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by skx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2019

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: 338

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: 2276

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

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

Image
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: 5
Views: 276

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 ...
by skx
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Zorin OS
Replies: 21
Views: 4761

Re: Zorin OS

You cannot beat Debian when you want to keep your poor old machine on life support :lol: I just upgraded a miserable asus eeepc 1000HE to Buster, I went for LXQT desktop enviroment as the machine is really very outdated, terrible atom cpu with 2gb value ram inside. It turned out well, the little net...
by skx
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Have I been scammed? T440p
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Have I been scammed? T440p

you are not scammed at all
by skx
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x230] Adventures with Recovery media [Long read]
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

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

Win7 is EOL early 2020, you better invest your energy in a nice linux distro or W10. X230 has perfect support for both.
by skx
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

Some feedback from my side. I do not have own laptops with W10, but I maintain one of my girlfriend which has a dualboot Debian/W10 setup. Her W10 is set to auto update, this week I verified and the latest W10 upgrade to v1903 was pending. So I updated it, it took a lot of time, like 5hours to have ...
by skx
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fan problems on a T400
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Fan problems on a T400

It can be justified behavior when the CPU is over heating. I would update bios to latest version. Clean the laptop and repaste the CPU and see from there. Also try Linux, it allows you to customize the fan behavior easily with thinkfan
by skx
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Touchpad or similiar available on newer machines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: T430 Touchpad or similiar available on newer machines?

agklimit wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:10 am
Just amazed that there's someone who actually likes the T430 touchpad :D (the only part on my trusty T430 I really don't like... apart from the display panel... But it's even worse.)
True :D
by skx
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.

It´s best to clone the whole drive and not just a specific partition.
by skx
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903

I think it must be something to do with the computer make / model and possibly driver updates (including BIOS) . I have had V1903 running on all my machines here since last May and no issues with CPU throttling. According to a user report on Reddit, the issue is experienced on systems on which Bing...
by skx
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T400 and Windows 10: My experience
Replies: 44
Views: 33069

Re: T400 and Windows 10: My experience

Before you shout insults at someone, better put your reading glasses on first! outdated operating system WinXHome is still the same as Win10Home . Outdated in 2019? Hardly. One may not like it, but... If you disable updates, the system is not up to date? Or did I miss something? And where did I ins...
by skx
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T400 and Windows 10: My experience
Replies: 44
Views: 33069

Re: T400 and Windows 10: My experience

Wow... not sure if you rendered the man a service. in 2019 running an outdated operating system, is just plain stupid. I hope he is disconnected from the Internet. Turning off updates is not good, but irresponsible... It's better not to have a [censored] virusscanner but to have your OS and applicat...
by skx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

what linux users already are doing since like 2005 :mrgreen: i can imagine it is a fabulous feature for windows only users 8)
by skx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12958

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

After coming to my senses and NOT selling my T440P, I installed an FHD screen and then Debian Buster w/ Gnome. Loving it. I'll eventually get around to installing Openbox and one of my old configs, but she's running so well. Glad I kept her! Of course, I am daily traveling with my X220 (Debian), ol...
by skx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 unsupported Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: X230 unsupported Battery

modify your EC to disable the battery validation check: https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec

it is very easy... same risk as flashing your bios, which is like zero chance to mess up your X230
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: 39
Views: 3534

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: 14
Views: 1056

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: 2903

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: 2903

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: 990

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: 88
Views: 12958

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: 88
Views: 12958

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: 2068

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: 5647

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: 1560

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: 5647

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: 2903

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 ...

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