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by harryK
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 bricked after coreboot flash
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: X210 bricked after coreboot flash

And has anyone (successfully) tried to neuter ME on the X210, or do people generally tend to leave it in, and if so why? Yes, the ME can be neutered with me_cleaner during the coreboot building process, people routinely do that. Keep in mind that you don't strictly need coreboot if your only concer...
by harryK
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 bricked after coreboot flash
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: X210 bricked after coreboot flash

Also, assuming the pins on the GPIO need to match up with the pins on the BIOS chip (through various clips, cables and possibly adapters), I would imagine there is a left and right, and it matters which way I connect the clip, relative to the pins on the GPIO. How can I know which way is right and ...
by harryK
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 bricked after coreboot flash
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: X210 bricked after coreboot flash

Hi yitzhaq, if you only have one RAM slot filled try switching your stick to the other slot. Alternatively try booting with an external screen attached. If nothing works I'm afraid you'll have to hardware flash the stock bios or a precompiled coreboot image. You'll need a SOIC8 clip and a hardware p...
by harryK
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Wifi AX on T430?
Replies: 8
Views: 5542

Re: Wifi AX on T430?

As for the question - well, why not? People (including me) put FHD screens in T430 because they want to (EvanJoo being a godsend here), do tons of other stuff (wifi replacement included), so why not upgrade from AC to AX? Apart from "why not?" - I frequently transfer a lot of data between PCs and r...
by harryK
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA
Replies: 22
Views: 3723

Re: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA

The X210 EC firmware directly reports the values it receives from the battery. Most X201 batteries appear to report incorrect values, but it's entirely possible that some third party ones using a different controller could provide accurate values. Ah! I stand corrected then, sorry. I've seen around...
by harryK
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA
Replies: 22
Views: 3723

Re: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA

Yes it is, but the readings are all wrong, we apply a correction in coreboot https://review.coreboot.org/plugins/gitiles/coreboot/+/01b6b245f00a3fb498f43c8d59e144c86a51c84a I thought your patches fixed that at the EC level Nope. Out of the box, X2100's EC can't read discharge rate. At all. My patch...
by harryK
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA
Replies: 22
Views: 3723

Re: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA

Does your mod work with the X210 too? I think X210's EC is already capable of reading discharge rate from the battery. Yes it is, but the readings are all wrong, we apply a correction in coreboot https://review.coreboot.org/plugins/gitiles/coreboot/+/01b6b245f00a3fb498f43c8d59e144c86a51c84a I thoug...
by harryK
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA
Replies: 22
Views: 3723

Re: Recently got X2100 from Jacky. AMA

jwise wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:40 pm
If you use my modded EC patch, you should be able to get power consumption data directly from the battery.
Does your mod work with the X210 too?
by harryK
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Just did a build as of 3858fb121e4322f7a835b23622bf9452790fcec6, with https://gist.github.com/mjg59/41072100b0799b1e58ec6c9baef25f99 as the config. Works fine for me, other than the firmware splash screen being upside down. Hmmm. Doesn't work. Compiles fine, but doesn't boot. The only difference (t...
by harryK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Hello all,

has anyone built coreboot for the X210 recently? In the last couple of months I haven't been able to make a bootable build and can't figure why...
by harryK
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

The X210 was just merged in the official Coreboot tree :-)
https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/32531
by harryK
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210
Replies: 6
Views: 5170

Re: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210

r8168 builds with 5.4+ kernels with this patch: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/kernel-5.4.patch?h=r8168-dkms r8169 still doesn't enable aspm, but that can be changed removing two lines around line 7076 of drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c Nice! Have you compared the resulting p...
by harryK
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210
Replies: 6
Views: 5170

Re: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210

Does the r8169 Ethernet driver provide proper power saving on 5.4+ tho? r8168 seems to be dead now and only builds for 5.3. r8168 builds with 5.4+ kernels with this patch: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/kernel-5.4.patch?h=r8168-dkms r8169 still doesn't enable aspm, but that can be chan...
by harryK
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38733

Re: X210s

You also need to set a custom CLKREQ number to 4. The CLKREQ number is 1 for PCIe port 4, and 0 for ports 1 and 2. Setting this number is a requirement to enable L1 substates. Thank you, it worked! I wonder why wasn't all this the default tho. The stock bios defaults are a little bit.. erratic, to ...
by harryK
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38733

