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Purpose of a “mystery key” on an IBM PC 3270 keyboard

A colleague has just come into possession of a large number of IBM PC 3270 keyboards (don't ask!). These keyboards have a number of very interesting looking keys, but the one that most intrigued us ...
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IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand (HoD): Cannot run program with “runprogram” command. What can I do?

I access a system that uses an IBM Host on Demand client. I am tryig to create a macro to do a hard task (more than 90,000 keys must be pressed to complete it), but to do it easier I need to call ...
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What does it mean for a computer to be an “IBM Compatible PC”?

A couple questions about this: 1) Is this term even relevant any more? 2) Does this mean anything from a developer's stand point? It is not exactly clear to me if this is a BIOS, architecture, bus ...
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Doing some detective work on old computer hardware [closed]

On a recent holiday to Bangkok, I visited the science museum and planetarium that is there. While eating lunch I was very surprised to see some very recognisable vintage computer equipment in almost ...
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What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on a IBM PC 3180 keyboard?

What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on an IBM PC 3180 keyboard? To be more specific, I'm talking about the text seen here...
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Can I wash an old cherry keyboard in a dishwasher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I put keyboards in the dishwasher? I found a mechanical cherry keyboard (That looks A LOT like the IBM Model M but isn't) but it is disgustingly filthy, all keys and ...
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Lenovo RAM switching

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop. For a few days I keep getting a blue screen of death. I've asked about the problem and I've been told that it's a RAM crash, and that I need to change the RAM. How can I ...
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where to get an IBM jre for 64-bit Windows?

I know this is stupid: I couldn't find anything from IBM website about where to download an IBM jre (specifically, IBM jre1.6.0 J9 2.4 SR6) for a 64-bit Windows OS. Google takes me to a link which ...
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Why does movement cause my laptop to reboot?

My IBM Thinkpad T40 laptop keeps rebooting. It happens especially frequently when I physically move the machine. Sometimes, even a slight movement will trigger a reboot. However, I have been able to ...
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Can a 20V, 4.5A travel adapter replace a 19V, 3.42A charger on ThinkPad T440 Lenovo?

I have a ThinkPad T440 that came with the new adapter plug "slim-fit". The original charger is 19V, 3.42A. I ordered a replacement AC for travel, and Lenovo sent to me a charger that is 20V, 4.5A, ...
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Is it true that connecting PS/2 mouse to PS/2 keyboard socket damaged old IBM PCs? [closed]

Several years ago, my neighbor, who was once working at IBM in the "earlier" times (he's above 60 now), told me a story about a customer who reported that the motherboard of one of these old IBM PCs ...
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Thinkpad T60 Needs Diagnosing (black screen)

So, I was using the computer, it was running fine, then the display spontaneously changed into uniform, vertical stripes, each about a half a centimeter wide. I killed the power, then I restarted, and ...
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Model M Keyboard inputs incorrect characters after logging in to Fedora

I recently bought a 24 year old IBM Model M keyboard. From what I gather, it'd been left on a shelf for the last 5 years, so you can imagine the amount of dust dirt and crap that was on it. Before ...
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How do I fix a computer with no functioning IO devices?

I have an old 2003 IBM Thinkpad my father in law wants to use as a netbook. However, he got it in some sort of "wiped" condition with only a basic install of XP. The DVD drive seems to have a ...
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Lenovo X230 and W530 won't install Windows Updates

It goes all the way through downloading all the updates, and when it gets mostly done installing it says there was an "Error-Could not install updates". This is a brand new out of the box Lenovo ...
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Why would an IBM ThinkPad T42 not turn on?

