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by bergje
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Haswell thinkpads coming soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: Haswell thinkpads coming soon?

We won´t see Haswell in ThinkPads until September/October: http://abload.de/thumb/screenshot57qbr1.png Seems weird to me that Lenovo one of the top 3 manufacturers of the world would wait so long... I mean there are already non-thinkpad lenovo's running the new chip out there apparently: http://www...
by bergje
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Questions about the x220/x230
Replies: 16
Views: 4653

Re: Questions about the x220/x230

That doesn't make sense to me. The X61 is indeed taller, but the vertical resolution is the same, which should give you the same number of lines. If anything you should get more lines on the X220 because it's more wide, it would allow text to spread out more. Not so much for word docs, but you shou...
by bergje
Tue May 28, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Questions about the x220/x230
Replies: 16
Views: 4653

Re: Questions about the x220/x230

Thanks force! The picture really helps! :D I didn't check in for a while but I actually ended up putting an SSD in my x61s. This upgrade combined with Windows 8 postponed my acquisition of a new x-series ThinkPad. I'm actually quite curious what and when a new x-series will be announced. Hopefully s...
by bergje
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Questions about the x220/x230
Replies: 16
Views: 4653

Questions about the x220/x230

Hi everyone, So it's been a long time ;-) (Last visit was: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:29 am) but that's mainly due to the fact that my trusty x61s has never failed me yet (even though the battery is good for perhaps 20 minutes and the adapter only works if the cord is not stretched to much :D ) But it's go...
by bergje
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dead pixels on X61s.
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

There's really not much you can do... A single live pixel isn't covered in the warranty. There are some utils out there that claim to unstuck live pixels by means of rotating the colors very fast. I tried them but it didn't do much for me. The other option is to gently massage the live pixel with th...
by bergje
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Memory configuration queston for x61s
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Thanx for the tip but in this particular case the link you send is for DIMM and not SODIMM... 240 pins instead of 200... But i really only need the answer if taking any other kind of memory which adheres to the set technical specifics will work...

Ciao
by bergje
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Memory configuration queston for x61s
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Kay that sounds hopefull... because i'm somewhat reluctant to pay more then needed as I'm a student... I've seen loads of people here with specs of more then the basic 2*512Mb memory... What did you guys use to upgrade???

Please don't be shy and post a reply! ;-)

Ciao
by bergje
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Memory configuration queston for x61s
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Memory configuration queston for x61s

Heyall, I was browsing to upgrade my x61s (7669) memory. I'm somewhat confused by the conflicting things I read about the memory though. The lenovo site : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55644.html#x states I can use : PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 SDRAM 200-pin non-parity SoDIMM So I looked aro...
by bergje
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dead pixels on X61s.
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Update... My X61s did develop one hot pixel (stuck pixel color white).. It's really not that noticable except when you're in a dark room then it sticks out somewhat... It could possibly just be a stuck sub-pixel because it's hardly noticable on a black background (just slightly greyish spot when loo...
by bergje
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

I had the same side-effect to setting middle-mousebutton for scrolling so i disabled it again. Haven't really had the urge yet to search for a solution... In general i just use up and down on the keypad or PgUp and PgDn. Slightly less functional but good enough.

Regards -
by bergje
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FREE!
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

I called Lenovo here in the Netherlands and their rep. told me that to be able to downgrade from vista i'd have to purchase a set of recovery discs for XP professional... for the sum of somewhere around 65 euro's (somewhere around 90 US dollars). Weird how you guys can get it for free in Canada :?
by bergje
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

I'll answer my own question... apparently it's a known issue as can be read here :

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/120834

Let's hope something is done about this quickly... cause it's kinda annoying atm :-).

Ciao -
by bergje
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing problems with OpenGL on their X61s or other X6x(s). I installed Blender 3d and the moment i 'm done actually rendering something and try to do another action it crashes my x-server and keeps crashing it in a loop. I'm using a basic Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 32...
by bergje
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

I just checked with powertop and it actually gives the suggestion to put the wireless card in saving mode with the following command : iwpriv eth1 set_power 5 If i find significant differences in heat i'll let you know ;-) -Edit- HTH - Have you found anything out? I have been playing with commands ...
by bergje
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: What do you do with your factory OS on your new X61(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

