ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Easton Kelly
Easton Kelly

IBM ThinkPad edition. As usual, the old one hit 400 posts again.

tfw 2 of the 3 T2x ThinkPads I own have cracked palmrests

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Chase Smith
Chase Smith

Fully riced W530 + ESP-950

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Christopher James

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Ethan Morgan
Ethan Morgan

ThinkPad, ThinkPad, ThinkPad
I'm tired of this shit. There are only two things cool about them - their longevity and that some models have bugs which make it possible to turn off ME, but besides that, they're botnet made by a botnet loving company. How long are we going to use this thing?
I hope EOMA68 will become the new thinkpad, libre by design.
crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

Jackson Thompson
Jackson Thompson

buzzword buzzword buzzword
buy this shitty pipe dream made by an SJW using chink backdoored ARM chips.

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Aaron Robinson
Aaron Robinson

<buy this shitty pipe dream made by an SJW using chink backdoored ARM chips.
defending intel
Intel processors are much more backdoored and are a chink shit too.
<B-but they're made in the USA!
Implying I trust things made in the USA
Choosing ARM A20 was not an accident and support for Libre Risc-V processor is in progress.
crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop/updates/picking-a-processor
<SJW wants to create a fully libre processor, eco-friendly modular computing standard and a computer card with Respects Your Freedom certificate from the FSF
NO GOY, better buy our laptop instead!
I'm not going to spend my money on an old laptop with Intel processor, made by a free software hostile corporation.

Angel Miller
Angel Miller

This. However, things aren't looking good for ARM either.
There is a freedom problem with SOC design where everything IP licenced (eg: memory controller, PCIE, SATA). This is especially true for ARM, a fab-less company. RISC-V is not going to help for the same reason. It is going to be licencing hell and proprietary instruction set extension.
Nevertheless, until Zig Forums managed to diy CPU. A20 and i.mx6 are the best bet.

inb4 mali
lima had been upstreamed

Easton Flores
Easton Flores

RISC-V is not going to help for the same reason. It is going to be licencing hell and proprietary instruction set extension.
It is hell, but Luke (the main dev) is an experienced developer and he has a plan, for example he reuses old, long ago expired patents and standards crowdsupply.com/libre-risc-v/m-class/updates/modernising-1960s-computer-technology-learning-from-the-cdc-6600

Also
libre-riscv.org/shakti/m_class/
<Targetting full Libre Licensing to the bedrock.

<The only barrier to being able to replicate the masks from scratch is the proprietary cells (e.g. memory cells) designed by the Foundries: there is a potential long-term strategy in place to deal with that issue.
<The only proprietary interface utilised in the entire SoC is the DDR3 PHY plus Controller, which will be replaced in a future revision, making the entire SoC exclusively designed and made from fully libre-licensed BSD and LGPL openly and freely accessible VLSI and VHDL source.
<In addition, no proprietary firmware whatsoever will be required to operate or boot the device right from the bedrock: the entire software stack will also be libre-licensed (even for programming the initial proprietary DDR3 PHY+Controller)

lima had been upstreamed
Really? Even if not yet the original plan was to not include MALI at all. I saw some lima demos recently, hope they'll finish it soon.

Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris

ESP950

A....are they everything they say they are? $1,000 seems like a lot for audio. They must be pretty fancy.

Thomas Thompson
Thomas Thompson

user, it's not just about whether the dev open source his design or not. The problem is when the instruction set and other components are much botnetted. In that case, compiler and software design would be extremely difficult.
Yes, it is possible to create a libre CPU based on RISC-V. However, the current demand for libre hardware is not enough to turn the table with big brothers designs. Not saying it should not be done though.

Austin Ross
Austin Ross

Cool, got two Adaptec USB2/FireWire cards in the mail and they both work fine. Now my ThinkPads and Precisions have fast USB at last!

Samuel Price
Samuel Price

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Nathan Diaz
Nathan Diaz

octopus.uavfactory.com/uav-payloads-equipment/portable-ground-control-station

Gavin Barnes
Gavin Barnes

Just realized I got the worst trips... terrible. I don't want em.

Henry Reyes
Henry Reyes

Well I guess now since they have virtual reality goggle drones, this seems kinda like overkill, but it's still pretty neat. And toughbook related.

Ethan Peterson
Ethan Peterson

I got a Thinkpad T400 for about $8. Is this still usable in 2019?

Noah Thompson
Noah Thompson

Hell yeah it is, drop in a X9100 and watch it fly. Trannyboot capable too, if you're into that shit.

Alexander Thomas
Alexander Thomas

people actually think thinkpad keyboards are good
fug where are actual good laptops other than the MNT reform which is NEVER EVER

Jayden Cooper
Jayden Cooper

Holy shit, I installed Windows 7 Thin PC on my D810 and it runs better than I expected, and that on a Pentium M era machine!

I guess the Radeon X600 dGPU and SSD make all the difference, if it was the GMA900 version I bet it would run like dogshit because no hardwar acceleration.

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

Drooled on my X200 after falling asleep, fried the motherboard in two places. It's £60 for a new X200, buying it piecemeal has cost me about £50 and almost a week of my life.

Managed to get my mum to buy an X230 which she loves, and my dad already had an T23 running XP that he uses for printer work. Mother was complaining that she didn't have more vertical space, and it gave me the idea. Well, it turns out the T23 chassis is the same width as the X230 but taller.

So it got me thinking, I had heard about the X210 and X62 mods, I wondered if there was anyone doing mods for the T20-series. Not only are the laptops super cheap, bezel-wise there would be more than enough room to put a Fancy Screen, and the room in the body is more or less the same. Downside would be you might have to modify the batteries or adapter, given they're not compatible with the newer batteries. I imagine that's the nail in the coffin for this idea.

Does anyone know if anyone else is doing that?

Jose White
Jose White

4get about any 51nb-esque mods for the T2x models, oldest you'll possibly find is the illusive T50 board for the T4x models.

Jose Lee
Jose Lee

W510 for $200 aud (~138 usd)? I might get it if I can confirm that it's a 1080p screen even though it still uses a normal hard drive

Julian Allen
Julian Allen

You should be able to replace it, both, I believe. Not that big of a bother if you think its a good deal.

