Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Martin Her » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 01:25:15


Hello,

I don't seem to be able to get Warp Connect running on a
ThinkPad 1400 (2611). I can install the OS fin, but after the
final reboot it stops loading before switching from text mode
to the graphical interface. I can enter the CMD prompt through
Alt-F1/c though. To make sure I don't interfere with
misbehaving device drivers I installed only the base OS without
support for networking or multimedia devices. When booting the
OS with Alt-F2, it stops after having loaded com.sys, but this
driver does not seem to be the problem since I get the same
picture if loading network drivers that would come after this
one. Interestingly the same picture persists even if I set
runworkplace and protshell to c:\os2\cmd.exe. I wonder wheather
there's any problems with this particular hardware:

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1621 (rev 05)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:06.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics WinModem 56k (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV] (r ev 0a)
0000:00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev 20)
0000:00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU] (rev 09)
0000:00:13.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6832/6833 Cardbus Controller (rev 34)
0000:00:13.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6832/6833 Cardbus Controller (rev 34)
0000:00:14.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 20)

And, yes, I am using Dani's drivers on install floppy #1 and have set
copyfromfloppy to 1.

Any clues?

Cheers,

M.

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Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Will Hone » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 03:19:25

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 16:25:15 UTC Martin Herbert Dietze



Sounds like a display problem. First, did you install to VGA
resolution? If not, then try forcing VGA mode from the same screen
where you enter the commnad line mode on boot up. Once you get that
up so that you can boot, get the SNAP video drivers. The most current
version from IBM is only available via subscription, but the older
SDDSEnnn versions should also work. There is a free version on the
IBM ftp site.

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Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Martin Her » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:34:23


Yes, I installed to VGA resolution. And it does not seem to me
like there's a display problem since setting RUNWORKPLACE and
PROTSHELL to cmd.exe did not change anything. I tried forcing
VGA mode, and unfortunately it did not help.


Have you got any hint where to look for it?

Cheers,

Martin

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Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Will Hone » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 04:57:15

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005 09:34:23 UTC Martin Herbert Dietze




That's going to be a problem, then. It's pretty hard to get anything
setup for the video if you can't boot to at least some visible screen.
Of course, you say you can boot to the command line so you might be
able to see what is messing up using TEDIT to compare config.sys with
\os2\boot\config.x which is the config used to boot to the sommand
line session. You can also try running pmshell from that command line
session and seeing what happens. AH! If that works, that's how to
install the SDD driver! But it also confirms that video isn't the
problem. Rock and a hard place.

The available SDD driver can be found at
ftp://ps.software.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/os2ddpak_cur/sddse704.exe.
I got mine all screwed up at one time and wound up setting the BIOS to
boot to an external display when I mucked up the LCD setup. Never did
figure out how I managed to do THAT little trick, but using an
external monitor saved the day.


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Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Michael Lu » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 06:50:01

There was a problem way back then getting OS/2 installed on ThinkPads that the VGA driver that shipped with OS/2 would not work. There was an updated VGA driver required to even get the install to
complete. Then after the install the correct ThinkPad VGA driver for the specific model / chip would be installed. Complicated, not fun. Update to the latest OS/2 if you can and forget old issues like
these.

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Install Warp Connect on a ThinkPad 1400

Post by Martin Her » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 18:03:38

I finally got the OS working after having disabled the "Plug
and Play OS" setting in the BIOS setup. Wondering wheather the
problem can be solved by modifying my config.sys rather than
the BIOS setup...

Cheers,

M.

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