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Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:24 am
by machinebacon
Toshiba T1910, probably from 1994. Damned nice keyboard and display. The laptop has been used for programming pacemakers in a hospital. We rescued it for 1 Euro.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:29 am
by ivanovnegro
Nice.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:59 pm
by wuxmedia
the last decent Toshiba... :P

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:09 pm
by pidsley
Nice one bacon. Many many years ago I used a Toshiba T1100 for a little while (might have been the "plus" model, I can't remember). My first laptop. Can't remember what I paid for it, but it was old and used, so less than the new price, and more than one Euro. :)

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:32 am
by franksinistra
"new" shit, lifebook e546 which i "found" for less than $500. Can't get Linux to work normally, power management is rather broken. Hyper-V or VM it is then.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:51 am
by wuxmedia
looks nice, shame about the linux not working.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:49 am
by machinebacon
^^ yeah come on, please elaborate. Power management is for pussies anyway.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:23 pm
by franksinistra
Ha! Meaning everytime i suspend the laptop, i couldn't manage it to boot again. There are other issues as well, such as frequent lockups (for even such a trivial task such as compressing or decompressing small .tar.* files). This happened even though i already followed this shit https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2 ... 00308.html, I'll be checking out the news, as well as trying to install linux every now and then, see if any of the issue(s) are fixed. Until that time, i'll stick to the uhhh windows hypervisor (Even though it was annoying). :)

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:38 pm
by machinebacon
^ wrt suspend, how about using pm-suspend? that fucker always works for me when other suspends fail :D

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm
by franksinistra
pm-suspend works, as well as manual suspend although unreliably (one out of 6 times i tried it, it failed). I'll try to solve the others, might be hardware related.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am
by machinebacon
you can actually use acpi and acpid to assign 'lid close' to pm-suspend. about the other problems (lockups), have a try with intel-microcode from experimental and probably check for an update of your UEFI/BIOS. I'm pretty sure one of the two sides is already fixed upstream, after all the hardware had already been shipped before firmware updates could be implemented on it.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:28 pm
by wuxmedia
my NUC had major freeze when it tried to grep, fixed it with an SSD.

Yeah I wrote a thing here about the lid close to pm-suspend.
this shit:
https://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php? ... end#p55514

not sure if it's any use or even up to date,

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:16 pm
by wuxmedia
Desk has mutated a bit:
20180315_113517.jpg
New screens and a double VESA mount, which was a bit cheap.
Still could do with a bigger keyboard area. oh and there is cupboard with a crap door from an old cupboard lying around.
spiderman thing is a wireless mobile phone charger.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:45 pm
by ivanovnegro
Cool. I see the phone when we call for help because the forums are under attack or not accessible. :D

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:25 pm
by GekkoP
^ And the brown bag under it makes the setup very professional indeed.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:39 pm
by ivanovnegro
^ I see that now. :)

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:57 pm
by wuxmedia
^^ professional - yeah.... right... that is one word for it... it's my important papers bag.
really enjoying my desk - it works well and I can push up against it, or a variety of leg up / leaning poses or bar-fly:
Why the fuck isn't MySQL starting - ARSE
Why the fuck isn't MySQL starting - ARSE
need to tidy the cables up a bit. getting a vesa mount bracket for the NUC so that will disappear too.
giving moar room for papers and crap :/

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:58 am
by franksinistra
I like that Mr. MeSeeks sticker. I also like your son's drawing (rainbow?) on the wall, it adds character.

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:36 pm
by wuxmedia
Thanks, yeah I got a whole load of stickers sets off ebay for a few quid, one was a rick and morty set. the others were random logos and weird things so my daughter is selling them at high school.
Plenty of character around these walls buddy :)

Re: show us your iron

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:15 pm
by wuxmedia
Broke my fucking GEEK mug didn't I :(
£8 for a damn mug ?