Lincoln Sanders
Lincoln Sanders

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Jeremiah Jackson
Jeremiah Jackson

Posting from my cobbled together Precision M6500! Feels good to have a high-end 16:10 laptop again.

Jeremiah Gonzalez
Jeremiah Gonzalez

I have a nice Toughbook CF-31 mk5 but I keep seeing Getac B-300’s on eBay and I love the aesthetic.

Any reviews/experiences/comparisons?

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Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

I mentioned them in the previous thread. I like the aesthetic too. Some of them don't look nearly as tough as a CF-31 though, but they seem nice. They're botnet though, like toughbooks, intel i7. Sad to think too, because you'd think, of all the units that would NOT be compromised, it would be MilSpec grade units.

If I decided to get one, I'd buy it off eBay too. Never the company itself. Don't wanna enable intel.

Found this thing browsing around (pic), seemed nice too.

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Noah Campbell
Noah Campbell

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Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey

CF-31 Mk5

Thanks for the reminder that I should get one soon er or later.

Jacob Cox
Jacob Cox

With that being said
shittac
expecting any community support if you own a Getac

Connor Reyes
Connor Reyes

That Getac server though..

Jace Lopez
Jace Lopez

what kind of support do you even need for those? isnt it just standard intel hardware in a case that they designed

Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson

Spare parts, used machines, BIOS password cracking

Tyler Jenkins
Tyler Jenkins

thinkpad master race

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Lincoln Stewart
Lincoln Stewart

hey bro why are you calling him a goy....Jews aren't even a problematic race...it's all just hype

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Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

I'd imagine you just gotta do what you do with any other device with this issue. Remove the BIOS battery and power everything off. Remove the battery etc. You manual reset the password that way. At least that's the way it works on toughbooks.

Henry Parker
Henry Parker

thats indeed good to have. i thought that you meant usage support for brainlets

Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel Smith

thats usually how the consumer machines work but on a thinkpad and possibly other business machines the password is actually somewhere on a chip and that wont remove it

Lucas Gutierrez
Lucas Gutierrez

Ok, you're right, I shouldn't repeat the /pol/ propaganda. How can I call him then? A good consumer? I just got used to speech people use here.

Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson

I can't get clover to install, even with the updates, this cf-31 a shit. I don't even know who to take it to, to get it fixed.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

what makes op's pic computer, so significantly better than a standard thinkpad from todays standard?

Levi Garcia
Levi Garcia

What is wrong with buying a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad and paying for Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk CAD software on it?

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Jaxon Ramirez
Jaxon Ramirez

proper keyboard
4:3
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ThinkPad
used machines and parts are available cheaply
ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Gabriel Johnson
Gabriel Johnson

tmux keys completely worn off

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Logan Powell
Logan Powell

yes, I'm fully aware I have 2 P keys

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Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

how do people even do this? i have had my thinkpad almost 5 years and the keys arent worn. it happened only once to a really cheap desktop keyboard

Luis Ward
Luis Ward

i3 addiction is real

Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson

I fucked up on a different thread, and was going to ask whats the best under 13" thinkpad. Upon doing my own research, the x200 or x220 seem to be the best. Can anyone substantiate my findings? I don't think there's any thinkpads of recent that have screens around that size. I know that the x200 has libre/trannyboot, but the x220 has a more recent cpu and a higher ram max.

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Cooper Morris
Cooper Morris

X200 if you're a die-hard freetard, X230 if not.

Parker Smith
Parker Smith

my thinkpadburger.
Last add : a R50. Not decided if I keep it on Linux, ordered some RAM for it, getting it at two gigs would be better.

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Julian Clark
Julian Clark

promise, i won't bring another one home.

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Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan Thompson

are you just one of those kike collectors? no one needs that many

Caleb Cook
Caleb Cook

The keycaps are probably just shit. Are they pad printed? Laptop keyboards are all garbage, as far as I know, never really made to last. I don't personally know any exceptions, though I'm not a laptop guy so maybe I'm wrong. Then again, there probably are old laptops with dye-sublimated keycaps out there. Maybe even doubleshots, but that must be even less common. Still, the advantage is that you can fix it, because there are a few different ways of printing on keycaps. Maybe even 3D print new keycaps, but I don't know anything about that. You clearly have the autism, so just do it.

Hoarding is a mental illness. Just letting you know.

Justin Cook
Justin Cook

Are they your children? Good grief..

come on kids it's dinner time

Carson Perez
Carson Perez

What's that nub thing sticking out of the thinkpad on the top of the stack.

captchas fucking SUCK right now

Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter

That's an X60 tablet with an external antenna. I'm guessing that's a mod and not a factory option.

Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez

It's actually stock, that's the WWAN antenna.

Camden Long
Camden Long

X200 if you want to trannyboot
X220 is the gold standard
X230 has shitlet keyboard but some models have the better HD Graphics 4000

Easton Cooper
Easton Cooper

Going to come into some money in the next few months. Currently using a 2012 W520, but I am interested in upgrade paths (if one even exists).
Need power. Going full freetard is a plus. None of that cuck chiclet keyboard garbage; classic or GTFO.

What are my options if I want power?

Christian Clark
Christian Clark

W530 with Classic Keyboard.

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

in fact, not much, I'm more like, recycling PCs and offering them, and keep a bunch for different purposes.
W520 as a secondary PC in addition of the desktop, browsing, arting...
T61P for work ( mostly excel and VPN stuff with an Office pack, and dual booting with RedHat )
T60 for mobility and back-up ( LinuxMint )
X60 tablet for some old 32bit programs and the comfort of a wacom tablet integrated.
Tablet8 for reading ebooks and comics, which is always nice.
R50 for testing or trying things off-line, like, various hardware that requires a parallel port by example, or dubious software. It might likely end up with QNX RTP installed on it or some obscure OS like that.
600X for retro/DOS games/Win9x stuff.

So yeah each kind of serves a purpose, and not all of these are all on the same place at once.

Add a SSD if you haven't already.
storagereview.com/lenovo_thinkpad_w520_upgrade_guide
i7-2920XM and 16 gigs of DDR3 will be a real upgrade.

