[ltp] Thinkpad 760E

James Mckenzie linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 20:50:39 -0700

Dan wrote:
>   Thank you all for your replies.
>   As I played yesterday with the XF86, I noticed actually that the
> flickering is present in VGA mode too, which makes me think it is
> not a X server problem.
>   It is related to the temperature of the electronics (760E/ED series
> are known for overheating -  see: http://www-1.ibm.com/servlet/support/manager?
> rt=0&rs=0&org=psg&doc=C8AECCABD1B6C2BF802564260041DD40 ) as it does not
> occur when the machine is cold.
>   Therefore, I think there is no software solution for the problem (I
> doubt that stuff like cpu throttling or apmiser would do much). If you
> think I am wrong, I would be happy to hear your opinions.

There is another reason for the Thinkpad 760 series "flickering" and it
has to do with the DC-DC convertor when a partially charged battery is
charging.  I've seen this in Windows, Linux and OS/2.  It has nothing to
do with the OS but is a known anomoly that IBM refuses to 'fix'.  

James Mckenzie
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