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by mrtaufner
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 with MS-DOS
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: T41 with MS-DOS

You won't get sound working in DOS on your T41. Use DOSBOX emulator under Windows XP. Whoa, that's bad. With DOSBox on Win XP will I get games running better than with Windoows 7/10? What about W98, tho? If you want to play DOS games your best bet is anything from a 755C - 770X or 360C - 380XD mach...
by mrtaufner
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 with MS-DOS
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

T41 with MS-DOS

Is it possible?

I've been wondering about it quite a while now and today I got a HDD with greater capacity to install all my retro games. But for some games I still need and older OS than XP in order to execute games like TES: Daggerfall.

Can you guys throw some light in?
by mrtaufner
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 - Fantastic Price in 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Fantastic Price in 2018

Some people just have no clue of what they're selling
by mrtaufner
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

Dekks wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 pm
I use Bunsenlabs on this machine, did you add contrib non-free to your sources and add the firmware file for your wifi card
Yea: I actually have no wifi problems with Bunsenlabs... (it fails ONLY on Windows XP every 5 minutes, forgot to mention it in my previous post)
by mrtaufner
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

Hi, new today and first post. When most distros are booting from live usb, you can hit “tab” or sometimes f6 to get to boot options. Then enter forcepae—forcepae This will make it work on older pentium M cpu’s. I have a toughbook cf-29 and it will run new distros by using forcepae. That’s two dashe...
by mrtaufner
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

Two distros that worked OOTB on my T42 were non-PAE version of Zorin, and the Debian-based Mint (Betsy). ATi drivers are a real problem with older systems, but my take is that the lack of them doesn't really make a huge difference, since these machines are old and sluggish for most purposes to begi...
by mrtaufner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

I've literally wasted +5 hours of my life trying to make some distros work on my good ole T41. I've been looking for some of the most known ones that "don't have PAE", but for some reason it has been a real pain: I'll list some of them (none of them has worked actually): [*]Lubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 (...
by mrtaufner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 am
As long as you apply the NO-1802 hack, you can install any wifi-card that fits in that slot.
As mentioned before, your best (and fastest) bet is the TP Link 861N. Up to 300Mbps
Cheaper/decent ones with WPA2 include the above Intel 2200BG. Up only to 54Mbps.
I see

That's good to know, thanks
by mrtaufner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry
Replies: 7
Views: 7636

Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

yesternight I tried doing this, but for some reason I just couldn't install the newest drivers available. Also, i've noticed that my trackpad won't work with the newest programs: I usually have Mozilla Firefox and I can't scroll. Same goes for Telegram, which I use a lot and I just see no reason fo...
by mrtaufner
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

I've never had success connecting my T40 or T41 to WPA2 with the integrated 2100 card. I don't think the 2100 cards are compatible at all with WPA2. I've been using Netgear USB N600 on these machines instead. I've read conflicting reviews regarding 2100B and WPA2. Can't remember the last time I act...
by mrtaufner
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Trackpad scroll not working on some programs
Replies: 5
Views: 2554

Re: Trackpad scroll not working on some programs

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:09 am
You just need to click on the link, in this case: viewtopic.php?t=120897
Yea, i meant before you answered

:lol:
by mrtaufner
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Trackpad scroll not working on some programs
Replies: 5
Views: 2554

Re: Trackpad scroll not working on some programs

It is known that on this generation of Thinkpads, Firefox specifically (and a few other programs) need custom entries in the trackpoint configuration files to get scrolling to work. Try following the instructions referenced in the following thread: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=120897...
by mrtaufner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Trackpad scroll not working on some programs
Replies: 5
Views: 2554

Trackpad scroll not working on some programs

So that's it. For some reason, there are some programs (Telegram, Mozilla Firefox mainly)that wont scroll when touching the edge nor using the middle trackpoint button. Also, it seems I can't update the drivers. Despite uninstalling the drivers and manually deleting the folder and files. What can I ...
by mrtaufner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on

Thank you all guys.

