IBM Thinkpad 600E

IBM Thinkpad 600E

Post by Neil Lon » Tue, 09 Nov 1999 04:00:00



Hi
Has anyone had success with a TP 600E and FreeBSD 3.x (or current but I need
a stable version) - any hints for workarounds or is it straightforward?

I only ask as I found a page on IBM's site indicating problems with Linux.

Ethernet card is a PC 3Com 3C589D but I can probably find others if that
is a problem.

Neil
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IBM Thinkpad 600E

Post by Martin Dieringe » Tue, 09 Nov 1999 04:00:00



> Has anyone had success with a TP 600E and FreeBSD 3.x (or current but I need
> a stable version)

yes. -STABLE

Quote:> - any hints for workarounds or is it straightforward?

if you have more than 64MB, search the freebsd-mobile mailing list
archive for thinkpad

Quote:> Ethernet card is a PC 3Com 3C589D but I can probably find others if that
> is a problem.

no problem

martin

 
 
 

IBM Thinkpad 600E

Post by ze.. » Wed, 10 Nov 1999 04:00:00


: Has anyone had success with a TP 600E and FreeBSD 3.x (or current but I
: need a stable version) - any hints for workarounds or is it
: straightforward?

        I've got a 600, works great.

: I only ask as I found a page on IBM's site indicating problems with Linux.

        It has problems with FreeBSD too, but they can be worked around.
        They only affect install; once it's running you're golden.

: Ethernet card is a PC 3Com 3C589D but I can probably find others if that
: is a problem.

        Use the PAO release.

        If you have over 64 MB of ram, boot the system and write down the
        *exact* number of *bytes* of ram you have.  You'll need it later for
        your kernel config file (simply using the normal 96*1048 type of
        math will *not* work).  Take out the extra ram, install, build a
        kernel using the number you wrote down in steep one, shutdown,
        install the ram, reboot.

        The pointer may not be recognized/initialized at first.  Plug a real
        mouse into the ps/2 port when configuring the mouse.  It should find
        it then and be able to use it without the mouse.

        Give up on the internal modem, it isn't going to happen.  Buy a
        PCMCIA modem.

        Before you nuke 98 off the disk, setup your BIOS (screen size, power
        settings, etc) using the TP software.  You can fit the DOS version
        on a single floppy, but it's *painfully* slow off floppy...

        HTH

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IBM Thinkpad 600E

Post by Martin Dieringe » Wed, 10 Nov 1999 04:00:00




> : Has anyone had success with a TP 600E and FreeBSD 3.x (or current but I
> : need a stable version) - any hints for workarounds or is it
> : straightforward?

>    I've got a 600, works great.

so have I.

Quote:> : Ethernet card is a PC 3Com 3C589D but I can probably find others if that
> : is a problem.

>    Use the PAO release.

I run plain 3.3-STABLE with a 589D. no problem. Bu you need to know the
card's IRQ and io address and set this up in pccard.conf and kernel.
(card is configurable via DOS, of course)

Quote:>    If you have over 64 MB of ram, boot the system and write down the
>    *exact* number of *bytes* of ram you have.  You'll need it later for
(kilobytes)
>    your kernel config file (simply using the normal 96*1048 type of
>    math will *not* work).  Take out the extra ram, install, build a
>    kernel using the number you wrote down in steep one, shutdown,
>    install the ram, reboot.
exactly

>    The pointer may not be recognized/initialized at first.  Plug a real
>    mouse into the ps/2 port when configuring the mouse.  It should find
>    it then and be able to use it without the mouse.

I haven't had this problem

Quote:>    Before you nuke 98 off the disk, setup your BIOS (screen size, power
>    settings, etc) using the TP software.  You can fit the DOS version
>    on a single floppy, but it's *painfully* slow off floppy...

you may want to use hibernation and for that you need to keep the
hibernation file an a DOS slice. (so even that works!)

I can't suspend/hibernate with a pccard in the slot, but I think I
have that  it working with PAO.

martin

 
 
 

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