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by dr_st
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: The mystery of FRU 08K4986
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: The mystery of FRU 08K4986

Just take one keycap off, and examine the underlying switch. All 3 manufacturers have pretty distinct switches, AFAIR.
by dr_st
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

According to Thinkwiki, the R-Series was meant to be a cheaper model, which does make sense for the E/I type R series, but otherwise they usually come with more features (Firewire, QXGA LCD on R50p, S-Video(I think), Etc..) T series was slimmer and lighter. Some features were sacrificed on it (Fire...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Advanced Mini Dock 2504 No Display
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Advanced Mini Dock 2504 No Display

Welcome to the forum. :D You don't need drivers for the mini-dock. It's extremely unlikely that the problem is in the mini-dock, but everything is possible. More likely, though, is that the computer is not configured properly. Let's start with answering some basic questions: 1. Which computer is on ...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

There are certain advantages to imperial units, surprising as it may sound. Even to temperatures in Fahrenheit, and even the ridiculous use of 12-hour clock in official time tables (because that's how people speak after all). The only thing that has absolutely not reason to exist is the month-day-ye...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

i was advised by several people that know a lot of the internals of how dosbox works that the win98 route was better for non expert users, so far thats how it has panned out. Provided that those non-expert users first obtain a system compatible with Windows 98, install it, configure it, and that's ...
by dr_st
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

Here in Singapore, it's pretty much a thing to just have the tax (here called GST, "Goods and Service Tax") included in the price It's a thing in every sane country. The US is the only one (or one of the only ones) that's crazy enough not to do it. This is what causes stupid crap like the penny sti...
by dr_st
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND X220 with IPS, i7 and USB 3.0
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: FOUND X220 with IPS, i7 and USB 3.0

:thumbs-UP:

Welcome to the club. It's a nice little laptop! :lol:
by dr_st
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

Not ignorance just i get lots of requests to help get it work, it's very dependant on each machine it's installed on Not at all. I use the same portable install that runs on all my setups, and the only thing that I found I sometimes had to tweak is the aforementioned video output settings. That's l...
by dr_st
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

DOSbox is mince, nothing but trouble. Well... I'd say that there's a lot of ignorance in this statement. Since you said earlier that "it has very poor reputation", I assume that you haven't used it much yourself, but formed your opinion based on hearsay? I have lots of first-hand experience with DO...
by dr_st
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

Dekks wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 am
Don't agree at all, it has a very poor reputation.
Which statement exactly do you not agree with? You quoted several.
by dr_st
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

In addition win98 games need old 16bit drivers from what i remember, not sure if thats in wine. Most of them don't. Sometimes the installers can be 16-bit. Then you have to contend with soundblaster compatibility. Again, most native Windows games run with native Windows audio drivers (which I hope ...
by dr_st
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: X32 Linux/ Ubuntu support, any experiences?

Unfortunately I found out that TRIM support doesn't exist not only for Win 98, but not even for Win XP. That would leave me with Win 7 or 8.х. Or without TRIM. That may not be as big of a deal as some think. The issue here is that according to some people, there are no video drivers for the ATI gpu...
by dr_st
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 731

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

jaspen-meyer, I must say I rather like your suggestion. Can we assemble a task force to decide on the most efficient implementation? I suggest that we schedule regular task force meetings at Caribbean resorts. The bill should be sent to residents of rural US towns, whose interests we would fundament...
by dr_st
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 25
Views: 1013

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

Well, you kind of need to make up your mind. Either you want an older Thinkpad (to pay less) or you want a new laptop (maybe not a Thinkpad), which will cost more, but will have the benefits of modern hardware. As was said, the immediate 15" siblings of the X230 are the T530/W530. There was no 17" m...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 series and above ??
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: T530 series and above ??

Easy way to find out is to input the following search parameters into the search engine of your choice: <model_number> psref (for example: t540 psref ) One of the first link will be to Lenovo's Personal System Reference (PSREF) document which will detail all the available configuration parameters of...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Firefox 58 is fast
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Firefox 58 is fast

Interesting. I wonder how it would compare to a modern version of Google Chrome.
by dr_st
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 731

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

Yes, because USPS should have a dedicated truck for every single package, to deliver it door-to-door in the fastest way possible. :thumbs-UP:
by dr_st
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 occasional problems going to sleep / hibernating
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: W10 occasional problems going to sleep / hibernating

It just keeps spinning the fan until there's no battery left or until I keep pressing on/off button couple of seconds so I've got no output from the system what actually went wrong. I take it that you waited for more than 15 minutes? The reason I said 15, is because 10-15 minutes is usually the tim...
by dr_st
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 occasional problems going to sleep / hibernating
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: W10 occasional problems going to sleep / hibernating

Win10 is not a very fussy system at all. Power management issues are always a combined OS + driver + hardware + firmware thing. Given that you are using a T70 which is a custom-built system, with only God knows what level of QC, I would suspect that first. It sounds like you might have a hardware dr...
by dr_st
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10, Last version of Windows for users
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Windows 10, Last version of Windows for users

I am sure it would be so simple and easy to do and there is classic shell but want a real theme from MS. I want it to look exactly like this. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikinews/en/0/00/Windows98.png Apparently not enough people want it "to look exactly like this" for them to bother. For most pra...
by dr_st
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Good distro for replacing Windows?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Good distro for replacing Windows?

Windows installs deteriorate over time. The colloquial term is "winrot" and the usual solution is nuke and pave (wipe and reinstall). This is not as true as it used to be; I've noticed it becoming less true with each new generation of Windows (i.e., Vista/7 "rot" less than XP, 8.1 and 10 even less ...
by dr_st
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Easy way out: if you disable Hibernate, you automatically also disable Fast Startup.
It's not any easier - they are on exactly the same settings page.
by dr_st
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

OK, after doing a bit more study, I found out it was fast start for Win10. When activated it would suck power from my battery even when turned off. Must be a bug. Normally Windows does not arm wake-up when going down to 'fast startup'. Essentially 'fast startup' = hibernate with wake-up filters tur...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard on an X220?
Replies: 16
Views: 2330

Re: X230 Keyboard on an X220?

Yep, as RBS mentioned - T400s-T420s, T410-T420, W510-W520 and X220 all share the same keyboard. I would be surprised if the Lenovo service center would not be able to sell you a brand new keyboard in your language. There should also be an option of getting a generic (English only) keyboard and havin...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

I remember not being able to find the T25 on Lenovo's Singapore online store when it first came out (before someone on Instagram informed me that they ended up getting it in some time after it was available in the US) It's currently available on the Singapore site. The Singaporeans get the best dea...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220: how do you tell if you have IPS or non-IPS screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: X220: how do you tell if you have IPS or non-IPS screen?

If a person did not ever see an IPS panel, he may have difficulties - especially if there is AUO display inside. Checking it with diagnostic tool changes the "I think" into "I know". And this is what OP asked for. Did you check the comparison pictures in axul-delmeria's link? If someone can't deter...
by dr_st
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

Well like I said, with OS/2 you can watch youtube and browse most things comfortably. And that's on a Banias, a Dothan would do a much better job no doubt. I was doing IRC and watching youtube simultaneously on the thing, quite nice. Which browser do you use on OS/2? Warpzilla? I can't imagine anyt...
by dr_st
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220: how do you tell if you have IPS or non-IPS screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: X220: how do you tell if you have IPS or non-IPS screen?

Run some diagnostic software like HWinfo, and check the type under "display" tab. Retype it into google wieh "panelook", and voila! I hope this was a joke. ;) If a person can't tell a TN from an IPS with a naked eye using the simple test suggested above, they have absolutely no need to know whether...

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