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by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Weird... I inserted the imgur link... Let me try again...

EDIT: Done
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

[Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Hi T'padders I got a 2nd hand T460 that suffered a water accident. The previous owner said that while cleaning the mobo with Isopropyl alcohol it damaged a mobo connector. I opened the T460 today and I see she/he broke the closing mechanism for the trackpad connector, as the pic below shows: https:/...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

tdot wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:10 am
Absolutely no flickering issues.
May I ask how long you have the kit? Mine originally was not flickering either, it came after few months of usage.
by Tasurinchi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

No dice. Cannot find files/asks me if I'm root. Well, in Linux, for most driver or program installations you will need to be root :wink: I'll post in the linux mint dedicated forums and see if I can get help there. Good idea, that's what Forums are for... I guess you're new to Linux, make sure to a...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

Don't the Linux Mint forums have any hints about this?

In case it helps, I have two X32 using Debian and I installed the drivers following this instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

I'm aware my X32 uses a different graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7000) but the link above may help...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 mods?
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: X300 mods?

stasheck wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:24 am
- however, it's no longer my daily driver because - of course - it's slooow.
I assume your X300 is already maxed out with a good SSD and 8GB RAM, right? Eventually try a lighter Linux Distro, this may speed it up, depending on what your "daily driver tasks" are...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Mixing and matching X220 and X230 parts... Anyone with any experience on it?
Replies: 26
Views: 8329

Re: Mixing and matching X220 and X230 parts... Anyone with any experience on it?

as.nielo wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:46 pm
what about installing no button trackpoint from x240 to x220? I wish X220 had bigger touchpad
No way... Totally different size and connector and mechanism...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
I believe the primary appeal behind the new converter kit is that they do not flicker, as opposed to the earlier versions.
I was of the opinion that only the cable was new (always speaking of the EvanJoo model, not Ja-Vie's one)
by Tasurinchi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Welcome to the forum! Thanks a lot for your feedback, funnily enough a very similar type of mod chip is used for the "s" models, yet none of them flicker (at least until now :wink:) There is a new version of this mod with a longer cable, so that you can place it under the keyboard. But I don't think...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Throw me Distro suggestions!
Replies: 28
Views: 5827

Re: Throw me Distro suggestions!

I'm using LXDE in a X41 with an SSD and 2GB RAM, runs actually surprisingly snappy, but I don't know how it will look like with a conventional HDD

I'm also using Bunsen Labs in an an X30 and X24 with <1GB RAM...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Seems like the flickering happens when the available power is low, or something like that. Well, I'm not totally surprised it flickers. I don't know if you're aware of the history of these adapters, I previously had Ja-Vie's adapter in this very same T430 (distributed here in the forum by RMSMAjest...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Ok, this is bad... :( It was not flickering with 1x 8GB because the battery was quite full, I depleted it and after that it will flicker with any RAM combo I tried 1x 8GB (Micron) + 1x 4GB (Elpida) - Both 12800 1x 8GB (Micron) + 1x 2GB (Hynix) - Both 12800 1x 8GB (Kingston Hyper-X 12800) + 1x 2GB (M...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 am
Try 8+1 or 8+2 or 8+4 GB, maybe you can figure out the flicker "starting point".
And/or try other RAM brand(s).
Excellent idea... Going back to the table... ;-)
by Tasurinchi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Well, removed 1 RAM slot and left 1x 8GB RAM... Works like a champ! :thumbs-UP:

A little of a bummer that 16GB will make the adapter flicker... but the screen is gorgeous and for the current usage 8GB will be enough... And Debian is not so RAM hungry :mrgreen:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
I've been using it since August and haven't had that issue.
Still brand new compared to mine :lol:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

In my opinion, placing the adapter board behind the LCD is not a good idea because there is the possibility of panel flex. Well, I got my own spacers so backlight bleeding is gone and I don't think my panel flexes. I will check the cable but as soon as I disconnect the AC adapter the screen works p...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 148
Views: 67685

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Short report. I bought the non-s version in February this year. I installed the panel using spacers to avoid backlight bleeding. The kit worked perfectly all this time, but today I booted and plug in the AC adapter to charge the battery my screen started the (in)famous flickering... :( Anybody else ...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

MikalE wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Does the T25 keyboard fit and work correctly in the T480 and T580???
Nope, different chasis designs...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 5274

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

I managed to install FreeBSD in my AFFS modded X201, but I think I somehow screwed something up and Gnome is acting a little bit b!tchy... I probably need to re-install.

Which GUI would you recommend? I tried LXDE but it did not work, (or maybe I did something dumb...)
by Tasurinchi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 8218

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:07 am
This Slimjet browser starts in seconds and has not failed me once in over a week now.
I was following some of the Chromium branches in the past but somehow totally missed this... Thanks for sharing! :thumbs-UP:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 5274

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

Thanks! I saw the link for downloads, I was only curious which would be the easiest hardware platform.
Dekks wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:55 am
... and that hits performance.
Top performance is not relevant for the moment, is just for toying around.
by Tasurinchi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 5274

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

Dekks wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:56 pm
For Free/OpenBSD roughly anything that has an ipw2200 intel wifi onward till machines 2 or 3 years old.
That new? I may give it a try in a T420/T420s probably... I was expecting it would be safer on older hardware and was cleaning up my xx00 gen machines...

Thanks for the hint! :thumbs-UP:
by Tasurinchi
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 5274

Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

As the title says... I got curious about the above mentioned OS's and was wondering which ThinkPad generation would be good to start playing with them? I was guessing some older Core2Duo or 1 Core i gen would suits best. To start with I'd like to use hardware that is soported ootb and if I like it, ...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 75
Views: 13703

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I forgot to add that I always use the net install, it's a tiny image that downloads all packages from the net, so once the install is ready you have up to date system and don't need to run any additional package... :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen

redart wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:06 am
I've found the same cable at various overseas sellers as you suggested
Sorry, I forgot to specify that you should look for the original panel, not the cable... :|

Sorry for that...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen

You could also check some overseas eBay sellers, you may get better prices there but the shipping will take longer.
by Tasurinchi
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: X1 Carbon 1st Gen Screen

There is a FHD Mod kit being sold here in this forum, check this thread: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242
by Tasurinchi
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 75
Views: 13703

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

- at least to my knowledge - which would enable me to test the environment without installing it Of course there is: https://www.debian.org/CD/live/ On the "surface" Debian is not much different than any other Distro IMO. I personally use Cinnamon on new hardware or Gnome classic or LXDE on older o...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 75
Views: 13703

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I use Debian in many of my ThinkPads and I never had any issue. Coincidentally, I installed LXDE not so long ago on an old X41 with an IDE SSD and I was positively surprised how well it worked (same on an old Toughbook of similar age that I later gave away). Playing devil's advocate :twisted: , my m...

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