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WTF is wrong with my X200?

Posted 12-30-2020 at 06:13 AM by brianL

I had a thread about this in the Slackware forum ages ago. This Thinkpad X200 will happily run Slackware64 14.2 or current for a couple of months or so. Then it refuses to boot up fully, with any one of three errors at random. If it was only one error all the time, it would be easier to pin down the cause. I've done websearches on the errors - no luck.
To add to the confusion, it's run Kubuntu 20.04 (64-bit) for months now, with no problems.
It was bought refurbished, in very good...
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Dual-booting Again

Posted 06-22-2018 at 07:10 AM by brianL

Thought I'd lost interest in using other distros ages ago, but since this T3600 has such a large HDD (1 TB), I'm having another go - with Ubuntu 16.04. Slackware & Ubuntu: offers a good contrast. No problems yet. Hope I don't get kicked out of the Slackware Fanboys Club for this.
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Back Again

Posted 05-10-2018 at 10:48 AM by brianL

brian@slackdesk2:~$ ddate
Today is Setting Orange, the 57th day of Discord in the YOLD 3184
Decided to start posting on LQ again. Was going to explain why I stopped posting (if anybody noticed?), but cant be bothered.
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Hardware Addition

Posted 09-27-2017 at 03:01 PM by brianL

Just bought a new toy: refurbished Dell Precision T3600, for 350. Very good condition.
Intel Xeon E5-1650
NVidia Quadro 2000 graphics card
Very nice!
Only problem so far: can't install Slackware. Hopefully soon resolved. See thread in Slackware Installation forum.
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(Not) Microsoft calling...

Posted 02-24-2015 at 07:37 AM by brianL
Updated 02-24-2015 at 07:39 AM by brianL

It's been a while since I got one of these calls. Somebody with a strong Indian accent, using an English name (Andrew, this time), and claiming to work for Microsoft.
After introductions, this is the conversation:
Andrew: we have reports that your computer has been downloading malicious software.
Me: Oh? That sounds bad.
Andrew: Don't worry, we can fix it.
Me: I hope so.
Then asks if I'm at my computer & is it on. And which browser I use.
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