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Topic: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
Puckdropper

Replies: 5
Views: 8657

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:44 am   Subject: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
Had a Compaq Portable LTE 4/25 with mono-vga. Still have it somewhere. But some "more-recent" TI Travelmates (486-DX2-50/66) may have had it as well. I'd suspect it'd be a rare thing to ...
Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Puckdropper

Replies: 9
Views: 6579

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:20 am   Subject: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
That blue block is a relay. Relays have two parts: A coil and a switch. You'll have to look at the data sheet to see if the 120V enters the coil side or the switch side. I bet it enters the switch ...
Topic: Discord?
Puckdropper

Replies: 5
Views: 5711

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: Discord?
You're paying too much. UCL is hosted with Inmotion Hosting as part of a plan that gives 6 websites for $10/mo.

I've also switched to Porkbun for domain registrations... they're the most fair I've ...
Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Puckdropper

Replies: 2
Views: 3291

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Pull as much RAM out as you can. Swap sticks until you get one that's causing a problem or works.
Topic: 5155 display problems, potentiometers probably
Puckdropper

Replies: 6
Views: 4906

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: 5155 display problems, potentiometers probably
Is the pot exposed where you can see the contacts? Maybe a contact cleaner like CRC-226 (get it at Home Depot, it's priced near $2.50 for a little can) can make it usable again?
Topic: DOMAIN OUTAGE
Puckdropper

Replies: 0
Views: 5388

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 pm   Subject: DOMAIN OUTAGE
Uncreativelabs.net expired and my host/registrar had things screwed up in such a way I couldn't do anything until I talked to support. Despite numerous e-mails, I couldn't get anyone to address the i ...
Topic: Linux Mint
Puckdropper

Replies: 8
Views: 7228

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm   Subject: Linux Mint
Sorta? I have it on an old iBook. I think the MintPPC distro is no longer developed, though.
Topic: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Puckdropper

Replies: 4
Views: 4888

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:13 pm   Subject: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Welcome back! I had you figured for "Internet dead".
Topic: Revived Gateway 2000 486 - HD error
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 3240

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:40 pm   Subject: Revived Gateway 2000 486 - HD error
Your "hard drive configuration error" message is probably happening during POST. A 486 is in the middle of the BIOS being able to figure everything out and having a configuration error be a ...
Topic: Tandy 1000 Display Issues
Puckdropper

Replies: 3
Views: 5989

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:17 am   Subject: Tandy 1000 Display Issues
You might be getting a different signal from the Tandy than the TV expects. As I recall, computers from that era put out a combined video & audio signal like a VCR. You'll need a RF switch to co ...
Topic: Linux Desktop on a 486
Puckdropper

Replies: 13
Views: 16238

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:14 am   Subject: Linux Desktop on a 486
How's it working for you? Is it usable?

I have Linux Mint on the 900 mHz PowerPC iBook, and it sometimes takes forever to respond... even running one program at a time.
Topic: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 6173

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:17 pm   Subject: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
The move is underway. Hopefully nothing will hiccup, but let me know if there's problems.
Topic: Need to email the webmaster? Please help us out.
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 7320

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:31 pm   Subject: Need to email the webmaster? Please help us out.
Please don't bother e-mailing the webmaster. No one's checking that account, and it will be going away soon. Use the contact form on the home page, post a message on the forum, or e-mail me directly ...
Topic: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 6173

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:52 am   Subject: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
We're working on switching to a different webhost, so there may be some service interruptions here and there. Everything should remain the same, but a few errors/weird things are inevitable. Let me ...
Topic: Where to find original version of AOL Desktop
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 5224

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:13 pm   Subject: Where to find original version of AOL Desktop
Would AOL Desktop be on any of their free CDs? I happen to have version 5.0 here.
 

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