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by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Ihaving a DisplayPort could be handy (for connecting via an adapter to HDMI projectors). I forgot to mention in the initial post that I also need to deliver presentations. Don't you hate when someone adds to their requirements mid-way through? I do. :( Anyways, I'm not sure how good an image you'd ...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

According to Thinkwiki, the R-Series was meant to be a cheaper model, which does make sense for the E/I type R series, but otherwise they usually come with more features (Firewire, QXGA LCD on R50p, S-Video(I think), Etc..). It would seem like it would be the heavy desktop replacement machine like ...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thanks for all the advice, guys. This has always been a great forum. I'd super gladly buy a container of well-shaped T61p's in 15,4" ratio for $40 each. May even be USD and not CAD, seriously. I'd super gladly pay $80 if the shape is good. Personally, I think that $80 is a great price for a good con...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thanks guys for your vote of confidence, much appreciated! :mrgreen: Unfortunately for OP, my T500 has already been sold. And the 'nearest' 15" machine I have left is an R52... But I can recommend to update the R500 LCD with a Sharp WUXGA (lq154m1lw2a or lq154m1lw02). Thanks for the update RBS. I s...
by Omineca
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thank you. I've read that before, but had completely forgotten about it. Thing #1 on the checklist!
by Omineca
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Here's my situation. My employer gave me a new Dell with a very poor keyboard. I can't stand it, and am looking for a serviceable replacement. At home, I have an R500/T9600/3GB RAM/SSD/1280x800 LCD, with which I am satisfied, though I have long wanted to change the LCD (and should do). A seller near...
by Omineca
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 260 high CPU usage by system interrupts FIX
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Yoga 260 high CPU usage by system interrupts FIX

Thanks for posting this. Someone is bound to experience the same issue.
by Omineca
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: Is the x120e considered a "real" ThinkPad? and the laptop is slow, how to speed up?
Replies: 15
Views: 18229

Re: Is the x120e considered a "real" ThinkPad? and the laptop is slow, how to speed up?

You should seriously consider Linux for old ThinkPads. Browsing in firefox latest is very fast for a low-tier AMD E-350 with 2GB ram (at least it's DDR3, even if it's slow 1066MHz it's better than DDR2). Wine for old apps (such as Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete, legit the only reason i still ...
by Omineca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 CPU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: R500 CPU Upgrade Questions

So I finally got around to doing this upgrade. The parts came a long time ago, but I got busy with other things, and it seemed like maybe the T9600 upgrade wasn't a good idea for a machine that already ran a little on the hot side. Well, the T9600 and the new fan are installed, and the machine runs ...
by Omineca
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New to here.
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: New to here.

If I might be so bold, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're in the right place!
by Omineca
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 24
Views: 1584

What do you do with Linux?

Almost everything: browsing, word processing and spreadsheets, Skype, music and movies.... The only exceptions are for a few proprietary programs (BlackBerry Link and autoloaders) and interfaces that won't work with anything but Windows. I've been trying not to buy anything like that for a few years...
by Omineca
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Your favorite free O/S
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Your favorite free O/S

I like Debian. If you look around for the 'nonfree -including firmware' version, it has a lot of extra drivers in the .iso. My R500 (also Core2Duo) runs very nicely with Debian and LXDE on the Desktop. It's my everyday machine, and has been for a few years. XFCE might be a better choice if you want ...
by Omineca
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPads on the job
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: ThinkPads on the job

I still use my A30 occasionally to do typing at work. We have Dells at work with crappy keyboards and overly sensitive touchpads, so when I need to do some heavy laptop typing, I will sometimes bring out the Pad. It's gotten a raised eyebrow here and there from my students. They have no idea what a...
by Omineca
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 3947

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

pianowizard wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:02 am
Looking at everyone's response, I realized that my question was unclear! I was really asking about computers that you have NOW. Among your current computers, which one have you owned for the longest, and when did you get it?
Try again! :lol:
by Omineca
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 3947

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

A Toshiba Satellite 2410 laptop. It's a 15" model with a P4M processor and an Nvidia gpu, bought new in 2003 for somewhere in the neighbourhood of $2500. That seems crazy now. Later, I upgraded the RAM to 1GB and added an internal wifi card. The hard drive is still original. The screen resolution is...
by Omineca
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Recycle Bin R500 (MTM 2714CTO)
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: Recycle Bin R500 (MTM 2714CTO)

I have an R500 and it's my everyday machine. Mine was a bit of a dog (from day one) with Windows Vista, but it remains very usable with a light Linux desktop (I'm using Debian LXDE).

