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Old thread: >>45573439

Buying Guide: http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

Ressources:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/
http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/
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Precision M4800 > Any new W series
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can i cum on my thunkped
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ThinkPad soon to be deprecated
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>>45588787
Any >Any new W series
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>>45588864
as long as supply last
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>>45588864
The Lifebooks were an interesting alternative to the X series tablets but lack of Trackpoint kills it
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Arguably there's nothing wrong with the chiclet design as it still provides a nice typing feel. I'm going to say that most people on /g/ can type on their keyboard without looking at it so why would the key appearance bother you?

The real problem is the keyboard layout which has been utterly fucked from the Sandy Bridge (e.g. T420) models.

The removal of the trackpoint buttons is a step back in usability. The clickpad takes a stupid amount of force to activate and it's really quite fatiguing to use, not to mention the loud noise.

Removing the status LEDs was a step back as well, how can I see if my disk is just being thrashed vs. a complete lock up.

The lack of inner metal rollcage is also a step back for durability, along with the use of soldered RAM in certain ThinkPads when Dell and HP are shipping equivalent models with 2 RAM slots.

Source: I had to use a T440p for a while

Even with the new W541/W550s Lenovo fail to recognise the clusterfuck they've created.
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Is this a good ram for my x200t?
It's my first time upgrading a laptop and I'm afraid it's not compatible

http://allegro.pl/pamiec-ram-4gb-ddr3-samsung-1333mhz-pc3-10600s-1x4-i4890999961.html
(page is in Polish, sorry for that)
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>>45588952
Anything will work as long as it's the proper size. The mobo will just down clock it to whatever speed it supports.
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>>45588952
How much is that in USD
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I'm thinking about getting my first Thinkpad. I can get an A31p for €30 - €35,-. Is that a fair deal?
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>>45589013
around 29 smackaroos
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>>45589016
Anything under 50 dollars or euros is cheap enough you shouldn't need to justify it.
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>>45589016
What a waste of money.
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>>45588864
What laptop is that?
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>tfw you will never have a titanium thinkpad z61m
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>>45589016
$50 or less is a good price anything older than T400

>>45589020
Generic ones go around ~$20 here.
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Thinkpad is life
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Threadly reminder that if something isn't working that you think should be (wifi, bluetooth, etc) download the Thinkvantage Updater and run it. It's Lenovo's own update system. This will give you the power manager as well.

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht080136
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Is there any thinkpad I can buy new aproved by /g/?

I want something lighter than what I use now (5.7 lbs) and with at least 6 hours of battery life and a gpu able to play cs go at more than 60fps. Touch screen is nice too.
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>>45589473
that's not even a real thinkpad
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>>45589507
>video gaymes
>touch screen
>new thinkpad

This thread wasn't made for you.
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>>45589509
Its says thinkpad right here on the fucking keyboard
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>>45588787
How is build quality and how convenient are hard disk and RAM swaps?
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>>45588970
is it true that you shouldnt mix ram sticks from different manufacturers or is that just marketing bullshit?
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>>45589554
It should be fine. RAM is RAM, I can't think of why it wouldn't be compatible.
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>>45589520
I wrote thinkpad on my dick, from now on it'll also be a real thinkpad. Feels fucking great.
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>>45589516
I might do some shitty models in blender too.

While touch screen is bad for the reflective screen but I feel that going foward is a really good input method.

Why specifically /g/ hates the new thinkpads? is the keyboard?
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>>45589624
Shitty keyboard layout is but one of the many flaws that earn the derision among the ThinkPad community

New ThinkPads are derisively nicknamed ChinkPads after Lenovo, a chinese company, fucked their once great design up in attempt to market to the crApple crowd, with new designs resembling macbooks more than the professional, hardy machines we knew.

The clickpad on some models is hated by many because it's big and integrates the trackpoint buttons into itself, resulting in many users accidentally right-clicking instead of middle clicking. Its huge area also meant that people using the trackpoint have to arch their hand and strain their wrist to avoid contacting the trackpad portion, and that is a massive ergonomical failure.

