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by flyingfishfinger
Mon May 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Huawei ME909U-523 - get GNSS working?
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Huawei ME909U-523 - get GNSS working?

Hi, I picked up a Huawei ME909u-523 at a lab liquidation - it works great for LTE with my T-mobile SIM so that's great, but I can't get the GNSS portion of the card to work. Supposedly the card is meant to show up as several serial ports (including one for GNSS) but I only get the one for LTE. Under...
by flyingfishfinger
Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 - change BIOS chip size from 8MB to 16MB (guide)
Replies: 0
Views: 646

X210 - change BIOS chip size from 8MB to 16MB (guide)

Hi there- I wrote up an article on how to change the size of the BIOS chip from 8MB to 16MB. This is useful if you're running coreboot, then you'll have more space for more / larger payloads. It's not TECHNICALLY specific to Thinkpads - the method should work for any platform. I just did it on the X...
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!

Hmm, where would that be routed to normally? They could just tie it one way or the other ..

R
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!

can the firmware reconfigure it? I have no idea. There's also a 3rd option, "GPIO", it's the same way the M.2 port decides between NVME or SATA-based drives...some pin could be set. Without schematics though we'll never know if that pin goes anywhere. Also, turns out I might have spoken too soon......
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Project: Thunderbolt 3 on X210
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Project: Thunderbolt 3 on X210

Quick update - the freeze can be gotten around by enabling "Peer Memory Write" in the BIOS. Now my dock connects and functions correctly, but I don't really have any devices to test PCIe passthrough (eGPU etc).

Image

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by flyingfishfinger
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: mini DP to HDMI -- explanation?
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: mini DP to HDMI -- explanation?

Not sure about the hardware you have, but for HDMI conversion to work a passive adapter, you need what's called DP++:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPo ... ode_(DP++)

Otherwise you'll need an active adapter.

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by flyingfishfinger
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!
Replies: 4
Views: 682

X210 WWAN /mSATA port does mPCIE!

Hi- Just wanted to inform the community of an undocumented revelation I just tried - KBL-R has "Flex-I/O" SATA + PCIE ports. OOTB, the 2nd slot is advertised as WWAN / mSATA only. However, if the slot is connected to one of these Flex I/O ports, then it should be remappable to (m)PCIe (assuming the ...
by flyingfishfinger
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?

Hi,
For PCIe cards, I pulled ~12V directly from the battery contacts. The mPCIE USB-C cards should "appear" without external power, afaik it's just pass-through power for the downstream ports.

Also, I DID manage to get the Thunderbolt controller working - see my post a few rows down :D

R
by flyingfishfinger
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Project: Thunderbolt 3 on X210
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Project: Thunderbolt 3 on X210

Hi, For those of us who have an X210, you might have noticed the lack of USB-C and / or Thunderbolt ports. My work is particularly Mac-heavy and there are a bunch of Thunderbolt docks and screens around the office, which was the stimulus for this project. I've been toying with it since last year, bu...
by flyingfishfinger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 75
Views: 13439

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Yup, found it about half an hour after I asked. My bad :roll:
by flyingfishfinger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 75
Views: 13439

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Yay!

However, it seems like the updated devicetree.cb didn't make it in (abandoned?) which enables the FPR and SD card. I wonder what happened there..

R
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4005

Re: 3rd batch X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI

We need a Baidu account to download this?

Would it be possible to upload somewhere that does not require creating an account?

Thanks,
R
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4005

Re: 3rd batch X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI

Will it work with Sierra / High Sierra?

R
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI
Replies: 12
Views: 4005

Re: 3rd batch X210 macOS 10.15 Catalina Hackintosh EFI

How did you get the GPU working?

I have a somewhat-working install of Sierra, but I spent a few days playing with different ig-platform-ids to no avail. Intel HD620 should work, according to this document..

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by flyingfishfinger
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 75
Views: 13439

Re: Coreboot on the X210

I'm still having trouble with long boot delays. 20 seconds on EVERY boot, it looks like it's redoing the RAM training each time.

SECURITY_CLEAR_DRAM_ON_REGULAR_BOOT is NOT set.

Does anyone have a clue why coreboot would be spending 20 seconds on FsPMemoryInit anyway?

Thanks,
Rafael
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Unaccounted-for battery draw on X210?
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Unaccounted-for battery draw on X210?