It's a lock. Yep.
Call me paranoid but in my job I often; carry this thing to quickly sketch a thing in reunion when we decide what elements we should add in a panel or some stuff, and when I leave, instead of carrying it always with me I just attach the kensington lock to it like the other PCs. The X60 isn't really huge and easy to run away with.

There have been theft a few times in here and since this thing contains works I don't want to see outside, I have been advised to find a way to secure it or kep it with me when we go eat or move out.

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Oliver Phillips
Oliver Phillips

W520 can actually take 32GB RAM with a i7 QM CPU.

t. M6500 with i7 740QM and 32GB RAM

Liam Clark
Liam Clark

In other news, I won a Best Offer on eBay for a 920XM in Yurop. sigh.. have to take the M6500 apart again.

Jace Thompson
Jace Thompson

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Austin Anderson
Austin Anderson

I wish I bought an x220 earlier. Now the good ones are all over $100. Add an SSD, 8GB RAM, a battery, and maybe a charger, it'll cost me almost $200 for a computer I'll rarely use. I want one but I'n not sure about it at that price.

To think I got a good condition T60p and T61 both with 1440x1050 screens, usable batteries, and chargers for $50 each just last year.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell

Just bought a fully refurbished x220 for $150, great little meme machine

Andrew Ramirez
Andrew Ramirez

forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/05/08/amd-just-scored-a-huge-ryzen-pro-win-lenovo-thinkpads/?sf212759316=1#b3c97745619d
Apple moves to shitty ARM iOS for their future Macs
Lenovo moves to AMD for their future Thinkpads

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Charles Russell
Charles Russell

ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-X220-12-5-Laptop-Intel-i5-2520M-2-5GHz-1GB-RAM-NO-HDD-OS-RR/113755946873
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-t420i-Intel-Core-i3-2310m-2-1GHz-2gb-RAM-Laptop-Computer-CZ/323570091202
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420i-Intel-Core-i3-2310m-2-1GHz-4gb-RAM-Laptop-Computer-CZ/323395215022
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T520-15-6-Core-i5-2520M-2-5GHZ-4GB-No-HDD-battery-or-key/123771743665
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X230-12-5-Laptop-Intel-i5-3320M-2-6GHz-NO-RAM-HDD-OS-RR/113741158514
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T430-Intel-Core-i5-3230M-2-6-GHz-4-GB-RAM-NO-HDD-14-1-Tested/173890916407
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-laptop-T530i-intel-i3-3120M-2-5GHz-4GB-Ram-No-HDD/273779361560

Dominic Rogers
Dominic Rogers

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Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez

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Matthew Collins
Matthew Collins

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Grayson Gray
Grayson Gray

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Nathan Sanchez
Nathan Sanchez

You seem to know how to configure CloverOS properly. How can I get my wallpapers to stick? Only way I can do it is i3 with

exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/(user)/Pictures/(image.png)

Jacob Rodriguez
Jacob Rodriguez

.bash_profile runs nitrogen --set-zoom wall.png on X startup

you can change that command or replace wall.png

Adrian Watson
Adrian Watson

I'll try that later I guess. I switched back to ubuntu because all my config files are on this OS. Took forever to get clover to install properly. Now I gotta see if I get void and venom linux to work.

Adrian Sanchez
Adrian Sanchez

forgot link
venomlinux.org/
Nobody ever mentioned it here, that I know of. It's non systemd.

Nolan Kelly
Nolan Kelly

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Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

Don't let him brainwash you, user. A mind a terrible thing to waste on a (water filter). Jesus loves you.

/christian/

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell

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Ayden Wood
Ayden Wood

consolidating double post

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Connor Kelly
Connor Kelly

consolidating posts

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Xavier Adams
Xavier Adams

What emu are you using in that first picture?

Dylan Kelly
Dylan Kelly

Fonts.googleapis
Developed by mud people
They use (((Gmail)))
Lol.

Angel White
Angel White

retroarch

Lincoln Ortiz
Lincoln Ortiz

x230 for £90,
good deal?
pics seem like general wear and tear, no bios pic

Henry White
Henry White

I'm thinking of disabling RAID on my M6500 since it does jackshit to performance in daily use. Good idea? I know I have to reinstall but that's no big thing.

Michael Perry
Michael Perry

Which emulator is that? I tried running PCSX2 on i3 and it wouldn't even recognize it.

Connor Flores
Connor Flores

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Gavin Torres
Gavin Torres

t41 I bought just arrived and I only managed to boot it past bios once (to windows7). What should I check? Could it be foulty hdd? I hope it's not motherboard.

Charles Perry
Charles Perry

op here. can it be gpu issue? and tips how to repair?

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

Well, pull through installing a distro.
First, if you're buying anything used, you should be swapping the HDD. Preferably for an SSD.
If you try to boot from flashdrive and it doesn't work, maybe you have a problem.
Wait, where you really planning on just using whatever OS came with the used laptop you bought? Lol.

Brayden Rodriguez
Brayden Rodriguez

it won't boot from flash drive either, tried it already. I already contacted seller and he'll send me another motherboard.

I needed a laptop with parallel port (db25) it is not meant to be connected to any network, so I don't really care about backdoors.

Jordan Robinson
Jordan Robinson

That X60 is gorgeous. Is the CPU that bad? What can you do with it and using what distros?
I'm talking about general browsing, torrenting and video watching.

Aaron Turner
Aaron Turner

you will never find a 16GBx2 ram stick set for CF-31 mk3

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Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore

try only setting the BIOS options to different USB types

exp:

USB optical drive
USB hard drive
USB floppy disk
USB key

then F10 or whatever your "save changes and reboot" button is.

Connor Collins
Connor Collins

boot options*

Henry Morris
Henry Morris

Doesn't even work in the Mk3, in the 31 Mk5 it might.

