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by Temetka
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430: Any disadvantage to using mSATA SSD besides slightly slower OS launch?
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: T430: Any disadvantage to using mSATA SSD besides slightly slower OS launch?

My T430s has a 250GB 850 EVO in the mSATA slot and a 128GB Lenovo SSD in the 2.5" bay. I have Windows 10 Enterprise on the EVO and Bunsen Labs linux on the 128GB drive. I don't see any performance difference wrt to file accesss times between the 2 drives. That being said, I only used the EVO because...
by Temetka
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 696
Views: 274244

Re: Post your desktop.

xmms I presume?
by Temetka
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Full charge battery alarm on T430s
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Full charge battery alarm on T430s

Found it. On Windows 10 do this Open settings app go to system go to notifications scroll down to "Get notifications from these senders" click battery (not the little slider next to it and not battery in the left hand column. just click on the word battery turn off "play a sound when notifications a...
by Temetka
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPads on the job
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: ThinkPads on the job

Nice shots of some 'pads in action! Secondly, this thread needs to be stickied. Here's a shot of my new to me T430's https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2017/03/24/20170323_160515.md.jpg I work in IT. Tomorrow I'll have it hooked up to a rack at clients site while I troubleshoot their SDI/HDMI encoder (Gra...
by Temetka
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 29
Views: 1145

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

People like to harp on Vista and that's because when it launched it made their PC's run like crap because it exposed their weak bargain basement hardware. Personally, I like Vista very much. When it came out I had it running on a dual core Pentium D with 3GB of DDR400 and a 256MB PCI-E Radeon X800 c...
by Temetka
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T410 Days are far from over.
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: T410 Days are far from over.

I had a T410 that I sold to my co-worked. He also has a T410 that he sold to his friend when he got mine because mine had slightly better specs. Wonderful machines with 8GB and an SSD. I hope yours serves you well OP.
by Temetka
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Full charge battery alarm on T430s
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Full charge battery alarm on T430s

It's the OS as far as I can tell. Doesn't happen when I am booted into linux. EDIT: Took a look to see what Lenovo stuff I have installed. Just service bridge and system update. SU says there a power management update. I'm going to install it and see what happens. Debating on updating the GPU driver...
by Temetka
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 30
Views: 1678

Re: RE: Re: Yet another US government disaster...

I wish Animal Farm was still required reading in schools. Everyone is equal, just some are more equal. Very true. Some people are smarter, some are stronger, some are quicker, some are more empathetic and so on. Not everyone is cut from the same cloth. Funny that. You read Animal Farm and took away...
by Temetka
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Full charge battery alarm on T430s
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Full charge battery alarm on T430s

So I really love my new laptop (still adjusting to the keyboard).

That being said, one thing that really annoys me is that Windows 10 does this irritating alarm telling me my battery is full. How do I disable that?

Thanks.
by Temetka
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 Puzzle!
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: T450 Puzzle!

Is this an auction or sale you're looking at? It looks to me like parts were changed out. Maybe the original owner didn't want to send the machine into the depot for warranty work. (I assume). Speaking of warranty is it a depot only warranty or an on-site warranty? Either way, I'd be cautious about ...
by Temetka
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum

Just looking at the options, and your interest in a darker environment, Black or proFormell might be closest. Whether this is going to happen is a different story, it has been discussed before... Thanks. I am aware it's been discussed before and the answer came back as a nope. That being said, I'm ...
by Temetka
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 30
Views: 1678

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

All the more reason for using ad-blockers. It's also high time to start reading up on impeachment procedures... 1. Yes, but that won't stop the ISP's from tracking which sites your modem connects to. 2. The frack?!? Based on what? The man is not incompetent, nor has he done anything illegal. I'm ti...
by Temetka
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 44
Views: 3734

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

I used Netzero back in the day. There was a .dll hack the disabled their ads also. I used it on my Armada 4131T and Thinkpad 770 until we got cable at the house. Once I got the wife doing on-line shopping using high speed internet, she's always made sure that I got us the best internet we can afford...
by Temetka
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)

I'm curious to know what you didn't like aesthetically in the T440s. There's a few things about the aesthetics of the T440s that I don't like. Here's a side view of it. It looks like it doesn't have the clamshell design which I like. Also the trackpad has no separate physical buttons. If I wanted a...
by Temetka
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 808

[REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum

Hello, This is something that's been on my mind for a # of years but I bring up now. I have sensitive eyes and bright things give me eyestrain and headache. I was wondering if it would be possible to implement a dark(er) theme option for the forum? This would be on a per-user basis and users could s...
by Temetka
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)

I could have picked up a T440s for roughly the same price, but I don't care for the aesthetics of the machine. If I'm going to be using a machine as my daily driver and its not company issue, I want it to look good.

