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by Dekks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

dr_st wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Provided that those non-expert users first obtain a system compatible with Windows 98
it's the case i usually come across.
by Dekks
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

The standalone DOSBox package is not a one-click thing easy to grasp for someone who has never opened any application more complex that Notepad. However, someone who is familiar with Linux, command line, configuration files, should feel right at home. Thus, I find your opinion on it rather strange,...
by Dekks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

DOSBox is an emulator - not a virtual machine. To get good performance you need a machine much more powerful than the one you're emulating. That's not a real problem, since any DOS software ever written was designed to run on much slower machines that we have now. Even something as old as a Pentium...
by Dekks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

dr_st wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 am
Dekks wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 am
Don't agree at all, it has a very poor reputation.
Which statement exactly do you not agree with? You quoted several.
DOSbox is mince, nothing but trouble.
by Dekks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

dr_st wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am
There is also the possibility of using DOSBox and installing Win98 in it. That is not officially supported, and requires a custom build. May end up being more complicated than Wine. But for DOS games - DOSBox is the best.
Don't agree at all, it has a very poor reputation.
by Dekks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

That's great news indeed. Ubuntu looks like the best candidate to me for my needs. Any chance some of you guys have experience using Wine on Linux? Is it possible to make windows games playable on Linux, from the Win 98 era? IMO the overhead wine introduces would be too much on top of ubuntu, might...
by Dekks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

I've run Debian 9 & Arch 32bit without issue on my X32 both on HDD and a mSATA/IDE adapter combo with the radeon gfx driver. Everything works out of the box in my experience without issue.
by Dekks
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

micrex22 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Windows XP and beyond is just too bloated, that's the problem.
No the OS isnt the problem the browser is. Look at CPU utilisation as dr-st says.
by Dekks
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

video replay isn't really an issue at 720p it's the webpages loading times on the social media pages.

OS/2 IMO isnt worth the effort as Debian 9 does what i need on my T43.
by Dekks
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

If you want it as a document processor where the screen & screen size come into play they are great, not so as a web browsing device where modern JS laden pages kill the single core processor.
by Dekks
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 - Impact of wireless card
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: X61 - Impact of wireless card

A new wifi card can be useful upgrade if you don't have bluetooth and you get a combi card.
by Dekks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD guide for T60P
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: SSD guide for T60P

I've probably missed it, but where can I find instructions for configuring my T60P for an SSD? Any recommendations on current SSDs? I'm looking for a reliable 500GB SSD in the $150 range. Also, does the Middleton BIOS upgrade work for a T60P to enable SATA II speeds? And if so, where can I find it?...
by Dekks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 - Windows 10, Intel Turbo Memory Controller, UltraNav
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: T61 - Windows 10, Intel Turbo Memory Controller, UltraNav

In every T6x that I ever had (and there were dozens, if not hundreds), any Turbo Memory was removed due to malfunctioning sooner rather than later. I have never noticed any difference with or without that POS. Remove palmrest and keyboard, it's the small card under the far left KB-corner. It's wort...
by Dekks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Sony MDR-XB950B1 Bluetooth headphones with ThinkPad R51 and Windows XP ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: Sony MDR-XB950B1 Bluetooth headphones with ThinkPad R51 and Windows XP ?

Puppy wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:34 pm
I got them and it does not work. It finds the Bluetooth headphones device but it is not able to install it. The headphones works with Windows 8.1 PC and Windows 10 Mobile devices.
No working XP driver then i guess.
by Dekks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

Puppy wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:03 am
As for removing trackpoint from ThinkPad, we already know Lenovo can do it, if it saves $1 and won't affect sales in total. The number of current ThinkPad corporate customers who prefer trackpoint over touchpad is very low, unfortunately.
Wrong but that's never stopped you before.
by Dekks
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

Puppy wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:57 am
As usually, Windows is the only fully patched secure OS leaving others behind.
Openbsd got there first, there was a NDA on the bug to co-ordinate release of patches, most6 of the usual suspects had patches ready to go on the expiry of the NDA. Openbsd & MS decided to release early.
by Dekks
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Problems with ZDNET News emails
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Problems with ZDNET News emails

Links work fine on FF 55 on Arch 4.12-12 w/ GNOME 3

On windows? try flushing DNS cache ipconfig /flushdns as admin.
by Dekks
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

Are you aware of the samsung 840 performance problem with its TLC NAND? Why all the subvolumes under var/lib? cant you start with a simplified set up
by Dekks
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

No the samsung SSD ahh x1 thats a very complex fstab ahh x 2 btrfs - do you routine filesystem maintenance from the likes of https://github.com/kdave/btrfsmaintenance EDIT: dont run /var/tmp in RAM its meant for permanent tmp files that are active over boots EDIT: why are your grub partitions btrfs?...
by Dekks
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

I've been using Samsung solid state drives (SSDs) in (2) of my T61 laptops with no problems. OS is current version of openSuse. Recently I have been having a variety of problems with these units that appear to be related to the SSDs. Question: In the Middleton BIOS, I have set "SATA Controller Mode...
by Dekks
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

AMD/Lenovo just officially announced both: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-AMD-ThinkPads-A275-and-A475-announced-with-Bristol-Ridge.246018.0.html Presumably there will be Ryzen/Raven-Ridge based models in early 2018 at some point. Poor decision Thinkpad T/X brands shouldn't be tainted by such ...
by Dekks
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

Given the general negative view of AMD CPUs pre Ryzen i'm amazed Lenovo PR are even contemplating anything non Ryzen.
by Dekks
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

dr_st wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:19 am
Dekks wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:39 am
the code is XML based.
Good God.
Run into XML in a previous life?
by Dekks
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

Coreboot & Co just got another job! The Lenovo A275 is coming next, a Thinkpad X270 lookalike with AMD CPU and AMD GPU. And AMD DASH, which can spy on you the same way as IME (Intel Management Engine) does. Your IT administrators can easily access laptops, whether they are powered on with a respons...
by Dekks
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming

Sorry for bumping, but it seems that (so far) they're going to have Bristol Ridge, not Raven Ridge. (AKA, Construction cores instead of Zen.) Basically, terrible awful no good CPUs. Any links to the A275/A475 having Bristol ridge as i can't find any that don't talk about Ryzen. Plenty about the E s...
by Dekks
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Wlan - very weak performance
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: T43 Wlan - very weak performance

Rimrunner wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:25 pm
That case looks a bit different to me. He does not get the connection at all.
Correct that thread refers to installing the firmware file, if you have at least once connected then it's a red herring.

Have you enabled powersaving via tlp or similar utility?

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