Mailing List Archived Message #533

From: "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> Full Headers
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Subject: OT: Re: [eCS T60/T61] Thinkpad 600 (was: [eCS T60/T61] Thinkpad 600)
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:55:45 -0500
To: eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List <>

Hi, John!

On 01/09/10 04:38 am, John Poltorak thus wrote :
I'm really pleased to have come across this list being an old OS/2 user - thought no one used it any more...

It is *so* good to see that you're still around and still hacking OS/2, John. I'd noticed your absence on the usual lists for sometime, and was a bit concerned that you had suffered some health issues or some such...
Is it an appropriate place to ask questions about Thinkpad 600's? I have a couple which are over 10 years old which I want to use primarily as MP3 players, but can't get sound to work and would also like to know if there is any chance of using a 4GB pen drive with them.

Actually, this list is mainly for the newer models which share much of the same ACPI, HDA, and networking issues. There are a few of us here who have had experience with machines of the 600's vintage, but truthfully, you're likely to get a better response on the notebook2 or eCS Technical ( lists on Yahoo, methinks.

That said, as traffic here has been light, I don't think any of us would mind a little OT discussion.

First issue: Sound on the 600. Which driver are you using? As the 600 has fairly good OS/2 support, I would probably opt for the driver from IBM:

(The device Driver Matrix for the 600 series is here, BTW:

Next issue: 4GB pen drive should be no problem. I use a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer as my "regular" stick; there are other makes & models which perform better. This has been rather well discussed on the DFSee list: . Essentially, as OS/2 is limited to FAT16 for large floppy devices, you'll want to configure the stick as a removable hard drive (i.e., put a partition table on it with at leats one partition). If you want to exchange data with Window systems, the FAT32 driver is probably the best way to go, but if you'll only be using it for OS/2/eCS, then whatever suits (HPFS or JFS) should be fine. If you do decide to use FAT32, you can do the whole setup with DFSee under OS/2, including formatting the stick, which is quite handy.



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