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by skx
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - What's the Point?
Replies: 3
Views: 4706

Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - What's the Point?

Why would schools oblige 2 in 1 laptops? Feels very bad, I hope someone will sue the school to make education more equal and accessible for all kind of people.
by skx
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1316

Re: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:59 am
At the height of my 'hoarding' I had 42 Thinkpads.
Today I have only 6 left (1 each T23, X1, X240, X240s, X250, T440p), the rest has all been sold.
what happened? you went for counseling? :mrgreen:

on topic: I would start to sell off all DELL machines
by skx
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: ThinkPad X220 overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: ThinkPad X220 overheating

The issue is Windows. Use linux with tlp and thinkfan and your x220 will idle around 50 °C. My girlfriend s x220 is steaming hot on W10 and silent and cool on her dual boot Debian. Trash windows, its invading your privacy and it doesn't care about your old hardware.
by skx
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions
Replies: 32
Views: 1642

Re: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions

I set up like Win95-- single taskbar at the bottom, autohide. Never been a fan of having one panel at the top and another at the bottom, as is the default for Xfce and MATE. Seems like they're aping Apple or something. Just tweak xfce, you can do all with it, nothing forces you to have double bars....
by skx
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 28
Views: 3491

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Debian is the best choice... but many people are scared as they perceive it more complicated as Ubuntu or Linux Mint (false argument if you ask me) or too boring compared to distros like Arch... but Debian is able to do everything you want it to do and this in probably the best maintained distro of...
by skx
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions
Replies: 32
Views: 1642

Re: My 6 weeks of trying Linux Distibutions

with all this distro hopping and zero love for debian? the world is nearing its end :eek:
by skx
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian do you also experience these pbs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Debian do you also experience these pbs ?

Kali Linux Is there some specific reason that requires you to use meme distro instead of more mainline / standard Debian [-based] one? he is a l33t h@xxor just struggling to get debian running on x230 :mrgreen: j/k i agree, run normal debian, x230 is 110% supported without any special customization...
by skx
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fan Control Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Fan Control Linux

The right way to do is via thinkfan - available in all major distros. The configuration is specific for each machine but its easy to find many configurations for each machine by using Google. I can share my thinkfan config for x220 if needed... My machines are silent and cooler compared to running w...
by skx
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: SD Card Reader not Mounted on Elementary OS
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: SD Card Reader not Mounted on Elementary OS

This should work out of the box. Not too confident in Elementary OS as distro which focus more on eye candy compared to stability, but this reminds me to a bug from years ago. Can OP post his fstab? nano /etc/fstab and post it here... in the past there was an SD card entry mentioned when installed f...
by skx
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Best Older Thinkpad for W10
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: Best Older Thinkpad for W10

my experience of W10 on X220 and X230, machines solely used by my girlfriend but maintained by me... W10 runs but I disagree it runs well. the fan and the heatcontrol are not properly supported by W10. you wont receive driver warnings but the reality is that the machine is continuously operating wit...
by skx
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB

glad the OP solved his problem meanwhile, it was not fully clear what he was trying to dualboot but in case it is dualboot of windows with a distro of choice the one and only right way to do a fresh install is FIRST installing windows and NEXT installing linux. if you do it the other way around, win...
by skx
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 28
Views: 3491

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Debian is the best choice... but many people are scared as they perceive it more complicated as Ubuntu or Linux Mint (false argument if you ask me) or too boring compared to distros like Arch... but Debian is able to do everything you want it to do and this in probably the best maintained distro of ...
by skx
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux on T42
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Linux on T42

@ziloo What is the configuration of your T42? Were you able to install either of the distros that @RealBlackStuff mentioned? Looking to buy a T40/41 this week to run a linux server for learning purpose. no worries, such old machines run any distro flavor without any issues :wink: which distro you w...
by skx
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 POWER ON ISSUE
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: X220 POWER ON ISSUE

does it make beeping sounds while booting? just writing some things you check: > try to enter the bios and reset it > verify if the ram is correctly installed, normally if ram failure, you should hear beeping sound sequence > use a different battery, not sure, but i can be incompatible battery firmw...
by skx
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?
Replies: 61
Views: 48761

Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

With China and Intel being the most to contribute to Kernel development is interesting for me in this current political environment. I don't know who is less trustworthy, Intel or Huawei? LOL I see Columbia will probably install Huawei 5G. Completely non relevant as we speak about the linux kernel ...
by skx
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?
Replies: 61
Views: 48761

Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

shawross wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm
https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/

Food for thought.
Why food for thought?
by skx
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux on T42
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Linux on T42

I would say Debian, but as you are not linux experienced, go for Ubuntu, play for a while and move to Debian :mrgreen:
by skx
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: New Windows 10 update permanently removes Adobe Flash
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: New Windows 10 update permanently removes Adobe Flash

already living 10 years without flash... i thought it already died long time agoN :mrgreen:
by skx
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Antivirus for Windows 10 users!
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Antivirus for Windows 10 users!

