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by taob
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: Site status 12/16/13: Still some connection errors
Replies: 150
Views: 393477

Re: Site outage - Jan 2013

Big thanks to Bill and everyone else in getting the site back up and running so quickly after such a major outage. This was the first place I checked with the announcement of the Helix, so you can imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth when the forum wouldn't come up! :lol:
by taob
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Windows 8 and X220 Bluetooth
Replies: 8
Views: 12597

Re: Windows 8 and X220 Bluetooth

Well, apparently it was because I had disabled the BT radio while in Windows 7, and the hardware somehow remembers that (overriding even the BIOS setting). Since Lenovo has not yet released the Windows 8 version of Hotkey Integration, I installed the Windows 7 version in compatibility mode, and now ...
by taob
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 promotion.
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 promotion.

The form at windowsupgradeoffer.com does no verification of model or make of computer. The only thing it appears to check is that you entered a purchase date of June 2, 2012 or later. There is no way for them to verify in real-time what you entered is true. So type in anything you want, and wait for...
by taob
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Windows 8 and X220 Bluetooth
Replies: 8
Views: 12597

Windows 8 and X220 Bluetooth

Anyone have luck getting Windows 8 to enable and use Bluetooth on the X220? It worked fine under Windows 7 (able to pair with my PS3 BT remote control). The green BT icon status LED isn't lit up (the wifi one is), even though it is enabled in the BIOS. Fn+F5 no longer works to enable the radio (I on...
by taob
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Where to find Windows 7 license key on X220?
Replies: 2
Views: 4834

Re: Where to find Windows 7 license key on X220?

Oooooooooh ahhhhhhhhh!!! *enlightened* :D

As it happens, I had done a "blind" battery swap (9-cell for 6-cell, without turning over the laptop) as soon as I received it, and I have yet to deplete the 9-cell's initial charge. Never even thought to look in the battery compartment. Thanks!
by taob
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Where to find Windows 7 license key on X220?
Replies: 2
Views: 4834

Where to find Windows 7 license key on X220?

Hi, all! I recently upgraded from a 4.5-year old T60p to an X220 with Windows 7. I've created the boot and recovery media from Lenovo's install, wiped the drive, and put Windows 8 on it for now. If I want to restore Windows 7, I would prefer to use my Microsoft install DVDs. But to do so, I need a p...
by taob
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD reliability. Pls respond if you are using. (lg image)
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

O... I got you now... I never tried to do that... but very good idea. I will test it out when I get the laptop back from Leveno. Let us know how it goes. I have a few friends who race their WRX's on weekends... I should ask them what they use and how they have it setup. BTW, have you asked the folk...
by taob
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to take care of battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: How to take care of battery?

What steps do you do to ensure an optimal lifespan for your Thinkpad battery? I use my T60p for presentations on my projection system, so it spends most of its life plugged into an Advanced Mini Dock, battery installed and AC plugged in. Once or twice a week, I take it with me on the road, and it a...
by taob
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD reliability. Pls respond if you are using. (lg image)
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

The program is installed on the T60 and it has to be running in order to capture data. The data is written to the hard drive in the T60. So have you tried installing the software on a USB key instead of the hard drive, and also logging the data to the same USB key? That should all but eliminate the...
by taob
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: for those using Photoshop CS4 on a T60....
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

There was a lot of finger-pointing from Adobe during the private beta test cycle for Photoshop CS4. Since reps from nVidia, AMD/ATI, etc. weren't in the forums to respond, it was difficult to tell where the fault and responsibility lay. I never did get the OpenGL features of the CS4 beta to work pro...
by taob
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD reliability. Pls respond if you are using. (lg image)
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Jeff, I read your previous thread on the matter. What data logging software are you using? Is it not possible to have it record data to an arbitrary location? I second the suggestion from that thread to use a relatively inexpensive USB flash key instead of sinking a lot of money into an SSD. I'm obv...
by taob
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Can't shink vista partition past 5gb of space
Replies: 1
Views: 977

There is probably some file sitting at the 5 GB mark that is preventing the volume from being shrunk any further. Get a proper disk defragmenter and optimizer to pack down all your files as close to the beginning of the drive as possible. Then try shrinking the volume again. I recommend JKDefrag for...
by taob
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Vista is tiny and FAST with Vlite
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Yup, another vote for vLite 1.1.6 here. I had been running with a full retail install of Vista Ultimate on my T60p since last May or so. When SP1 came out, I decided then would be a good time to try out vLite's slipstreaming capabilities. Very, very straightforward procedure to create an automated i...
by taob
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Problems with video and wireless - T60P - Kalyway 10.5.1
Replies: 14
Views: 6278

Thanks, finetuned! I've been slowly working my way through other how-to's that are newer, and I'll definitely give yours a try and provide some feedback.

