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by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Starting an IBM ThinkPad Collecton on a Budget?
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Starting an IBM ThinkPad Collecton on a Budget?

Sorry, I'm not entirely familiar with the IBM ThinkPad numbering schemes. I'm guessing "p" is for the IPS display, which isn't a necessity. A normal display (as long as it's readable most of the time) will suffice. No money to be picky. IIRC, the p is for Performance. These models usually have the ...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: E560 Screen Goes Black After Long Idle, Must Reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: E560 Screen Goes Black After Long Idle, Must Reboot

Have you asked at the Thinkpad subreddit? https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/ I'm afraid there's not many owners or users of E560/570 around here.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430 rises again
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: T430 rises again

TPFanatic

It's a good layout fix, except for losing F11 and F12.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Improving T60 cooling by cutting away plastic "lamellas/gills"
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Improving T60 cooling by cutting away plastic "lamellas/gills"

Making the plastic grille material thinner. But they did as well add some small intake vents below the fan too. So, what zoltan87 can do is: - get high-resolution images of the T61 bottom chassis and apply the changes (bigger vent holes, thinner grilles) on his T60, or - get a T61 bottom chassis an...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: the R40 can't run a Dothan even with the appropriate microcodes
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: the R40 can't run a Dothan even with the appropriate microcodes

Just one question:

What's the FSB of the Dothan processor you installed?
by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X201, set up and tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Thinkpad X201, set up and tips?

TLP has a configuration file. Turbo Boost can be disabled there, somewhere. You need to open it in a text editor with root privileges in order to save changes. Read the documentation on the web site, or on the config file itself. To be honest, I haven't tried any modern versions of Gnome, KDE, or ev...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X201, set up and tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Thinkpad X201, set up and tips?

2) For linux, installing tlp is recommended. Disabling Turbo Boost also helps. Another suggestion is installing powertop . 3) I'm a Debian XFCE user. Xubuntu is roughly comparable to it. IMO having a desktop environment with lower memory consumption is always better, regardless of whether you have 2...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: windows update produced generic error:
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: windows update produced generic error:

Sometimes, it's faster to just back up all personal files, wipe the drive, then reinstall Windows.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Was given an HP 6303
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Was given an HP 6303

I need older PCs to interface with IDE drives and other old stuff I encounter from time to time. That said, I discovered that two of my in storage PCs no longer boot (Socket 754 Sempron and Atom 330), had to scrap them. Managed to acquire a cheap ITX board with an AMD E350 Bobcat APU, but it doesn't...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 48
Views: 3124

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

T.lancer wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:58 am
hi, I assume that you can only use a WQHD screen with the this new board? or it is also compatible to a FHD screen? couldn't see this question asked yet.
I asked about compatibility with FHD screens, the answer was "No": viewtopic.php?f=45&t=124841#p809058
by axur-delmeria
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 21
Views: 992

Re: What do you do with Linux?

Another suggested package for tlp is acpi-call-dkms (in Debian, at least).
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

For Windows, boot with "Automatic Restart on System Failure" disabled. So when the BSOD hits, the system will freeze and allow you to take a picture, which can help in narrowing down the cause of the issue.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Li-Ion Battery for ThinkPad
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Li-Ion Battery for ThinkPad

Is tlp available for Fedora?
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

Start with a RAM test. Check if Ubuntu Live has memtest86+ in its boot menu.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 predicament
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: t61 predicament

Funny thing is some 800 mhz FSB CPUs will work in the Montevina chipset like the T6570 2.1 Ghz from my R500, and also used in SL series. Very nice, basic, but cool running processors. But do these work in the T61? Not without a custom BIOS IIRC, as the stock T61 BIOS doesn't have CPU microcode supp...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 48
Views: 3124

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Question, will the WQHD kit also work with FHD screens?
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600X Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

geka3250 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am
Thinkpad 600-series require some alcohol to work :D
Isopropyl alcohol for the laptop, or 90-proof gin or vodka for the user? :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: time keeps changing in bios
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: time keeps changing in bios

There's a registry key in Windows 7 that forces it to accept system time as UTC. Unfortunately, Windows XP does not support this registry key. :(
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: time keeps changing in bios
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: time keeps changing in bios

Windows assumes that the system time is local time, while Linux assumes that system time is GMT, and adds the time zone offset. I'm pretty sure this is the cause.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya

Maybe this will work:

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apt search linux-image | grep 'installed'
will show the specific kernel version installed. Get the kernel header package that matches.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

I don't think they managed to remove the Wifi whitelist on this model. But they have! http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_non-ThinkPad_hard_disks#Use_unofficial_modified_BIOS The modified BIOSes there remove both the wifi whitelist and the annoying Error 2010 that appears when a non-Thinkpad HDD...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: E335 wireless network driver
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: E335 wireless network driver

You can try identifying which wifi chip it is by going to Device Manager, selecting the wifi adapter, right click and select "Properties". Then go to the Details Tab, choose "Hardware ID" or "Device Instance ID" Like these: http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/fixedbyvonnie-window...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 48
Views: 3124

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Does this kit also have interference issues on the regular T420 and T430?
by axur-delmeria
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 2226

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

NonesensE wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:38 am
I just need to come up with an ingenious way to fill the 2.5cm excess height, then this would be a nice screen for a 14" T70. :/
Maybe a 3D-printed bezel? 2.5cm is quite a lot of space though. Even shoehorning a webcam with a sliding cover won't take up much space.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 fan fail
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: X61 fan fail

If lubricating the fan doesn't work (I've done it successfully in 2 X61's), you need to replace it.

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