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by harryK
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

Ok, the solution to the battery conundrum lies in the Linux kernel sources: in drivers/acpi/battery.c On Lenovo Thinkpad models from 2010 and 2011, the power unit switches between mWh and mAh depending on whether the system is running on battery or not. When mAh is the unit, most reported values are...
by harryK
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

*** EDIT *** On a second look, the ec *always* reports mWh as mAh and overestimates all batteries. The 9 cell battery reports charge_full_design 9396000 voltage_min_design 10800000 which works out to an impossible energy-full-design: 101.477 Wh Here's a patch for UPower to report the correct charge...
by harryK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

*** EDIT *** On a second look, the ec *always* reports mWh as mAh and overestimates all batteries. The 9 cell battery reports charge_full_design 9396000 voltage_min_design 10800000 which works out to an impossible energy-full-design: 101.477 Wh ***** Don't know if Vladislav is still working on this,...
by harryK
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Battery life improvement?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Battery life improvement?

It's here: --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_psr.c 2019-03-04 02:21:29.000000000 +0300 +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_psr.c 2019-04-30 21:32:44.830631955 +0300 @@ -589,7 +589,7 @@ adjusted_mode->crtc_vtotal - adjusted_mode->crtc_vdisplay - 1) { DRM_DEBUG_KMS("PSR condition failed: PSR setup time (...
by harryK
Fri May 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

L29Ah wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:26 pm
harryK wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 pm


Sorry, I am missing something here. How do you get the layout file?
I wrote it.

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00000000:00000fff fd
00200000:007fffff bios
00200000:0020ffff ec
00001000:001fffff me
Great! Thanks very much. This mod finally makes the machine usable.
by harryK
Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

Okay, i just needed a little padding first: dd if=x210-current-internal-flashrom.bin of=fw.bin bs=1024 count=2048 dd if=vladisslav2011-ec-2.bin of=fw.bin bs=1024 count=64 seek=2048 dd if=x210-current-internal-flashrom.bin of=fw.bin bs=1024 count=6080 seek=2112 flashrom -V -p internal -l layout -i e...
by harryK
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 14
Views: 2161

Re: Coreboot on the X210

Ok, uploaded stuff to https://github.com/mjg59/coreboot/releases/tag/x210_1.0 - the coreboot.rom image there can be flashed directly using Flashrom with current git: sudo flashrom -p internal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brick -w coreboot.rom Note that, as the argument suggests, this might go horribly wro...
by harryK
Wed May 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: X210 EC datasheet/better brightness control?

And here is the next patched EC firmware: http://rgho.st/7MNNlhp49 It shows battery current correctly now. Powertop is able to show power consumption level and runtime estimation too. And powertop can perform calibration. This is amazing!! The erratic battery and power consumption reporting has bee...
by harryK
Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Battery life improvement?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Battery life improvement?

P. S. I have pathched i915 driver to force-enable PSR even if it's timings do not meet the requirement. It work very well, saves about 0.8-1w power when screen is not refreshing and does not produce any artifacts... Hi, Is your patch available somewhere? From one of the screenshots that you posted ...
by harryK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Heat and fan noise and coilwhining with x210 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Heat and fan noise and coilwhining with x210 ?

tpfancontrol won't work, but the fan behaviour can be set in the BIOS, under Advanced -> Thermal configuration -> Platform thermal configuration
by harryK
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [SOLD] FHD Thinkpad T430s, i7-3520M, 16Gb LPDDR3, 500Gb SSD, FHD IPS screen, docking station, 3 batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

[SOLD] FHD Thinkpad T430s, i7-3520M, 16Gb LPDDR3, 500Gb SSD, FHD IPS screen, docking station, 3 batteries

Hello, I have for sale a top spec Thinkpad T430s, customized with a beautiful B140HAN01 IPS Full-HD screen (1920x1080). The machine is offered with an ultrabay battery, a fresh genuine Lenovo 81+ battery, a spare genuine battery, and a docking station. The machine was carefully built and gently used...
by harryK
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