I had 10.4.8 on the same laptop, and I recall it was much easier to get QE and CI support. :(
by taob
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Problems with video and wireless - T60P - Kalyway 10.5.1
Replies: 14
Views: 6278

Unfortunately, all the FAQ's and how-to's that I've seen are rather outdated. They work fine with 10.4.8, but things have changed with 10.5.2. The file layout has changed a bit, and instructions to look for certain Info.plist strings, etc. no longer work.
by taob
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Do any other Thinkpads have the keyboard light?
Replies: 29
Views: 5187

Padhead wrote:Are there any older Tpads that fit this bill?
Yes, there are. :wink: All the specs are here in one spot for your convenience:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Hardware_Specifications
by taob
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Automatically switch to S/PDIF when docked?
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Nobody, eh? :(
by taob
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Automatically switch to S/PDIF when docked?
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Automatically switch to S/PDIF when docked?

Hello all, I have a T60p with the Advanced Mini Dock. I have the S/PDIF out on the dock hooked up to the optical input on my A/V receiver. I also have the DVI port on the dock connected to my projector. The T60p is running Vista Ultimate. When I dock the T60p, Vista correct detects that it now has a...
by taob
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Deciding between T61 and Macbook Pro
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

These days, it is becoming more of a decision based solely on hardware features, now that the laptop industry has consolidated on the Intel x86 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platform. You can run OS X on a Thinkpad, or you can run Vista on a MacBook Pro. Rather, I should say that your choice of OS is l...
by taob
Mon May 28, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60's Most Common Defect?
Replies: 31
Views: 4177

If there are any glaring defects with my T60p, I can't see them because of the sheer awesomeness of the 1.92 million pixels of FlexView goodness on the display. :lol:
by taob
Sat May 26, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Sounds like a marble dropping under the right palm rest

On my T60p, every so often I hear this sound under the right palm rest. The best I can describe it is like a marble dropping. Yes, that's the perfect way to describe the sound! I am getting that too. It appears to be a characteristic of the Seagate Momentus 7200.1 ST910021AS drives. I also have a H...
by taob
Fri May 25, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Owner opinion about mobility of 15.0" Flexview Thinkpad
Replies: 33
Views: 6877

Re: Owner opinion about mobility of 15.0" Flexview Thin

I've used the 15" flexview at work and I liked it, but I didn't like the thickness so I got an X instead for myself last year. I went from an X40 (12" screen, 1024x768) to a T60p (15" FlexView, 1600x1200) and I do not regret it for a second. Yes, the X40 is super tiny and super light, but the scree...
by taob
Wed May 23, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparions of WSXGA+ & WSXGA screens.
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Personally, I find it easier and less confusing just to quote the darn pixel dimensions and be done with it. :lol:
by taob
Wed May 23, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparions of WSXGA+ & WSXGA screens.
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Maybe "WSXGA" = 1280x800? It would be an anomaly in an otherwise fairly linear progression of sizes. :lol:
by taob
Wed May 23, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad Reserve Edition
Replies: 95
Views: 19686

Ugh... form should follow function, not precede it. :? It better not be mimicking Asus' leather laptops. Lenovo ought to be putting their money and effort into bringing decent 8-bit S-IPS displays to the Thinkpad, not some "old-world craftsmanship" BS. These are laptops, not antique furniture. :evil:
by taob
Tue May 22, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ATI FireGL 5200 driver causing severe problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

What OS, Anthony? I'm running 8.343.0.0 on 32-bit Vista (dated Feb 9 2007) with no stability issues whatsoever. In fact, I spent a few hours yesterday re-acquainting myself with Homeworld 2. :lol: This is on my 2623-DDU T60p with the FireGL V5200.
by taob
Tue May 22, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Do I have a T60 or T60p???
Replies: 29
Views: 5013

Thinkpad T60p (2623-DDU), Vista Ultimate

Power-on to Vista boot loader: 12 seconds
Vista boot loader to Vista login screen: 28 seconds
Vista login screen to power-off via "Shutdown" command: 8 seconds

F12 boot device screen to OS X 10.4.8 Finder: 22 seconds :lol:
by taob
Tue May 22, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Do I have a T60 or T60p???
Replies: 29
Views: 5013

I'm running Vista and boot in < 10s. Don't knock it till you try it. Unless you're running it on an SSD, I doubt this is possible. Or you have a very different definition of "boot" than I do. :lol: I'm talking about a cold restart, no hibernation, no safe mode, from the time the boot selector would...
by taob
Mon May 21, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: [HOWTO] osx86 on a T60P 2623DDU OR X60S
Replies: 92
Views: 155462

No issues with high CPU temperatures here either... I usually see 50 to 51'C while idling in the Finder. This is with the battery meter and basic power management working on the 2623-DDU.

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