I have a IBM ThinkPad T42 that will not turn on. When I press the power button all the lights light up green. About a second latter all turn off except 2, one of which is the battery and the other is ...
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Floppy disk - IBM formatted

I have often come across floppy disks in the past that were marketed as IBM Formatted Floppy. What exactly is the meaning of IBM formatted and what is the significance of it? And if I format the ...
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no audio after XPProSP3 install to IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad

Sound worked fine before installing XP Pro SP3......after instal, no audio. No audio after installing XP Pro SP3 on an IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad. IBM/Lenovo drivers from Lenovo Support site for "Audio ...
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Two IBM Websphere MQ Questions

o/s IBM AIX 5.3 WMQ Version 6.0 Question1: Replicating a queue manager and its queues - Is it OK to copy over contents of /var/mqm from one server to the other and expect everything to work fine? ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switching tabs in Sametime 7.5.1 and Lotus Notes 8.0

Any idea how to do this? The regular old Ctrl+Tab doesn't work on these.
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Options to optimize lotus notes 8.5.X

Has anyone found actually useful optimization methods for the bulky, fat, eclipse giant, nuissance that is Lotus Notes 8.5? I want it to be fast, and not eat up system resources like crazy while I ...
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I cannot delete multiple emails on IBM Notes Social edition

Somehow the multiple emails selected on IBM Notes Social edition do not get deleted when I hit the delete button. I am using Notes on MAC. It worked well on Lotus Notes 8.5.3 but when I upgraded to ...
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Restrict ODBC setting changes

I have an ODBC connection created to an IBM server. This connection is used by Excel files to read data from this server. I want to restrict users from changing any of the ODBC settings either in the ...
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Getting IBM Host on Demand to work with Internet Explorer 8

How do I get the IBM Host on Demand client to work with Internet Explorer 8? Or do I have to get a newer version (and where) which is compatible with IE8?
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IBM Thinkpad R40 does not recognize CD-ROM after Windows reinstall

My IBM Thinkpad R 40 does not recognize the CD-ROM after I reinstalled the original Windwos XP. (Before the reinstall it worked without problems). The BIOS says no drivers are installed, but I did ...
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How do you remove old custom Sametime status messages from IBM Notes 9.0 Social Edition?

How do you remove old custom IBM Notes Sametime status messages?
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Event ID 7034 The IBM CICS Transaction Gateway service terminated unexpectedly

I'm getting several errors in the logs every couple of days on a Windows 2003 Server that has to be rebooted to resolve this issue. The system cannot be rebuilt at this moment but will eventually once ...
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How to work around laptop graphics card failure?

I've got an old IBM R52 laptop who's graphics card just completely failed. Is there any way to get a graphics card that plugs into the Expresscard slot? I'm not talking about the ViDock, but a ...
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Alternatives for Lotus Organizer [closed]

There was a Time management software (agenda) called IBM Lotus Organizer. It was a good software. Also it has a highly usable windows design just like a real agenda. (pages etc.) This is not developed ...
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How to turn off Fn key on IBM T60 programmatically

I have some problems with the Fn key on my IBM T60. I'm using Windows 7. The Fn key remains pressed all the time, so I want to turn it off programmatically. Please tell me how I can do this?
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Linux Ubuntu Server x32 not recognizing my hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server x32 on my IBM eServer xSeries 365. The installer says it can not recognize my drive. I have 2 hot-swap Maxtor ATLAS 10K V 73GB Ultra320 SCSI drives and both are ...
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How to uninstall Rapiddrive Driver from Lenovo Y470

I bought a Lenovo Y470 laptop last week with high configuration such as i7 2G processor, 8Gb ram, 1Gb Nvidia Graphics, 750Gb HDD. I updated the drivers from Lenovo. Unfortunately I installed the ...
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Create a GPFS Administrative account

i try to install GPFS on Windows Server 2008 R2, after successfully install GPFS i want to use the GPFS Command Prompt. But when i type in some Commands there comes a error: "mmstartup cannot execute ...
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Connect old IBM Thinkpad monitor to Desktop PC?

i have an old (very?) IBM ThinkPad laptop. It worked a few days before, but i decided to take off all the components (harddisk, cd-rom, keyboard) as the laptop was not useful at all. But, it has a ...
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IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand (HoD): How can I do that using macros?