Liam Thompson
Liam Thompson

thanks, already tried it. as I already said seller will send me replacement motherboard from t41 or t42

additionally I bought 2x t42 in unchecked condition (seller states he doesn't have a charger) for 5$ each. Hopefully I'll assemble at least one working unit

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Justin Nelson
Justin Nelson

I fell for the 4GB maximum meme. Then I installed 8GB... then I fell for the 8GB meme...till I saw 16GB available on eBay for mk3. Then I decide to do a proper inquiry.

sudo dmidecode -t 16

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 32 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 2

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: Flash Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 16 MB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 1

Isaac Gutierrez
Isaac Gutierrez

So I came to the conclusion that I could essentially use my CF-31 as a games developing unit (Blender). But nobody produces the 16GB sticks, that I know of. And I don't think mk5 sticks are backward compatible; toughbooks are real finicky.

Julian Peterson
Julian Peterson

Anything older than Broadwell does not support 32GB with 2x16GB DDR3 SODIMMs. Period.

Josiah Young
Josiah Young

Your word against my inquiry, user. And the computer doesn't lie. Why would it display that information?

Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell

if anything thats just a artifical software limit that was added so you would pay more

James Price
James Price

forum.notebookreview.com/threads/are-16gib-sodimms-compatible-with-4th-gen-intel-core-laptops.825616/

Henry Powell
Henry Powell

HP
HP laptop with Core I3
I3

Bad example. This is an I5 processor.

Doubt it. And that doubt is a nagging little question. For now all I can find is 16GB. And I don't think that's enough for advanced game development. Maybe advanced models.

Jose Russell
Jose Russell

you need over 16gb to type some text?

Sebastian Morris
Sebastian Morris

No user, like, large interactive areas, with moving objects and fancy lighting in blender 3D renders.

William Brown
William Brown

The more I research, the more I think it's all bs.

Some mk5 models have 16GB but anons suggest 32 is probably compatible, but the pdf for the mk5 says it's only to 16GB. Then the mk6 says it's 16 to 32GB, which is fine.

The mk3 says it's only up to 8GB, which I've proven is bullshit, by merely finding 2x8GB mk3 sticks (unless it's for use with only a single stick). I think it has something to do with the operating systems involved in the processing itself. It's pretty confusing. But I know now there are certain limitations for certain models.

"6
The size of the VRAM cannot be set by the user and varies by operating system as well
as size of RAM. Windows 7 64-bit max. VRAM is 1696MB with 4GB of memory."

Ethan Sullivan
Ethan Sullivan

According to this documentation, my current configuration is the limit (8GB) for mk3. Contrary to what the dmidecode says.

Nathan Phillips
Nathan Phillips

Any Intel laptop equipped with a dual core CPU older than Broadwell does NOT (I repeat: DOES NOT) support 32GB RAM. Period.

Go waste 100$+ on a 16GB DDR3 SODIMM, it won't work.

Gavin Rogers
Gavin Rogers

With that being said, quadcore Intel CPUs support 32GB RAM with four 8GB SODIMMs.

t. M6500 and P50 with 32GB RAM

Adam Kelly
Adam Kelly

Some more confirmation from a thread on /r/thinkpad regarding a X230 and 16GB SODIMMs: archive.is/BzSpP

Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson

RAM bullshit aside: I have a problem with my Precision M40 running Windows 2000: two WLAN CardBus cards I tried refuse to acquire a IP adress from my router.

Last time I tried them in one of my T22's they worked fine under W2k. What gives? Is my Windows install fucked?

Robert Smith
Robert Smith

Nah I wont waste the money, but that dmidecode sure is tempting...

Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts

So I was researching some more and ran into a "thing".

mk5 is also Broadwell, but it's Intel Core i5-5300U vPro Processor. That specific processor is only a 2 core.

Maximum memory is 16GB, perhaps other mk5 units have different cores, with different ram capacity.

ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/85213/intel-core-i5-5300u-processor-3m-cache-up-to-2-90-ghz.html

So it isn't all Broadwells, just certain Broadwell units
Products formerly Broadwell

and then I looked up my chip.

ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/64896/intel-core-i5-3320m-processor-3m-cache-up-to-3-30-ghz.html

2 core, 4 threads
32GB max

dmidecode wasn't wrong. It does support 32GB, but only specific kinds.

Lucas Smith
Lucas Smith

Fixed the T22 in the OP, it now has a working internal LAN card. Pulling the mobo out was easier than I thought!

Carter Rivera
Carter Rivera

Establish a Wireless Connection

This section will show how to establish a wifi connection to the wireles network. Note that directly connecting will implicitly create a connection (that can be seen with "nmcli c"). The naming of such will follow "SSID N" pattern, where N is a number.

First, determine the name of the WiFi interface:

$ nmcli d

DEVICE TYPE STATE CONNECTION
...
wlan0 wifi disconnected --

Make sure the WiFi radio is on (which is its default state):

$ nmcli r wifi on

Then, list the available WiFi networks:

$ nmcli d wifi list

* SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY
...
my_wifi Infra 5 54 Mbit/s 89 ▂▄▆█ WPA2

As an example, to connect to the access point 'my_wifi', you would use the following command:

$ nmcli d wifi connect my_wifi password <password>

<password> is the password for the connection which needs to have 8-63 characters or 64 hexadecimal characters to specify a full 256-bit key.
Connect to a Hidden Network

A hidden network is a normal wireless network that simply does not broadcast it's SSID unless solicited. This means that its name cannot be searched and must be known from some other source.

Issue the following command to create a connection associated with a hidden network <ssid>:

$ nmcli c add type wifi con-name <name> ifname wlan0 ssid <ssid>
$ nmcli c modify <name> wifi-sec.key-mgmt wpa-psk wifi-sec.psk <password>

Now you can establish a connection by typing:

$ nmcli c up <name>

<name> is an arbitrary name given to the connection and <password> is the password to the network. It needs to have between 8-63 characters or 64 hexadecimal characters in order to specify a full 256-bit key.

Jaxson Clark
Jaxson Clark

Not as a race, but there are many, many individuals that are "problematic" indeed.
bitchute.com/video/KUkk9xisGinI/

Daniel Sanders
Daniel Sanders

are the drivers installed and working properly? are you using unsupported encryption?

Nicholas Davis
Nicholas Davis

Pretty sure my nonworking WLAN is because of uSP5. Meh, can't be arsed to fix it right now.

Matthew Price
Matthew Price

Help.

Leo Lopez
Leo Lopez

How new my thinkpad need to be to run OpenGL(from linux, so no Intel HD Graphics) and touhou through wine without any direct3d bugs?

