I just found out that my thonkpad has a network killswitch. I found out after nearly an hour of troubleshooting why tf the device was blocked :blobcatgooglytrash:
@amolith You mentioned an X200 earlier, I have one with libreboot, and it's not letting me install OpenBSD, I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to have to recompile firmware to update it... So, it sits, used as a gitlab server to play with. I actually love the X300s, the balance and keyboard are just amazing. I wish I could put some higher-end hardware in one, like, apple M1 or a cluster of RK3399 on a custom board. Just daydreaming stuff. Do you collect old Thinkpads, or is it just one you have around?
@rob This one came with libreboot too and I'm following their guides in tandem with Parabola's to get it installed. You might want to look at the ones they have for a few BSDs and see if they'll help.

I might start collecting Thinkpads but this is one I just bought from @vikings. My university scholarship program had a donor that wanted to get students a laptop but they placed a stupid stipulation on what we could get; it had to be new. After looking around a bit, I found that Vikings rebrands theirs as "The Vikings X200" so I was able to have my university pay for part of a fully libre laptop :smug3:

@amolith @rob
A limitation to sourcing new devices exclusively doesn't make much sense no matter from which angle you look at it. Esp. since we give warranty like if it was new.

So that's indeed a nice work-around of getting a refurbished computer.

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