Many Chinkpads also lack the roll cage and strong hinges of their predecessors. This may seem irrelevant to users who don't regularly drop their laptops, but when it does happen you'd regret it, especially when classic ThinkPads wouldn't have this problem.

The keyboard layout is often criticized for rearranging or removing several keys like the function key or F1-F12, which definitely does make it harder to work with if these keys are used regularly. Of course this is not an issue with the regular consumer, but to those who actually make use of these keys, it's an avoidable handicap for the sake of aesthetics.
Chiclet keys are hit or miss compared to using an external mech board or classic scissor switch; you either love it or hate it.

On a personal note, I don't like touch screens because they do not have the tactile feedback which you would have using a mouse or keyboard. Newer Thinkpad X-series tablets (X220/X230) have edge detection problems and poor resolutions as well.

tl;dr chinkpads sacrifice durability and some degree of usability for aesthetics
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>>45589535
Excellent.

Aluminium body + magnesium rollcage. No flex in the chassis or display. It's heavy as fuck though.

4 total RAM slots, 2 under the back panel (which is removed via 2 screws) + 2 under the keyboard.

Hard drive has a eject mechanism, easy to remove as well. You could put 3 storage devices in it, (HDD, HDD in optical bay + mSATA).
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>>45589790
These are scissor switches?

Only the key cap design has changed along with the layout?
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>>45589888
Chiclet scissor switch aren't too different from regular scissor switches, but those without scissor switches are said to be more squishy and uncomfortable to type on.

However the focus lies upon the changed layout which is a massive bane to the userbase
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guys would a x60T keyboard work on a x61T?
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>>45590332
yes. Be aware there are two different makes of keyboards (Chicony and NMB)
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>>45590357
Whoops, wrong image, trying again...
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>>45590399
>>45590376
>>45590357
where can I find a good one with swedish layout, they cost so fucking much on ebay.
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I tried the keyboard of an old dell latitude today (don't know model, it was running windows 98, to give you an idea of its age) and it was like sex for my fingers... I've never typed on something so nice. Is the keyboard similar on the thinkpads like the t420 or do i need an older one for that?
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>>45590414
ebay and yes, they cost so fucking much. Still less than you'd pay direct from Lenovo/IBM or one of the usual parts resellers.
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>>45590434

*20 are the last models with the old scissor-switch keyboard, so yes
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>>45590434
Any ThinkPad T/X/W series with designation *30 or *40 (e.g. T430, X230) have chiclet keyboards like in >>45589888

Older Thinkpads have keyboards like >>45590399 which should be similar to old business class laptops like Latitudes
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ANYONE selling (1400x1050) WXGA for a x61t?
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>lowered maximum price on a snipe for a X220
>lose the auction

GOD FUCKING DAMN IT I SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE ORIGINAL SNIPE FUCK MY LIFE

It was a pretty good machine, had warranty, 80GB SSD and a 9 cell.
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>>45590629
Any essential ebay tips?

Such as maximum bid before you stop or how much shipping you should pay before you reconsider?
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>>45590639
Pay what you are comfortable with and consider the market price.

Alright lads since I lost the X220, X201 for £110 or not?
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>>45590639
Just bid the highest you're willing to and leave it alone
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>>45590629
Did it have the IPS screen? If not then it's nothing to be mad about.
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>>45590669
It's a bit too much, unless it comes with decent specs and frills
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>>45590536
lots of people. And it's SXGA+ not WXGA. That might be why you're having trouble finding it.
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>>45588787
>workstation laptop
>16:9 screen

Goddamit.
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>>45590673
No. You'll lose those to the just-five-more-dollars-repeatedly-for-two-days idiots.
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Anyone knows why my wacom pen doesn't work on my x200 tablet (Ubuntu 14.10)?
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>>45590689
I'm struggling to find a X201 in the UK for the same price in good condition.

