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by Hierax_ca
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s stuck in Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: X61s stuck in Dock

is the ejector pull arm thing on the left side stuck? even if so, you might be able shimmy the laptop out (just tried mine to see).
Or Is the key lock on the right side in the locked position?
by Hierax_ca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Throw me Distro suggestions!
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Throw me Distro suggestions!

MX-18 Linux (Debian 9.6 with the XFCE DE and 4.19 LTS Kernel) is now final :
- https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-lin ... nal/MX-18/ .

I've been running it on many Thinkpads since MX14.4 -- great distro!
by Hierax_ca
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 70
Views: 6680

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 Hierax_ca
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

I've been using an " EZ Connect N Pro " 802.11n 300Mbps PCMCIA WiFi Adapter for Thinkpads 600x, A31p, and T43p. It's cheap (under $10) and is a Ralink RT2800 802.11n card. At home it's getting up to about 20-30 Mbit/s down and 13-19 up of actual speeds in Linux (I don't use Windows online anymore so...
by Hierax_ca
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best drawing program tablet style ThinkPad
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Best drawing program tablet style ThinkPad

Art Rage is also very good for Windows! Sadly Art Rage is not available on Linux, but thankfully Krita is.
by Hierax_ca
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: SSD Capacity supported by T42P
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: SSD Capacity supported by T42P

I would think a T42p should work with 1TB mSATA -- I've got an older A31p running with 500gb mSATA (1TB was too much) and a newer T43pS with a 2TB SSD -- so, 500gb should be safe bet. Also, for more storage, consider you can put another HDD/SSD in the UltraBay (probably up to 2TB), and/or spare unus...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 3764

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Tough choice, so many good ones...

32-bit/IBM: A31p.

64-bit/Lenovo: tie: W701ds or x61t sxga+
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: My old ThinkPads degrading
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: My old ThinkPads degrading

Way worse than any of the Thinkpads are the plastic on the IBM NetVistas, I've got an x41 than has bits crumbling off!
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 3201

Re: A31p desirability?

For A31p I've found Windows 2000 SP4 for offline and Linux antiX 17.1 for online are the sweetspots (although Windows 98se to Windows XP FLP are also good choices for offline and Linux MX 17.1 for online). You got me curious with that *nix. Now I'll definitely have to look into it, just to find out...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 3201

Re: A31p desirability?

For A31p I've found Windows 2000 SP4 for offline and Linux antiX 17.1 for online are the sweetspots (although Windows 98se to Windows XP FLP are also good choices for offline and Linux MX 17.1 for online).
by Hierax_ca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 3201

Re: A31p desirability?

FWIW, another point of desirability for an A31p is it can actually use a decently huge Hard Drive ! I just did successful installs on a 250gb and a 500gb mSATA SSD in an Aleratec adapter (I tried pushing it further but, sadly, a 1TB mSATA wouldn't boot) ( specific A31p = 2653-R4U using BIOS 1.10 200...
by Hierax_ca
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 70
Views: 6680

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

Since a few others of you are also successfully running MX Linux on your Thinkpads, it might be appropriate to let you know that the MX Linux team is looking for feedback on Thinkpads so they can keep on improving: - https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=39270 I've posted the inxi info and...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 2071

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

A long time ago Toshiba laptops were very good. I absolutely love the light grey Toshiba laptops: Porteges (t3400, t3400ct, t3600, 610ct, 620ct, 660cdt), Satellites (490xcdt), and Tecras (780cdm/dvd) from 1993-1998 were exceptionally good and exceptionally strong competition for Thinkpads (some perh...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 70
Views: 6680

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

Still running antiX and MX Linux on my Thinkpads. I tried dozens of distros over the past 4 years or so and found these to be the best for me, 32-bit or 64-bit these illustrious Mepis Linux successors are awesome! - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-17.1/ - https://sourc...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 3201

Re: A31p desirability?

A31p is Very desirable! One of the best Thinkpad models ever made, IMO. So good in so many ways!

I'm still running A31p today with Windows 2000, Linux antiX/MX 17.1 all working great!
by Hierax_ca
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p

Thanks! Yes, please keep me posted about the keypad and carrier. No rush, I've been looking for this for years to complete my full A31p.

p.s., I'm good on batteries for my A31p machines for now.
by Hierax_ca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3003
Views: 523526

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Great transaction with ThinkPadophile -- Thank You!
by Hierax_ca
Thu May 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 70
Views: 6680

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

After testing dozens over the past few years on a wide variety of Thinkpads, consistently the absolute Best Linux Distro I've found (for me) is MX Linux ( https://mxlinux.org/ ), currently at version 17.1, you can get the most recently updated versions here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-linux...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows XP -- adding Tablet PC Edition parts into regular XP, possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 4903

Windows XP -- adding Tablet PC Edition parts into regular XP, possible?

Is it possible to add the Tablet / Pen portions of the Windows XP Tablet Edition to a regular (non-tablet) Windows XP install? The XP Tablet edition is a royal pain to re-install. I want to set up a Thinkpad X60t with it in a way that I can easily do so again in the future. It would be nice to have...
by Hierax_ca
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p

I'm looking to upgrade my A31p with an Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad + Ultrabay Plus Device Carrier... Anyone got one?
by Hierax_ca
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 169
Views: 40096

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

A31p is still pretty darn useful even 15 years later! I just did a fresh install of the new Linux Debian Stretch distro AntiX 17 (on 128gb Plextor mSATA SSD) listened to a CD, watched a TV show from DVD, edited some text documents and pictures, and am doing some web stuff now... Still a pleasure to ...
by Hierax_ca
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 5353

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

Why only 6GB of RAM? Why not 8GB of RAM like other FrankenPads? Seems strange to boost the processor so much and not Max out the memory.

What kind of Temperatures does this beast run at?
by Hierax_ca
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3003
Views: 523526

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Franasia was great to deal with -- Thank You!
by Hierax_ca
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4492

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

There is/was some unofficial Roll-ups and Service Packs for both Win98se and Win2k that had all the official Microsoft stuff and then some (e.g., part of the extra Win2K stuff let you install a lot of software that normally would only run on WinXP).
by Hierax_ca
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux distro for Thinkpad T23 in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Linux distro for Thinkpad T23 in 2017

Try: AntiX 16.1 (2017-01-16) - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-16/antiX-16.1_386-full.iso/download or if you are comfortable with a Linux cli install : - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-16/antiX-16.1_386-net.iso/download MX-16 (2017-03-10...
by Hierax_ca
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

FOUND - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional

I'm looking for Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
-- a legal copy of the full-(non-upgrade)-version with a working disk and serial number -- shipped to Canada.

Anyone looking to offload one that can help me out?

Thanks!
by Hierax_ca
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3003
Views: 523526

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

ajkula66 and RBS still yet once again earn well-deserved positive feedback -- THANK YOU!
by Hierax_ca
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Experimentation with A31
Replies: 28
Views: 4681

Re: Experimentation with A31

I just did a clean install on an A31p with WinXP-FLP SP3 on a Samsung HM160HC (great HDD!) -- so far it's working very well with 2GHz and 2GB RAM! I'm planning to compare it vs. Windows 2000 SP4, regular WinXP SP3 is too slow on A31p, IMO. Linux both AntiX-16 + MX-15 (Debian 8 ) and Linux Lite (Ubun...

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