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by Omineca
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD

When is the laptop industry finally coming to its senses, in that a (business) laptop is for WORK, and NOT for watching movies? OUT with this stupid 16:9 pronto! Revert back to 16:10 or 4:3 screens! Since they're making 3:2 panels, it would be nice to see a 14" or 15" ThinkPad with one. I liked 16:...
by Omineca
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 pcmcia sd card reader extremely slow
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: T61 pcmcia sd card reader extremely slow

You seem to be on Win10, so should be fine. I have no idea which revisions of Linux support it. I'm mostly on Linux, windows 10 came preloaded on a 100gb hdd that I was using just for test. My setup is a 500gb Linux+1TB for storage. I will buy that device, but first I need to make sure that I can d...
by Omineca
Tue May 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Help installing cyanogenmod on Samsung S7 Active
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Help installing cyanogenmod on Samsung S7 Active

I really like the S7 Active, I really hate Samsung's custom Android 6.0 Rom... has anybody rooted this phone and been able to install cyanogenmod on it? not much information on the S7 Active and though i'd ask here as well..... I know it's basically a regular s7 with a more waterproof and tougher c...
by Omineca
Sun May 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

...has been stolen out of my brother's car!!! B*GGER!!! :-( Absolutely fuming, as it was locked away in the boot and wasn't visible at all - thankfully everything is fully encrypted on it (no way are they getting into that data at all) but it was an ideal little system for me, as the CCFL LCD was e...
by Omineca
Sat May 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

I find that if I set up a light Linux system (usually Debian with LXDE), it is much faster than Windows on weak hardware. I'm not sure that a full install of Gnome or KDE would be much faster than Windows. But LXDE is so much like what I enjoyed with Windows 10 or 15 years ago that I have no desire ...
by Omineca
Tue May 16, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: X120e Debian Stretch Video Driver
Replies: 0
Views: 2174

X120e Debian Stretch Video Driver

I just did a new install of Debian Stretch RC3, using the net install image, and I thought I'd save others here some grief with respect to video. I had a tough time finding the correct video driver. First, get your install media here: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-includin...
by Omineca
Tue May 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 4942

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

I was worried when I couldn't connect from my Forums app this morning. I had to update the bookmark because of the https change. I just got home from a trip today. I had to re-add this forum in the Forums app. I used https://forums.thinkpads.com to get it to work. I'm not sure if that was necessary...
by Omineca
Wed May 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 4942

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

I love the new mobile scaling. It looks great. Haven't seen it on the ThinkPad yet though.

Hey Grabber5.0! It's Shuswap from webOS Nation. I really need to consolidate my usernames at some point. [emoji14]
by Omineca
Mon May 01, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: RE: Re: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.

RealBlackStuff wrote:I don't have a smartphone, but you may need to change your own phone's Tapatalk link to the Forum, to reflect https://
Thanks. I don't think that's a change that users can make, but the app has started to work again in any case.

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by Omineca
Mon May 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.

The https upgrade may have broken Tapatalk compatibility. I can't log in anymore via the app.
by Omineca
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad for all times?
Replies: 61
Views: 55379

Re: RE: Re: Best ThinkPad for all times?

T23,T42,T61,R61,T410 are my favorite Thinkpads ever. Just got a box full of R61s and I'm stoked. Any love for the numbered series 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 series? I have the 365X (which is spec'd out lol) and the 390X. The 365X is a P100 and sure feels vintage. Win 3.1 flies on it (I liked the ideas be...
by Omineca
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 CPU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: RE: Re: R500 CPU Upgrade Questions

On some of my T400's I run coreboot and it doesn't require the fan be installed?! That must be a very light system. The machine still runs, although the fan kicks in and buzzes occasionally. I guess Debian must not tax the system much either. So it's still usable. I just want to do the upgrade! Sen...
by Omineca
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPads on the job
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: ThinkPads on the job

I just found out that my T430 will be my last work ThinkPad. We've been supplied with ThinkPads at work since I started, back in 2003. Lenovo's prices have been rising significantly in Canada (probably the result of the sliding dollar), so the IT department made the decision to change brands, and th...
by Omineca
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Apply cooling paste and drop 10 degrees celsius
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: Apply cooling paste and drop 10 degrees celsius

Thanks for posting that video. I am about to do this for the first time and I'm not nearly as concerned after watching how much leeway there is. Clearly careful ought to be sufficient.

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