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by Fixed_Rider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Re: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

Well I did post to soon. While running Mint with Unity I was watching my battery drain right before my eyes and the laptop got extremely hot. Now for the life of me I cannot get Ubuntu to successfully install I've tried running the install from Win8 using the Wubi.exe. I've tried the universal insta...
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Re: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

All, I am happy to report I have found the solution! I am running Unity on Mint Maya. sudo apt-get install unity hit Y when asked, then type in Unity after the install in complete to launch it. so far I have opened quite a few apps without any dim screen lock ups. I'll report back if anything changes
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Re: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

Yeah, I thought so myself. I have zero issues installing Mint along side Windows or as a standalone. But I only can install Ubuntu from the wubi.exe. I make my bootable usb's with a Win7 app "iso to usb". I have the universal installer so I'll give that a shot. Currently I have Win8 running on my x6...
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Re: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

Neil,

Is Xubuntu a variation of Ubuntu without the Unity desktop? That is what is baffling me is all the little variations Ubuntu.
I'll start cruising around for other distros and run them off a USB for testing.

Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Re: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

Tasurinchi, Let me clarify a bit. Everything does work right out of the shoot. Installation couldn't be easier when I use the WUBI executable. That said I always get a failed installation when I try to install Ubuntu 12.4 or 12.10 from USB stick. It fails right at the point of installing the softwar...
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)
Replies: 19
Views: 11731

Best Distro for Lenovo x61s (ssd & 2gb ram)

Hello All, I have rediscovered Linux in the past few months. I really like what I see. I'm still baffled by all the distros and variations that are out there. What I have tried on the above machine is Win 8, XP Pro, Ubuntu 12.10 & Mint 13. I put Win8 on another machine as I really like it, but I wan...
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: My first ThinkPad, well almost (T61)
Replies: 25
Views: 2214

Re: My first ThinkPad, well almost (T61)

Personally I cruised eBay and looked at every T 61p available a few months ago. I narrowed down the list of possibles by seeing if they had a pic of the bottom where it displayed the manufacture date and I only found one at they time that had 08/08 or later. Be very careful

Hope this helps.
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Gotta love Lenovo
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Gotta love Lenovo

Awesome to hear.
It things like that....that lead to things like this....http://www.dazeinfo.com/2012/05/24/leno ... -dominate/
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: A request for general feedback on Windows 8...
Replies: 36
Views: 7674

Re: A request for general feedback on Windows 8...

To echo tim S....Yes! I have had zero issues with Win 8 on my daughters T43p (without a Live account). On my x61 the Mail app crashes immediately and repeatedly if I don't launch it and let it be for a couple minutes. It appears to not be able to handle navigating in my many email accounts and synci...
by Fixed_Rider
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Tablet buttons with Windows 8
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: X61 Tablet buttons with Windows 8

I came across this while looking for X61 items. It may help.

http://forums.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=107117

Later
by Fixed_Rider
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T Problem #2: Shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 4376

Re: X61T Problem #2: Shutdown

Shot in the dark here but..... Have you checked the heat sink and fan? Is the sync sitting flush, does the fan really work?
Swap it out with the unit from your other x61??
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Hello from Canton, OH!
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Hello from Canton, OH!

scodal, IMO I'd spend money on the SATA mod ILO getting another unit. The difference really is night and day. RBS is much closer to you than me in Denver. The shipping bill sucked but that is it. I was shocked to see a 7200rpm drive in the T43p before I shipped it out I was expecting a 4200 and ther...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: ThinkPad T43 and Windows 8
Replies: 35
Views: 27567

Re: ThinkPad T43 and Windows 8

Loving it! My daughter loves it too and that's what matters most! :)
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Hello from Canton, OH!
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Hello from Canton, OH!

Welcome to the forum!!! Out of my collection I still prefer the look and feel of my daughters T43p (Sata Mod by RBS). I have more money wrapped up into that unit than my two x61's and my T61 (just sold) combined and it is WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! FYI I have been running a Win8 Pro on both the T43p and a...
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC
Replies: 10
Views: 9842

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

So close, yet so far..... Having just got my daughters T43p back from RBS I wish I could have added this to the list!!! :cry:
Then again if I did get this done my daughter wouldn't have it....I would have bribed her for it!