I saw some buy it now machines for £150 yesterday, I think it's a better idea to wait for them to appear again as 30 quid more buys me a much better machine.
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>>45590720

This. Bid what you're willing to pay in the last five seconds of the auction. Then either you get it or you don't but you don't have retarded bidding wars.
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>>45590414
>>45590441
>mfw a X1 Carbon keyboard is 450 USD and i payed 815...
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>>45590747
You paid $800 for just the keyboard? What

What
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>>45590747
I feel you man, All I want is a swedish layout, and I dont want to spend a lot cash on it.
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>>45590639
Use a snipe service because eBay bumps items up in searches when they receive attention like watches or bids.

Thinkpads with fan errors are cheap to fix if you don't mind taking the whole thing apart.
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>>45590765
No for the X1 Carbon computer
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how hard would it be to REPLACE?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-X60-TABLET-X61-TABLET-12-1-XGA-TOUCH-LCD-HV121X03-100-42T0302-13N7216/140519323076?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27538%26meid%3D0a3f7e4ca979408988a27dbf7243fb5b%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D11353%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26
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>>45590735
Which Wacom pen?
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I bought a x201 and its a piece of shit. Don't fall for /g/ memes guys. 4GB of ram and an SSD and its shit.
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>>45590834
How hard would WHAT be to REPLACE?
http://foo.blar.baz/item/motherfucker%HKDJAIUDA<JD<JAHKDGAFDKAHDLAKJDKJADGHGADKKOUIYIQ(EOQOEIUOQEUHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
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Besides the lack of track point, their Ethernet jack is...
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>>45590953
hu r u quot?
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>>45590720
>>45590742
That means you didn't bid enough so you lose. Sniping just a way overspend.
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>>45590861
The one that comes with x200 tablet. Isn't it called wacom pen?
I heard some rumors that ubuntu 14.10 has some problems with touch screens and tablets but I was hoping someone here has found a fix for that
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>>45591025
Put down the bottle of Manischewitz. You're drunk.
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>>45591081
Well technically it's a digitizer.

Did it work before you installed Ubuntu? Did you enable the pen in the Wacom options?
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>>45590399
Anon, are both Shifts the same size?
And why don't you swap Fn and LCtrl?
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>>45590870
hows it shit?
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>>45590919
screen on x61t .
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>>45591126
if you don't set it up it just works like a regular 'mouse' input device.
Sounds more like hardware is busted.
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>>45591146
>Anon, are both Shifts the same size?
No, not quite.
>And why don't you swap Fn and LCtrl?
Because I don't want to.
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>>45591196
Did you try it in Windows?
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>>45591204
>>45591196
>>45591126
Reinstalled the system, instead of 14.10 I installed 14.04 and it works like a charm. It's true, 14.10 doesn't support that.
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>>45589016
You know the limitations right?
Finding a working A31p is hard as hell, u spent about $50 getting one that was missing a hard drive and needed ram/WiFi.

I Linux mint on that thing. It streamed music pretty loud, seriously, it has like the best speakers out of all the ThinkPads.
>>45589554
Same goes with ram speeds as well, it shouldn't matter, I'll use a samshit with crucial it PNY.

>>45590639
I'll make a video for next week for u. :3
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>>45590870
Nobody forced you to buy it.
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any ideas on which one to buy?

i currently have an x201 and now with 1tab in firefox and intellij open im using 99% of my cpu and it runs slow as fuck
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>>45591934

My w510 with an i7 is still crazy good for the price I paid. Just bought a i5 x220t for about the same price to have something smaller and see if the IPS screen is better to look at even if it's lower resolution.

