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by axur-delmeria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p/T61 Frankenpad fan not spinning when hot
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: T60p/T61 Frankenpad fan not spinning when hot

Since you're using Linux, you can install Thinkfan and set the fan thresholds manually.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 internal modem
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: T42 internal modem

I'm more inclined to think that the WiFi card is starting to die, given its age.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?
Replies: 46
Views: 5071

Re: [Idea] Intel NUC boards in Thinkpads?

I had come across this back in early February (according to my notes) and it reminded me of this thread, so I thought I would re-post it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/diyelectronics/comments/kfgpn8/lockdown_laptop_build/ There may also be some technical bits in there worth studying? If I had money...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Thinkpads being quite Linux-friendly, the only hiccups I expect with Debian on the T60 would be firmware-related: ATI Radeon X1400 might require the firmware-amd-graphics package (though the package description has no mention of the X1400), and the Intel WiFi as well, unless you got lucky and have a...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions

If you have an Android phone, you can use its USB tethering feature. Have the phone connect to the Internet via WiFi, plug it to the computer via USB, then enable USB tethering. Boot the Debian installer. It will detect the phone's USB connection as a virtual LAN port. Once Debian is installed, add ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T530 blob free wifi recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: T530 blob free wifi recommendations

It's saddening that there are no WiFi AC cards in Thinkpenguin's catalog. :(
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Succefully upgraded X61 with X41t screen
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Succefully upgaded X61 with X41t screen

Congrats! You're probably the first one I've encountered online who's done this mod.

Can you mention the exact LCD brand/model of the X41 Tablet screen used in your mod?
by axur-delmeria
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Should I buy a T60?
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Should I buy a T60?

Dekks wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:30 am
What kills the t60 is the fact it can't handle 720p60fps video in browser or downloaded via mpv so it's really relegated to a text editor these days.
That's still the fault of the weak graphics. None of the T60's GPUs have decode acceleration for video codecs relevant to web browsers.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 (very first gen, NOT Carbon/Extreme/Yoga) RAM
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: X1 (very first gen, NOT Carbon/Extreme/Yoga) RAM

I have an 8GB DDR3L-1600 stick in my X220 working with no issues. What I do know is that the X220 runs it at standard DDR3 voltage of 1.5v rather than 1.35v. There's one guy online that modded his X220 to supply 1.45v to the RAM slots because 1.5v caused his DDR3L sticks to overheat and glitch occas...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions

These days even Debian can get you up and running just fine, as long as you know the pitfalls (almost guaranteed no WiFi during installation due to binary-only firmware), and not get too ambitious like installing a nearly-two-year-old-stable-release on bleeding-edge hardware. First time I tried Debi...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Overclocked X61s won't boot with 533 SPD profile(s). Edit: SUCCESS!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Overclocked X61s won't boot with 533 SPD profile(s). Edit: SUCCESS!

Great work!

Too bad the only L7500 I have is on an X61T that somehow doesn't boot on Linux (graphics initialization issue) but runs on Win 7. :(
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian do you also experience these pbs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Debian do you also experience these pbs ?

Does it cause any issues?

BTW, what kernel version are you running?
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Overclocked X61s won't boot with 533 SPD profile(s). Edit: SUCCESS!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Overclocked X61 won't boot with 533 SPD profile(s). Why not?

Can you modify the SPD profile? Keep it at 533 speed but use the looser timings of the 800 profile.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fan Control Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Fan Control Linux

Search for thinfan using Manjaro's package manager. If it's there, install it. Create a text file named /etc/modprobe.d/thinkfan.conf with the following content: options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1 Note that you need root privileges to create that file. Then reboot. Open a terminal window, get root ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 Touchpad bsod
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: X220 Touchpad bsod

TBH I've never experienced a BSOD caused by the Synaptics driver.

I see 3 possible causes:
1. Driver (needs update)
2. hardware (disable touchpad, see it problem disappears)
3. RAM (long shot TBH, but I've see bad RAM cause really weird issues.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 25
Views: 15126

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

According to this review , Lenovo crippled the A285 by limiting its configurable TDP to 12 watts, so the CPU clock throttles down faster compared to the Thinkpad X280, which uses the same chassis but with an Intel CPU. Another reason it didn't sell well is due to the 12.5 inch screen. Its successor ...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

Make a backup of the files at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/, then delete the originals. :D
by axur-delmeria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Audio issues on think pad r40
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Audio issues on think pad r40

Y'know, with all the problems you've been having with that R40... don't you think it's time to upgrade to something newer?
by axur-delmeria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Bios update R40
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Bios update R40

Look at the top of this page. Just below the banner there's a row of links. Right in the middle is "Drivers"; click it, or open it in a new tab. Search for R40. Click it. Set the Category to "BIOS". Choose the correct BIOS based on the Machine Type of your R40. And no, you cannot install it using Wi...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X220 keyboard in X230 - touchpad click blacks out Thinklight?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: X220 keyboard in X230 - touchpad click blacks out Thinklight?

It's looks like the pins on the keyboard connector were not properly taped/covered. TBH this is the trickiest part of the X220 keyboard mod, which is why I don't recommend it willy-nilly.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

On Firefox, you could try forcing layer acceleration by setting layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true in about:config. I dunno if this improves things.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Compaq Sofpaq archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Compaq Sofpaq archive?

The first search result I got was archive.org https://archive.org/download/HP_Softpaq_Archive_SP3
by axur-delmeria
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: How many still using an X230/230T?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: How many still using an X230/230T?

To be fair, FLAC isn't a difficult compression algorithm. Intel switched to 15W mobile CPUs after Ivy Bridge, so performance and clock speeds actually dropped for a while (remember i5-4200u's base clock of 1.6GHz?). It took until 2017 for Intel 15W CPUs to match the performance of 35W Ivy Bridge. My...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1281
Views: 492238

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Just seeing this at the ebay listing says it all: https://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q724/tjinspirationsltd/eBay%202017/TJ%20Inspirations/eBay%20Design/Colour%20Text%201_zpsinuceypm.png The word "compatible" in this context means: "what we'll send will work on your laptop, period. No guarantees it...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

IIRC browsers (especially Firefox) has poor V-sync support on Linux. I think it's not strictly a CPU bottleneck, but more on the GMA X3100, as its memory bandwidth is limited to DDR2-667, and that it has to share with the processor. That said, I don't have any Core 2 laptop with ATI or nVidia graphi...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: T43 Upgrade Project for a Student.
Replies: 25
Views: 770

Re: T43 Upgrade Project for a Student.

One of those ACPI\IBM devices is the power management controller.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

Have you tried the problematic monitor in other laptops, preferably ones of the same vintage as the X61? I just tried mine on the 1920x1200 monitor, and experienced tearing when watching 720p videos on scenes with fast movement and abrupt scene changes. It's even worse with 1080p videos. :( But I gu...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

I'll test with my X61 and a 1920x1200 monitor running Debian Linux 10 Xfce and report ASAP.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Screen Tearing when Docked (X61)

What's the resolution of the external monitor?

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