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Topic # 202025 14-Sep-2016 10:42
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Have just put XP (was Win98) on this for someone.

 

The unit says Type 2621 on it's bottom and has it's use guide book says iSeries 1400/1500.

 

Does anyone know if the IBM drivers/software incl "Notebook Manager" can be found?

 

Thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 1629167 14-Sep-2016 11:13
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Go to http://support.lenovo.com/nz/en?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-57534#   and click on Detect My Product?

 

 




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  Reply # 1630426 14-Sep-2016 18:16
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Unfortunately this model laptop has no LAN port.   I was a bit worried activating Office as it told me "Telephone support has ended" but it was lying!

 

I found "Notebook manager" and have it working...  but it didn't help as hoped. The video for the 2nd monitor is the problem. It won't do 1280x1024. That reverts to 640x480... or similar. It will do 1600x1200 but that means running the mouse to the screen edges to 'move' them into view. (The monitor is HP L1906.).

 

Adapter is ATI RAGE MOBILITY-M AGP.

 

I know I'm barking uphill with something this old... but hoping !


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  Reply # 1630465 14-Sep-2016 19:35
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ADKM:

 

Unfortunately this model laptop has no LAN port.   I was a bit worried activating Office as it told me "Telephone support has ended" but it was lying!

 

I found "Notebook manager" and have it working...  but it didn't help as hoped. The video for the 2nd monitor is the problem. It won't do 1280x1024. That reverts to 640x480... or similar. It will do 1600x1200 but that means running the mouse to the screen edges to 'move' them into view. (The monitor is HP L1906.).

 

Adapter is ATI RAGE MOBILITY-M AGP.

 

I know I'm barking uphill with something this old... but hoping !

 

 

The old ones used PCMCIA cards for ethernet and token ring connectivity. I used several at IBM when I worked there. 

 

If you can get a PCMCIA card you may be able to find an old Linux distro that supported them. I was a rebel and ran the corporate Win95 image inside a VM on RedHat Linux on one of those old laptops. 





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  Reply # 1636170 19-Sep-2016 21:15
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Doesnt this model have a USB port?

 

USB to LAN or wireless adaptors are pretty cheap.

 

 

 

I managed to find all the drivers I needed on their website for my collection of ThinkPad T43's (I had over 60 at one point!), the model you are looking at might be pushing it though.


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