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by dummkopf
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone running FreeBSD
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

Re: Anyone running FreeBSD

I ran FreeBSD on my T23. It was long time ago, obviously. Had no problems, some tinkering was required, as stated above. In 2004 I discovered Gentoo, FreeBSD is now my server choice only.
by dummkopf
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 160 GB SATA hard drive with Vista Business with COA
Replies: 1
Views: 374

160 GB SATA hard drive with Vista Business with COA

I just purchased this Thinkpad, I haven't used Windows for 11 years and certainly will not start using it now, so I even didn't boot it, just pulled the hard drive, dropped an SSD in and installed Gentoo. Not sure what's on hard drive, I assume a fresh install of Vista Business. License key and COA ...
by dummkopf
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: How are you meant to install Linux on a 2nd HDD Ultrabay?
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

http://goodbye-microsoft.com/

There is similar installer for Ubuntu, search Google.

I'd recommend GAG as your bootloader, it has no files on disk partitions to worry about.

In case you need boot aide:

http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm
by dummkopf
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Ubuntu Linux OS physically break a new battery?
Replies: 23
Views: 8179

You used the word "permanently". Does it mean your battery is paperweight even after you managed to get some charge in it? Sorry to hear it if it's so.
by dummkopf
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Ubuntu Linux OS physically break a new battery?
Replies: 23
Views: 8179

Yes, but to go from 11.2V for a 9-cell-series battery to 0.2V, it means that *all* 9 cells need to charge/discharge fast (near instantaneously in my observations) at the same time. I thought these cells are connected in serial - then the weakest cell determines the parameters of whole battery. Furt...
by dummkopf
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Ubuntu Linux OS physically break a new battery?
Replies: 23
Views: 8179

...because a bad cell I would think can only be shorted or opened. Nope, a completely expired cell behaves like a capacitor. It charges/discharges fast. I'd never try charging these batteries without limiting the current. When I disconnect the charging power supply from the battery after this, the ...
by dummkopf
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: OpenSuSE 10.2 on a T60 - CPU Freq Scaling not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

cpufreq-info will tell you everything you need to know. If it's installed, of course. Do not know a thing about GUI-oriented distros, I'm very limited to CLI.
by dummkopf
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Ubuntu Linux OS physically break a new battery?
Replies: 23
Views: 8179

Your battery is not dead. You need to use another, less intelligent charger to resurrect it. Just loading it with, say 50 mA, for a couple of hours will give it an initial load and your laptop will recognize it again as a healthy battery. If you do not have necessary skills/equipment ask some friend...
by dummkopf
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Upgrade RAM before installing Ubuntu?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

@Carbonfish Here's the recipe for you (256 MB): After you have Ubuntu installed and do your everyday job keep an eye on swap size. If it is mostly under 5 MB then you wont gain any performance increase by adding RAM. If it's often more than 10 MB then adding RAM is recommended. If it keeps growing o...
by dummkopf
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Upgrade RAM before installing Ubuntu?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

... and Linux is not memory-hungry. You may be just fine with 256 MB. I'm running XFCE on my desktop running Gentoo, memory usage is below 40 MB with GUI loaded. 1 GB is probably waste of good money (and unnecessary power consumption + heat). You better leave it as it is for now, monitor memory usag...
by dummkopf
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T43 will not Boot!
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Troubleshooting starts with analysis of error messages. GUI tools usually suppress these messages. If I had such a problem I'd run grub-install in chrooted environment, hopefully it will tell why install does not succeed. If you do not like this idea try another boot loader, GAG does usually excelle...
by dummkopf
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: This is disgraceful(linux installations)...
Replies: 36
Views: 8214

This article is for folks who want to flee viruses and spyware and think Linux can be Windows replacement ... :wink:

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
by dummkopf
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: NO-1802 and NO-01C9 boot CD/ Large Pics
Replies: 147
Views: 204812

Great job!

