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by Neil
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 2687-DDU Screen Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: T43 2687-DDU Screen Issue

What operating system are you using, and have you installed the correct graphics driver?
by Neil
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 18
Views: 319

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

Mint is fine on ThinkPads. I just don't happen to have it installed on one at this time. I do have Mint on a couple of non-ThinkPad machines though.
by Neil
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 18
Views: 319

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

Debian 9 on a T60
Xubuntu on a T43p
MX-16 on both a T61 and a T40
TrueOS on my X300

That's all I can think of at the moment.
by Neil
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

Down here we don't have a local processing center any longer. So, if I want to send a letter to a local post office box, I'll drop the letter in the mail slot inside the post office. From there letter will likely be sent to Little Rock AR, and then from there to Memphis TN for sorting, back to Jones...
by Neil
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows error code 0xc0000225
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Windows error code 0xc0000225

cfds wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:37 am
Looks like the SSD failed at the same time I merged partitions.
Maybe....but more likely your attempt to merge partitions damaged the partition table. It may be possible to boot a live partition editor and create a new partition table. Might even be able to recover the lost partitions...or not.
by Neil
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 does not boot: any hint?
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: T400 does not boot: any hint?

Those wires are probably antenna leads for a WWAN card. And, yes they are routed to the (likely empty) miniPCI slot.
by Neil
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 21
Views: 3718

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

I think I have about 20 of 'em. That's too many!
by Neil
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya

Don't know why it's not working, but try this command instead: uname -r
by Neil
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: LED display parts from T500
Replies: 0
Views: 338

FS: LED display parts from T500

What we have here is a badly cracked LCD panel from a T500. It's a LG LP154WX7 panel FRU: 42T0797 with LED back light. Hopefully someone with more skill than I have will be able to salvage the LED unit for use in another panel. Also including the FRU: 42W8080 LED driver card. Looking to get $40 $35 ...
by Neil
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: [T430s] What tpacpi-bat to install on Mint Sonya

Hi whqdz,
Just tried the query myself and can confirm you don't need to use "sudo" for it to work. Just copy and paste the command into a terminal, press enter, and there is you info.
by Neil
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Here is my new 600E I purchased from Neil in the Marketplace.
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Re: Here is my new 600E I purchased from Neil in the Marketplace.

The old 600E looks much better in those super sized pictures that it did under my desk gathering dust. Years ago, it was getting almost daily use, but for the past two or three years, I doubt that it was booted more than a couple of times a year...if that.
by Neil
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

While I suppose it would be best for all devices to be patched, including routers, here is what the krackattacks.com web site has to say about the situation: What if there are no security updates for my router? Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake, and does not exploit access points, but i...
by Neil
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?

:D Wish I had thought of that solution 100 (or so) ThinkPads ago.
by Neil
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?

I may have a spare T500 base with Intel motherboard (no lid or LCD panel). PM if interested.
by Neil
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 OS
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: T60 OS

That's great! Don't feel as though you must install the first Linux that comes along. Download several ISOs of various distros and desktop environments, and try out the live versions. Kind of a test drive if you will. That way you can get a feel for what you like and don't like before making the cho...
by Neil
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues

This is all uncharted territory for me, but you may have to go with the 4.14 daily build kernel to get support for such new hardware. http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/
by Neil
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues

What drivers are you missing? Graphics is the usual suspect when problems arise. Does the T25 have a different graphics chip than the T470? I haven't the opportunity to experience either.
by Neil
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 OS
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: T60 OS

I run Slackware on a similarly equipped T60. I think you will find Linux much easier to install than Windows. Lots of folks have difficulty with Linux because they have to install it themselves, whereas Windows came pre-installed on their hardware. But, if you've ever tried installing Windows, then ...
by Neil
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on the T25 - driver issues

Have not done it myself, so take this advice with that in mind. Drivers, in Linux, are included in the kernel for most hardware, so with such new hardware you are likely going to have to have the very newest kernel available for your chosen OS. Even then it may take a while for developers to catch u...
by Neil
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: IBM ThinkPad 600 in clean/working condition
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: WTB: IBM ThinkPad 600 in clean/working condition

I may have what you are looking for.

I have to offer a 600E type 2645-8AU which has a 366MHz PII CPU, 160MB RAM and a 10GB HDD. It's in pretty good condition considering it's age.

If this interests you, let's continue the conversation by PM.
by Neil
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

I have not used a T410 in quite a while, but my guess is that Windows 7 (or Windows update) will provide most, if not all, the drivers needed for a functioning system.
by Neil
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB 15in T60(P) standard
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: WTB 15in T60(P) standard

How about a somewhat rare 15" R61 with a SXGA+ Flexview already installed?
by Neil
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS - ThinkPad A21p & accessories; free to a good home
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: FS - ThinkPad A21p & accessories; free to a good home

I sure miss my dead A22p.... Now I hope theterminator93 ends up with this package, so I won't be tempted to take it myself.
by Neil
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A22m internal display not working.
Replies: 2
Views: 3421

Re: A22m internal display not working.

I'm not very familiar with the A22m machines (wait I think I have a box of A21p parts here somewhere), but could it be the lid switch that is missing? I guess a missing switch could cause the laptop to think the lid is always closed, switching the display off.
by Neil
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Interested in obtaining ThinkPad 380XD / 600E
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Interested in obtaining ThinkPad 380XD / 600E

I've got a fairly nice 600E that I put an almost like new LCD panel in a couple of years ago. It has some scuffs and scratches on the palm rest (we used it for a few years at our retail store before the original LCD went out). It gets very little use now, so if interested send a PM.
by Neil
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

Still alive for at least one more month, until Sept. 12, maybe longer if enough donations come in.

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/176958- ... nt-1142861
by Neil
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 4487

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

Not the first computer I bought, and not the oldest I now have, but the one I've had for the longest time is a hp Pavilion 8140 that I purchased as a factory refurbished unit in 1997 for $999. It had the best specs I could get for that kind of money back then. Used that machine for over 15 years in ...
by Neil
Wed May 03, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 5415

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Logged in last night, and whoa!, looks similar but still quite different. Can't really say yet whether it's better or just different, but will take some getting used to. I do, however, like the responsive nature of the new site, as I find myself using a smart phone more and more to check the site.
by Neil
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T500 W/ATI graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: WTB T500 W/ATI graphics

Hi Ron, I've got a T500 2082-3HU just sitting here getting very little use. P8400(2.26GHz), 2GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 256MB ATI Radeon HD3650, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 9c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro ...

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