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by Pete B
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 8192

Re: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017

I have a brand new in the box OS2 Warp version 3 with an install CD and
the bonus pack CD. Is this of any use to anyone? I suppose not if you can't
apply updates or if you already have a newer ISO.
by Pete B
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60S Fan Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: X60S Fan Error

Is the antenna on the Sierra card good for anything, I only have 2 wires on the wifi card. Also, is there any trick for oiling the fan without opening up the HSF? I have the planar board out but have not opened the HSF. ALSO wanted to note that the right side of the palm rest on this X60s has a copp...
by Pete B
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60S Fan Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

X60S Fan Error

I'm tearing down an X60S with a fan error and found that just after removing the keyboard it runs just fine. It was making a very slight scraping sound and it was probably hitting the keyboard. There is a very small foam ridge that is crumbling so I'm going to remove it all then blow out the fan. It...
by Pete B
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Zorin OS
Replies: 21
Views: 5107

Re: Zorin OS

It loaded fine as a live CD, then installed fine, booted several times, tried Chrome
poked around on properties then tried to add a clock and the app crashed with do
you want to send a crash report to Zorin.
I'm going to try MX Linux since there are some excellent reports about it.
by Pete B
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Zorin OS
Replies: 21
Views: 5107

Re: Zorin OS

Is anyone running Zorin in 2019?
I have an old version 12 loading on an X60s right now.
by Pete B
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 14492

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

MX-18 Linux (with the XFCE DE) is now final and I highly recommend it (ymmv) : - https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-linux/files/Final/MX-18/ . I'm running it on everything from a Thinkpad 600x to a 701DS. I'm using for Thinkpads that would run Windows XP or 7. For older Thinkpads running Windows 9...
by Pete B
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade LCD T500
Replies: 26
Views: 8555

Re: Upgrade LCD T500

Yes indeed. The model number is mentioned in the first thread that emeraldgirl linked. That panel is just ridiculously good. As you can see in pictures of my review, it can actually keep up in terms of brightness with the 300 nit IPS panel of the T540p. Outdoor usage is no problem whatsoever. In fa...
by Pete B
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T430 *** SOLD ***
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: FS: T430

Very interested, display resolution?
by Pete B
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 For Light Gaming and School Work
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

W530 For Light Gaming and School Work

I've finding W530s fairly cheap on ebay and they more often have core i7 quad cores than the T version. Are they a good choice for light gaming giving that the GPU is better optimized for CAD? Does the GPU directly support Direct-X for gaming? Anything else we should consider looking for something u...
by Pete B
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?
Replies: 29
Views: 9873

Re: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?

Thanks again to all, very informative.

There was mention that Apple is still doing 16:10, has anyone looked into using an
apple panel in a Thinkpad? I'm sure someone here has thought of it.
by Pete B
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?
Replies: 29
Views: 9873

Re: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?

Thanks very much for the suggestions.
Do you suggest specific steppings because they are lower power, or for some other reason.
by Pete B
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?
Replies: 29
Views: 9873

Re: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?

I'm just looking at options, I do love the IPS UXGA in the Frankenpad.

The 16:9 IPS display that I've been trying is in a T440s and the low heat and long
battery time are VERY nice.
by Pete B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?
Replies: 29
Views: 9873

Re: WUXGA upgrade on a T500?

I've been trying to get used to 16:9 and hate it, so I'm looking again at a T500 for the 16:10 display. I'm aware of RBS's suggestion for the Sharp WUXGA panel but wish there was something closer to an IPS display. I have a Dell M4400 with the 1440x900 WXGA LED display and all I can say is that it i...
by Pete B
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB X61 battery, X61
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: WTB X61 battery, X61

@bleb I've tried to PM you but the message seems to be sitting in the outbox rather than sent.
Any other way to contact you?
by Pete B
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Not Working X61s, X60s, X6 Ultrabase, One Battery, 65W PS
Replies: 0
Views: 423