There's plenty of newer options in the 200-300 dollar range if you wait and look around
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>>45591934
Sounds like you're doing something wrong.
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>>45592026
looking for something a little newer. I however do like the size and compactness of the x201.
battery life is a must.

it's mainly just my code bitch to be honest
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>>45592044
how? thats exactly what i have open. no other processes taking up that much space. its a 1st gen core-i
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>>45591934
you must be doing something wrong.., my x201, firefox with +5 tabs open with Photoshop and no lag or nothing.
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>>45592107
screens or it didn't happen

what percentage of your cpu is eaten up?
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Which model should I look for if all I want/need out of my laptop is the ability to browse, run some lightweight programs and maybe play some dcss. Also if anyone could explain how this new captcha works that would be awesome
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>clit-point middle click somehow suffered an unexplainable fracture on the left piece thing
>now it's loose and all wonky
T-thanks Lelnovo.
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>>45592135
>Also if anyone could explain how this new captcha works that would be awesome

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/03/google-nocaptcha-recaptcha/
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>>45591934
>lying on 4chan

You post picture proof you moron.
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>>45592160
what are you saying
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>>45592239
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>>45592160
Buy a handfull on ebay for $5, lift it out, replace it, job done.
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>>45592134
cant seem to find the print now.
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>>45592317
>lying on the internet
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>>45592299
running idea.exe, 2x java, nad complaining its somewhat slow, when using 85% CPU
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>>45592335
nop.. why would I
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>>45592338
>not reading my initial post.

I was making a single program with 2 classes open. should be able to handle better than that... i blame this cheap laptop
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>>45592362
Sell it and buy a new one then.
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>>45591934
Intellij is shit is y your x201 runs like shit.
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>>45592374
and what is better?
gtfo
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>>45592059
Because there's no way a machine several years newer than mine can't handle firefox with one tab while I can do ~ anything I want on my X61T (including that).
"It's the only thing using CPU": yeah. I doubt that very much.
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>>45592514
well i posted a screen of my task manager here >>45592299 . it seems to be such a hog and this thing is dead slow.

>moar RAM
isnt going to solve shit
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>>45592270
The middle-click has these two pieces that old it into place on the keyboard. One of those pieces broke off on my middle-click for no reason, and the other piece is hanging on for dear life.

I guess I rubbed the clit into destruction..
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>>45592579

You using an i3 or something?
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>>45590870
>/g/ is responsible for my ineptitude at buying the right tool for my use case
kill yourself
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>>45592638
just realized intellij opens new processes in tabs in the program
>tfw you had an infinite loop running
>being this retarded

don't worry, im getting off /g/ to go kill myself now
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>>45592697
>tfw forgetting to increment the counter in a for loop and not understanding why the program is taking to long to finish
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>>45592514
is your x61T, XGA?
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>>45591934
you are doing something very wrong, i'm using a X200, with several tabs open and spotiy i'm only using about 40-50% at the most
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>>45592901
No. SXGA+ frankenscreen with LED, finger touch, and modded diffusers.
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So, I've got a X200 Thinkpad. Great machine, works really nice in almost every aspect - however, I can't enable internal wi-fi.

I've tried anything I may come up with - installed all and any drivers of course, tried multiple Linux distributions and Windows versions, Installed BIOS hack to enable unsupported wifi modules - and tried those in the machine - but absolutely to no avail.

And since there's 3 pcie slots - 2 full size and 1 half size, I've tried them all, but still, nothing. I'm entirely unable to use internal wi-fi at all, so I'm stuck using USB wifi which overheats and drains the battery faster, or then I'm using ethernet but that kills the idea of a mobile computer.

Network management applet on Linux says "wireless disabled by a hardware switch, but it sure as hell isn't, and even if it was, it would shut off the bluetooth as well, but bluetooth works just fine.