Huh, okay. This is what powertop tells me: https://i.imgur.com/lsUvuRR.png But I'm not sure if it's accurate. It's a bit odd, your powertop output. Seems garbled. Try and extend the window vertically. This is what mine looks like https://imgur.com/a/MfPd3. Notice how package c-states are shown as (...
by harryK
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

I will first ask how is it improved though. 1, SIM card slot to replace the Nano standard size, in order to adapt to the mainstream SIM card installation; 2, 2.5 inch hard drive interface out to 1mm, in order to more easily install 2.5-inch hard drive; 3, M.2 interface is fully compatible with SATA...
by harryK
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

Also, ASPM has to be manually switched on in the BIOS for all PCI lanes, as well as DevSleep if you use an AHCI/SATA ssd. Under which subsection does one find these settings? I tried poking around for a good while, but couldn't seem to find anything :( https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=81...
by harryK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

greenblob wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:48 am
Have you managed to get powertop to report power draw?
Nope. Check with 'upower -d'
by harryK
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

I get 4 hours on the small 4 cell battery, 8/9 on the 6 cell. For some reason power consumption seems higher with the 4 cell battery. Could it be because of the higher voltage? (14.4v the 4 cell, 11v the 6 cell). My machine idles a little below 5w with the 4 cell, a little below 4 with the 6 cell (3...
by harryK
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

greenblob wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:21 pm
Is there a way to update without Windows?
Make a FreeDOS bootable USB stick, uncompress the .rar into the usb stick, boot from it and launch update.BAT
by harryK
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

It seems they removed SATA support on the M2 slot, my drive wasn't being detected but moving it to the 2.5 bay with an adapter worked. This is probably a bug then. Is this the M.2 slot or the mSATA slot next to the WLAN card? Also, did you notice other relevant changes? Might not be worth upgrading...
by harryK
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

Tyruiop wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:48 am
harryK: did you get the volume buttons of the keyboard to work on Arch? If yes, could you explain how did you do it? Thanks!
Didn't do anything. They worked in GNOME oob
by harryK
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

Ah, that fixed it. Still having the SATA controller issue: [ 46.459669] ahci 0000:00:17.0: controller reset failed (0x80000001) [ 46.459673] dpm_run_callback(): pci_pm_resume+0x0/0xa0 returns -5 [ 46.459679] PM: Device 0000:00:17.0 failed to resume async: error -5 Would you mind posting your SATA/R...
by harryK
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

Re: X210s

The most glaring issues are the lack of ALPM for NVMe drives and a nasty SATA controller issue which renders drives unreadable after resuming from suspend, requiring a hard reboot. I don't have these. The sata controller resumes ok, and nvme ASPM can be turned on in the bios: you have to manually s...
by harryK
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 90
Views: 15816

X210s

So, I recently acquired an X210 "kit" from the usual suspects, 51nb. The kit comprises of motherboard and screen, both near drop-in replacements for a standard X201/X201s. I installed it in the greatest thinkpad shell of all times (imho ;-), that of the X201s. Here's my initial report after a few of...
by harryK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: want to buy X60s 22 flush battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: want to buy X60s 22 flush battery

There's one for sale in the UK https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Think ... 1429588924

No mention of the remaining capacity though.
by harryK
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities

Stereo configuration is indeed possible. The speakers from the X6* dock are a drop in replacement, for instance. People have used the speaker set from a T410 as well
by harryK
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 33558

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

fatpolomanjr wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:23 am
Nice! I'll definitely check it out
Good, let us know how it goes plz
by harryK
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [FS] 51nb X62/X62s motherboard (second batch) - Core i7-5500U: 400GBP/450EUR + shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: [FS] 51nb X62/X62s motherboard (second batch) - Core i7-5500U: 400GBP/450EUR + shipping

vavet wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:18 am
And what would be the price with both fan options?
+30GBP
by harryK
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 33558

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I have a 2nd batch X62 with bios 1012 and embedded controller (ec) 0106. The ec is really meant for the 3rd batch and later, but I've found it works perfectly for the 2nd batch aside from one issue: at lower temps (35-37 deg C) instead of turning off the fan goes full blast. All I have to do is str...

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