User talk:Tonko

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Hei, great work! If you have fitting pictures for the 755CD/CDV feel free to upload and change them. Concerning the 701 and 755 i'll check. Thx. Wyrfel 10:20, 17 Mar 2005 (CET)

Thinkpad ACPI

Are you sure that thinkpad_acpi is removed from the kernel? it's still loaded in my 2.6.31-14 kernel...

?? thinkpad_acpi is certainly not removed from the kernel. ibm_acpi is though, or rather has been renamed to thinkpad_acpi. Having said that some of the functionality thinkpad_acpi used to provide (bays and docks) has been recently stripped from the driver, and is now the responsibility of the generic ACPI bay and dock drivers. Also on newer thinkpads (T60 and such), thinkpad_acpi is no longer used for backlight, which instead is now handled by the generic acpi video driver. --Tonko 08:48, 18 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi Tonko,

You posted that the UltraBase has an UltraSlimBay. I don't think there IS such a thing as an UltraBase. Certainly all of the X series UltraBase (X2, X3 and X4) do NOT have an UltraSlimBay. They are already on the chart.

Can you give a reference or part number to the UltraBase, please? Whizkid 14:22, 25 May 2005 (CEST)

Hei Wizkid,

(sorry for interfering ;-) ). The (original) UltraBase is the same kind of media slide but for the ThinkPad 570. That's why it didn't have an X, because the X originates from X series and the numbers with it to designate the generation of X series the according UltraBase fits. I owned one of these once, so believe me, they exist an they feature an UltraSlimBay. ;-)Wyrfel.

We should create an UltraBase page, but I never had one, and am too busy right now to dig it up the details. Finding specs on these old options is getting difficult. Tonko

Just did that. I found some data in my old eBay announcement that i created when i sold the notebook. Wyrfel 02:06, 26 May 2005 (CEST)


as you have realized we sysoped you some days ago. We did this to give you the ability to delete and move pages etc. . If you would send akw your email address, he will create a forward address for you on the thinkwiki domain.

Thanks once more for all your great responsible work. Wyrfel 03:26, 17 Aug 2005 (CEST)


Hey, what's up with removing my info on lowest clockspeeds on the radeon 9500Pro? I'm sure people that find this wiki page might be interested at what speeds they can underclock their radeon in a desktop. maybe it's a media center that needs to be quiet and cool, maybe it's a desktop in a country that doesn't have enormous amounts of electricity at no charge like american's do. Either let people put all additional info on, or make the page read only.

This is "ThinkWiki", a Wiki for Linux on ThinkPads, not a Wiki for desktop machines

--Tonko 02:39, 3 Nov 2005 (CET)

Full Dock


referring to the changes you made to the ThinkPad_Dock page. I heard that the DVI pass-through works at least on the X3* models as well. If you are not absolutely certain the models you listed are the only ones supporting DVI output through the dock I kindly request you to change the wording.

--Rolf 18:09, 13 Nov 2005 (CET)

Do you actually have evidence of that?

The X30 most likely will not support DVI, as it has an Integrated graphics controller in the Intel Southbridge, the X31 and X32 have the ATI Radeon 7000 chip, and might perhaps be possible of DVI. But I have never seen anywhere stated that they can.

So unless you can point to some IBM documentation that they can, or have personal experience with one of the X30 models that confirms that they can do DVI pass-through, I think we should leave it as is. I don't want someone to buy an X32 based on us saying it can do DVI pass-through when it cannot.

--Tonko 19:14, 13 Nov 2005 (CET)

Question about "nsc-ircc, Wrong chip version ff"


On the How to make use of IrDA page there is mention of a "Wrong chip version ff" error that is caused "if the FIR mode is not activated" when you attempt "to load the nsc-ircc module". It is also briefly discussed on the associated talk page.

I'm running Ubuntu Dapper Drake on a Z60m, and whenever I suspend to RAM, just before the screen goes dark, a console appears that shows this error several times (once per time I've suspended since last reboot). Corresponding entries also appear in my system log. So, I am experiencing this problem, but it isn't clear to me exactly how to fix it. I'm assuming I need to activate FIR mode before loading the nsc-ircc module, but I have no idea how to do this (or exactly what this means).

Can you point me in the right direction?


--Chiron 18:41, 27 July 2006 (CEST)


Sorry for taking a while to respond. I have been away for a bit and started a new job and such...

I do not have a 60 series machine, but it does sound like the chip is not getting initialized properly upon resume.

You might be able to resolve this issue by simply upgrading to the latest 2.6 kernel from, as that includes fixes for enabling the chip (without hacks), and also to re-activate the chip in FIR mode after a suspend.

--Tonko 14:16, 25 August 2006 (CEST)

Thinkpad W510 Graphics Cards

Hi, Tonko. I have a W510 and it has a Quadro FX 880M. Furthermore, the lenovo product documentation ( ) lists this graphics card. Where are you seeing that it's supposed to have a NVS 5100M?

Maybe you know something I don't, but in the interest of time (and at risk of possible rudeness), I'm going to change the wiki page back. I will make a clearer comment this time. (P.s., is this really how users on this wiki talk to each other?)



SSD = Solid State Drive

SSD = Solid State Disk

HDD = Hard Disk Drive