FS: Not Working X61s, X60s, X6 Ultrabase, One Battery, 65W PS

Both Laptops are not working one needs a motherboard and perhaps display, the other needs a new or lubricated fan. I need a larger display so these have to go. This sale is for: 1. Thinkpad X61s L7700 CPU, 4 GB, dead probably needs a new motherboard and perhaps a display, Vista Business COA, drive w...
by Pete B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s Will Not Power Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: X61s Will Not Power Up

No luck, there is a black look around a corner of the display connector on the motherboard
and the display is VERY dim. I'm going to sell this as is. I also have an X60s that I'll sell
with it.
by Pete B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s Will Not Power Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: X61s Will Not Power Up

I have it torn down now and am reseating the connectors, looking for issues.
Nothing obvious so far.
I've not been able to find the FRU for the motherboard in the HMM or is there a
site to look up the correct one with the L7700?

That's amusing about smoke then working fine!
by Pete B
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s Will Not Power Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

X61s Will Not Power Up

I bought an X61s in nice condition several years ago, loaded windows 7, Middleton BIOS, more RAM, redid thermal paste, found a good condition battery with low cycles. Ended up putting it in dock in the kitchen where it has been for the last 3 years or so. I let it auto update to Win 10, and booting ...
by Pete B
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!

The other obvious thing is to check task manager for high CPU usage due to updates, scans, or any other tasks needing to complete. Check that all of your apps and browser add ons are up to date with respect to the age of your system/OS. I'd put it in power saver mode to keep the clock rate down and ...
by Pete B
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!

I think you'd do fine with a Frankenpad and windows 7 32 bit if you really need the ability to run 16 bit code. Is Intel video good enough or do you need Nvidia? Why don't you tell us your specs? Type of video Amount of RAM Processor Display, do you currently have UXGA IPS display, what do you need?...
by Pete B
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T60P UXGA IPS screen
Replies: 29
Views: 4607

Re: WTB T60P UXGA IPS screen

wujstefan wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Pete B wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:21 pm
is this just a characteristic of the panel or is there anything that can be done?
I just launched my R61i w/ ASV Sharp screen to check - text is displayed properly.
Thanks, as good as IPS?
by Pete B
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T60P UXGA IPS screen
Replies: 29
Views: 4607

Re: WTB T60P UXGA IPS screen

I think I could get a picture for you if you want to. ID Tech next to BOE next to Sharp. Sharp is pretty nice, but IMO considering color reproduction its far behind. I would agree that the Sharp panel is nice at $20 new, but I just tried a NOS one and I agree that the color and viewing angles are f...
by Pete B
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Re: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?

So many options: I think that I'll burn live CDs for both of these: ======== Linux Lite: "Overall, Linux Lite manages to do something that other popular Linux distributions struggle matching. Even after maintaining a lightweight stature, Linux Lite comes with all major tools and delivers an uncompro...
by Pete B
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Re: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?

I'll try that.

Looking at these light Linux distros:
https://fossbytes.com/best-lightweight-linux-distros/

Never run Linux before, might just go with Mint - Mate.

Also wondering about this Audiophile Linux:
https://www.ap-linux.com/news/ap-linux-v4-available/
by Pete B
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Re: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?

No thanks!
by Pete B
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Re: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?

Sounds good, did another search and found Zorin, will try that first.

Got a fan error on the X60s, very noisy also.
by Pete B
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Given an X60s Win 7 or Mint?

I was given and X60 and was thinking of just using it in the shop for music or to
watch the news. L2400 1.66 GHz, XGA display, 2GB RAM.

Should I load Win 7 32 or Mint? Opinions?
by Pete B
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X61T SXGA+ IPS Panel into 14" T60?
Replies: 23
Views: 4067

Re: X61T SXGA+ IPS Panel into 14" T60?

Why don't you get an actual X61T with IPS HV121P01-100 or HV121P01-101 panel
and configure it however you want? It will be smaller and better with a newer chipset.

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