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by portsample
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad
Replies: 18
Views: 1471

Re: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad

Good luck to your friend on his search. I don't think I'm going back to the Dell Inspiron line that I used to use before Thinkpads either - the mod culture is so strong (esp in Asia) that I don't think I'll have to even try too hard to get myself a 51nb 8th gen computer. Hoping 51nb will revisit th...
by portsample
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay

Here is a link to a project on Indestructables.com where a Raspberry Pi Zero (RP) is wired into a TP420 ultrabay. The RP uses TP power and is accessed from the Thinkpad (running Win or Linux) via a VNC session. https://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-Optical-Drive-With-RPi/ Too bad the TP periph...
by portsample
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Reserve edition teardown?
Replies: 5
Views: 6022

Re: Reserve edition teardown?

FYI...article about the HP "Reserve Edition" and the future of leather on laptop/tablets. https://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/why-the-future-of-2-in-1-notebooks-is-customized-leather?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EWK_NL_EWKND_20190202_STR1L1&dni=462689879&rni=26099014 https://www.eweek.com/imagesvr_ez...
by portsample
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T

Aside from a full fledged vacuum chamber, most cabinetry shops, surfboard shops, etc that do a significant amount of laminate work have vacuum bag setups. The tabletop, (or surfboard) has the veneer glued onto it and then while the glue is uncured, the object is put into a large, sturdy plastic bag ...
by portsample
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

Oh really! I just swapped an nVidia heat sink unit onto a board w/an Intel GPU with no complications. Used acetone to nicely clean the copper on the heat sink contact areas...did not have the nerve to use it on the microprocessors. Isopropyl worked there. Amazed at how dusty and dirty the innards of...
by portsample
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

Are there different models of fan/heat sink units depending on whether the laptop has an Intel or Nvidia GPU? Unit is 14.1" standard. TIA
by portsample
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

What is the method for undervolting these units? Throttlestop? RMclock? Recommended settings?
by portsample
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

Hey all- I've got a T61 with an X9000 processor that I used to (partially) compile an Android ROM from source with this evening. I got about 25% of the way through the job, (2 hours) and noticed that the temperature was holding between 96 and 100 degrees C. I shut the process down shortly thereafter...
by portsample
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/61 dis/assembly ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: T60/61 dis/assembly ...

One "trick" is to have a couple rare earth magnets around during disassembly to help keep screws organized and to aid in removal. I use one to pull out screws that have been completely unscrewed, but are still sitting in their recesses. Having a couple taped down for use as screw repositories will k...
by portsample
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

Won't break my heart seeing TPs find a new manufacturer. It is fun to think about IBM picking up the brand again and watching TPs take over the ISS again. Maybe Intel will pick up the brand? If Intel is going into the drone market, why not laptops?
by portsample
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 10778

Re: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?

Good luck w/this. I spent way too much time trying to do this w/an X61 a few months ago. Finally kludged it by installing 32-bit WinXP then using the DOS exe.
by portsample
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!
Replies: 16
Views: 2603

Re: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!

Good luck w/your "next generation" T6x Thinkpad. I've been using one of these w/the standard 14.1" screen as my daily driver for about 10-yrs. Major problems have been one w/an Nvidia graphics chip a few years back and having the right side hinge break every year or two. Neither of these should be a...
by portsample
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Reserve edition teardown?
Replies: 5
Views: 6022

Re: Reserve edition teardown?

Good luck w/this. It seems as if some of the assembly details might have potential for other mods on other models as well. There have been a number of threads on this forum about this model, but none with explicit tear-down details regarding the leather shell. Keep us posted w/what you find. Here's ...
by portsample
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10
Replies: 1
Views: 3146

Re: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10

Nevermind. This is a Windows driver issue. Ran showkey in Linux and was able to determine that bezel buttons were working.
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10
Replies: 1
Views: 3146

Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10

Bezel buttons are not responsive on my recently acquired X61 tablet that is currently running Win10. Not getting responses from any of them from mystery unlabeled button to the left of the the screen rotate button all the way to the 4-way button when the tablet is folded in tablet configuration. Can...
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Re: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

Perfect. Thanks for the spot on answer and explanations. This is a new machine for me. Still trying to figure it out.
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

I am interested in booting my newly acquired X61 tablet from an SD card. I can see the card (I've put a Linux OS on it) when booting from the hard drive, But can't get the BIOS to boot from the card. I have not updated the BIOS: it is 1.20 (7SET34WW), 7/29/2008. Thoughts on this? Would Middleton BIO...
by portsample
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 5-1/4" Floppy drive on the 770
Replies: 1
Views: 3572

5-1/4" Floppy drive on the 770

Were there ever 5-1/4" floppy drives made for the 770 ultrabay? Anyone ever hooked one up externally? Thanks.
by portsample
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

Reverting to the previous kernel driver per section 1.4 of below link
https://doc.opensuse.org/release-notes/ ... Leap/42.3/
resolved the problem.
This is NOT a SSD issue, this is purely a driver problem.
by portsample
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

This resolved my freezing problem, edit /etc/default/grub. Change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash blah-blah" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="intel_idle.max_cstate=1 quiet splash blah-blah" then update Grub by running, grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg as SU and reboot. See htt...
by portsample
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

This resolved my freezing problem, edit /etc/default/grub. Change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash blah-blah" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="intel_idle.max_cstate=1 quiet splash blah-blah" then update Grub by running, grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg as SU and reboot. See http...
by portsample
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

No the samsung SSD ahh x1 thats a very complex fstab ahh x 2 btrfs - do you routine filesystem maintenance from the likes of https://github.com/kdave/btrfsmaintenance EDIT: dont run /var/tmp in RAM its meant for permanent tmp files that are active over boots EDIT: why are your grub partitions btrfs...
by portsample
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

Which model and whats your fstab say? error logs in more detail? set trim up correctly? /etc/fstab... UUID=df2cffd2-6298-45e4-be05-8c0bd759b919 swap swap noatime,defaults 0 0 UUID=ac801452-3c6a-458d-8896-5f5bd09777d8 / btrfs noatime,defaults 0 0 UUID=0ab88e35-74ee-4368-9c32-be0e23afd982 /home ext4 ...
by portsample
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

ajkula66 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:30 pm
That should not be the case. I would suspect that your issues could be related to the way that the drive has been partitioned. How much of an unallocated space is there in percents?
Tried a variety...from 10-20%.
by portsample
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:21 am
Set it to AHCI, that's the proper way to go.
My thoughts as well. But problems appear to increase, (failed boots, increased freeze-ups, etc) when I do this.
Are you running a linux OS? SSD? What types of each? Thanks.
by portsample
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

I've been using Samsung solid state drives (SSDs) in (2) of my T61 laptops with no problems. OS is current version of openSuse. Recently I have been having a variety of problems with these units that appear to be related to the SSDs. Question: In the Middleton BIOS, I have set "SATA Controller Mode ...
by portsample
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?

I'm looking to pick up a couple of the standard sized (6-cell, FRU-42T4504) batteries for my 14.1" standard screen T-61.
Who is a good online source for these? Refurbished units with new cells would be fine. Thanks.
by portsample
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 9376

Re: Thinkpad alternative

Here is an interesting laptop design that is being crowd sourced. The modular aspect reminds me of my old 760ED.
https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/novena
Specs are a little weak, but I like the overall concept.
by portsample
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!
Replies: 101
Views: 22057

Re: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!

Fascinating. I wish them luck in this endeavor.
Let's hope that they can build these little boards sturdy, with current amenities, and sell as an upgrade kit at a reasonable cost that will pay for their work.

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