My X61s came with Vista Business. I created backup media and removed Vista along with the recovery partition and created a XP-professional / Ubuntu gutsy dual boot system :-). Although I also never use windows XP, just for the occasional software that isn't available for Ubuntu and sometimes a game....
by bergje
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

I've been noticing the hot palm-rest also... Although i didn't use vista long enough to notice a difference there. Still an interesting question, so if people know something let us know! Regarding your WWAN card you can check with powertop to see if it's drawing power. With luck it'll also give you ...
by bergje
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Intel graphics and dual screen? (T61)
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

I disagree it's not THAT straight-forward... Sure it is if you just want to clone or extend your desktop... However true multil-head meaning 2 distinct desktops (which is the way i prefer it) is far from straightforward. Thusfar i've spend a few hours trying to configure it and i've not yet been suc...
by bergje
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

sudo aticonfig --initial=dual-head I didn't try it on my laptop, but I have a desktop with two monitors. Each have their seperat desktop. Unfortunately the x61s does not have an nvidia or ati graphics card or i'd be using envy to fix it... It uses the x3100 from intell. So i'm still open to suggest...
by bergje
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Replies: 52
Views: 32854

Has anyone been able to use both monitors as independent desktops? All i get atm is a cloned desktop meaning it'll size up to the external monitor and my laptop will have a cutof desktop :?. With my desktop at home i can have 2 screens running a separate desktop... but that's using an nvidia card wi...
by bergje
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s 7669-29G vs 7669-27G
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

thanks for explaining... when i reinstall vista i'll use that option. I also see why i wasn't able to find it... i only tried recovery from the dvd's to check if they were created succesfully. To bad that option isn't available from the dvd's.... in that case i might have been running vista for a bi...
by bergje
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s 7669-29G vs 7669-27G
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

I'm very curious on how you did a factory recovery without the bloatware... I also created recovery disks and did reinstall them to see if there was an option to install without bloatware. But as far as i could check you only got two options to agree with. One was the vista EULA and the other was so...
by bergje
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s 7669-29G vs 7669-27G
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

I have got the 7669-27G with the windows vista business 32 (since a week) and i gotta say it's ridiculous... It came pre-installed with other bloatware for a total amount of 30,5 Gb of the 120 Gb available. So effectively you lose about a quarter of your hd-space. As you get no real vista install di...
by bergje
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Create x61s Recovery Disk Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Yep i can confirm, factury settings are back and laptop is up and running entirely fresh. Additional bonus, you can create another set of recovery dvd's as a backup.

Hope this helps.
by bergje
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Create x61s Recovery Disk Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

The factory restore (i'm finishing one as i type this on my X61s) does not require the Operating System Disc (step 1 in the restore factory install) nor the additional discs (step 3 in the restore factory install) or so it seems. I was somewhat baffled by the entire lack of documentation on this par...
by bergje
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dead pixels on X61s.
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

I already ordered and have just received my new x61s and as far as early inspection shows i have no dead pixels... and as far as i have been able to tell no stuck pixels either. I think i'll skip the scrutinous examination of my screen because once you know where they are your eyes can't help wander...
by bergje
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s w/ 8-cell: Fit in the Tom Bihn Brain Cell 5 Horizontal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Yeah thanks for the recommendation! I just ordered the IBM-sleeve for my new x61s :-).
by bergje
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s Ram memory
Replies: 19
Views: 2743

I'm somewhat confused with the whole memory thing. My newly ordered X61s will come with 2 strips of 512 Mb PC5300 memory :-(. So iI was looking at replacement options to get at least 2 Gb of memory. According to wikipedia the 965 chipset supports up to PC5300 (DDR2 667 Mhz) memory... But the front-s...
by bergje
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 USB intall XP... help....
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

I assume you removed the usb-stick after it rebooted when it was done with copying files?

Regards
by bergje
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Loose screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

If you had read the whole review and not just the pro's and con's you had read that the reviewer while using this laptop for an extended period at one time threw his x61s on the couch like he regularly did with his R60. Instead of staying close the x61s fully opened up it's screen. So with a loose s...
by bergje
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s Ram memory
Replies: 19
Views: 2743

Unfortunately in most of Europe you can't order custum build thinkpads. Any x61s that i have seen thusfar in the Netherlands unfortunately comes with 2x512Mb. In fact I called one of the certified Lenovo Service Stores and they even refused to let me just pay for the price differense of RAM configur...

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