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OS/2 Drivers for Notebook Computers

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This page lists first of all the chipsets generally used in notebook computers for video, sound and PCMCIA. Where they are known, links to OS/2 drivers for various equipment used in notebook computers are added. Names of companies which use these chipsets and those who very likely will have drivers are listed, without knowing whether they actually provide drivers. Only when it has been verified that a company does not provide these drivers, it will be marked accordingly. Please let me know when you find a more recent driver, a link that isn't listed, or when you discover a dead link.
The availability of drivers indicated through this page does not garantee that the system will work properly with the drivers provided through these links. Particularly for PCMCIA support, often the BIOS has to be updated and certain other adjustments may have to be made. Check the PCMCIA Installation Guide for more info. Please note that the safest bet is to get a driver from the notebook manufacturer, because many notebook manufacturers make minor adjustments to the hardware which may cause generic drivers (or drivers from other notebook manufacturers) to malfunction.

Video
PCMCIA
Sound
CD-ROM
Others

Video drivers for OS/2
SciTech Display Doctor Version 7.0 - Beta release 19 - this driver can handle many different chipsets, including accellerated ones, but currently wihtout accelleration. Or just the directory for more recent releases
Slim version from IBM- HTML
ATI 264-LTG
drivers
support-email sales-email
ATI
Actebis -
no drivers
ATI 3D Rage LTPro ATI - try drivers for Mach64 - v. 3.10
Siemens Nixdorf
IBM GRADD - FTP
Dell - 14 Aug 1998, 66kB (?)
ATI Rage Mobility SciTech Display Doctor
Chips & Technology CT 65530 Chips & Technology
Toshiba
IBM
Leo OS/2 Archive - 17 Apr 1995, 900 kB
Chips & Technology CT 65535 Chips & Technology
Toshiba - FTP
IBM
Chips & Technology CT 6554x VL Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.3 MB (for 65545/6/8)
Toshiba

Intel
Chips & Technology CT 65540 Chips & Technology
Toshiba
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 8 jul 1997, 980 kB

Kapok
Chips & Technology CT 65545/6 PCI Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.3 MB
Toshiba
IBM

IBM - FTP - 29 Oct 1996, 1.3 MB
Leo OS/2 Archive - 2 July 1998, 1.24 MB
Kapok
Chips & Technology CT 65546 VL Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.3 MB
Toshiba
IBM
Intel - 24 July 1998, 1.3 MB (also for 65545 and 65548)
Chips & Technology CT 65548 PCI Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.3 MB
Toshiba
IBM

Leo OS/2 Archive - 2 July 1998, 1.25 MB
Sager - 910 kB
NEC
Chips & Technology CT 65550 PCI Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.15 MB
Toshiba
IBM

IBM GRADD - FTP
IBM - FTP - 8 Jul 1997, 1175 kB

AST - 1.3 MB
Sager - 1249 kB
Peacock
Vobis
Chicony V. 2.1.0 or Chicony - 20 Oct 1997, V. 2.2.7
Chips & Technology CT 65554 PCI Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.15 MB
Sager - 1249 kB
Toshiba - Californian site
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 8 Jul 1997, 1175 kB

IBM GRADD - FTP
Chips & Technology CT 65555 PCI Chips & Technology - 24 July 1998, 1.15 MB
Toshiba
Sager - 1249 kB
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
IBM - FTP - 13 Jan 1999, 1.1 MB
Intel

Trogon - 22 April 1998, 1.14 MB
Chicony
Chips & Technology CT 68554 PCI Chips & Technology
IBM
Chips & Technology CT 69000 PCI Chips & Technology
IBM
Cirrus Logic Leo OS/2 Archive - 17 Jan 1997 1.35 MB
Cirrus Logic 610/620 VGA, no drivers needed, supported by OS/2
Cirrus Logic GD6225 Cirrus Logic - no support
IBM
Cirrus Logic GD6235 Cirrus Logic - no support
IBM
NEC
Cirrus Logic GD6245 Cirrus Logic - no support
IBM
Cirrus Logic GD6440 Cirrus Logic
IBM
Cirrus Logic GD7542 Cirrus Logic - 1.09 MB
IBM
Texas Instruments
Cirrus Logic GD7543 Cirrus Logic - 1.09 MB
Sager - 1,064 kB
IBM
Cirrus Logic GD7548 Cirrus Logic - 1.09 MB
IBM
Cirrus Logic GD7556 Cirrus Logic - no drivers
IBM
AST
Cyrix XpressGRAPHICS Cyrix
IBM
Palmax
IBM OS/2 GRADD - requires FP5 IBM - HTML
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
Lynx Silicon Motion - SMI 910 here - 23 Dec 1998 - GRADD based driver - use with caution, read the info carefully
NeoMagic 2070 NeoMagic
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 13 Jan 1998, 1.4 MB