Anyone else ever had this problem? I'm at a loss, I can't think of anything anymore. Device manager / lspci recognizes the card just fine, but it just won't work. Incredibly frustrating.
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>>45593354
>Network management applet on Linux says "wireless disabled by a hardware switch, but it sure as hell isn't
If I may ask... how do you know that it isn't? Perhaps the radio kill switch is not working properly.
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>>45593168
8gb ram?
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>>45593422
Because the switch kills bluetooth as well. Bluetooth works just fine when the switch is in on position, and turns off when i turn the switch off.
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>>45593575
Do the PCIe slots work at all? Are they even powered (eg, dead fuse?) Do other things work in the slots?
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>>45593248
pics?, I would Like to get that on my x61T, how much did it cost youy?
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Would there be any reason for me to upgrade the 2,26ghz cpu mobo in my X200 with a 2,40 GHz cpu mobo? Also, would the one with higher maximum frequency generate more heat at all times?


Ones here that own x200, have you experienced coil whine emitting when lowering screen darkness? There is absolutel no coil whine when i'm using maximum brightness, but i get annoying coil whine right when i lower the brightness at all. I've tried different inverter boards and even changed the display but no help. Is the problem with my mobo, or is this an universal problem?
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>>45593785
I've no idea, how to test that, other than buying some PCIe device?
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>>45590870
I have one with the same specs and it's the best machine I've ever bought.
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>>45593354
try pressing fn+f5. however it might react differently
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>>45593942
nothing.
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>>45589060
Just do a lid swap, some of the panels are pretty cheap.

>>45589473
Dat photo edit
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>>45593354
What is the brand/model of the wifi card?

Lenovo whitelists wifi cards at the BIOS level. If your wifi card is not an Intel card with Lenovo branding on it, it probably won't work.
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>want to buy new thinkpad
>everyone says wait for the next generation

still w-waiting
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>>45593985
I did mention installing the BIOS hack to get rid of the blacklist.
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>>45594005
>Buying a new thinkpad
Thinkpads of the now are FUCKED bro. Don't get em. Don't touch em. Definitely don't pay big money for them.
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>>45594042
are there any new laptops that aren't fucking horrible? it seems all manufacturers just shit out junk

>Definitely don't pay big money for them.
m-muh w540
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>>45594005

Didn't they just announce the w541 and the w550s a couple days ago?

+physical buttons for the trackpad again
+3k screen options

Wondering what the w550 will look like. Definitely going to be looking to upgrade to something like that in three years when they're cheap.
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where can I find a replacement motherboard for my x200? it has the slowest cpu available and I really wanna replace it
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>>45594085
Dell Precisions are good.

>>45594114
W541 and T550p.
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>spend £1000 on a macbook Pro with upgraded 16GB of RAM
>Literally a facebook and 4chan machine

I kinda regret it, at least it looks pretty
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>>45588922

The market will fix it right? Someone will recognise the need for a hard wearing, dependable and practical laptop and will step in to fill the void left behind by lenovo.

I mean all they'd have to do is look at what made the older models so great, replicate it to an equivalent standard and then release them and word would quickly spread.
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>>45594203

They're like $10-$30 on ebay but most don't list what the processor they come with is.
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Alright so whilst dicking around with my x220 trying to fit a nice little msata ssd I managed to snap my caps lock key off of the keyboard.

As far as I can tell the key has lost maybe one little plastic nub off of one of its clasps. This means that it attaches and pops back into place and stays there but if I catch it or knock it in any way it's liable to detach again.

Do you think I should super glue it into place?
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>buying a workstation laptop
>not owning a x301
I will never understand you plebs.
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>>45594344

Super glue doesn't flex and is brittle as sin. Your best bet is a good epoxy, just give it a full day to cure and don't slop it on there.
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>>45594350
>X301
>purposely buying laptops with shitty battery life

I will never understand YOU
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>>45594306
I feel that I don't have enough knowledge and experience to find a good deal. It sucks living in 3rd world country.
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>>45594597
just go on ebay, search for "x200 motherboard"
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Are thenkpods for me?
I want to watch Japanese cartoons at 1200x800 or more; on a laptop with loud stereo speakers and an optical drive.

Is this the right place; or should I move on?

