Linux on an IBM ThinkPad 390e
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Well, there were a lot of other good web pages out there on how to get
Linux up and running on a 390e, so I didn't write this web page until
now. I'll put the quick-and-dirty specs in here, and then refer you to
the other, much better, web pages that I used to get my thinkpad running.
What I have: Thinkpad 390 2626 EOU (PII 333MHz (256KB) 128MB RAM 4.3GB 14.1 XGA TFT 24X CDROM 56K(Int))
- Install RedHat. No tricks, no trouble. Select the LCD Panel 14.1", and the NeoMagic video drivers. That's it. UPDATE: you can use the
internal modem now with Lucent driver.
If you have any questions, here is someone that
got it working.
- Get sound working. You can get either the OSS Commercial drivers which you have to pay for ($30), or use the ALSA drivers, or use the latest (2.2.12) kernel drivers, which don't really work all that well. I'm partial to the ALSA drivers since I don't have to pay for them, and they work fine. A little tricky to install, but check Allin's page on setting up ALSA drivers. UPDATE: The free
drivers in the kernel seem to work fine now.
Sorry this isn't very detailed, but others have already done it. I'd like
to thank especially Allin Cottrell and Adam Spiers. A web page I discovered after I was done setting up my thinkpad was written by Craig Kulesa. It's quite nice.