Dell - 6 Mar 1997, 1.34 MB
NeoMagic 2090 NeoMagic
IBM
IBM - FTP - 8 Jun 1996, 1.6 MB
IBM - HTTP - 13 Jan 1998, 1.4 MB
Dell - 6 Mar 1997, 1.34 MB
NeoMagic MagicGraph 128ZV/NM2093 NeoMagic
IBM - HTML with documentation
IBM - FTP - 13 Jan 1998, 1.4 MB
IBM - FTP (works well with Acer Travelmate 312T)
Dell - 6 Mar 1997, 1.34 MB
NeoMagic MagicGraph 128ZV+/NM2097 NeoMagic
IBM
Acer
NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD/NM2160B NeoMagic
IBM - HTML with documentation
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 9 Jan 1998, 1.4 MB
IBM - FTP (works well with Dell Latitude CPi 266XT and HP Omnibook 4102)
IBM - FTP (v. 3.58 - fixes many problems)
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
Peacock
Hewlett Packard
Siemens Nixdorf
Sony
Asus
Dell
Sceptre
NeoMagic MagicGraph NM2193 NeoMagic
IBM
Sceptre
NeoMagic MagicGraph NM2200 NeoMagic
IBM - FTP
Sceptre
S3 86CM65
S3 driver page
S3
Compaq
S3 Aurora64V+ S3
IBM
Canon
Compaq 20.7.98, 1.62 MB
S3 Savage IX S3
IBM
Toshiba
S3 Virge S3 - Binary - 12 Aug 1998 2.4 MB
S3 - 2 Dec 1997 1 MB
IBM
IBM - Japanese
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
Leo OS/2 Archive - 10 Feb 98 1.05 MB
Kapok or Kapok
S3 Virge/Mx(86C260/280) S3
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
Toshiba - unsupported and outdated
Sager - 1,139 kB
Gainward - 1.1 MB - v. 5.00.08
Kapok
S3 Virge M5+ S3
IBM GRADD - FTP
RIX
Silicon Motion Lynx no downloadable drivers yet, only for OEMs. SML claims that there are drivers for OS/2
here - 1 MB - Bitte "install.txt" beachten!!! For Lynx SM910
Trident Cyber 9320 Trident
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 28 Aug 1998, 1.1 MB

IBM - HTML - double byte support
IBM - FTP - double byte - 28 Aug 1998, 1 MB
Trident Cyber 9382-1 Trident
IBM
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
Fujittsu -
no drivers
driver for Fujitsu Lifebook 700 series
Trident Cyber 9385 Trident
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 28 Aug 1998, 1.05 MB

IBM - double byte support
IBM - double byte - FTP - 28 Aug 1998, 1.12 MB

DFI
Lion
Mitac
Trogon - 21.3.1997, 1.25 MB
Trident Cyber 9388 Trident
IBM
IBM GRADD - FTP - 19.1.1999, 1.15 MB
NEC
Trident Cyber 9397 Trident
IBM - FTP - 19.10.98, 1.1 MB, V. 1.03
Twinhead
Trident TGUI9660xgi Trident
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - 5 May 1998, 1.1 MB

IBM - double byte support
IBM - FTP - 5 May 1998, 1.2 MB

Sharp
Tseng ET4000 Tseng
IBM ET4000AX
IBM ET4000/W32i
Leo OS/2 Archive - 8 July 1998
Western Digital 90C24 Western Digital
IBM
Leo OS/2 Archive - 22 July 1996
Western Digital 90C24A Western Digital
IBM
Leo OS/2 Archive - 22 July 1996
Western Digital 90C24A2 Western Digital
IBM
Leo OS/2 Archive - 22 July 1996
Western Digital 90C24C Western Digital
IBM
Leo OS/2 Archive - 22 July 1996
c't - 20 Feb 1997, 1.3 MB
Western Digital 90C26 Western Digital
IBM
Western Digital 90C30 Western Digital
IBM