Re: X210s

I don't have these. The sata controller resumes ok, and nvme ASPM can be turned on in the bios: you have to manually switch on L0sL1 and ASPM substates for the last PCIe lane in the config. Alternatively you could try the script http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~mcgrof/scripts/enable-aspm After e...
by harryK
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210
Replies: 6
Views: 5170

Re: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210

It's been mentioned in Phoronix: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Gfx-DoS-Fix-Hit-Power Apparently, a recent fix for a possible DoS attack resulted in the iGPU not reaching the lowest power modes as often. Ah! That was it, thanks. Easy to revert, fortunately. God I hate Intel
by harryK
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210
Replies: 6
Views: 5170

Recent kernels demolish power saving on the X210

Hello, I'm interested in hearing from people who are using Coreboot and/or the stock BIOS on the X210. Is it me or the last two kernels (specifically the i915 module and firmware) have been completely wrecking power saving on the X210? With 5.3 and the latest v5.4 kernel I get: # turbostat --quiet -...
by harryK
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 7873

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

EDIT2: A different mPCIe USB-C card appears under lspci just fine. So either my M.2 card is damaged or the port is not enabled properly. I'm attempting a return to see if I can claim a DOA replacement and whether said replacement works... Care to share which mPCIe card you are testing? Also, where ...
by harryK
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 7873

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

At a second look, I think the description on 51nb said that the M2 slot under the palmrest is storage-only. xytech might know better.
Are there any mini-pcie style usb-c boards, to go in the wwan slot?
by harryK
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 7873

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... I see... :-) Then you'll have to carve a new hole in the case I guess. Where are you going to do that? They don't really make standalone Thunderbolt control...
by harryK
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: UPDATED: X2100 4th batch crowdfunding
Replies: 13
Views: 16294

Re: UPDATED: X2100 4th batch crowdfunding

10th gen cpu AND usb-c...
by harryK
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Anyone tried non-storage devices in X210 M.2 slot?
Replies: 12
Views: 7873

Re: 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...
by harryK
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Can you post this here? https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/32531/ At risk of revealing my lack of "software prowess", I'm not actually sure how to do that properly / safely :eek: But I also made a mistake in my above post, it should be: register "usb2_ports[ 2 ]" = "USB2_PORT_FLEX(OC1)" # FPR...
by harryK
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

verynice wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:45 am
I installed Windows 10 yesterday with no problems whatsoever (with libgfxinit and tianocore).
What storage type? The Windows installer never detected my nvme drive.
by harryK
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

I'm trying to get libgfxinit working on a NV126A1M-N52 (2880x1920) There are some problems though: 1. Internal screen has only backlight on and works only when one plugs external display 2. resolution in the console (drm) is used from the external display. I was thinking that there is some kind of ...
by harryK
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: [WTB] New X1 Carbon 7 Gen
Replies: 7
Views: 6869

Re: [WTB] New X1 Carbon 7 Gen

BillMorrow wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:44 am
i should add, here, that your chosen member name does not exactly inspire trust among some..
Why is that?
by harryK
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 78
Views: 20477

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Hi, After playing with this for a week or so, a few questions arose: - Still unable to boot an existing Windows install with Tianocore. Some Googling suggests setting the SATA mode to IDE may help (the error is "INACCESSIBLE BOOT VOLUME" or "BOOT VOLUME NOT FOUND" or similar). Does this port have a...
by harryK
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210/X2100 embedded controller fixes (was: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control)
Replies: 107
Views: 37419

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

verynice wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:02 am

Wow, you're a lifesaver, do you accept donations? (BTC preferably)
Thank you for you work.
I second this. I'll happily make a donation too. After all we paid good money for this machine, don't see why we shouldn't reward vladisslav2011 for making it actually usable.
by harryK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 stock bios with ME disabled in option menu.
Replies: 4
Views: 6249

Re: x210 stock bios with ME disabled in option menu.

verynice wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:29 pm
You disabled it in the PCH-settings?
If so it still show ME State: Enabled, this is strange.
I think I did. Anyway you can always flash the rom and disable it yourself, I guess.
by harryK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: x210 stock bios with ME disabled in option menu.
Replies: 4
Views: 6249

Re: x210 stock bios with ME disabled in option menu.

Hello, can anyone be of help and provide bios.rom of a stock bios with ME disabled in options menu? I made a mistake and flashed modified bios which had me enabled in options, now me is in a strange state. Device starts with 15sec timeout, it can't bring ME up in the kernel logs, using me_cleaner h...

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