I hope the one you got works out well for you.
by Temetka
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)

The most intensive game I play is a flash based Star Trek game on Facebook. This machine handles it like a champ in either Windows or Linux. Overall I'm very impressed with its performance so far. The highest I've gotten the CPU to is 65 degrees Celsius. I was going to re-paste the CPU, but it appea...
by Temetka
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)
Replies: 11
Views: 854

New T430s has landed! (2 small linked thumbnails)

Got my "new" laptop yesterday. :) I bought it on e-bay for $223. Specs as shipped: 1600x900 LCD Core i5 3320M CPU 4GB DDR 3 2.5" 128GB SSD (Samsung OEM) Fingerprint Reader AC Adapter Battery (Says 81++ on it) has 37160mWh remaining. Design capacity was 43290mWh. Which is roughly 85% life left. Non-b...
by Temetka
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Help me install windows!
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Help me install windows!

My goal is to get ESXI 6.5 installed ESXi is fun. I have it running on my home server. So I don't know where your level of experience is. That being said it becomes the host OS and you can't login to it locally. You'll need to either open it's management IP in your browser (ex: 192.168.1.20/ui) and...
by Temetka
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

I did the retrofit to a couple of T430 and X230 and as far as I remember only the CapsLock LED doesn't work. Design-wise, the T430s cannot compete against the X301, I'm curious to see the outcome of your experiment :wink: No caps lock LED is not a deal breaker but also isn't purely 100% compatible....
by Temetka
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 44
Views: 3734

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

Funnily enough, a few months ago I pulled out my X301 that I bought from here and re-installed my SSD into it. I have since fallen totally in love with the machine. I did purchase a T430s from e-bay which I am somewhat looking forward to. (More on that later). But in terms of lightness, this machine...
by Temetka
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

T430s are nice machines. Don't forget you can retrofit a 7 row keyboard rather easily, and of course do the famous FHD Mod! CPU wise, IMO you should expect a good performance increase compared to the old Core2Duo SU9x000 generation. :wink: Thanks, I was already aware of those 2 mods. But the KB mod...
by Temetka
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 3485

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

Might I suggest that if you want to re-use a computrace HDD the following: 1. Wipe it with Dban 2. Wipe it with Linux 3. Wipe it with Dban again 4. Reload the OS and see if computrace it still there. If so I can only advise to either use the HDD as a non-OS drive (i.e. - external drive in a carrier)...
by Temetka
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Errors on site after last attack
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Errors on site after last attack

First off, great to see the site back up and running (mostly) smooth. Since I can't reply to the thread about forum announcements I thought I'd post this here. More of an FYI thing than anything else. Just trying to help out. Often times when looking at a thread I will get an error about it not bein...
by Temetka
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Acronis True Image, Macrium Reflect, others?
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Acronis True Image, Macrium Reflect, others?

I used to use EaseUS for cloning partitions, but they install a lot of other tools of theirs I don't want.

Macrium reflect (free) so far has been perfect for me the few times I've cloned a disk for people. Being in IT, we usually just wipe and reload.
by Temetka
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

I just bought a T430s off e-bay. i5, 4GB, 128GB SSD, 1600x900, etc. $189+shipping. The seller had a ton of them as well as a good feedback history. It should arrive next week. I'm both looking forward to it and having some buyers remorse. You see I really, really love my X301. But it's CPU is a tad ...
by Temetka
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Lightweight Distro for my 600?
Replies: 14
Views: 3674

Re: Lightweight Distro for my 600?

#!'s successor is BunsenLabs Linux.

I run it, and recommend it. Great distro, best I've ever used and I've been using linux since the SuSE 4.x days.
by Temetka
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fingerprint Reader At Boot
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Fingerprint Reader At Boot

I keep a text doc on my home NAS which contains all my setup/config notes for linux that I use. I knew I had something in there related to the fingerprint reader. There might be other ways to accomplish it, but I've used this method on my T410 and X301 To enable the fingerprint reader on most Thinkp...
by Temetka
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Suggestions: What to upgrade on an X220?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Suggestions: What to upgrade on an X220?

Hold on there son. Perhaps he needs Windows for work or some other program. There are 2 options in that case. 1. Dual boot 2. Windows virtual machine Personally I run only linux on my X301 as it handles 99% of what I need. If I need to use CentraStage to remote in (no linux client yet), I have an Op...
by Temetka
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Question about an X301
Replies: 28
Views: 2783

Re: Question about an X301

I just brought mine out of storage (bookshelf) again for use as I needed something much lighter and more portable them my Precision M4800. So I brought the X301 back out, re-installed it's SSD and slapped Bunsen Labs on it. I had forgotten what a wonderful machine it is (minus the lackluster LCD). I...

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