PCMCIA drivers for OS/2
Cirrus Logic PD672x Cirrus Logic - no drivers provided, contact notebook manufacturer
IBM
supported by OS/2 Warp
Cirrus Logic PD6729 Cirrus Logic - no drivers provided, contact notebook manufacturer
IBM, on OS/2 Device Driver CD under Micron Millenia Notebook, or
IBM - HTTP - still Beta
IBM - FTP - still Beta
IBM - cardbus driver (new release December 1998)
Cirrus Logic PD6730 Cirrus Logic - no drivers provided, contact notebook manufacturer
IBM
Cirrus Logic PD6832 Cirrus Logic - no drivers provided, contact notebook manufacturer
IBM - FTP - still Beta
IBM - cardbus driver (new release December 1998)

Mitac
Peacock
IBM IBM2SS00 driver here - a socket service device driver for TI1225, based on the driver below, patched by Knud, works with Compaq Armada V300
IBM IBM2SS14 driver here - a socket service device driver for TI1130, ver 2.08 int. rev. 1.00.11, 1998
IBM SS2PCIC2 driver here - 16.6.1997 (works with many not so new models of Dell and Compaq)
IBM SS2PCIC3 driver here
IBM cardbus driver (PC-card 5.0 Standard) IBM - FTP - still Beta - 1.1 MB, 15.2.1999 - OEM version
IBM - FTP - still Beta - 1.1 MB, 18.2.1999 - IBM Thinkpad version, (also for DELL Latitudes, but may not work there - try it out)
IBM - HTML
IBM cardbus driver for DELL Latitude CPi, CPiA and CPxH models IBM - FTP - 610 kB - 15.8.2000 (preferably download from IBM's site)
here - 610 kB - 15.8.2000
This driver may also work for other notebook models - try it out!
Intel 82365 Intel
IBM
private source - may work with other TI 122x chipsets
NeoMagic NM2200 NeoMagic
IBM
Sceptre
O2Micro OZ-6832 check out the cardbus drivers from IBM!
compatible with Cirrus Logic CL-6832 and Intel 82365SL
IBM - still in Beta
Siemens Nixdorf
O2Micro OZ-6836 Gericom
O2Micro 6860 Texas Instruments
AJP
Omega 82C904 Lion
Omega
Omega Micro Omega
IBM
Try Intel PCIC driver from OS/2 Warp
Phoenix Phoenix
IBM
with OS/2?
Ricoh RB5C478 Ricoh
NEC
Ricoh RF5C366L Ricoh
IBM
Ricoh RL5C475 Cardbus Ricoh
Sony
Vobis
Ricoh RL5C476 This chipset is supported by the Intel PCIC driver in Warp 4.
Ricoh
Asus
TI PCI-1130 CardBus 32 bit controller Texas Instruments
IBM - FTP - still in Beta
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)
Dell
TI PCI-1131 Texas Instruments
IBM - still in Beta
IBM - HTML
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)

IBM cardbus driver PlayAtWillfor DELL Latitudes
Fujitsu -
no drivers
Compaq
Twinhead
Hewlett Packard
Dell
Sceptre
In OS/2 Warp the driver for INTEL PCIC may work
TI PCI-1210 Texas Instruments
Gateway 2000
TI PCI-1220 IBM - FTP - still in Beta
IBM - HTML
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)

Fujitsu - no drivers
TI PCI-1221 IBM cardbus driver PlayAtWillfor DELL Latitudes
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)

IBM - FTP - still in Beta
IBM - HTML
TI PCI-1225 IBM cardbus driver PlayAtWillfor DELL Latitudes
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)

IBM - SS2PCIC2 - FTP - still in Beta (works for Dell CPi D300XT)
IBM - HTML
patched driver which works with Compaq Armada V300
TI 1250(A) Texas Instruments
IBM pctpgos2.exe, textfile (readme); may work only for IBM TP 770E (any experience?) - 18.10.98, 595 kB, v. 4.10
IBM - HTML
IBM - FTP - still in Beta (SS2PCIC2)
IBM - cardbus driver (new release February 1999)