Which is one reason only one of my machines is using w10. Couple of things i had done on a Win10 Pro machine is to use multiple layers of limitation :lol: to confuse/restrict/limit telemetry of all sorts. Namely, OOSU10,proton vpi running behind Tor browser & HTTPS everywhere installed. Hmm, also a...
by skx
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Another ebay failure
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: Another ebay failure

I have to say that until today I never fell for dodgy sellers. When I buy on ebay or other auction sites I care a lot for the quality of the auction (pictures, description, feedback etc...) When it is a high value offer I want to buy, I always ask a question to the seller and see how quickly he reac...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How to keep palmrest stickers from falling off
Replies: 19
Views: 2705

Re: How to keep palmrest stickers from falling off

am I the only one who is instant removing these ugly stickers? :mrgreen:
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: good Linux for T510 4GB, SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 2643

Re: good Linux for T510 4GB, SSD

Right now I'm running PCLinux OS 18.06 Mate and I really like it, except it's a little slow on web browsing compared to my Win7 i5 desktop. In fact even Win10 was snappier on this T510. I've tried some other distros on it, nothing notably faster or slower, some too technical for me, like MX, some t...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Antivirus for Windows 10 users!
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Antivirus for Windows 10 users!

Hello guys, Thanks a lot for your reply. I am interested in Kaspersky or Norton. Are they reliable? Please let me know. ufff, norton, past glory from the nineties :mrgreen: i would go for RealBlackStuff's advice if I would use w10 :wink: defender and common sense should keep you safe. norton is a m...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Advice on RAM upgrade. ThinkPad X230
Replies: 17
Views: 2860

Re: Advice on RAM upgrade. ThinkPad X230

sudo dmidecode gives me next information about the RAM you have 2 ram slots on your X230, dmidecode should give you twice above output. please verify again and copy paste the full output, you ignored part of the output. dmidecode would even show when there is a slot available without ram inserted. ...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T420 - Linux + WiFi web browsing woes
Replies: 4
Views: 3703

Re: T420 - Linux + WiFi web browsing woes

atagunov wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:17 am
What kind of WiFi network is this? Home? Office? Starbucks? :)
:lol:

on topic, it cannot be related to sh!tty router? i confirm T420's wifi should work perfectly
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: how to setup audio on ubuntu on the x260?
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: how to setup audio on ubuntu on the x260?

this feels like a specific ubuntu/desktop environment related issue... as the sound is working, but it seems too soft, I would visit ubuntu community to look for a solution. having no sound at all would be kernel related. your issue is different. which desktop environment do you use? does ubuntu use...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 133
Views: 174845

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

I've been trying very hard to find info on the last bit, that it will phone home (and will give full remote access to others) even at the Disabled setting. Could you please provide me with source on where did you get the info for the above? why do you need an article for this? computrace is busines...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 BIOS upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 8740

Re: T430 BIOS upgrade

We should, in general, of course, but the fact is that Spectre/Meltdown have been made public almost 3 years ago, and so far I couldn't find a single practical attack based on these vulnerabilities, only proof-of-concept toys by researchers. I would agree with you in the nineties where malware was ...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 BIOS upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 8740

Re: T430 BIOS upgrade

Would anybody know if the fix skx suggested would prevent me from performing any upgrades such as the ones described in the following link in the future ? https://medium.com/@n4ru/the-definitive-t430-modding-guide-3dff3f6a8e2e yes, you would be able. imagine you messed up and flashed the latest bio...
by skx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Lenovo warns of Windows 10 2004 crashing ThinkPad laptops
Replies: 9
Views: 3194

Re: Lenovo warns of Windows 10 2004 crashing ThinkPad laptops

UMPC2024 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:51 pm
As green as the grass in the Windows XP field?
I do confirm it is even more green than the winxp field :mrgreen:

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