IBM Thinkpad 390E Hardware List

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I recently became the third owner of a IBM Thinkpad 390E.  The laptop came with virtually no documentation, and with a Linux OS system installed.  I want to switch over to Window98, but I'm not sure what hardware is installed and would like to know that in advance so that I can configure the drivers properly.  I see IBM has a list of driver files for the installed modem, video display adapter, audio card and such, but no mention of the actual hardware itself.  I have to believe that the drivers for most of this hardware is already included on the Window98 installation disk.  

Can anyone give me a quickie list of the standard hardware that came installed with this model of laptop so that I can just configure from the installation disk and save a step.

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Chris
North Augusta, SC

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Use the IBM drivers.  The 98 installation disk will have generic drivers for what it thinks are the appropriate devices, but maybe not the mobile versions.  For example, Win2000 installs a generic NVidia driver on my laptop, but I have to use the Toshiba specific one.  Not even the NVidia reference drivers work.  That's how particular a laptop can be.  Thus the IBM drivers really are the best.

A given model laptop has a fixed set of components.  It really isn't important what they are at the very beginning of the installation because as long as you can get a basic system going you can install the specific drivers later.

My old Thinkpad has step by step instructions on IBM's site regarding installation of specific drivers.  I recommend that you follow the instructions as given for the best performance and reliability.

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If you go to the IBM support site and enter your system number (found on a sticker on the laptop) you will get a list of devices and drivers for them.

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/all_download_drivers.html

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I can't think of any reason or other special circumstances that would cause me not to accept the suggested answer from maqarity.  It just makes good sense and with no smoke or mirrors.  

I'll go this route.

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Chris

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