Search found 42 matches

by ddaann
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New = help please... ThinkPad X130e Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: New = help please... ThinkPad X130e Laptop

I run a thinkpad x121e, and ran mint 11 for a year so, since i bought it. No problems. With mint 12 and 13, like a lot of laptops, it suffers from the linux kernel power progression problem- which means it gets hot and uses up too many watts. That's why I stuck with mint 11 for so long. I have recen...
by ddaann
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Power Consumption/Heat Kernel 3.0.0-12 x86_64 12rc
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: Power Consumption/Heat Kernel 3.0.0-12 x86_64 12rc

I've got it. Though currently jumped ship to crunchbang waldorf and loving it. Other machines will remain mint, of course. pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1 i915.semaphores=1 Added straight to grub works brilliantly. I also added TLP, and configured ...
by ddaann
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: intel 6250 mate suport
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: intel 6250 mate suport

edit: i see this has already been answered. But as it still plagues me, and was the first command that mattered to me, I will pass it on:

sudo rfkill unblock all

That feels better
by ddaann
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

The power regression issue with the 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 kernel put me off installing a new Linux Mint, or any other distro that the issue applied to. However, after a botched dual boot reconfig last night, I've installed the newest testing of crunch bang amd64. This system suffers the same power regre...
by ddaann
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

This issue with power consumption is still relevant though..... bump!
by ddaann
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

Jonathan um not sure we are talking about large scale industrial energy management systems but I guess the principle still applies ;)
by ddaann
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

On another note, Linux kernel 3.3 is in testing with the aspm power regression fix and is to be released in March....then I'll start playing around with Mint 12 again...
by ddaann
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

You are a star. I'll get onto this tomorrow evening. Thanks so much.
by ddaann
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

Nice One ej64. I couldn't get my head round the edits when you first mentioned them to me. I wasn't confident enough to try them. Now, having edited grub for my resolution (no success though) I'm more confident. But will remain with Mint 11 until the kernel is out probably. On another note ej64, wou...
by ddaann
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

Yup, sure did. My battery performance on my lenovo x121e with Mint 12 was appalling. It almost halved it. With Mint 11 I have full performance, running just as it did with windows, if not for longer. Temperatures are a lot lower, on average 10-15c less. A lot of the kernels around have the same powe...
by ddaann
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

The power regression issue is perhaps damaging your battery, reducing the capacity as was suggested. The 3.2 kernel would do the same as the power regression issue is not fixed until kernel 3.3 apparently. I had similar problems and switched back to Mint 11 to wait it out.
by ddaann
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BCM 4318 wireless issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: BCM 4318 wireless issues

Nardo, try in terminal:

sudo rfkill unblock all

Might help if you cant find switch to turn wifi on
by ddaann
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reinstalling or updating BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Reinstalling or updating BIOS

I am also interested in BIOS upgrade due to resolution error but am scared of doing a flash upgrade, or whether it would work.

To the post creator, perhaps you could just try to reset to default settings in BIOS before trying to flash upgrade them.
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary

Indeed, I still use Mint 11 and in monitor have the option of setting 1366x768 as the default. The problem is that the option of setting to that resolution disappears and is replaced with 1280x800 as the default. Typing xrandr when resolution is working has the correct resolution set as default. Whe...
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary

daniel@daniel-ThinkPad-X121e ~ $ inxi -Gx Graphics: Card Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.10.1 Res: 1280x800@58.1hz GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2 Direct Rendering Yes T...
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary

As you seem to be paying attention to this post which my problem is related to, could you suggest any help for my issue AlbertP? I have an intermittent resolution problem that xrandr and editing the grub does not seem to fix. It affects my whole computer, the thinkpad boot up screen, not just the mi...
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: disable touchpad in lisa on dell inspiron 15r
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: disable touchpad in lisa on dell inspiron 15r

why not just turn it off with jupiter or something?
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Monitor Resolution Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Monitor Resolution Problem

Use xrandr to add new modeline inputting the correct refresh frequency which seems to be missing. I might be wrong.
by ddaann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Can't use max res, xrandr only temporary

Kesava apparently has a fix for this but he hasn't posted it yet... I assume it involves editing or adding and writing an xorg.config file in the home folder. I might be wrong. Unfortunately, though I haven't tried that, I believe my problem might relate to bios issues with the motherboard or graphi...
by ddaann
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 17317

Re: Lenovo Energy Management software effecting Linux?

Are you sure that using Ubuntu/Linux Mint with power regression issues has not already damaged your battery, reducing its capacity down to 80%? Such damage is one of the issues caused. When experiencing the power regression issue on my x121e I read somewhere about a user experiencing 50% drop in cap...

Go to advanced search