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by skx
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: How to make trackpont work under linux
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: How to make trackpont work under linux

/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-thinkpad.conf Section "InputClass" Identifier "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" Driver "libinput" MatchIsPointer "yes" Option "AccelProfile" "flat" Option "AccelSpeed" "-0,3" EndSection xinput --set-prop 'TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint' 'libinput Accel Profile Enabled' 0, 1 xinput --set-...
by skx
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 9291

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

the intention was good, the execution of the warning could be better :mrgreen:
by skx
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 50
Views: 3114

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

mpcook wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:08 pm
The governor of Ohio is instituting a stay at home order effective Monday midnight. He's been very aggressive with state requirements. which I believe in retrospect will be considered the best way to go.
it is necessary to flatten the infection curve, wise decision. take care!
by skx
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 50
Views: 3114

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

agreed, it is not living in fear. i am sure I will survive covid19 infection, but when I am infected and I am not aware of it, there are 12 days incubation period without having symptoms of covid19 in which time i can infect all my family members, friends, colleagues, etc... and among these people w...
by skx
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 50
Views: 3114

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

It is amazing that even people in this topic can politicize the COVID19 situation, instead of defending Trump, prepare yourself for [censored] hitting the fan in your neighbourhoods quite rapidly. sweat out the pandemic and come back writing your statements about EU's incompetence, China's totalitar...
by skx
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [x230] Adventures with Recovery media [Long read]
Replies: 21
Views: 3812

Re: [x230] Adventures with Recovery media [Long read]

So, I tried installing Windows 10. Windows 10 error, right at the end of the installation after installing devices: "Install Windows: The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, ...
by skx
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: USB-C Thunderbolt Issues (I have a T480) and Linux. Do I need to do anything?
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: USB-C Thunderbolt Issues (I have a T480) and Linux. Do I need to do anything?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nearly-all-thinkpads-have-defective-usb-c-ports-what-to-do-now I have a T480. I run Pop OS (Ubuntu variant). I don't have Windows installed at all. I am not specifically having the problems referred to. Do I need to do anything? if so, what? (assume that I don't have ...
by skx
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: XP games on CD/DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

that should indeed do the job
by skx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: XP games on CD/DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

In some countries no-cd cracks are legal if you own the original game. Less hassle honestly.
by skx
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with software!
Replies: 17
Views: 4821

Re: "1vyrain" - xx30 ThinkPad Jailbreak - Overclocking, Advanced Menu, ME Disable, Whitelist automated unlock with softw

I'd be interested in such an image. I have both a black and a green CH341A flasher, a 5/3.5V adapter and SOIC-cables for them. Which one would you recommend for an X230 with i5-3320M CPU and BIOS V2.70/1.14 in case something goes wrong? i have the black one but all should work. but above solution f...
by skx
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 BIOS upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: T430 BIOS upgrade

Gotcha Cigarguy thats what I was thinking also. Thanks for the quick reply. rjsrjs Not in agreement - Lenovo is still providing bios updates in 2019 for T430. You should at least update to BIOS 2.81 (G1ETC1WW) EC 1.13 (G1HT35WW) issued on 2019/07/04 which include various intel CPU [censored] fixes ...
by skx
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 410 v 430 low battery alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

Re: 410 v 430 low battery alarm

I have a 410 running Mint 17.3 (yes I know its obsolete) that sounds an alarm when the battery hits 5%. I have no idea why, but it has always done so and I like it. I like it a lot. I have a 430 running 19.x which does not sound an alarm no matter how low the battery gets. I do not like this one bi...
by skx
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 Issues after IME update
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: x220 Issues after IME update

You are really confused and should take a break. It is just perfectly possible to flash a lower bios version. You make it yourself so difficult by just trying to do each time the opposite. Use usb stick, copy the image on it and flash it. If the version is 1.0 it will even flash. Only flashing from ...
by skx
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Coreboot on the X210
Replies: 75
Views: 10713

Re: Coreboot on the X210

It really sucks, because newer firmware decreses performance(so it will suck more battery to do same operations). so I've locked intel microcode in package manager to stay at "20171117". It's the last version that will allow using full capabilities of Intel CPUs (a bit less secure, but as laptops t...
by skx
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 Issues after IME update
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: x220 Issues after IME update