(Tablet thinkpads are fine)
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What's a cheap thinkpad to play old games and hearthstone?
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>>45594698
>optical drives
>2014

did you not learn your lesson from last time?
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>>45594715
I had DVDs that need to be watched, anon!
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>>45594698
You could do like me; but a $100 used T61 with a 1680x1050 display. It's a damn fine machine, and playing 1080p videos is about the extend of its capabilities.
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>>45594749

Just get something from the _10 or _20 series with an HD or HD+ screen. x,t or w.
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>>45594712
Please I really don't know much about laptops
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>>45594787
Do I ned to install hd screens?

>>45594780
Thanks, but isn't the t61p a troll thinkpad?
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>>45594841

It will be stated in the description if it has one or not.
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>>45594698
>>45594712
X201 ~$100
T420 ~$150
X220 ~200

Most T420 comes with optical bay drive

Priority specs: resolution>CPU>GPU

Difference between i5 and i7 is miniscule. nVIDIA is better than Intel but still not worth it if you'll have to pay extra.
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>>45594841
>a troll thinkpad
A what now? I'm posting from my T61 right now, the T61p is a slightly more powerful version I believe.
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>>45594841
>Thanks, but isn't the t61p a troll thinkpad?
The fuck. T61p ATI WUXGA 7/7 is the dreampad
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>>45594944
>>45594966

I've been on /g/ for longer then I'd care to admit; and when I first came here, there was a lot of hype for the t61(p).

I can tell you from experience that any specific device hyped by /g/ is best left ignored.

The t61 looks nice; however it doesn't look... like an IBM thinkpad.
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>>45595007
Well it isn't, I think it's the first thinkpad by Lenovo or something. Wasn't the T60 by IBM?
Anyways, if you wanna go even further back in time, be my guest
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>>45595007
>I can tell you from experience that any specific device hyped by /g/ is best left ignored.
Why the fuck are you here then? You need to get your brain checked.
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>>45594787
X-series do not have optical drives (or ultrabays)
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I got myself a really pretty x61 some time ago.
It's very basic though, I put some extra ram on it and the only thing missing now is a new battery and a wifi-card, the wifi is the only thing keeping me from using it more often (since the shitty usb dongle loses connection a lot).

Should I buy one of the internal wifi cards that can go with the x61, which are a bit slow I think, or should I got with a better usb one?
Could anyone recommend any? I had a lot of trouble with the driver of the current one.
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>>45595033
Did you not do reading comprehension at school?

Stay away from the Moto G; Sansa clip, t61(p), archlinux and <headphone general>
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>>45595091
>Stay away from the Moto G; Sansa clip, t61(p), archlinux and <headphone general>
So /tpg/ isn't /g/ hyped device?
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>>45593786
I guess not.
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Test
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>>45595091
What's wrong with Moto G and Sansa Clips?

T61's are good but they are now outdated IMO, but they were hyped for good reason 2+ years ago.

Arch is not hyped by /g/, what are you talking about? Just go look at desktop threads, there is a pretty small minority that uses Arch.

Headphone General is just a retarded circlejerk (as all Generals, typically), but the suggested headphone guides are good for the most part.
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>>45595128
I'm not going to argue with you, unless you accompany your posts of pictures of lewd cartoons.

The T61 is disgusting. What else could I look I into?
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>>45593981
more details on panel swap plz
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>>45595162
buyer's guide is literally the OP

learn to read
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>>45594712
please respond
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>>45595162
Well geez, sorry for recommending the cheapest option that does everything you listed (assuming you're the same guy)
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>>45595200
All terrible.

Maybe I could find better with Dell? At least they realise people need optical drives on portable laptops.

>inb4 hurr durr >2014 >still using necessary equipment
You don't like 'em, 'cause you ain't got 'em.
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>>45595254
Then buy a dell.
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>>45595264
no u
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>>45595254
What the fuck are you talking about you gargantuan retard?

http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

All T-series and W-series have optical drives.
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>>45595275
http://ktgee.net/post/49736465981/dell-guide
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>>45595297
Read it already.
Cheap latitudes have veiled and tinny speakers and low res screens.