Hi, Maybe a silly question but this has me stumped. I'm currently using coreboot with vladisslav's EC. I've got a 9-cell X201 (8.6Ah nominal) battery I'm using. Pretty old, according to Battery Bar it's 17.5% degraded. That should put it around 70Ah, subtract another 10 for fudging and bad specs, wh...
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 embedded controller fixes (was: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control)
Replies: 99
Views: 21890

Re: X210 embedded controller fixes (was: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control)

Hi, I've found a funny issue with vladisslav2011's EC. I built an otherwise working coreboot image against the latest master. On Linux, I get 14 brightness steps and everything works great. On Windows (10) brightness control doesn't work at all. It still registers the key events in that I see the on...
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: X210 working graphics?
Replies: 0
Views: 2121

X210 working graphics?

Hey, Has anyone tried turning an X210 into a Hackintosh successfully? I've gotten most things working on Mojave except for graphics. I spent a few days playing with different ig-Platform IDs according to this document . I should be able to get the HD 620 working, but I haven't had any luck. Any clue...
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 sub-card schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Re: X201 sub-card schematic?

Cool, thanks!

It's definitely not the same as the X201 but it's giving me some ideas.

Cheers,
R
by flyingfishfinger
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 sub-card schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

X201 sub-card schematic?

Hey, Does anyone have / know of a source for the schematic of the SUB-CARD in an X201? The motherboard one is a Google search away but I wasn't able to find one for the USB/ sound sub-card. I'm thinking of redesigning it and shrinking it for the X210, but I'd like to start with knowing what exactly ...
by flyingfishfinger
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 - PCI root bridge for M.2 slot?
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

Re: X210 - PCI root bridge for M.2 slot?

Quick update: An NVME drive works just fine....so now I'm totally lost. Clearly then the 4x PCIe lanes work, so why won't any other devices show up?

Fingers crossed for any group wisdom...

Cheers,
R
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 - PCI root bridge for M.2 slot?
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

X210 - PCI root bridge for M.2 slot?

Hi, I'm trying to figure out why none of my PCIe cards (none of which are actually NVME drives) will show up in the M.2 slot. I've enabled all 9 root ports in the BIOS and set them to x1, since the card I'm testing with is an x1 card (Sunix UDP2018). I can get it to show up just fine in the WiFi slo...
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 backlit keyboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Re: X201 backlit keyboards?

Ha nice hack. I already have a Thinklight though :)

R
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 backlit keyboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

X201 backlit keyboards?

Hi,
In my quest for the "ultimate machine" I'd love a backlit keyboard.

Does / did that exist for the X201?

Cheers,
Rafael
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 75
Views: 13439

Re: Coreboot on the X210

verynice wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:23 pm
is this correct?
I haven't tested the internal port, but the other two are working for me yes.

R
by flyingfishfinger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Where to get high current 5V and 12V on X210?
Replies: 4
Views: 3712

Re: Where to get high current 5V and 12V on X210?

I took "12V" straight from the battery, since that sits at 11.1V...which turns out is close enough for the USB-C card, which regulates down to 5V anyway. For 5V, I'm guessing the usual 500mA current limit applies if it's drawn from USB, unless the internal / PCIe ports don't regulate that properly? R
by flyingfishfinger
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?

harryK wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:30 am
Asking for a friend
Mmhm sure :)

The working one is this guy.

And I'm thinking of giving up the SATA Bay for this, so I'd carve out a port in the drive cover. I've got at least one extra.

R
by flyingfishfinger
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?

M.2 keys confuse me. The one on the X210 looks to be a M-key, which should be 4x PCIe plus SATA, which checks out with the storage solutions people have talked about. Regarding power, perhaps. It's got an external power plug that I've temporarily connected to a USB port (yes I know the card says it ...
by flyingfishfinger
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?

To add USB-C obviously :) And no, it doesn't work on stock either, but then the BIOS has so many options I wouldn't know if it was disabled... They don't really make standalone Thunderbolt controllers yet so this might be the best we can do, unless someone wants to port Coreboot to the new X2100 ;) R
by flyingfishfinger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?

Hi there- I'm trying to get this card working in the X210. However, I can't tell if this just does not work, or if my card is DOA. The symptom is no reaction at all, on either Windows or Ubuntu. No dmesg change, no new hardware installer popups. Last I checked this card uses PCI lanes, which an M.2 ...

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