[rescue] Never thought I'd ask this

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Oct 22 10:24:25 CDT 2007

nate at portents.com wrote:
>> I'm tearing my hair out trying to find an OS that works
>> properly on this Thinkpad i1300.  2K Pro doesn't have a graphics
>> chipset driver that works.
> Have you tried downloading the appropriate driver from IBM's site?  This
> one in particular:
> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4PEQAM&velxr-layout=printLenovo

I believe I tried that driver and it wouldn't load.  I could try it
again, I suppose.

> Don't expect Windows to provide you with the appropriate drivers for your
> machine, and don't expect the drivers provided in Windows Update to be the
> right or best ones either.

> In general, every other month for my personal Windows machine (servers at
> work I take a more "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality) I check
> for the latest (motheboard) chipset drivers, graphics drivers, sound
> drivers, networking drivers, and DirectX runtime (MS just changed from
> updating the DirectX runtime every other month to every quarter though). 
> I go direct to the chip manufacturer's sites (rather than the
> computer/motherboard maker) in a lot of instances as well, because often
> computer/motherboard makers don't keep the latest versions of released
> drivers on their sites.

I do much the same.

        Phil Stracchino                CDK#2
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