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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Resurrected with MX Linux

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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Resurrected with MX Linux

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Post by demifiend » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:40 pm

Last night I resurrected a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 that I had bought on Ebay last December by replacing the dead battery, replacing the 160GB hard drive with a 1TB hard drive, and swapping out the original 512MB RAM modules with 3GB of new RAM.

Then I installed MX Linux 18.1, because I had it on a thumb drive I had used to salvage data off of a neighbor's PC before they wiped it and gave it to their grandson to tinker with. (I offered to install Linux for them, but apparently the kid's a gamer and insists on Windows.)

Everything went well, I got Emacs installed, and now I've got a badass old laptop. So does my wife; she got the T430s I had been using.

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ThinkPad T430s (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
ThinkPad T60 (3GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Resurrected with MX Linux

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Post by jonnken » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:44 pm

...awesome...great work!
Regards, jonnken
MX-18.1_386 Continuum(32 bit)...Kernel: 4.19.0-1-686-pae...since Feb 2019
Dell Latitude D630.....Intel Core2 Duo T7700...BIOS A19(June 2013)...Memory: 4G Ram 55G SSD

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Resurrected with MX Linux

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Post by KBD » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:22 pm

Cool :) I love Thinkpads :)

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Resurrected with MX Linux

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:30 pm

MX-18 runs really well on my T-60
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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