Thanks wulu. I didn't have any spare CDR's thus the question. I burned it now and it worked great on my T23. I still may give it a try under FBSD just out of curiosity.
BTW I was second person who downloaded the ISO and it wasn't broken :roll:
by dummkopf
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: T30 BIOS Hack possible - 01C9 ISSUE SOLVED!
Replies: 35
Views: 29750

Can I run this remove01c9.bin under FreeBSD without burning that ISO? I have Linux ABI installed.
by dummkopf
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone tried FreeBSD 6.0 on a ThinkPad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

ACPI support can be fine tuned.
Do man acpi and you'll see there is a number of ACPI features you can disable, leaving working features and ACPI support in general enabled.
by dummkopf
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone tried FreeBSD 6.0 on a ThinkPad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

There is plenty of new stuff in 6. Your own kernel is a must for a Thinkpad. And I suggest you take a little time and read thru both ../conf/NOTES and ../i386/conf/NOTES.
by dummkopf
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: keeping a working access IBM button
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Try GAG boot loader.
There may be an issue with HDD geometry, it seems Thinkpad BIOS and Lilo (GRUB) have different ideas how many heads, sectors, etc a disk has.
by dummkopf
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux & Partitioning
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

I wonder how big that recovery partition is nowadays. I do not care about Windows myself and I deleted my recovery partition long time ago. However, for me it seems like a good idea to burn this partition to a CDR (or DVDR?) and make it bootable. This way one can free up the hard disk and have a rec...
by dummkopf
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: keeping a working access IBM button
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Did you know there is Linux-Google at your disposal?

http://www.google.com/linux

This came up using the link above:

http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/gr ... HOWTO.html
by dummkopf
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Create an Image of C Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

I use Knoppix for this. With 'partimage' you can back up all your partitions to a networked computer or to an external drive. Just type 'knoppix 2' at boot prompt and get it working quick without GUI crap. Oh, an there is 'ntfsresize' utility too in case you need to adjust the partition size. And 'p...
by dummkopf
Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

Hee... 8) Debian of course :!: Easy to set up. (Well, if you know the basics of Linux) Wonderful package management. No crap installed by default. (Crap = progs you do not need) Huge repository of good stuff. (Good stuff = progs you do need) Rock stable. Many good things I've forgotten about right n...
by dummkopf
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

From today's news The firm [MS] has promised that Vista will take what for Microsoft is a completely new approach to computing, with security not an add-on but an integral part of the operating system. I was aware they plan to use *NIX permissions system on Vista, now it seems they may have copied *...
by dummkopf
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Uh. This is a long row of don't-s. Don't: use MS Java, surf with IE, receive mails with OE, go to malicious web sites, download unknown crap, accept suspicious sertificates, execute funny programs, don't... Gentlemen, do you consider this normal life? Is this your vision of taking advantage on newes...
by dummkopf
Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

This is what makes this situation so incredibly dangerous! I guess I'm naïve if I think that my software firewall and my anti-spyware programs will have any effect on this...??? Sorry, I wanted to answer this question but something distracted me and I got carried away. I think this question is best...
by dummkopf
Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Windows security

I could write a few pages on subject. Smarter men than me could write books. But who reads them? Usually people who need it most never do. For instance, how many Windows (home) users out there are using a restricted account for everyday computing? Tell them they should do it. Configure their PC's wi...
by dummkopf
Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Toe wrote:I HATE SPYWARE!!!!!
Very same here. And sometimes I've got the feeling those people who say: "You think your Windows is clean? Think again" may be right after all...
by dummkopf
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: criminal identity theft ring - spyware story
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

There have been predictions things like this will happen. Security experts are very concerned about increasing involvement of hitech hackers in writing malware. What once was a playland for irresponsible students is becoming dead serious business. Thanks, ibmuser. This is the passing bell for last n...
by dummkopf
Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Well... There are two sides... The first thing is to recognize the problem. This is why I started this thread. Solving the problem is another story. I sincerely do not think I can solve something what has been a headache for IT security specialists all around the world. WPA seems to be a way to go r...

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