Jason Adams
Jason Adams

I was able to run Touhou 12.3 on WinXP natively on a T43p, but I dont know how you will fair with WINE.

Carter Long
Carter Long

I tried Wine on my x230.
I ran into some weird bugs that I didn't see when doing the exact same thing on the exact same distro through my desktop.
To be honest I didn't try any much troubleshooting yet, but I'm afraid this is linked with the problems around OpenGL and Intel HD Graphics.
Also, I respect your use of WinXP, but I would never be able to feel safe on it, not only because of lack of security updates, but also because of it being closed source.
What are you able to do with that CPU? I've been thinking of gettin an X60 but I'm afraid that core2duo will cripple me too much, even though I'm not really demanding.

Ethan Taylor
Ethan Taylor

I use WindowsXP offline, I use network file server or a usb drive to transfer files. As for what I could run, Project64 ran fine, as did a lot of 90s games like Quake 3. Halo CE ran fine, same with Deus Ex. I started running into issues really with 3D games in about 2004 mostly due to the grahpics card, everything else was ontop of requirements.

Carson Reed
Carson Reed

I will expound on my statement. First, the game requirements did vary year by year, and I would say that 2004-2006 games was about the last times that the t43p was the recommended specifications. COD World at War was notably a game that would not run since it's min vram was 256mb, and the V3200 in mine only had 128mb. If you play a lot of games from GOG you should be good.
I can't say much for the X60 since it only has an intergrated gpu, but I would imagine that if you want 4:3 gaming on a thinkpad you would go for the t60. It has similar enough specifications that your experiences would be similar to mine.

Mason Lewis
Mason Lewis

nigga you ever heard of libreboot fool? It get rid of all that botnet

Adam Rivera
Adam Rivera

Oh hey, I just bought a M6400 Covet Edition. Paid too much but fuck it, I always could sell a few of the parts I will upgrade (HDDs, RAM) to recoup some of the money.

Not sure of the OS i'm going to run on this thing however, Server 2008? Vista? Triple boot Server 2003/2008/2008R2?

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Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson

about the T60 from an OS/2 guy
The original T60 was such a non-standard architecture that (AIUI) IBM went back to Lenovo
and demanded that they modify the design to make it more "Linux-friendly,"

Robert Wood
Robert Wood

Well, this one got a Core2Duo 1.8GHz, 2Gb of 666MHz RAM, and XP pro. Themed like a Windows95 machine. It's pretty weak for anything else than business but with a previous gen of software, and a good driver, services and policies management, it's a very fast machine, comfy to use with everything, and I only think/consider of changing that old noisy hard disk for a SSD someday.

depends which games, the X60 is cute for all kind of retro games, emulations and indie games, but the T60 packs a fine little radeon, so virtually you can play most Win2000/XP games without issues on it.

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Jaxon Richardson
Jaxon Richardson

Drooled on my x200
fried the motherboard
How the fuck did you manage to do this? Were you sleeping on top of an open thinkpad?

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Jacob Morgan
Jacob Morgan

Maybe even doubleshots
I don't think doubleshot keys were even made back then in the early 2000s.

Easton Morris
Easton Morris

Top one, original cf-31 battery (dark blue tab)

Bottom one (advertised as compatible with cf-31) didn't fit right, had to extract it with pliers, had to sand it down to make it fit. (light blue tab)

I dunno if they're the faked ones people keep mentioning, but it does work, it's just hard to get em in, or extract them. Just thought I'd mention it here in case anons ever decide to buy a new one.

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Dylan Harris
Dylan Harris

Maybe faked ones isn't the term. Knockoff? can't tell really, maybe in other compatible models they fit better, but it was hard to get it out.

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson

i assume it's not any better than rebuilt/refurbished ones, similar to how car niggers do rebuilt/refurbished car batteries, they just replace bad cells but you still have old but worn cells still in the battery

Austin Sullivan
Austin Sullivan

They appear new, and work like the authentic ones. However, I still prefer the original ones, in fact I'm considering purchasing the original one just for ease of use. They're a pain to get in and extract, way too expensive, I feel cheated tbh. Had to use pliers even after thoroughly sanding it down.

Hudson Allen
Hudson Allen

The plastic tab is also flimsy, it's very thin, and having to pull on it so hard to extract, I think may eventually tear it off. I don't recommend them. The original one has a strong tab.

Christopher Price
Christopher Price

Bottom one is 100% fake.

Julian Perry
Julian Perry

Well if it is a fake, it works pretty well, Linux did have trouble identifying the charge at times. It would fluctuate from 5 hours to 6 to 7 hours left. Until I checked with (acpi -V) and it gave me the most stable reading, 7+ hours, not bad. It seemed to correct itself after a while, somewhat. In the trash it goes though. I feel kinda bad about it too, consumerism a shit. I may just pull it out the trash and dump it in my junk pile in case I ever do need it.

Carter Carter
Carter Carter

I have an x230 and want to upgrade it as much as possible. I am thinking of nitrocaster's FHD mod and maybe an additional msata slot via the ultrabase connector on the motherboard which should be able to support it. I found a chinese mod which does both of these but I cannot seem to find a supplier of it. Any ideas on this?

world.taobao.com/item/557203626813.htm?spm=a211ha.10565794.0.0.5b5645aauEJuGh&fromSite=main

It seems that it is only a service and not a kit.

Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall

Finally after more than a month my Intel 5300 WLAN cards came in the mail. Took me an hour of fucking around but I managed to convert Lenovo cards to generic Intel cards by flashing the firmware.

Pretty easy once I installed Linux Mint, got iwleeprom compiled and stole the generic 5300 out of my M4300 to dump the EEPROM.

Tyler White
Tyler White

is a thinkpad worth getting in the current year?
they use Intel chips which have been CUCKED by security mitigations. so I don't really want an intel laptop...