Thanks, I'd love too but procedure is too advanced for me, I don't have rpi and stuff. Better is give to someone who can do it. you do not need to follow the complicated RPi procedure. just buy a 5USD usb SPI CH341A programmer on ebay. it is a 5minute job on a X220 with the chip below the palm rest...
by skx
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 Issues after IME update
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: x220 Issues after IME update

https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner

me_clean your X220 and release your machine from the evilness (flash with lowercase s). there is no need to update the malicious Intel ME as the latest version provided by Lenovo has plenty of security vulnerabilities as well. just remove it and never look back
by skx
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 371
Views: 124608

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

make patch_enable_battery clean make patch_enable_keyboard clean make patched.x230.img I understood you only want the battery patch, so you disable the keyboard patch. make patch_enable_battery clean # Uses the battery validate patch make patch_disable_battery clean # Turns off the battery validate...
by skx
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 371
Views: 124608

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

thinkpad-ec script has keyboard patch enabled by default and battery patch disabled. so if you only need battery validation patch, you need to disable the keyboard patch and enable the keyboard patch . try again and flash your ec. you just did something in wrong. I don't understand that . .. maybe ...
by skx
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T430 Keyboard failure with Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Re: T430 Keyboard failure with Windows 10

exactly, they should have either damaged something disassembling/assembling. all the rest is BS. T430 perfectly works with W10. the keyboard is not the issue but the OS :mrgreen:
by skx
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 371
Views: 124608

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Here you have your issue. Did you read the github instructions? You should downgrade your bios first to 2.76 (G2ETB6WW). 2.77 cannot have its EC modified! It is clearly mentioned in the 1st paragraph of the github instructions. So downgrade BIOS and try again. Yes, i did. Sorry I forgot to mention ...
by skx
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 371
Views: 124608

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

1. I update with exe from bios 2.76 to 2.77. --> BATTERY DETECTION FAIL. Here you have your issue. Did you read the github instructions? You should downgrade your bios first to 2.76 (G2ETB6WW). 2.77 cannot have its EC modified! It is clearly mentioned in the 1st paragraph of the github instructions...
by skx
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 121
Views: 129116

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

Has anyone used or have any opinions on these types of solutions? https://www.bios-downloads.com/2018/02/27/133922/ Claims to unlock supervisor and computrace via custom flash. Thoughts? No! Even the website is malicious goddammit! Either you follow the official way and get in touch with CompuServe...
by skx
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Trackpoint sensitivity
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Trackpoint sensitivity

If you use linux it is easy to configure the sensitivity to your own preference by setting a 20-thinkpad.conf xorg config and xinput settings
by skx
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500: "It's Dead, Jim!"
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: T500: "It's Dead, Jim!"

You do use a linux live usb to test I hope? Just to rule out a crashed microsoft OS. You can access bios? Use external monitor, etc...


edit: you solved it meanwhile, good job :thumbs-UP:
by skx
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: some of my new T500's BIOS settings were locked
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Re: some of my new T500's BIOS settings were locked

Forum rules doesn't allow us to discuss resetting of BIOS password. I'd ask the seller for the password or send it back. If and when the backup battery dies you'll be SOL as you won't be able to set the date and time. I understand the forum policy not to discuss reset of bios passwords. But we shou...
by skx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 3151

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

From what I read, you are still trying to install both Windows and Linux on the same drive. That's where your problem lies. I'm sure it can be done, but it requires a fair knowledge of Linux. To give you an idea, see this: https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/db8fbj/installing_linux_on_m2_dri...
by skx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Any cure for key-shine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: Any cure for key-shine?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Don't type on your keyboard....
hehe :lol:
by skx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

dingdong wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 am
Alternative (tool used: Dremel):

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Larger image: https://i.imgur.com/9EplaAB.jpg
ah the dremel :mrgreen: the modder's best friend 8) i used it as well to have this [censored] ultrabay drives fitting :mrgreen:
by skx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Buying replacement keyboards and other parts
Replies: 7
Views: 3413

Re: Buying replacement keyboards and other parts

A short follow-up question: I understand one has to be careful buying replacement parts like keyboards and batteries. But what about the plastic stuff, covers, bezels, palm rests, and the like? Is there much variation in quality? I ask because I recently picked up an X201 and the cover is slightly ...

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