If I cannot fix the problem related to IBM Host on Demand: Cannot run program with runprogram command. What can I do? , I would like to know another way to do that in an IBM Host on Demand client: T: ...
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ibm t61 battery isn't charged

I've just bought an IBM T61 laptop and it has a non-orginal battery. Everything was ok (laptop worked without being plugged in), but something has changed, and now the battery isn't charged. Power ...
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vmstat shows incorrect processor idle time

To begin with OS: IBM AIX #oslevel 5.3.0.0 lparstat #lparstat System configuration: type=Shared mode=Uncapped smt=On lcpu=12 mem=12288 psize=16 ent=3.00 %user %sys %wait %idle physc %entc ...
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2915ABG wireless adapter on Thinkpad R50e?

I am looking at buying a mini-PCI wireless adapter for an aging Thinkpad R50e. Those models optionally came with an IBM-branded Intel 2200BG card, but this machine doesn't have one. Apart from the ...
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IBM WATSON tied yesterday Feb 14 2011 in Jeopardy, is this the beginning of a new era in supercomputing? [closed]

What platform is Watson based on? It's amazing that the speech capabilities are really good. Any thoughts on this?
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Who invented control-alt-delete? [closed]

This goes back to the early PC days when somebody coded into the first IBM PC BIOS that when you press control, alt and delete at the same time the machine would reboot. This keyboard combination has ...
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WebSphere MQ running under local account / group cannot read group memberships for Active Directory user. Workaround or alternative resolution?

I am developing an application that is using WebSphere MQ v6.0. WebSphere MQ is currently not working due to the following issue: WebSphere MQ service runs under local user "MUSR_MQADMIN" in the ...
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Cron jobs on IBM i 7.1

I just found out today that on an IBM i system I am able to use SSH to get to a Unix-like terminal (AIX/PASE) and would like to use this to schedule automated tasks using crontab. Does anyone know if ...
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What card i need to attach SATA drives to server

I have IBM System x3650 M2 and it has only SAS drives attached It has 7 PCI-e empty slots. I want to know what type of card i need which i can put in PCI-E so that i can join 2 SATA drives of higher ...
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Can i use the rack mount server in home with esxi

I am not into much server hardware thing. But i am getting good offer on IBM server IBM System x3450 ...
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Occasionally my T60 Windows XP laptop turns off for no apparent reason

My IBM T60 laptop (running Windows XP Proefssional SP3) shuts down, a hard shut down. When I reboot, the splash screen comes up and then an error window comes up stating that I have a choice of ...
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Mainboard gives signs of live again, but doesn't do a POST

This is a follow up to this thread: Did I just blow up my mainboard, or is it something else? I managed to get the mainboard to do something more than putting all fans in a low speed. I left the CMOS ...
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IBM R50e to be used as a server?

Here's my plan: I have an old laptop, IBM R50e. I want to set it up as a home server to be reached by the other machines at home. I'll leave it open all the time. Can it be used as a server at home? ...
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which parts i can remove from server to reduce power coonsumption

I have a 4u IBM server for home use and it consumes 480w. It has 4 X Quadcore CPU and 128GB RAM & CD Drive I want to reduce the power consumption so i want to know that if i remove 2 x Xeon ...
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Windows DB2 9.7 FP8 - The request failed because private virtual memory could not be allocated. SQLSTATE=57011

I have a Windows DB2 9.7 FP8 server running on Windows 2003 x86 that for some reason every time I launch Center Administrator or the CLI and try to connect to a database, I get the error "[IBM][CLI ...
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Do I need licencse to run IBM Websphere MQ Explorer?

I am using IBM Websphere MQ Explorer and IBM Packaging utility. I assumed they are free to use cause they are readily available for download off of IBM's website and don't have any expiration timer. ...