This topic can be closed now.
by mrtaufner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on

Is it worth it? I mean I'm not getting this pc for more than 10 bucks. How cheap are T60 displays? Can I put it to my T41 to find out if it's broken? In the one of the worst cases (the motherboard is blown but display is OK) I could use a higher res display in my T41, I guess. The problem with the ...
by mrtaufner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on

It could the the screen, the LCD cable, blown backlight fuse on the system board, or even something else entirely. Is it worth it? I mean I'm not getting this pc for more than 10 bucks. How cheap are T60 displays? Can I put it to my T41 to find out if it's broken? In the one of the worst cases (the...
by mrtaufner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

[Doubt] I found a very cheap T60 but the screen won't turn on

Should I buy it? It's just 10€

Everything sounds like working. But the screen won't turn on. Is it easy to replace? Could it be something else?

Can I swap parts with the T41 I have? At least I know I can swap the DVD drive (T60 is DVD burner and T41 is DVD reader)
by mrtaufner
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 18
Views: 3678

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

ITs ALIVE, ALIIVVEEEEE yes, the last response was the winning one I went into control panel ..... computer management, so, the disk was not initiated and the space un-allocated, thats why I couldnt access the drive. so you can actually mount a cream de la cream latest generation SSD on an old machi...
by mrtaufner
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Gaming performance T4x
Replies: 0
Views: 2260

Gaming performance T4x

Just found this video, and I think you guys might find it interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAftMLlTCLY
by mrtaufner
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry
Replies: 7
Views: 7636

Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

yesternight I tried doing this, but for some reason I just couldn't install the newest drivers available. Also, i've noticed that my trackpad won't work with the newest programs: I usually have Mozilla Firefox and I can't scroll. Same goes for Telegram, which I use a lot and I just see no reason for...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

To get a decent wifi speed on your T41, there's this TP-LINK TL-WN861N 300Mbps Wireless Mini PCI Adapter... It does wifi a/b/g/ n In the mean time I can stick to it or even use a USB Wifi thingy, that I barely use. But yea. Yet still have options, It's not that urgent for me to have internet connec...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

Re: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen

mrtaufner ... just to add from your last post. The whole cloudy part of the screen ... at this time ... is small and completely hidden behind the Taskbar and the 14 icons to the left of the clock time, which is on the extreme right. What I would really like to know ... what can I expect in the futu...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

It can't be the wireless card that is loose for sure, but I did hear about the Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B card being a very unstable and a bad card in general. That may be the reason why the card keeps disconnecting and reconnecting to your network. Before I make any sort of assumption, did you...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

FINALLY! I just got it working and I'm actually sending this post with the T41! I had to completely (manually) remove the WLAN folder in order to install the new drivers and it finally worked. Thanks! PD: however I'm now experiencing continuous reconneting to the network. Maybe the WLAN card is loose?
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

Re: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen

I checked out the ad ... I will think all this out more. I have three ThinkPads, a T41 and two T42s. I could just 'retire' the T41 and start using one of the T42 computers, buy a replacement screen or send the computer away to get the screen replaced. I have done some work inside ... replacing a fa...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

dr_st wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:26 am
Is the XP updated to SP2 at least?

What is the wireless card?
Yes, I made a fresh install of Win XP SP3 actually.

The WLAN card is the Intel PRO WLAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter.

Should I change it? Aparently the most recent drivers weren't installed (Date: 28/7/2004 - V 1.2.3.14)
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

Re: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen

After installing the Linux CD the clouding is exactly the same as when I have WinXP running. In your last post you said the LCD is 'not the best'. So what will be the final outcome ... will this 'clouding' continue to spread. If so, at what speed ... over time, slowly or fast? For now I have no pro...
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Dolby Advanced Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Dolby Advanced Audio

I think this topic does not belong here, but i think you can download it from the dolby page?

I downloaded it from the Microsoft Store thingy on my desktop. My x240 had it already installed, tho
by mrtaufner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry
Replies: 7
Views: 7636

Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

Uhhh, this looks like worth to be tried.

This afternoon I'll try it on my T41 and tell you guys how it turned out

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