This is why I cannot be happy.

>>45595285
I have mentioned portability many times, anon. Reading comprehension.
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How do a spend 100 dollars or less on a thinkpad and get a good deal?
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>>45595331
>go /tpg/
>ask for recommendation
>don't like any of them
>don't like ThinkPad in general
>still post in /tpg/
>ask for Dell recommendation
>don't like Dells

I think a Mac will suit you perfectly!
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>>45595331
>veiled and tinny speakers and low res screens

same with thinkpads stop being so fussy
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>>45595346
Most of the fairly modern ones are around $200.
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>>45595346
X201
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>>45595346
Search multiple models you're interested in on ebay with something like "x200 -parts" so you don't get broken machines. Sort by "price + postage: lowest first", follow the searches and check your emails every morning.

Search your local craigs lists occasionally every few days for the same models.

It's tough to get a good machine for under 100, but not impossible, just have to be proactive when searching for good deals.
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>>45595331
So you want a tiny laptop with an optical drive?

That's unrealistic. There are other things that have to go into the laptop, like the motherboard and hard drive and shit. You need space for that.

Quit being retarded.

Also, 14" laptops are plenty portable.
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>>45588671
>Lenovo
>thinkpad
k
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>>45595413
The 12" PowerBook G4, iBook 12" and All 12" HP EliteBooks have Optical drives. Don't speak about shit you know nothing about.
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>>45595431
>12" PowerBook G4, iBook 12"

He said he wants something portable. Both of those weigh more than 14" ThinkPads.

The 12" EliteBooks are SHIT. I've owned a few EliteBooks and the 12" models are absolutely terrible. I have two 8730w (17" Core 2 Duo) sitting next to me right now even.
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Isn't there some kind of light dock that fits under the x series like a slice with an optical bay in it?
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>>45595531
Ultrabase.
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>13"
>1200x800
>optical drive
>no webcam
>SD Card reader

Oh my god; it's perfect-

>veiled and tinny speakers

Fuck.
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>>45595543
Nice thinkpad. Why are you still posting here?
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>>45595543
Or.... You could get an X300.
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>>45595571
Where do you expect me to go?

>>45595575
I guess I could...
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>>45595575
I'm sold on the x300. I don't understand why no one suggested this earlier.
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>>45589050
A Fuji t9xx
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>>45595664
Because they're hard to find.
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>>45595664

because the x301 is better
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>>45595730
They sell them on Amazon...
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Possible to mod an x201 with a 1440x900 display?
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>>45595664
Because they have terrible battery life and are overpriced.

>>45595795
Considering the X201s came with a 1400x900 panel, probably.
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is this a decent deal or no?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351252971498
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>>45595823

Offer them $75 and see if they bite.
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>>45595823
T60 & T61 belong to the <$50 price range now.
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>>45595543
dat vista sticker
dat celeron sticker
naaaaa
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>>45588671

Enjoy using Wangblows/Lelnix on a shitty trackpad.
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>>45595873
>trackpad
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>>45595864
But I can't find a decent one in that price range on ebay.
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>>45595823

just buy a T420 you fuck
you can grab an i5 sandyprivledged fast as fuck with 8gb ram and genuine fresh win7x64 pro key from arrow direct for 200$

add 10$ for 2nd hdd/ssd caddy
throw that used 380gb drive in optical bay
buy new 240gb crucial ssd for 80$ notax

jesus christ why are you such a little bitch
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>>45595927

What's the best deal on a 240gb msata right now?
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Anyone have any experience with Windows 10 on the x220 or similar models? I like everything about that machine but I'm afraid it won't get proper drivers for power settings and shit.
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I got myself a Thinkpad X41 Tablet with SSD for $50, along with the dock/port replicator/thing for another $10. D-Did I do good /g/?

