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by arabianights
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone running FreeBSD
Replies: 11
Views: 3800

Re: Anyone running FreeBSD

i run freebsd on my T60, for the most part it's ok but machine couldn't wake up once sleeps.
by arabianights
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 36
Views: 7739

Re: Which version of Linux to install?

I have been distro hopping in the past few months. as of now, I settle on voidlinux and slackware. voidlinux is really smooth and it's a rolling release just like archlinux. slackware has a bit of learning curve but it's fun to play with.
by arabianights
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows

You can pick up an Atheros-chipped card with a FRU for under $10, a bit more if you want the "N" version which is FRU 42T0825. Or, if you don't mind applying modded BIOS, go for Atheros 9380 which is the card that I have in all of my machines that sport a mini-PCI-e format. thank you for the advice...
by arabianights
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows

correct, that's the wi-fi card on my T60.

i've noticed the slow loading of webpage in linux before but didn't realize it's caused by the integrated wi-fi until recently.

i plugged in a Netgear w511 wifi card pulled from my old T23, installed linux driver, seems working better now.
by arabianights
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Debian8: weak wifi signal on thinkpad T60 comparing with windows

hi, i have a winXP/debian8/freebsd triple boot setup on my thinkpad t60. it comes with an integrated wi-fi card. i noticed whenever i web browsing in Debian8, it takes several seconds to load a page, in windows xp, it loads/refreshes page almost immediately. i use the laptop at the exact same locati...
by arabianights
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Re: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?

MrMaguire wrote: Are you by chance using the unofficial updates for Windows 2000?
it displays 'Windows 2000 service pack 4free' in safe mode.
by arabianights
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Re: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?

It should work. I use one of these Apricorn Drivewire thingies: http://dev.apricorn.com/products/notebook-hard-drive-upgrade-kits/drivewire-ide-pata-sata-to-usb-hdd-adapter.html Been using it for 7-8 years now, never fails. If interested, I have a few fully working T23 machines for sale. PM me if i...
by arabianights
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: linux video issues on T23
Replies: 3
Views: 6348

Re: linux video issues on T23

Debian 8 has dropped support of older video graphics card such as the one on T23 (s3 savage).

When i upgraded to Debian 8 on my t23 earlier this year, i can only get 800x600 screen resolution on a 1024x768 native screen. after much research, found out that's the case.
by arabianights
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Re: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?

never mind, i think it works. when i look at the socket for the hard drive, it has 44 holes.
by arabianights
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 6520

Will this 2.5" to 3.5" adpator work on my T23 hard drive?

my t23 died. I try to add an adapter so i can read and use the hard drive on my desktop pc. http://www.ebay.com/itm/390915656893?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT according to the description, it says 44 pins to 40 pins, but when i look at the laptop hard drive connection, i...
by arabianights
Mon May 18, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian 8: video card problem on T23
Replies: 5
Views: 68879

Re: Debian 8: video card problem on T23

thank you!

I downgraded to Debian7 on the laptop over the past weekend, graphics are back to normal resolution again. :)

Notes: Debian8 does not support older graphics cards such as Savage IV chip anymore, which is presented on thinkpad t23. :?
by arabianights
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian 8: video card problem on T23
Replies: 5
Views: 68879

Re: Debian 8: video card problem on T23

Have you tried creating an xorg.conf file like the one here? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IBM_ThinkPad_T23 Also, newer xorg drivers dropped some acceleration features of many legacy cards, making them even laggy when moving windows or scrolling. I encountered this when switching from Crunch...
by arabianights
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian 8: video card problem on T23
Replies: 5
Views: 68879

Debian 8: video card problem on T23

last night I upgraded to Debian8 from Debian7 on my thinkpad t23 after the upgrade, the screen resolution was set to 800x600 instead of the native 1024x768. T23 has a S3_SuperSavage_IX/C graphics, I checked the video driver installed using synaptic, it has xserver-xorg-video-savage (2:2.19.0-6) inst...
by arabianights
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 doesn't recognize hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: T42 doesn't recognize hard drive

Two things here: 1) Go into BIOS (press F1 on boot), set the correct time/date, press F10 to save and exit. Your CMOS battery might be bad, but that's like $5 on feebay. 2) The hardware between T23 and any T4x is different enough to stop XP from booting. Once you set everything up in regards to tim...
by arabianights
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 doesn't recognize hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: t42 doesn't recognize hard drive

You just need need the right drive cover that has the extension for a 15" T42. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-IBM-Thinkpad-T40-T41-T42-T43-Laptop-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Cover-For-15-Lcd-/151296742747?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2339fd155b Less than $5 and about 5 minutes and you should be good to go. Tha...
by arabianights
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 keyboard feels odd comparing with earlier T-series models
Replies: 5
Views: 6611

