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by Dekks
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Freezing Thinkpad T60
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Freezing Thinkpad T60

Equator Tree wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:22 am
Quite a lot of them, including React OS, Manjaro and etc. It freezes after I install the os and running it.
Do you mean it freezes after you have completed the OS install and have rebooted the machine? If so have you tried to get into a tty by Cntrl + F3??
by Dekks
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Atheros chipped card for X201s - any suggestions ?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Atheros chipped card for X201s - any suggestions ?

Did some digging is this any better - Qualcomm AW-CM251HMB
by Dekks
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon about support-EOL
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon about support-EOL

Given EOL it's bout the only time they have done this where you cant really complain about it.
by Dekks
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Enabling TRIM on a original X301 SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Enabling TRIM on a original X301 SSD

which adapter? did you check it will pass the TRIM command?
by Dekks
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 23451

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

Rumor is that this years generation is delayed because of Intel's supply issue (source: Lenovo retailer who posts in the German ThinkPad Forum). That is why the X1 models will only be released mid year and why the other models have not been announced yet. These models will definitely get announced ...
by Dekks
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t best OS
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: X230t best OS

Surely the answer is to avoid Microsoft altogether. There is obviously a learning curve, but it's not huge, especially if you go for a Linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu, which are designed to be easy to use by non-geeks. Not only will you be much more secure, but the computer will run faster and the...
by Dekks
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

Some games are having trouble running on my T60 that would otherwise run under Windows XP. When trying to open Portal via Steam, an error pops up that says: -- Could not find required OpenG: entry point 'glColorMaskIndexedEXT' ! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to ...
by Dekks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 23451

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

Didn't laptop use of OLED suffer from hi energy usage and screen burn? enough that most vendors dropped it.
by Dekks
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Re: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

I use Bunsenlabs on this machine, did you add contrib non-free to your sources and add the firmware file for your wifi card
by Dekks
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450s Shutdown Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: T450s Shutdown Issue

Check what settings have been activated in OS power settings - although if issue is cross OS that makes it a tad unlikely. Otherwise try checking BIOS power settings then maybe reflashing the BIOS?
by Dekks
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Modem troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Modem troubles

GunslingerThink wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 am
Dekks wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:01 am
damaged connector?
Maybe. How do I test it?
Check for blocked or broken tracks, or anything restricting the connector being pushed fully in.
by Dekks
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Modem troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Modem troubles

enabled in BIOS? damaged connector?
by Dekks
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 - Thinkfan & MX Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Re: T43 - Thinkfan & MX Linux

did you install lm_sensors and run sensors_detect?
by Dekks
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I don't know, if you really start using Linux as a power user, being forced to deal with a windows PC feels like being waterboarded by the Trump administration ;) I am now at the stage windows feels like pure mental torture. I avoid it 100% in my private life and try to cope with it in my professio...
by Dekks
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: A485 Reviews (English and German)
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

Re: A485 Reviews (English and German)

The more pertinent questions are does the BIOS enable enough power to the machine that it doesn't gimp the GPU without overrunning the cooling system under load.
by Dekks
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

As a long time firefox user i'm used to google spamming about chrome being better, more secure etc, any time i try to access google docs or similar properties.
by Dekks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Optimizations
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Optimizations

Hi Firstly looking at the last entries in the tlp_stat output i'd say the thresholds have not been set, /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/start_charge_thresh = 3 [%] <<<<< /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh = 100 [%] <<<<< /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/force_discharge = 0 try the ...
by Dekks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Optimizations
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Optimizations

try it with a capital F as in inxi -Fix then also look at output from sudo tlp-stat
by Dekks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Optimizations
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Optimizations

Thank you, I will try that when I get a moment. I also found another annoying problem, but hopefully easy to sort out. When I close the lid and open it (or when the screen goes blank when inactive) the screen remains black no matter what I do. The computer needs a hard restart to get the screen goi...
by Dekks
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

look up man iwm that covers which of the newer intel wifi chipsets that openBSD covers, but be aware that due to the intel meltdown bug and the subsequent fallout OpenBSD disables hyper-threading by default and that hits performance.

Also there is https://www.openbsd.org/amd64.html
by Dekks
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

For Free/OpenBSD roughly anything that has an ipw2200 intel wifi onward till machines 2 or 3 years old. NetBSD is really a server OS AFAIK.
by Dekks
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

My X32 plays 720p files fine thru mpv but flash or 1080p from a webpage and your pegging the CPU, that's on debian but it's true for any distro from my experiences with my T43 and X32.
by Dekks
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Personally I have not used Linux or Windows on a daily basis in years. I suppose it depends on what kind of software you need to run on your PC for work or recreation. I use OpenBSD. <snip> Off topic but as someonfe mentioned OpenBSD - OpenBSD is probably the most secure distro out there, i agree i...
by Dekks
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Update: just booted the "live" Debian DVD and am typing this post using it. Thank you, Tasurinchi and Omineca , will keep everyone posted... If you decide to install to your hard drive, you may be interested in using the installation media with non-free drivers, which helps a lot with hardware comp...
by Dekks
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux: WinTel "refugee" ~ Must-Know Tips ???
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Linux: WinTel "refugee" ~ Must-Know Tips ???

For you 1 simple tip - Use concise plain text when posting in linux/BSD forums or mailing lists or you probably won't get much help.

PS Dual boot is old hat, max the RAM and cut a VM image of windows and run that under Linux as Windows is notorious for trashing boot loaders.
by Dekks
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

@ Dekks : Many thanks for a well-positioned reply. Here's where I am at the moment: 1) I don't do any PC gaming. A conventional, real-world pinball machine is much more of my cup of tea. 2) Having used various *nix distros on recreational basis over the past decade, I have a decent understanding - ...
by Dekks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6286

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Main reasons for not moving IMO roughly in order top to bottom. Like any transition DO YOUR RESEARCH before you flick the switch 1) Your a gamer who plays premium titles who do not support any form of Linux. Windows will always get preferential treatment wrt features & driver dev mindset - that won'...

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