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Re: Thinkpads

#21 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:50 pm

Apparently the version number is also very important.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: Thinkpads

#22 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:43 pm

Version number of MX or of the hardware? Or Both? The more relevant info supplied the better.
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Primary OS : MX-17.1 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.
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Re: Thinkpads

#23 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:50 pm

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Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: Thinkpads

#24 Post by Richard » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:12 am

Needs indicator-keylock to see state of CapsLock.

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root@mx171:/home/richard# inxi -F
System:    Host: mx171 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2347AY1 v: ThinkPad T430 serial: PB5232G 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2347AY1 v: NO DPK serial: 1ZLMB2A95LV UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: G1ET73WW (2.09 ) date: 10/19/2012 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 21.8 Wh condition: 21.8/56.2 Wh (39%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 1241 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 3: 1198 
           4: 1198 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:21:cc:d1:29:ba 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 60:67:20:a4:62:fc 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 614.06 GiB used: 519.26 GiB (84.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SA32G size: 29.05 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 PRO Series size: 119.24 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Sony model: Hard Drive size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20.54 GiB used: 12.68 GiB (61.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 69.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3973 
Info:      Processes: 223 Uptime: 6h 27m Memory: 7.48 GiB used: 4.34 GiB (58.0%) Shell: bash 
           inxi: 3.0.10 
Last edited by Richard on Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm, edited 3 times in total.
MX171: Lenovo T430: Intel DualCore i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.18.7-antix.1-amd64-smp, 119GB SSD
MX171: AA1/EeePC: DualCore N270, 1GB RAM, 4.9.126-antix.1-686-smp-pae, 150GB HDD
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Re: Thinkpads

#25 Post by Hierax_ca » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:57 am

I've got MX (and antiX) working well on a wide variety of Thinkpads and am slowly resolving the outstanding issues. I just have to get around to updating my scattered notes on them...
MX-14.4/16.1 (32-bit) Thinkpad 600x*;
MX-17.1 (32-bit): Thinkpad A31p, T43p, T60p;
MX-17.1 (64-bit): Thinkpad x60t*, x61t*, x61s, T61p, T601pF, x200, x200t*, x301*, T500, W500, W700(ds), W701, x220, x220t*, W520.

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Re: Thinkpads

#26 Post by Hierax_ca » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:18 am

Off the top of my head, Thinkpad outstanding issues:

- 600x sound and graphics issues -- fixes finally solved for antiX 17.1 have to try for MX 17.1 (works fine for MX 14.4 and 16.1 and antiX 16.3).

- A31p extra buttons -- figured out for MX/XFCE still have to go back and do for antiX/IceWM.

- x301 optical drive bay issues -- unresolved, but have ultrabay with either SATA and/or mSATA drives or additional battery working fine, not sure if this can be resolved with dvd.

- x60t, x61t, boot issues -- recently resolved with great help on antiX and MX forums combined, now boots without long delay.

- Tablets, x60t, x61t, x200t, x220t screen rotation for tablet mode -- still unresolved alignment of screen display and pen cursor, tried several things but no fixes yet.

- W700ds: one unit won't do the dual-screen mode in linux (but does in Windows 7) but other units do fine, weird they don't all work the same but keeping that unit as an offline retro windows workstation.

- W520 NVidia Graphics issues -- fixed need to do settings in BIOS correctly or get blank screen.

Generally, MX (and antiX) work great of the vast majority of Thinkpads, I tried dozens of distros over the last 4 years or so on these machines and MX has been the best overall distro for our Thinkpads, the outstanding issues largely aren't addressed by other distros (x301 dvd drive works in Linux Lite though) and with time, work, and help I have faith that the few things left will be resolved.
MX-14.4/16.1 (32-bit) Thinkpad 600x*;
MX-17.1 (32-bit): Thinkpad A31p, T43p, T60p;
MX-17.1 (64-bit): Thinkpad x60t*, x61t*, x61s, T61p, T601pF, x200, x200t*, x301*, T500, W500, W700(ds), W701, x220, x220t*, W520.

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Re: Thinkpads

#27 Post by Gordon Cooper » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 am

We are working on an update to <the Thinkpad Wiki page. Over two years ago Chris wrote this:
chrispop99 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:01 pm
It might be worth bearing in mind that IBM, Lenovo and DELL et al ship identical models with varied hardware. A listing of what MX works with needs at the very least the model of wireless card, and the type of graphics card, to be truly useful.
It would also be easier to understand if the information were to be presented in the form of a table, IMHO.

Chris
Wikipedia has a fairly detailed account of the Thinkpad's history which explains the different manufacturers. For our Wiki the plan is to follow Chris" suggestion of a table. What we need is info' from Thinkpad users with the following: Thinkpad Model and Version. Wireless card and graphics card types fitted. Versions of MX being used. Any modifications and problems or things that do not work for you. Suggest use inxi -F , placed in code tags, plus any comments, and submit to this Thinkpads thread.

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Re: Thinkpads

#28 Post by Kulmbacher » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:11 am

Here we are

Any modifications and problems or things that do not work for you:
CanoScan Lide 90, no chance to work. Changed against CanoScan Lide25, works perfect like MX itself ,-)

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System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 42405CG v: ThinkPad T520 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 42405CG serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: 8AET51WW (1.31 ) [b]date: 08/08/2011[/b] 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2430M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 854 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 797 2: 797 3: 797 4: 797 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 
           v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 357.22 GiB used: 30.06 GiB (8.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 29.82 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDA240G size: 223.57 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Intel model: SSDMAEMC080G2 size: 74.53 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Intenso model: Rainbow Line size: 29.30 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 16.52 GiB used: 5.64 GiB (34.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: /home size: 54.68 GiB used: 4.88 GiB (8.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 44m Memory: 7.58 GiB used: 1.03 GiB (13.6%) Shell: bash 
           inxi: 3.0.10 

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Re: Thinkpads

#29 Post by KoO » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:02 am

Been running 4.18.4 kernel for over a week now with no trouble at all so far.
Sound is Alsa only..

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 inxi -F
System:    Host: antix17.1 Kernel: 4.18.4-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: i3 4.15 
           Distro: antiX-17.1_x64-full Heather Heyer 17 March 2018 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2349GCM v: ThinkPad T430 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2349GCM serial: <root required> UEFI: LENOVO v: G1ETB7WW (2.77 ) 
           date: 06/05/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 52.4 Wh condition: 53.0/47.5 Wh (112%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 1263 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1281 2: 1203 3: 1208 4: 1199 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.4-antix.1-amd64-smp 
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 28:d2:44:19:b0:92 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 6c:88:14:f8:79:a4 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1.14 TiB used: 191.98 GiB (16.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: HGST HTS721010A9E630 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 79.71 GiB used: 8.43 GiB (10.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 157 Uptime: 5h 20m Memory: 7.61 GiB used: 777.2 MiB (10.0%) Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.10 
AntiX 17.2 (4.18.7) i3 ,Windows8.1 , Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 , 16gb HyperX , Samsung EVO 860 500 GB , Samsung EVO 860 500 GB , GTX 970
Lenovo T430 AntiX17.2 (4.18.7) i3 ,MX17 ,Windows8.1 , i5 +4000 , 8gb , Samsung EVO 860 500 GB , 1TB HGST

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Re: Thinkpads

#30 Post by Stevo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:36 pm

Generally speaking, we're good up through Intel Kaby Lake 7th gen hardware, and 2017 AMD hardware. Newer than that would need kernel, Mesa, and firmware updates from stretch-backports or our test/experimental repos.

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