Robert Perry
Robert Perry

ALL THINKPADS ARE JEWISH INTEL BOTNET
even the old ones that Zig Forums niggers use

Jose Ross
Jose Ross

You can either wait till some company goes completely sperg crazy and deliberately makes it's own components and rewires everything into some kind of encrypted FPGA that produces nothing but random letter and number generators to scramble every bit of text you type or download, with an out of the box, corrupted desktop environment spoofer, even a temp file, completely brute force encrypted with serpent in and out of every single flashed chip forcing every other chips to cryptographically communicate one with the other in the most bloated, angry, overheating, 5 fans and 50 heat sinks to cool it down -overkill, and doesn't miraculously run like it's dragging a bag of bricks, all a while fighting every potential malware and even programs that resemble malware in practice, and never leaks into the HDD/SSD, processing it all in RAM, then that day, we will both be happy. Maybe.... or maybe it'll arrive too late and some AI is already laughing at our pitiful attempts at privacy.

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Xavier Brooks
Xavier Brooks

Whats the deal with calling Absolute if your Precision/ThinkPad/whatever has Computrace enabled? I have Computrace enabled on my M6500 but apparently the contract for it has expired a long time ago.

Nathan Green
Nathan Green

most but not all

Eli Jackson
Eli Jackson

its probably useless if you cant prove that its not stolen. maybe its possible to bypass by flashing coreboot

Dominic Garcia
Dominic Garcia

is a thinkpad worth getting in the current year?
No investing in thinkpads in the current year is a dead end, better buy EOMA68-A20 computer card.
crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop
And read the FAQ before bitching about trustzone and MALI.

Nathan Barnes
Nathan Barnes

Drooled on my X200
Based.

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Jack Nguyen
Jack Nguyen

it seems to me like theres only few posters in these threads and they only reply to those known posters. anyone whos not one of the cirklejerk fags wont get any kind of reply. just one more cancerous thread that should be banned.

Evan Robinson
Evan Robinson

t. macfag

Carter Moore
Carter Moore

Based DHL, getting my M6400 tomorrow. Also got my C/Dock II in the mail.

How much of a meme are the Creative X-Fi sound cards for games like Deus Ex and GTA San Andreas?

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Grayson Sanchez
Grayson Sanchez

So I've got a T410 and I'm thinking about upgrading to something a bit more modern. I've been considering the T430 and I've read the keyboard mod will work with my old keyboard but I just wanted to confirm that here to be sure before I drop the cash on a new laptop with ((chiclet)) keys.

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell

medium.com/@n4ru/the-definitive-t430-modding-guide-3dff3f6a8e2e

Have fun.

Nolan Cruz
Nolan Cruz

I've gotten 1~2 (you)s per post and I do not know anyone on this thread. You are retarded and probably steering off-topic.

Isaac Sanders
Isaac Sanders

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Owen Young
Owen Young

Why are you running such a shitty, binary-based distribution on the hardware that could easily run with a FSDG compliant distribution?
h-node.org/notebooks/view/en/2052/ThinkPad-X240-20AM-009DMS/3/1/Lenovo/undef/undef/undef/compatibility/undef/undef/undef
<Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [0a16] (works, but without 3D acceleration)
<works, but without 3D acceleration
Are you playing games or what? Hope just supertuxkart or GNU freedink.
Also
not removing the (((Intel))) sticker
has a colorful led keyboard
not covering the camera
Hope at least "louis" is just your nickname.

Nicholas Hernandez
Nicholas Hernandez

Louis is not my legal name or the name I use IRL
I just bought the fucking thing
I don't play games as i'm 18+
I just bought the thing so I need to cover the camera

Adam Powell
Adam Powell

there's literally nothing wrong with manjaro, ignore the autist above you

Jayden Robinson
Jayden Robinson

there's literally nothing wrong with manjaro, ignore the autist above you
<Based on Arch
Guess unstable
systemd
binary-based
gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html
no binary bootstrapping
bootstrappable.org/
unreproducible builds
reproducible-builds.org/
Isn't that enough?

Hunter Young
Hunter Young

Gentoo is a cool distro besides the memes and gives you some of the freedom Stallman always wanted you to have. Also since Moore's Law is pretty much dead and buried compiling on any just reasonably recent system (Including these Thinkpads) is done in an completely acceptable amount of time. It's totally worth it.

That being said I run gentoo on one of these A20 ARM SoCs that someone advertised in this thread and the mainline support is very good for something ARM-based, I run a customized kernel without any patches. Fun little computer. I also think the Thinkpads are kind of a meme at this point.

Brody Nguyen
Brody Nguyen

Systsemd is bad

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Andrew Cruz
Andrew Cruz

If I don't want a Thinkpad that's been used, which one should I get? I can find X240, T430s and L440 for a few hundred bucks. Are the Chromebooks and Ideapads from lenovo any good?

Connor Thompson
Connor Thompson

chromebook
Nevermind. I realize why chrome's in the name. And all the thinkpads which I thought were new were just refurbished. Damn.

David Collins
David Collins

X240, T430s and L440
Actually, I'm still interested. Which model is superior? A good keyboard is very important to me.

Jace Lee
Jace Lee

Pretty sure all three keyboards are indistinguishable but not interchangeable.

Evan Phillips
Evan Phillips

Good to know. Thanks, man.

Colton Robinson
Colton Robinson

What's the general performance difference between a t450s and a x260? I can get both for about the same here.

Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin

Really need to bring back visible controls and slightly raised buttons as a GUI aesthetic. Touch ruined everything.
Also,
connecting to the internet
Brave

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Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard

Bought my first thinkpad cash on craigslist a 410s
Forgot to check bios
bios has password set
no problem ill pull the cmos battery
oh its an svg password, which looks the same as the others you sneaky fucks
totally locked out
try popular passwords doesnt work
crack it open and short the chip go to change password
actually get into bios by shorting it
still as a regular user
100 lessonlearned.
So is my only option a x60 to do a software libreboot? I really dont feel like cracking a laptop open again.
on the positive side, i see why thinkpads are so awesome. Shit nearly looked new inside.

Sebastian Baker
Sebastian Baker

About 10%, battery life on Skylake seems to be better too.

Jayden Stewart
Jayden Stewart

XP Pro still online
that's where services and policies management comes into play - turn off everything you don't need, disable SMB and IE etc

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Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones

did you short the proper pins for the eeprom or did you just shove the screw driver in there and pray it worked? I did this with my T410 and all I had to do was time the screw driver placement and remove it when before it cleared out the password.

Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson

X240 owner here, they keyboard on them is fine but if your used to classic thinkpads you may not be happy with it

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

Can confirm.

t. R61 with BIOS password that I removed by shorting SDA and SCL

Brayden Campbell
Brayden Campbell

Finally ordered a raspberry pi 3 b+, hope I don't brick my CF-31 trying to coreboot it, EEPROM issues seem to be 50/50, some say it's possible to reset it, other's don't think so. I was also researching wifi card whitelists, but it seems like something that would interfere with the coreboot process.

Daniel Diaz
Daniel Diaz

What is the last ThinkPad to have that style of keyboard?

Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis

It is also possible to clear it using i2c. On my x200, password starts at 0x338 it's 16 bytes long.
Otherwise, flashing coreboot solves the issue..

Samuel Morgan
Samuel Morgan

Thinkpads are shit because there is a single point on the controller where there is a physical button. That's where the physical button is. This controller is like a keyboard. This is the keyboard."

"I don't think the keyboard is a very good controller because it's a keyboard," Vellamio said when asked why the Xbox One is better than the PlayStation 4 Pro. "I think the gamepad is just worse. It's a better controller than the PlayStation 4 Pro. On a scale of 1 to 10, I wouldn't say one and a half more, but I don't think it is better."

The PlayStation 4 Pro has a higher resolution, 8-core CPU, 4K graphics and 12GB of memory. Vellamio pointed to that as one of the disadvantages over the PlayStation 4, saying it just doesn't get it done properly on Xbox.

Logan Nguyen
Logan Nguyen

Is this b8 or markov chain bot output?

Juan Davis
Juan Davis

I was wondering if they made these things. An external battery charger, I didn't think they had one for toughbook batteries. It's kinda overkill, but it's a neat idea. Just thought I'd share.

instock901.com/panasonic-toughbook-cf-19-cf-30-cf52-cf-53-cf-31-cf-18-battery-charger-external

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Christian Butler
Christian Butler

I have one, only makes sense if you have a 2nd battery though.

Alexander Hernandez
Alexander Hernandez

I got a car charger for it instead. They have em on eBay.

ebay.com/itm/Car-Charger-for-Panasonic-TOUGHBOOK-Cf-18-Cf-19-Cf-29-Cf-30-Cf-31-CF-50-CF-51/262690274852?hash=item3d298f7e24:g:HfQAAOSwImRYDx3S

Daniel Carter
Daniel Carter

he didn't buy a proper Lind charger
instead he bought chinkshit

lolololol

Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts

Now i'm jelly: archive.is/oaaFf

Some guy on /r/thinkpad bought a P52 Engineering Sample of eBay and it's got a fully unlocked BIOS.

Chase Ward
Chase Ward

/r/thinkpad
The absolute state of Thinkpad threads.

Robert Gomez
Robert Gomez

Plebbit aside, if that BIOS gets dumped it means we possibly can get Coreboot to 8th gen ThinkPads, and also unlock BIOSes of the P52.

Anthony Flores
Anthony Flores

I had been looking at Raspberry is as a minimalistic, debotnetted basis for a computer, but not even that has nonfree firmware.
How legit is the EOMA68? Is it anywhere near ready for production?

Other stuff I've been looking at:
Raptorrc's Talos II Lite Mainboard ($1,154.99)
Purism's Librem 13/15 Laptops ($1300/$1500 w/o m.2 drive)
This is seriously steep, but I might pay that much to avoid looking at a shitty 2011 Thinkpad screen ever again.

Elijah Smith
Elijah Smith

*free firmware

Nathan Ramirez
Nathan Ramirez

If you're on the internet, you already lost the war against the botnet.

Either use a librebooted X200 with AFFS panel swap, or get yourself a horribly expensive Talos mobo, or better yet: cease using computers altogether and go hide innawoods hoping for the best, if (((they))) want you they'll find you one way or another.

Chase King
Chase King

Thinkpads are just an endless uphill struggle. Buy a Raspberry Pi to make them not spyware, buy a screen from China that costs as much as the laptop to make them not eye-cancer, replace the network card to make it all-libre, and still have a shitty Intel processor at the end of it all. I want a system on chip, not a money pit.

Kayden Thomas
Kayden Thomas

In order to boot a Raspberry Pi, you need to load a binary blob. Since the blob doesn't have source code available, it's quite difficult to prove how well the blob respects the user freedom.

Bentley Barnes
Bentley Barnes

From someone in Texas...
It just werks.

Mason Rivera
Mason Rivera

Is it possible to do an external GPU passthrough on an x220 or w520?

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Gabriel Evans
Gabriel Evans

Hello Thinkfriends. I want to buy a used X250. Ebay is full of cheap units that have Computrace enabled. I think if I flash coreboot, Computrace will either be gone or rendered harmless, but the only thing I can find online is speculation. Can anyone help me find out for sure?

Adam Sanchez
Adam Sanchez

Have you actually checked what devices are supported by Coreboot?
coreboot.org/status/board-status.html

Justin Williams
Justin Williams

That is not true.
rosenzweig.io/blog/blobless-linux-on-the-pi.html

Austin Johnson
Austin Johnson

Coreboot/libreboot will remove computrace entirely. Also, computrace is only an issue if you use Windows. The way it works is by injecting a small program into the system to lock it, but it's written for windows and cant write to file systems other than ntfs and fat.

source: i have an x220 that had computrace enabled and triggered, but it never effected any of my Linux installations. Later I installed coreboot and it guts the entire firmware except for (optionally neutered) IME and Ethernet firmware, and a vga rom if you chose to extract and include it.

Aaron Nelson
Aaron Nelson

Holy shit, they're far from a meme, Deus Ex/Project 2027 sounds awesome with EAX and a pair of high-end headphones!

Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

This ended up being my router set to Channel 13 which apparently isn't liked by the cards I have. Something something regulations bullshit, I guess.

Landon Moore
Landon Moore

all these pedos exposing themselves using thinkpad
what a way to shame such a great company and laptop by posting your degenerate shit with it

Brayden Reyes
Brayden Reyes

How am I doing? Both are x200 flashed w/ libreboot and running Gentoo (I have yet to try the linux-libre scripts, though).
Nah, most of the posts are made by Jesus, primarily for shilling his distro CloverOS.

