Lenovo continues to improve own site,
several monthes ago they removed information about old models of laptops
so users can't find description of configuration by TYPE.
Model number = TYPE is written on the bottom of the laptop, in format
XXXX-XXX. (If you see "XXXX-CTO", then search ProductID)
How to find the hardware configuration in Internet?
For example, TYPE 6457-W8G ?
search: google -> 6457-W8G intel -> you can find bits of information in the forums,
in online shops. Find T7300 (2.0GHz), resolution, etc.
Example of configuration:
14.1 SXGA+ (1400x1050), Core2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz), 2048MB, 160GB, DVD?RW, 6cell Li-Ion, Quadro NVS 140M 128MB, Gigabit LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, BT, FPR, 4-in-1, XP Pro
We are collecting this text lines, to include this database to OS/2.
Send us TYPE and corresponding short description of configuration
OS/2 users with Arca Noae subscription have access to new drivers built using
The drivers for Ethernet network adapters are ported from FreeBSD operating system.
In the past the drivers were based on Linux drivers.
Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'New MultiMac NIC driver package (20150529) released'
Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our MultiMac NIC driver package.
More information about the MultiMac NIC drivers may be found in the wiki.
New in this release:
A new E1000B driver.
This is the first driver produced using the newly developed library for porting FreeBSD drivers that was discussed at Warpstock 2014. The E1000B driver supports more chipsets than the E1000E driver. This driver is the first release, and is still considered experimental, however, testers have been using it for a few weeks with no problems.
Updated NVETH, E1000E, R8169 drivers.
Although there are no changes to these drivers, they have been recompiled for this release. This means that any changes to the system libraries will also be incorporated into them.
As always, problems encountered with this version should be reported to the ticketing system. Simply log in with your Arca Noae credentials, select MultiMac from the list of projects, and open a ticket.
This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.
If you haven't yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.
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ThinkPad laptops, which debuted in 1992, recently celebrated the
milestone of shipping 100 million units worldwide. In just twenty
over years, the black-clad laptop family has quickly established
itself as an industry icon, with loyal fans that are passionate
about each generation of ThinkPad products. In fact, the 100 millionth ThinkPad has been nicknamed as Eve, who will be tweeting throughout the year on her own unique Twitter handle, @thinkeve.
IBM Simon - is the first commercial smartphone (1994).
touchscreen + you can install additional applications +
draw pictures using stylus.
Simon could receive fax, email, pages messages.
General applications: Mobile phone + calendar + address book,+ worldtime + calculator + notepad and games
IBM have sold 50 000 devices. Unlocked: $1099. 2 years contract: $899, later it decreased to $599.
One more interesting book about Thinkpad and IBM OS/2.
ThinkPad: A Different Shade of Blue tells the exciting inside story
behind the creation of one of the most successful brand names in
computing. Through interviews with the ThinkPad Team and IBM
executives, and access to internal documents and memoranda,
the book provides a rare inside view into the workings of an
IBM brand team. Here is the inside scoop on the cultural and
personality differences that almost killed one of the most
significant development efforts in IBM history.
More importantly, it offers valuable lessons on what it takes to
build a world-class, enduring brand or product.
Why eComStation.RU Hardware Database survived other listings?
1) no hard requirements. we are happy is user posted 1 word
2) major part of the reports have pictures of devices
3) the scouts are collecting the information bit-by-bit from different sites
Final version of OS should include debugged versions of drivers,
let's make more iterations:
Driver for Realtek Gigabit PCI-Express LAN adapters.
This driver is based on the source code of r8169 Linux kernel module.
MulitMac Realtek Gigabit PCIe NIC Driver for driver for eComStation version 1.0.0
USB Audio - USB developers continue to update USB Audio driver.
So you can attach adapters with SPDIF digital output,
professional audio cards and multimedia devices (FM transmitters, etc)
(RUS: How to install UBS Audio)
Ethernet drivers (BETAZONE):
e1000e-0.2.5.wpi This is an OS/2 NDIS driver for Intel ... 112 kb 07/02/2014
nveth-0.1.12.wpi This is a driver for NVIDIA ... 63 kb 07/02/2014
r8169-0.3.3.wpi This is an NDIS driver for Realtek ... 102 kb 07/02/2014
This week is dedicated to collection of info about
compatible/non-compatible Flashdisks and Network Access Storage devices (NAS).
Our database contains 157
records only. Major part of the models are not manufactured anymore.
The support of web-cameras is possible because USB drivers were improved
(get version of Lars Erdmann from hobbes, special build for eCS from BETAZONE)
We don't know if Wim goes support more cameras. Let's collect requests.
If your Thinkpad laptop has web-camera and you want get it working,
1) confirm that you can test the driver during several weeks / monthes.
2) save report of USB device (USB Dock -> report),
3) your contact information
What to do if your notebook is equipped with unsupported
WiFi-adapter (not supported in eComStation)?
You can install other adapter, for example: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN.
It should have FRU number (manufactured for Thinkpad).
Your laptop will stop boot with this adapter because
it has White list (all unauthorized devices are blocked)
Many thousands of Windows users have similar problems with white list,
they flash patched BIOS in this case.
You can find BIOS with removed White list in the Internet.
Search: google -> thinkpad x301 white list BIOS