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#1 2018-01-03 13:59:28

viking
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Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Hey all,

in the past 5 Years I was a CrunchBang User and was "known" as wasabi in the CrunchBang Forums. I'm 31, male, bearded af and I collect ThinkPads - 14 TP's so far. big_smile

I still have some older ThinkPads running with the latest CrunchBang Release, but also some new Machines already running happily with Bunsen.

I'm here for no Reason but Fun! And maybe to contribute to some Projects which I like.

In the past I've translated many Projects on Github into german, so if you've Projects which needed to be translated or know any Projects which are worth to be translated, please let me know!

Greetings
~viking

PS: Sorry for my language, I'm not really good with english. hmm


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#2 2018-01-03 16:43:55

martix
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Hi Viking! Welcome to the forum!

14 Thinkpads are a big family!  smile  Can you provide to each one of those the appropriate love&care? Those Thinkpads are interesting as Coreboot runs on Models up to x230 (T 430). I was always wondering how the battery time changed within the Thinkpad series as there were reports mentioning well over ten hours (extended battery pack) on an x230, but nobody confirmed it yet here on the forum.

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#3 2018-01-03 19:17:30

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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Hello viking, welcome to the forums!

viking wrote:

I'm not really good with english

Don't be silly, your English is great! smile


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#4 2018-01-03 20:32:40

Moriatu
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Yeah,  no problem understanding what you are writing :-)
Thinkpads are some underestimated laptops <3.

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#5 2018-01-03 21:57:31

tknomanzr
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Welcome! I just bought a pair of x66 Thinkpad for my girls for Christmas. They came with Linux Mint installed but I wiped them, tossed BunsenLabs helium-dev onto them, then modified them a bit to make for a better experience for them. (Themed for little girls, Thunar replaced with pcmanfm to manage the desktop, then .desktop entries for the most common apps that they use.) They are super cheap and super durable. We ran into a battery bug on one, although I did not have the chance to see how it got sorted out (something about removing the battery, pressing the power button ten times, etc.)

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#6 2018-01-04 13:03:53

viking
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

martix wrote:

Can you provide to each one of those the appropriate love&care?

Absolutely! big_smile

martix wrote:

I was always wondering how the battery time changed within the Thinkpad series as there were reports mentioning well over ten hours (extended battery pack) on an x230, but nobody confirmed it yet here on the forum.

My x220 last around 4,5 to 5 hours without charging and without extended battery pack. But 10 Hours. Holy...

tknomanzr wrote:

They are super cheap and super durable.

Exactly. That's one Reason why I love them so much.

@Head_on_a_Stick: Thank you!


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#7 2018-01-05 00:20:40

martix
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

viking wrote:

My x220 last around 4,5 to 5 hours without charging and without extended battery pack. But 10 Hours. Holy...

I guess that's the smaller battery. On older Models (x200, T400, x201,etc.) with a 7800 mAh battery (and that's not the max) it's not uncommon to reach over six-seven hours battery time. What I just realized recently is the importance of the background picture. Having a dark/dimmed background really helps for longer battery times. I'm not sure about the x220, but I think the x230 has already an internal battery, so it's really useful while changing if someone has an extra external battery. Those Thinkpads are good examples why enterprise grade quality matters (in comparison to consumer grade).

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#8 2018-01-05 01:09:15

vinzv
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

The x230 has no internal battery, but the x240 which gives up to 20h battery life "[...] continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi at 40 percent brightness" combined with an additional battery pack.
https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lapto … nkpad-x240

I'm quite happy with my x220 surviving for up to 7 hours.

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#9 2018-01-05 16:00:03

martix
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

^Oh yes, indeed, it's the x240 with the internal battery. That's quite good with 20 hours battery life.

However having a slice battery makes even an x220 capable of running for 15h (quote from reddit): "Gave it a shakedown yesterday, 6 hours on the slice while watching (CPU-decoded = 50% load) videos on my X220. So 15+ hours watching videos with slice+9 cell. It's a tad bulky, though."

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#10 2018-01-06 15:38:08

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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Our talkings here made me curious. So last night I ran some kind of benchmark for the maximum possible battery life:

  • no usb devices connected

  • wifi, ethernet, bt turned off

  • display brightness at lowest possible

  • no programs running besides default BL setup

The benchmark script every minute

  1. moved the cursor 1 px up+right

  2. wrote battery level into a log file

In the end I got 7h 10min 17sec out of the 73,3 Wh (design) / 66,2 Wh (current state 90%) battery.

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#11 2018-01-06 15:41:14

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

vinzv wrote:

I got 7h 10min 17sec

I am curious: how does it perform if you try https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=1920?

(If you have the time and inclination, of course)


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#12 2018-01-06 15:44:22

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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Good idea! This machine is freshly installed so I didn't tune anything for power saving yet. I'll let the benchmark run again over night.

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#13 2018-01-08 13:46:39

martix
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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

@vinzv "73,3 Wh (design)" - a nine cell one? If you like a bit advanced testing, it'd be interesting to see how good tlp in comparison to laptop-mode-tools and/or powertop performs.

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#14 2018-01-08 14:07:21

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Re: Hi there, greetings from Germany!

Sure thing! I'm currently testing powertop, as HoaS proposed earlier.
I'll have a look laptop-mode-tools and tlp afterwards.

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