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    WTF is wrong with my X200?

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't had the compact option set in lilo.conf. Anyway, so far it's behaving itself with current. Touch wood, fingers crossed, whatever else.
    Posted Yesterday at 08:49 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    WTF is wrong with my X200?

    Just a wild guess, but I remember having boot errors in Slackware with my X201, resulting in some random kernel stacktrace. Restarting sometimes made it boot. I first thought it was the RAM, but it turned out to be the "compact" option in lilo. Commenting out this line fixed the boot error for me.
    Posted 01-19-2021 at 12:14 PM by mark111 mark111 is offline
    Updated 01-19-2021 at 12:28 PM by mark111
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    WTF is wrong with my X200?

    Trying Slackware64-current on it again, see how it behaves this time. Fingers & everything else crossed. Nothing against Kubuntu, just prefer Slackware.
    Posted 01-11-2021 at 09:07 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Dual-booting Again

    I seem to have lost interest in trying other distros now, unlike when I first "discovered" Linux and indulged in frenzied distrohopping.
    Posted 07-01-2018 at 10:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Dual-booting Again

    I used Ubuntu for several years, because I bought a Dell that came with Ubuntu back when that was easy.

    But Ubuntu lost me with Unity.

    AFAIC, Mint is Ubuntu done right.
    Posted 06-29-2018 at 11:15 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    Dual-booting Again

    Four days - that's how long I stuck with Ubuntu. Installed it Tuesday, only mentioned it here yesterday, gone today. No problems with it, but no interest in it.
    Posted 06-23-2018 at 07:01 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Back Again

    Thanks.
    Posted 05-10-2018 at 02:04 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Back Again

    I noticed. Welcome back.
    Posted 05-10-2018 at 12:10 PM by GazL GazL is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    Updated the BIOS using FreeDOS on a USB stick. It was A03, it's now A15.
    Posted 11-07-2017 at 07:02 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    Decided the Quadro 2000 was inadequate and/or wrong type of card for general purpose use, so I've replaced it with a GTX 1050 Ti.
    Posted 11-02-2017 at 10:04 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    The Slackware installation problem has been solved - accidentally. The PERC H310 RAID controller was slowing boot-up to a snail-pace. I'm not using RAID, don't need it. So I took a chance and removed the controller. Mint still booted & ran OK. So I gave Slackware another try - and it installed, booted, and runs with no errors.
    Posted 10-10-2017 at 06:24 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    Kool Beans. My T3500's came from City Hall for free < they upgraded >

    I like em. I slapped a 5 dollar Chinese card reader on the front panel with the small bay and slot for like a floppy drive. Plugged the wires into front usb pins on the mobo. Installed MX on one. AntiX on the other. They fly like the wind.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 06:28 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
    Updated 09-29-2017 at 06:30 PM by rokytnji
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    Hardware Addition

    Didn't bother finding out the original price in , but in 2012 that machine cost about $1800.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 05:01 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

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    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Four days. I've done this a few times now over the years: dual-booted with Debian, and got fed-up with it after a short time. Why? No idea.
    Posted 02-17-2015 at 05:13 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Posted 02-13-2015 at 07:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Thinkpadophilia

    Increased the RAM in the X200 to its "official" maximum: 4 GB.
    There are "unofficial" maximums, but I reckon 4 is plenty for me.
    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Unoffi...m_memory_specs
    Posted 02-11-2015 at 07:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Sorry about that (not really ).
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 11:02 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Thanks, now I'll have the Philosopher's Song stuck in my head all day.
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 10:02 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    As Renny Dez Carts said:
    Quote:
    I ThinkPad, therefore I am
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 06:28 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Changed my mind about dual-booting. Going to use VirtualBox on Slack instead for messing about with other distros.
    10/10 for this ThinkPad so far. I like it!
    Posted 01-16-2015 at 04:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline

  



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