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eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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1. eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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I ordered a factory refurbished Thinkpad T21. I ordred the mem upgrade; from 128 to 256. It comes with Win98 but I will be installing eCS 1.1 on it. Are there any special drivers that might be needed? Are there any problems that might occur with installing eCS 1.1 onto it?
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Date: 25 Sep, 2005 on 23:23
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2. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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http://www.shoppersadvantage.com/SHP/scripts/ProductDetail.asp?model_sysid=1040257&SID=5A1462B240B74B4Dab1b023c0ced30ad
Here is the link to the site that has the Thinkpad T21 that I ordered.

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Date: 26 Sep, 2005 on 01:11
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3. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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BWG,

the T2x series is quite a good deal. I'm running eCS 1.1 on a T22 and I can't complain. Well, at least the infrared port gives me troubles, but that's something I can live with as my Palm syncs via serial port as well... and my cellphone ain't supported anyway.
I didn't however figure out how to get the Ultrabay hot-swap working under eCS. That's the first ThinkPad I ever owned and those "advanced" features are new to me.

So - in general:
USB (1.1 with eCS 1.1 ga drivers) : works
Sound (crystal chipset with non-recent uniaud) : works
Video (with 2.x version of Snap) : works
LAN: works
Modem: Not sure if that "winmodem" crap does work - I have no need for it.
Keys: Fn-combinations (like hibernate) work, the "ThinkPad button" however doesn't. But who cares.
Touchpad works.
[note added: Sorry - "TrackPoint" that is - not Touchpad...<g>]

ThinkLight works (<g>).

I Don't have no pcmcia cards (pccards) anymore, but the TP should be no exception to the OS/2 pcmcia "nightmare". I was told that ThinkPads behave better with pcmcia devices in OS/2 than other brands do, but that might just refer to plugging in a genuine IBM TokenRing pccard... <g>

Cheers
Thomas

Date: 26 Sep, 2005 on 15:48
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4. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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I got farther on the eCS 1.1 with the T21 than I ever did with the 600 but it had an cmd.exe error(?) and stopped installation. It did not have the Warpcenter on the bottom and the installation was incomplete. I used the default settings. I have never really had much luck with the Danis drivers. I will chose the IBM ones instead when I install eCS 1.1 again.

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Date: 27 Sep, 2005 on 19:03
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5. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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Hi BigWarpGuy,

...that's strange. With the T22, I had the least problems installing OS/2|eCS since I started installing them on notebooks (no problems at all that's to say).
Can you figure out during what phase of the install you had the cmd.exe error?

What I do in general (and what I did with my eCS 11 on the T22) is:
Use DANIS506.ADD, JJSCDROM, generic IBM serial port drivers, the default USB drivers suggested by installer and (!) *the VGA standard driver*.
Once install is fully completed, I add SNAP afterwards. (That's merely because I have a registered SNAP, not the SE version and I didn't want to uninstall/reinstall the different SNAPs). I noticed that sometimes I had trouble running the install with different VGA drivers at the beginning (like gengradd or sdd se / snap se).

OTOH, it can still be a read error on the CDs or maybe faulty RAMs...? Might be worth running the "memtest 86" tool from a bootable floppy or an "ultimate boot cd" with diagnostics to make sure that cpu, hdd and rams are ok...?

Greetings (keeping fingers crossed)
Thomas

Date: 28 Sep, 2005 on 09:38
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6. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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I don't know what phase the cmd.exe error occured. When I chose the IBM drivers instead of the Dani drivers, it was able to install eCS 1.1 without a problem. At least everything seems to work. I will report any problems here but eCS 1.1 did install okay.

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Date: 28 Sep, 2005 on 17:14
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7. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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eCS runs great. It has SDD/SNAP running on it. It does not have sound (question in multimedia section about that part) and the cpu usage is 44% even I don't have any apps running (question asked in the hardware section). I have it setup for DHCP with the builtin nic.

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Date: 30 Sep, 2005 on 19:47
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8. Re:eCS 1.1 on a Thinkpad T21?
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The site showed a T21. What I received was a T23. I did not realize it was a T23 till I tried the sound and looked down; it shows T23. I will have to install the T23 files when I do selective install. It is like getting a free upgrade.

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Date: 04 Oct, 2005 on 22:29
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