I think the RAM is maxed out too, if it only takes 2 GB

should have used the money for a new camera

the sticker is from me
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>>45596200
Avoid Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Lenovo still has to release better drivers.
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>>45596218

Thankfully Windows 7 still has a few years left, thanks for the heads up.
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>>45594941
where do you find t420's for 150? i've searched ebay and lowest i ever found were in the 200-300 range.

looking for a t410 myself, probably going to settle for a $200 buy it now because i don't have time or patience for auctions
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>>45596283
Most likely it'll become the next XP
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Hey thinkshills, how's everyone doing? Check out the new background on my X220, pic related. Need to change some spacing because I didn't initially make it to be a wallpaper for this resolution

>>45596200
Used it briefly on my X200s. It seemed fine, I didn't use any of the Lenovo drivers. I stopped using it because it bugged out a lot.
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>>45596309
Really shitty and used by idiots long after its obsolete? That sounds about right
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>>45596313
I'm nu2Linux

What's the command for the ASCII cow thing? It's cute :3c
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>>45596326
>Really shitty and used by idiots long after its obsolete? That sounds about right
Because the alternative is shittier.
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>>45596456
cowsay

it's fun :3
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>>45596456
cowsay, you might have to install it as it's considered a unix game.
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>>45596466
>>45596469
Thanks! <3
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>>45596206
That's really not a bad deal. Good prices I'd say. Sure it's a slow machine by todays standards but you could still use it for plenty, and having a wacom digitizer is always nice.
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>>45596482
there is also a Stallman cow file that hooks up with vrms and prints an ascii stallman that gives you stats about non-free software on your system
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>>45596497
I was more interested in it for the Wacom digitizer. I draw a lot, it's nice to have on the road

>>45596515
Oh my god, I need this
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>>45596532
http://web.archive.org/web/20110725210040/http://crunchbang.org/archives/2007/10/05/a-virtual-richard-stallman-for-cowsay-hack/
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>>45596576
Says 404 not found when I try to get the rms.cow file ;-;
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>>45596630
looks like someone put it up here

https://github.com/archhurd/packages/blob/master/extra/cowsay/rms.cow
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>>45596313

Is that Unity? Looks pretty nice.
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>>45596656
Fantastic. Thank you so much for this gift
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>>45596678
Yup, Unity with the "Radiance" theme, which is the light version of the default theme. I also set the launcher to auto hide, other than that all I changed is the background.
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Yesterday I got a T410 on ebay for $180. i5 2.53 ghz, 4gb ram, & 1440 x 900 monitor. Also picked up an 840 Evo SSD to replace the HDD.

Is gud?
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>>45596775
sounds good to me anon!
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So I've bought 2 t400's a t60 and a x60t and one t400 came with the fan just denigrated upon arrival even though it is guaranteed to work and has a 30 day warranty and the x60t fan sounded like a chainsaw then died. Both sellers had 99.8+ ratings on ebay. What gives do I just have bad luck or should buy fans/heatsinks when I buy a thinkpad?
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>>45597448
I have never experienced that issue with the 7 Thinkpads I've bought used. Could be just bad luck. Have you looked inside to make sure they're not caked with dust or something?
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>>45597475
Yea the x60t froze up and I tried to lube it up but the seller ended up replacing it for me. The picture is of the t400 I just got in today. Hopefully the seller sends me a new fan for it because I was planning on giving this one as a gift for Christmas. Sorry phone quality.
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you know that write-to-type thing windows has? how do in linux?
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>>45597511
Damn. I mean, on one hand fans are moving parts that you expect to wear out over time but that's a bit beyond simply worn-out, you know? I'm sure the seller will take care of it.

>>45597526
http://risujin.org/cellwriter/
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>>45597554
thanks.
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>>45597566
Let me know how it works, I've been meaning to pick up a tablet Thinkpad and this would give me a decent excuse
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>>45597554
Yea I mean the seller rating is high so I'm assuming this happened during shipping but it was packaged well so I have no idea how a fan could get wrecked like this. Though I have my suspicions FedEx man do I dislike FedEx.
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