T61 keyboard feels odd comparing with earlier T-series models

i recently purchased a used T61. the model number is 7659-W96, and the production date is 07/12. the laptop itself is in good shape. since i'm a long time t23 user, by comparison the keyboard on T61 just feels odd. specifically, everytime when i press 'Return' key on t61, i always accidently press t...
by arabianights
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 doesn't recognize hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: t42 doesn't recognize hard drive

Two things here, apart from RBS has already stated... 1) Do you have the hard drive in its caddy secured by all four screws, inserted face down and locked into its spot with the HDD cover and its retaining screw? 2) Are both machines of the same size? If the old one is 14" and the new one 15", you ...
by arabianights
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 doesn't recognize hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

T42 doesn't recognize hard drive

hi, i purchased a used t42 on ebay to replace my broken t42. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116666 it does not have hard drive and but does boot into bios according to the seller. so i took the hard drive with winXP out from original laptop and inserted into the one i just bought. bu...
by arabianights
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Fan Error on T23
Replies: 12
Views: 7882

Re: Fan Error on T23

Thanks for posting this thread.. I have been having fan problems for a while now.. Get the fan error, turn off, smack the bottom and turn back on and the fan works!! I got a another fan, just have been too lazy to replace it.. da*n, i can't believe this trick actually works. :o i started having fan...
by arabianights
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect

ajkula66 wrote: What's the 7-character model number shown on the same tag that holds the serial number and production date on the bottom of the laptop?
the model number is 7659-W96, and the production date is 07/12.
by arabianights
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect

ajkula66 wrote:Congrats! What size and which graphics?
...
T 61 used
2.0GHZ
Screen 14.1
RAM: 2G
H.D: 120GB
WIN 7
WIRELESS WI-FI
AC ADAPTER
CD/DVD/RW [BURN DVD AND CD]

got it for $85.00 off craigslist, haven't checked out the type of graphics yet.
by arabianights
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Getting a T61p Wednesday - What should I expect

I just acquired a T61 myself. I'm surprised to hear that T60 series also have GPU problems. Being owner of T23 and T42 that were prone to motherboard failures, I hope I didn't get a problematic thinkpad again this time. I am wondering why the T-series thinkpads are plagued by motherboard failures so...
by arabianights
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't power on
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: T42 won't power on

Well, you can buy any board from a T4x/R5x system with ATi graphics - not including T43/p and R52 - but given that yours had ATi 9600 GPU which is fully supported in Vista and W7 I'd go with the same GPU or move "up" to a "p" board with ATI Fire GL T2. It really depends on how fast you want the boa...
by arabianights
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't power on
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: T42 won't power on

above method isn't working.

thanks for the specs! can you tell me how you find it?

if i were to buy a replacement moB, should i buy an exact match of my motherboard 2373-9vu?

it also has a FRU P/N 91P8927, what does this mean?
by arabianights
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't power on
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

T42 won't power on

hi, I've got a thinkpad t42 that won't power on. i disassembled the laptop and trying to figure out what went wrong: tried the method of applying some pressure on the ATI graphics chip, and push the power button. but nothing happened. the model no. is type 2373-9vu. i tried to find the exact specs o...
by arabianights
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: broken keyboard bezel - a common problem? *15KB PIC*
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

broken keyboard bezel - a common problem? *15KB PIC*

i have two T23 and one T42, over the years all have developed a broken bezel on the right side near the right arrow key. is this something common on IBM T-series laptops?
by arabianights
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: wi-fi doesn't work on T23 after sleep/suspension in Debian7
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: wi-fi doesn't work on T23 after sleep/suspension in Debian7

axur-delmeria wrote:Maybe you need to unload the appropriate kernel module before you enter suspend.
can you explain how to unload kernel module?
by arabianights
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: wi-fi doesn't work on T23 after sleep/suspension in Debian7
Replies: 2
Views: 983

wi-fi doesn't work on T23 after sleep/suspension in Debian7

hi,

i recently upgraded to Debian7 from 6 on my T23. but after the upgrade, the wifi card(Netgear WG511) doesn't seem to be able to wake up after sleep/suspension.

I'm using Debian7 XFCE.

any suggestions?
by arabianights
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: can't power up T42
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: can't power up T42

i tried above, nothing happened

any more advice?
by arabianights
Tue May 17, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: can't power up T42
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

can't power up T42

my thinkpad went dead last month suddenly. when i pressed power button, the power indicator lights flashes on, then machines shuts off. don't know what's wrong

anyway to fix it?

thanks

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