu Karmic for t400s?
Replies: 9
Views: 2102

Re: 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu Karmic for t400s?

I have an X61. I have tried both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu Karmic. Under 64-bit, it uses twice as much RAM. But it seems a little speedier than 32-bit. Java seems a little slower on 64-bit.
by madcow
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: A working web browser for Ubuntu?
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: A working web browser for Ubuntu?

I think firefox 3.6 beta is pretty fast.. loads almost as fast as chrome (I'm using SSD).

google for "ppa firefox 3.6"
by madcow
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: 12 Cell Battery for X61s *PIC WARNING*
Replies: 40
Views: 10201

Re: 12 Cell Battery for X61s

I don't think it will fit in the ultrabase (for this particular battery). If you look at the ebay pictures, the additional 4 cells are added to the end of the battery at a 90 degree angle downwards. I bought a 12 cells battery for my X61. Yeah it won't fit the Ultrabase.. The battery protrudes down...
by madcow
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: ubuntu 9.10 amsn + voice + video call
Replies: 0
Views: 637

ubuntu 9.10 amsn + voice + video call

Finally, we can get voice and video call on amsn. https://launchpad.net/~amsn-daily/+archive/ppa sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 28CBC482 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amsn-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install amsn Now you can voice and video chat with your msn ...
by madcow
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Win 7 on a T60
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Win 7 on a T60

I agree. I just upgraded from 8.04 to 9.10. 9.10 is fast..

Problem is I can't change the gdm theme..
by madcow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Kubuntu Karmic Koala RC
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Kubuntu Karmic Koala RC

does it feel faster? does it boot faster? I want to move from 8.04 to 9.10. I want some gain in speed.
by madcow
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Compiz Cube can't get the cube
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Ubuntu Compiz Cube can't get the cube

By default, Ubuntu does not come with the cube plugin. For the cube and many other plug-ins you need to install additional software.

compiz-gnome
compiz-plugins
compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
compiz-fusion-plugins-main

Then configure it to use a cube.
by madcow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Pls help for 4500MHD in Ubuntu 9.04 64-bits
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Pls help for 4500MHD in Ubuntu 9.04 64-bits

I would upgrade to 9.10 when it is released.. (late this month).
by madcow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad's screen brightness
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Lenovo Thinkpad's screen brightness

Why does Thinkpads' screens are so dim compare to others the PoweBbook? I bought a used powerbook for $250 and it's much much brighter than my x61. It's kind of sad that when Lenovo emphasis quality, they don't put much emphasis on the screen. This will determine my next decision to buy a laptop. Pe...
by madcow
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: OCZ MiniPCI-Express SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: OCZ MiniPCI-Express SSD

I thought about buying one for my laptop. But when others said X61 does not support booting from the card.. I decided not to buy it. If the X61 could boot from it, I would take out the hard drive to reduce the weight of the laptop.
by madcow
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 owners: Need your advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: X61 owners: Need your advice

I have an X60 and an X61. The X60 was a 1.8 Ghz Core Duo and the X61 was a 2.2 Ghz Core 2 Duo. I actually think the X61 was cooler. It never really got hot enough to be uncomfortable. The wifi does get hot but not uncomfortably hot. I think it is one of the coolest machine I had so far compare to on...
by madcow
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Thinkpad Business Topload case $20
Replies: 0
Views: 279

FS: Thinkpad Business Topload case $20

I'm selling my Thinkpad Business topload case which came with my refurbished X61. It's new. I have not used it. I would like $20 for it plus $9 for shipping.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0327323080
by madcow
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: TP-Fancontrol X61
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: TP-Fancontrol X61

I actually think the X61 is very cool. Normally, I set everything to 40 c. But running on battery an dI want it to be really quiet, I set everything to 60 c.
by madcow
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: OpenSolaris 2009.06 is out
Replies: 0
Views: 617

OpenSolaris 2009.06 is out

Has anyone tried OpenSolaris 2009.06? I have installed it on a 16 GB flash drive and boot from it. Everything works. The volume up and down keys work. Other thinkpad keys do not seem to work. Probably no one has written key binding for them. You can assign the manually from preferences>short cut. I ...
by madcow
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Thinkpad T60 (2 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2 G of RAM, ATI x1400
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Re: FS: Thinkpad T60 (2 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2 G of RAM, ATI x1400)

I'm still selling. Right now the asking price is $500 or best offer. It seems so sad that it was over $1,000 just two years ago. I'm including 6 Windows XP recovery CDs I bought from a member of this forum since I no longer have a backup partition on the laptop. I deleted it to make space when I ins...
by madcow
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Super Talent 16GB MLC Mini PCIe SATA2 Solid State Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Super Talent 16GB MLC Mini PCIe SATA2 Solid State Drive

I have considered this too, but the consensus seems to be that it will only work as a storage drive. The Thinkpad BIOS will not allow you to boot off of mini-PCIE. In fact, I have only known Netbook motherboards to boot from PCIE. Of course, that doesn't preclude you from putting the boot sector on...
by madcow
Fri May 29, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Squeaky keys
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Squeaky keys

Try tightening the screws under the laptop that has a keyboard next to them.
by madcow
Fri May 29, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X40 is next move up X60?
Replies: 16
Views: 2226

Re: X40 is next move up X60?

I like the X40 and X41 form factor. I have the X61.. It's nice..but I sure miss the form factor of the X40 and X41. The x60 and X61 are a bit heavier than the X4x.
by madcow
Fri May 29, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: What's The Big Deal With Netbooks?
Replies: 43
Views: 6243

Re: What's The Big Deal With Netbooks?

A friend bought a netbook. I'm glad I have my X61. I watched him play with the netbook..painfully. The screen is just too small to do any real work. It's nice for emailing, and maybe browse this forum.
by madcow
Fri May 29, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Super Talent 16GB MLC Mini PCIe SATA2 Solid State Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Super Talent 16GB MLC Mini PCIe SATA2 Solid State Drive

It should be usable like any normal sata2 hard drive. I haven't tried.

But I have been thinking about using the PCIe SATA2 SSD instead of my internal hard drive. I would reduce my the weght of my thinkpad if I removed the hard drive and install one PCIE SATA2 SSD.
by madcow
Thu May 14, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: t60 memory question
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: t60 memory question

The answer is No. It's a hardware limitation, not the OS.

If u really need 4 G or more RAM, switch to a T61.

32 bit Linux can support up to 64 G of RAM.

I'm using 4 G of RAM on a 32 bit Ubuntu (had to use the server kernel).
by madcow
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: ubuntu netbook remix | studio edition on thinkpad x61
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: ubuntu netbook remix | studio edition on thinkpad x61

That's right..

I have seen a friend running it on his laptop. He can switch between remix or classic view which is what Ubuntu look like.
by madcow
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: openSolaris 2008.11 released: very impressive! *PIC*
Replies: 11
Views: 3820

Re: openSolaris 2008.11 released: very impressive! *PIC*

It's looking good. I'm running the latest built of OpenSolaris 2009-6-live from a USB stick. Sound works out of the box. Intel graphic driver work out of the out box. The mutt key works out of the box. For other keys to work, you have to go to keyboard shortcuts and configure the keys. Driver utilit...
by madcow
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: openSolaris 2008.11 released: very impressive! *PIC*
Replies: 11
Views: 3820

Re: openSolaris 2008.11 released: very impressive! *PIC*

I'm trying out the LiveCD of the developer release of opensolaris 09-06. It's nice. Ithink it is likely that I will replace Ubuntu with OpenSolaris when they it.

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