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by decaba
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2018

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

So I'm using W7 to read about the Linux CLI. A bit of irony, wouldn't you say? That is ironic! It reminds me, too, that I need to run Adobe Digital Editions in a Windows VM in order to get/read some ebooks with DRM. I also use the VM for iTunes so I can get songs on and off my iPhone without going ...
by decaba
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2018

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

Arc wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:18 am
zerotetration wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:14 am
(except GNOME because it's badaroni) will be pleasant and fresh.
:lol: :D My mission for today is to use the word badaroni at least once in normal conversation.
by decaba
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2018

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

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 on a T430s. I'm happy with everything, but wish I could go longer on the battery. I've tried a bunch of things with tlp and powertop and, although battery life's improved some, I gather that it's still not nearly as good as what can be gotten with the Lenovo Power Managemen...
by decaba
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: [T430s] hibernare / suspend drain battery
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: [T430s] hibernare / suspend drain battery

I run Kubuntu 16.04 on my T430s. Hibernate wasn't enabled by default but after I enabled it, it worked fine for months until one day I decided to upgrade the kernel for some reason, after which the system had trouble resuming from hibernate. I came across this page , which suggested that upgrading t...
by decaba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 211
Views: 36386

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

notjaykay wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am
Silly question, but for those who have received their kit already AND ordered through PayPal, did you get a shipping notification through PayPal? Or did the kit just show up at your house?
I got a notification with tracking number on January 30 and the kit arrived on February 1.
by decaba
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 211
Views: 36386

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I just finished installing an AUO B140QAN01.1 in my T430s and it appears to work (Kubuntu 16.04, no coreboot). It does have the same screw hole misalignment issue reported by mithodin with his B140QAN01.5. Like mithodin, I'm relying on the screen bezel to keep the bottom portion of the screen in pl...
by decaba
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 3144

Re: What do you do with Linux?

Web browsing (Firefox), music listening (Cantata and Spotify), Skype, some word processing (Libre Office Writer), remote server administration (Konsole -- my distro is Kubuntu 16.04), Windows-only apps (iTunes and Topofusion) in a VM (VirtualBox), and the photography apps Darktable and digikam.
by decaba
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 211
Views: 36386

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I just finished installing an AUO B140QAN01.1 in my T430s and it appears to work (Kubuntu 16.04, no coreboot). It does have the same screw hole misalignment issue reported by mithodin with his B140QAN01.5. Like mithodin, I'm relying on the screen bezel to keep the bottom portion of the screen in pla...
by decaba
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Best Value
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Best Value

I don't know if this is the best value, but last week I paid $200 for a used T430s 2356 on eBay. Its condition is great except for 1) it was missing one of its rubber feet (which was advertised), 2) had no hard drive (also advertised), 3) had no caddy or rails for the hard drive bay (not advertised,...

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