[ltp] Thinkpad 600E and Mandrake
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 20:48:46 -0400
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Lee" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 5:39 AM
Subject: [ltp] Thinkpad 600E and Mandrake
> New here, so hope you'll forgive if this is a silly question.
> I have a 600e Thinkpad (366/128MB/6.5GB) and have installed Mandrake 8.2
> It was fine to install and is all working, except for sound and the modem.
> I found the modem driver that IBM made, and built it, but kept getting an
> error trying to load it.
> I just don't know with the sound - I had SUSE 7.3 on and the sound worked
> for MP3 and WAV, but
> CD's wouldn't play, and I couldn't get my network card to work, so I
> installed Mandrake.
> Same problems but network works and no sound at all.
Partial answer. I have installed RH6.2 and then replaced it with RH7.2.
The CD worked fine with RH6.2 and intially with RH 7.2. Something happened
one evening. Now no sound comes out when I try to use the CD ROM for
playing audio CD's. After delving into the Sound HOWTO, I discovered that I
can get the audio to work by entering "modprobe SB". But that only works
until I power off.
I believe that this problem has been addressed on "ltp" several times since
I have joined and the usual answer is to disable APM. But I haven't figured
out how to do that.
> Question remains - can I get the Modem to work, and can I get sound to
> The alternative is that I just put Win2000 on so that everything works out
> of the box - but I'd rather stay the OSS route as the licence for 2000 is
The Modem-HOWTO refers to a mini-HOWTO: ACP Modem that specifically
addresses the IBM Thinkpad 600+. I haven't gotten there yet so I can't say
how much help you will find there.
I am dual booting with Win98. And I am able to go on-line using that OS.
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