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Levi Green
Levi Green

Hi Anons,
Is Thinkpad SL 500 usable at all? On h-node I couldn't find it, so probably I can't install libreboot. Any ideas what to do with it?

Cool setup, especially Lennart and Stallman, but you drink to much. Better stop it, or you are going to have a hearth attack.

Colton Turner
Colton Turner

SL500 isn't a real ThinkPad.

Hudson Edwards
Hudson Edwards

SL500 isn't a real ThinkPad.
Metaphorically, because it is that shitty, or it just looks like a Thinkpad, but its internals are different?

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

They're basically consumer laptops with ThinkPad branding.

Lucas Young
Lucas Young

They're basically consumer laptops with ThinkPad branding.
What a shit. I didn't buy it, but I'll get one soon, because a person having one doesn't need it anymore. So what can I do with it if Linux-libre isn't going to work. Maybe a shitty machine for shitty ReactOS?

Jayden Johnson
Jayden Johnson

I'm very close to hitting Buy-It-Now for a Precision M6500 Covet, should I do it?

Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker

is there any way to flash the bios to the x220 without windows or complex soldering hacks? i really want to replace the wifi card on this thing because the intel card is very bad with linux. it depends on an external firmware blob and idk how to make that work reliably. sometimes it just works and i have no idea why but usually it doesnt.

Hudson Thompson
Hudson Thompson

Pro tip:
Don't compile coreboot and flash your thinkpad bios with it using flashrom. Have the laptop disassembled instead then turn it on after flashing over spi. If you heard a long beep, you done fucked up. Recompile coreboot and tick the proper shit then try again.

Jonathan Kelly
Jonathan Kelly

You can use Flashrom software on host machine to flash Coreboot and Libreboot.
If you wish to use Lenovo BIOS, I'm not sure that you can because they don't supply a simple ROM file. Libreboot will not boot Windows and you cannot use any Intel WIFI cards because they're all proprietary.

Even flashing over SPI, there is no soldering needed. Just a single board computer with GPIO, Flashrom software, some jumpers, and a Pomona clip. It is a pain in the ass getting to the BIOS chip on some ThinkPads namely T60.

Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell

coreboot would be fine too if it really works. i just dont want to buy new things just for something that i will do once. its probably at least 50€ for all the hardware that i dont need after flashing the bios.

Jace Taylor
Jace Taylor

standard firmware will boot any bootloader/OS
"libre" firmware will boot only select bootloaders/OSs
""muh freedumz""
mfw

Caleb Gonzalez
Caleb Gonzalez

buy CF-19 digitizer stylus so I can play point-and-click games on my CF-19
ended up being chinkshit

Oh well, while it works fine it doesn't fit my stylus holder properly.

Carson Morgan
Carson Morgan

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Michael Collins
Michael Collins

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Ethan Wood
Ethan Wood

more like fujitsu lifebook general

Justin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell

Brains vs. Brawn

Owen Barnes
Owen Barnes

can somebody drop a link? how do get T2x Tinkpads in 2019? would love to get one of these for work.

Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Open firmware and open hardware are connected. Well done on spotting the pattern.

Sebastian Ward
Sebastian Ward

thoughts on my x220?

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Parker Cox
Parker Cox

T2x ThinkPads are dogshit, palmrests crack extremely easily, T20-T22 have a VRM controller that shits itself due to age. Only reason I have a T22 is because it was my first ThinkPad.

Jackson Smith
Jackson Smith

gnome
weebshit
Horrible. At least coreboot it.

Ayden Hughes
Ayden Hughes

My only thought is.... that I want an x220.

Levi Green
Levi Green

stickers

Jace Anderson
Jace Anderson

You can't have jealousy without lousy, anons.

Matthew Ward
Matthew Ward

I dont bring this outside, only use it for comfy posting while in bed and watching anime

Jackson Perez
Jackson Perez

Recommend me a 90s laptop so I can shitpost on BBSes.

Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell

As long as i know the T420 and X220, maybe another user can say something about the W or P series.

Luis Bell
Luis Bell

xx20, although you can mod the xx30 ThinkPads to use the old style keyboard quite easily.

Liam White
Liam White

Holy fuck Toughbooks have become cheap the past two years. Hard to believe I paid 600€ for a 31 Mk3 in February 2017 and now I can get a Mk5 for the same money.

Or what about CF-19 Mk6's for ~220€?

Logan Collins
Logan Collins

Took apart the M6400 Covet in to steal the RGBLED display, it's night-and-day compared to the normal LED 1200p display.

James Butler
James Butler

I got a CF-31 MK3 for $280, sometimes you get lucky on eBay. Still pozzed to shit though. Can't flash Heads, ME_cleaner, or anything on em. Can't even install Qubes on em, unless it's MK1. In contrast though, very few other laptops last as long, or have the option of simply pulling out the SSD and swapping it for another instantly. The day someone figures out how to flash these damn things, I'll be happy.

Carson Brown
Carson Brown

T23 for €20, should I buy it?

Dead HDD however but since I got 20 of them by now it's no big deal.

Isaac Taylor
Isaac Taylor

had one of those years ago and it was way too slow to be useful

Wyatt Stewart
Wyatt Stewart

want a 760XD or any other high end 700-series ThinkPad
absolutely nothing on eBay or local classifieds

Am I fucked at this point and should I ask the normalniggers on /r/thinkpad for one?

Jonathan Long
Jonathan Long

they've long past their sell-by-date

Ayden Baker
Ayden Baker

Is there any realistic way to use an external GPU on my x200? I'd like it to be my main machine for traveling and playing games, and it runs most games fine but getting an FPS boost would be nice. By realistic I mean relatively cheap and lightweight solution. Videos I've watched have people using tower PSU's to power the GPU and that's no good for traveling.

Angel Powell
Angel Powell

I bought a W520 and the disc drive has been replaced by a useless placeholder.

Carter Walker
Carter Walker

What about the x201?

Charles Allen
Charles Allen

Runs hot as hell, X230 if you're not a freetard or X200/s if you're one.

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