Looked AWESOME!!!!!
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 89837

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!

Recent acquisition.... a pristine x61s for $73, $89 after shipping.
1.6ghz, 2gb ram no HD.
Just threw in an Intel 330 series SSD for $80 and I'm in heaven.
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: T61 14.1w T8100 PENRYN Intel Graphics with Dock
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: SOLD: T61 14.1w T8100 PENRYN Intel Graphics with Dock

Sold to a forum member, so it has a good home!
by Fixed_Rider
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: ThinkPad T43 and Windows 8
Replies: 35
Views: 27567

Re: ThinkPad T43 and Windows 8

Thought I'd chime in with my experiences with Win8 RP and Full versions on my daughters T43p. Everything went flawlessly other than downloading the wifi card driver and the display driver. The only real pain was the ati external event utility service was running and maxing out the cpu usage. I ended...
by Fixed_Rider
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Forum Members and Hurricane Sandy!
Replies: 49
Views: 5229

Re: Forum Members and Hurricane Sandy!

Good to hear TuuS.

Getting some pretty bad reports out of NYC, tunnels flooding, transformers blowing up, etc.
by Fixed_Rider
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61 Motherboard into x61s???
Replies: 20
Views: 4580

Re: x61 Motherboard into x61s???

Raket,

Thanks for the input. I decided to switch gears because my recently acquired x61s is SOOOO clean. I'm leaving intact other than an SSD upgrade.
I will keep on the lookup for a Penryn board to put into my x61.

Later
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Forum Members and Hurricane Sandy!
Replies: 49
Views: 5229

Forum Members and Hurricane Sandy!

Thought I'd start a thread to wish our fellow forum members that are in the path of hurricane Sandy all the best! This may be a good place to keep us all up to date on your status.....power providing .....or as a place to rally the troops if assistance is required! I know TuuS is in the path. Anyone...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?
Replies: 21
Views: 3295

Re: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?

[/quote]Did you install all XP updates? I bet you didn't because with SP3, all updates and a virus scanner installed, XP becomes *slower* than 7 SP1 or 8, perhaps even slower than Vista SP2.[/quote]

Yup, XP Pro version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600.
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?
Replies: 21
Views: 3295

Re: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?

I'm still using Win8 RP on my daughters T43p and my x61 (dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10). I have been testing it for some time and when MS asked in one word how I would describe Win8 I said...Bi-Polar. I think if they really want Win8 to succeed they need to allow the users to pick which interface they...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Windows 8 on a Thinkpad X61
Replies: 5
Views: 6718

Re: Windows 8 on a Thinkpad X61

1024x768 is the minimum resolution for Win8. 1366x768 is the minimum to use the snap feature. Still on Win 8 RP on my x61 and I have zero issues with it. I'll upgrade in the next couple days and report back if anything changes. Gotta love running a new OS on old hardware. On a side note: Win8 RP run...
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Anyone got Win 8 working on X200 tablets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Re: Anyone got Win 8 working on X200 tablets?

I got the same warnings on my x61 with Win8 RP. Basically Win8 runs on 1024x768 but you cannot use the snap feature unless you have 13xx by 768. I also have Win8 RP running on a T43p.
I see no reason why Win8 wouldn't run on your machine as it is newer than both of mine.
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 cpu compatibility and upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: T61 cpu compatibility and upgrade

Check with TuuS. I believe he is running a Q9000 in a unit of his.
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61 Motherboard into x61s???
Replies: 20
Views: 4580

Re: x61 Motherboard into x61s???

So how do I tell if I have the ultralight display, the display looks phenomenal but I'm not certain it is the UL.

I found a broken up Penryn 2.1 x61 that I think I'll grab and see if the mobo works in the x61s without getting too hot. This unit is is really good shape.

Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: CPU Sensor Missing or Unplugged?
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: CPU Sensor Missing or Unplugged?

ajkula66, It may have been me posting before I sent this out to RBS. Johan had chimed but i never heard back from him. I'll leave it alone for now as when I was testing and undervolted the fan would still run but it was blowing cold air out the vent so I'm not overly worried about temp. I was just w...

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