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by skx
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 doesn't sleep after IME update
Replies: 16
Views: 2616

Re: X220 doesn't sleep after IME update

dr_st wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:49 am
Intel ME is not spying malware.
It is a lowlevel backdoor. When the machine has a backdoor intentionally built in by Intel, the backdoor can be abused by more even if we would assume that Intel respects our privacy.
by skx
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Avast premier on a X230 kills sound
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Avast premier on a X230 kills sound

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Dump Avast, or see how Linux behaves.
And we have a winner! :mrgreen:
by skx
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

The boot delay is [...] like 1a2 seconds Interesting. For me the delay is >5s but I removed everything ( -r -t -d -S ). Was your ME firmware 1.5MB or 5MB? Mine was the latter unfortunately (AMT board, FRU # 04Y1834; there was supposedly non-AMT FRU # 04Y1835 with matching specs but it only seems to...
by skx
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

Removing ME seems to introduce boot delay, also reported here: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/issues/38 Or are you guys just using Alt Disable Mode ( me_cleaner.py -s )? (Edit: This probably doesn't happen with Coreboot, so that's another possibililty.) I flashed my devices with lowercase -s.T...
by skx
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Keys above numpad for E/L/T models
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Keys above numpad for E/L/T models

Correct, you can also check normally by the sticker at the bottom side of the keyboard.
by skx
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

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

Do you know if the standard net install offers to enable sudo? under stretch, if you used a root password during install, you did not have sudo enabled. if you left the root password blank, sudo was enabled by default (has been like this for years, and was mentioned during installation at the scree...
by skx
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

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

Just upgraded my machines to the new Debian stable release, Buster :bow:
by skx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon about support-EOL
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon abou

it is not a hassle at all, takes same amount of time to mount usb as under normal windows environment. above claim by Omineca is fake news, it is just selecting the usb you want to be available in your virtual machine, you click and it automounts :wink: I completely missed this comment back when it...
by skx
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 4735

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

2. Firefox: have been trying this out again this past month. Is there any of using 15+ tabs in Firefox that without require you to scroll left/right ? My main browser have 30+ tabs when starting off, and can go up to 45+ tabs. Scrolling left/right is simply not an option for me. I will reply but I ...
by skx
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Questions on buying a Linux laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Questions on buying a Linux laptop

Say for example I go into a Dell Store and find a laptop preinstalled with Ubuntu. 1) is the version of Ubuntu preinstalled the latest version? Or do they use LTS versions? 2) what if I don't want Ubuntu and want Lubuntu instead? What usually happens? Can I offer to bring them a LiveUSB of Lubuntu ...
by skx
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 4735

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

Firefox is doing the job already many years for me. And knowing that Firefox is the basis for Tor Browser just makes me more confident we do not need alternatives to resist to the privacy invading proprietary browsers.
by skx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

It's the CPU's built-in spyware from Intel : M anagement E ngine. THAT is a great link, explained it so I could mostly understand it! LOL Thanks! I highly advise you to clean your X220's Intel ME: 1. as stated by RealBlackStuff, it is malicious lowlevel spyware out of enduser's control and without ...
by skx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: I've always dreamed of a lightweight hard case with foam padding inside for my x220/x230. Never found one. Did you?

I use these black neoprene sleeves. Fits perfectly and is cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-17-Inch-Soft-Neoprene-Sleeve-Pouch-Bag-Case-For-Tablet-Laptop-PC-Notebook-/263577030424 I can't imagine these protecting the corners at all which is my main issue over the years. If i could put hard corner c...
by skx
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 353
Views: 104143

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Just follow instructions on the github page: https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec All is mentioned step by step by the developers of the EC patches.
by skx
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

VMs are great for many things, but not if you want raw graphical performance or direct access to hardware (device passthrough to VM is supported sometimes but not always). Running in a VM permanently disconnected from the wide web might be too much of a hindrance for daily work, and if you connect ...
by skx
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed. Not if you change the policy to "auto download and notify for install". Nothing will get auto-installed this way, however - the ability to selectively control which updates to install is still severely limited (I believe...
by skx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

Did you go daft again by the latest Micro$haft Update that ruined your drivers? Stop that irritating hassle once and for all! https://www.howtogeek.com/263851/how-to-prevent-windows-from-automatically-updating-specific-drivers/ Please note: this ONLY applies to users of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10...
by skx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 factory reset
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Thinkpad T420 factory reset

Hi all first time post so hope it's in the correct place. I have a thinkpad T420 that I used for work but have now left there but still have the laptop. I can no longer log into it as I believe its connected to the work domain and user name/password dont work. I dont want anything on the laptop jus...
by skx
Sat May 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 33
Views: 4549

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

I doubt that since I haven't encountered malware in well over a decade.... :mrgreen: Same here. The last Virus I had, was 1993, and that was a Jerusalem virus on an old, XT running Dos 3.3. I've never had any malware, although, I regularly run MawareBytes. how do you know that was the last virus/ma...
by skx
Wed May 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Confidential EEPROM tool from Lenovo
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Confidential EEPROM tool from Lenovo

https://reddit.com/comments/bran89/comment/eobqnt4

Quite interesting, this one should be released by someone!
by skx
Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35327

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

it s hard to imagine it will be software related honestly. you are all running windows? can you try with a linux live cd of choice to see if the flickering persist? would be nice to have someone running coreboot as well to provide us with feedback.
by skx
Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 30
Views: 2565

Re: what SSD do you run?

jwjensen356 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Samsung 500GB 860 EVO in my T420s. Great! Paid Amazon about $150 over a year ago. Now they have it for $82.
Yes, the Samsung 860 EVO series for me are the most snappy SSDs I owned so far. A bit more expensive but worth every EUR/USD :D
by skx
Mon May 13, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 104
Views: 102204

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

I purchased a TPx220 on eBay, it didn't come w/ a storage drive. The listing made no mention on Computrace (until I purchased the laptop I didn't know about it). The first thing I did was fire it up and go to the BIOS, i was greeted w/ the Computrace warning...I thought WTF?? So I did some googlefu...
by skx
Sun May 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager
Replies: 29
Views: 13208

Re: W10: FIX for Lenovo Power Manager

I am not an expert, but I recently did my first 2 windows installs since a long time :mrgreen: I got all working on a T430 and X220i, I installed fresh W10 iso, installed the wireless LAN driver from the Lenovo support website, then I let windows update all, some devices were still unknown in device...
by skx
Sat May 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A question about an online seller in US
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: A question about an online seller in US

the photoshopped FedEx truck on their pictures looks suspicious :mrgreen:
by skx
Sat May 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 factory reset
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Thinkpad T420 factory reset

I do have access to another computer and can get some blank DVDs (which ones to get?) How do I do it? I am speaking against my conviction now as I am a linux fanboy :mrgreen: your T420 should have an official windows license under the battery, most probably a win7 pro licence. I advice you to downl...
by skx
Sat May 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New Guy with T430
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: New Guy with T430

Now I have the MOD bug and want to do several things to it. Screen replacement and CPU upgrade but one thing I am thinking of first is to upgrade the motherboard to one with the Nvidia GPU. Just curious what everyone thinks of this- is it worth it? Well, no idea which OS you use, but if you are a l...
by skx
Sat May 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Throw me Distro suggestions!
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: Throw me Distro suggestions!

olddog wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:35 am
And, by being wholly in RAM, it's fast.
This is basically the case for all Linux Live CD/DVDs. But I agree Puppy Linux as a small distro will be probably be more efficient on older hardware with limited RAM.

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