I thought I'd upload the hardware maintenance manual [PDF] for my Lenovo Thinkpad T61…
By Rowan Rodrik, 1 year ago, on January 31, 2013, at 14:01 |
When I got the Wireless working on this laptop (a Lenovo T61), I was using Linux kernel 2.6.25. I remember that it was quite a pain, because the iwlwifi stuff had only just stabilized enough to replace the (now deprecated) ipw stuff. One of the things I didn't get working at the time was Monitor mode.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on June 11, 2009, at 11:06 |
Yesterday evening, I dropped by at Wiebe's with my laptop to start updating our Gentoo systems together. I hadn't updated this machine since first installing it in spring last year, so I expected quite a few problems. The first blockage that we both had to solve was caused by e2fsprogs.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on January 28, 2009, at 23:01 |
On my new laptop (a Lenovo T61) I was still using the default Gentoo prompt in Bash. This was kind of a shame since my last Gentoo installation (on what is now my sister's Ubuntu machine) had a beautifully customized prompt. It was time to dig up the old escape codes.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on December 05, 2008, at 00:12 |
With me mostly posting about computer stuff on this weblog, it might surprise you that, until May this year, I hadn't owned a personal computer in years while the last one that I did own was a slow pig grown from some old parts of an even slower pig and some second-hand replacements. So, you can image my joy when I got a shiny, new Lenovo Thinkpad 61 this spring.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on July 15, 2008, at 12:07 |
The HL-DT-ST CD-RW/DVD drive in my Lenovo T61 laptop, has a certain peculiarity. I was burning an ISO image, wich exceeded the supported size of a standard 80 minute CD by 7 MB. (The image was 707 MB.) Using cdrecord with the -overburn option seemed to work, until I tried to mount the CD-ROM. It would inevitably—
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on July 14, 2008, at 18:07 |