Actebis - no drivers
Siemens Nixdorf
Toshiba ToPIC95 supported directly by OS/2
Toshiba
IBM
Toshiba ToPIC97 supported directly by OS/2
Toshiba
IBM
Vadem VG-468 supported by OS/2 (compatible with Toshiba 6600C)

Sound Drivers for OS/2 notebooks
Generic Win-OS/2 driver the author's websitethis driver is being updated, so please check regularly
Crystal CS4137b
Cirrus Logic Audio driver page

Crystal audio driver page
Cirrus - http
Cirrus - FTP
Crystal CS4231 Cirrus - 25 April 2000, 299 kB
Cirrus - 29 Jun 1998, 336 kB - also for CS4231/6
IBM
Crystal CS4232 Cirrus - 25 April 2000, 299 kB
Cirrus - 29 Jun 1998, 336 kB - also for CS4231/6
IBM - FTP - 30 Oct 1996, 315 kB
Toshiba - for OS/2 Warp 3
Toshiba - for OS/2 Warp 4
c't - 20 Feb 1997, 135 kB
c't - 20 Feb 1997, 135 kB
Crystal CS4235 Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + wavetable)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + wavetable)
IBM - FTP - 7 Apr 1998, 325 kB
Crystal CS4236 Cirrus - 25 April 2000, 299 kB
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + wavetable)
IBM - FTP - 7 Apr 1998, 325 kB
Crystal CS4237B
Sounblaster Pro compatible
Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + wavetable)
Cirrus - v. 2.08, 281 kB (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - also for CS4236B/8B (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - also for CS4236B/8B (audio + wavetable)
IBM - FTP - 8 May 1997, 430 kB
IBM - HTML for Dell computers

Dell
Sceptre
Crystal CS4239 Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 13 July 2000, 281 kB (audio + wavetable)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + FM)
Cirrus - 30 Jun 1998, 250 kB - (audio + wavetable)
Crystal PnP - CS4237B IBM - HTTP
IBM - FTP - 22.10.98, 310 kB, v. 2.07
Crystal CS4280 Cirrus - July 13, 2000 - 340 kB
Cirrus
Mitac
Crystal CS4614/4624 Cirrus - July 13, 2000 - 340 kB
Cirrus - driver dt. 14 April 1999, 341 kB, also for 4280. Read the "readme.txt" file!
Mitac
Cyrix XpressAUDIO Cyrix
IBM
Palmax
ESS 1688 - The ESS driver page Leo OS/2 Archive - 9 Feb 1997, 330 kB
IBM - HTTP - March 1999
IBM - FTP - March 1999
Sager - 318 kB
Kapok
ESS 1788 ESS
IBM - FTP - 3 Feb 1998, 165 kB
from OS/2
Sager
Chicony - 28 Jun 1996, V. 1.00
ESS 1869 Compaq - 14 May 98, 455 kB
Sager - 317 kB
Compaq - 18 May 98, 465 kB - V. 2.16 Rev A
Twinhead
Siemens Nixdorf
Actebis -
no drivers
Trogon - 21.3.97, 340 kB
ESS 1878 ESS - MIDI support works for Compaq 1598 DMT
Compaq
AST - v. 1.1, 990 kB
Sager - 225 kB
IBM
Mitac
ESS 1879 ESS - US site
ESS - Taiwan site (up-to-date)
Kapok
Sager - 321 kB
IBM
DFI
Fujitsu -
no drivers
Gericom
Hewlett Packard
Sony
ESS ES1968S Maestro-2 ESS
Hobbes
Acer
DPS
NEC
Sceptre
ESS 488 ESS
IBM
ESS 688 IBM - FTP - 5 Feb 1998, 53 kB
Leo OS/2 Archive - 9 Feb 1997, 310 kB
ESS 938 ESS
Rix
ESS Solo ESS
IBM
Leo-Archive
NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV NeoMagic
Gateway 2000
Toshiba
IBM for Thinkpad 380Z - does it work for others?
NeoMagic MagicWave A1 NeoMagic
Peacock
NeoMagic MagicWave A2 NeoMagic
Peacock
Gateway 2000
Opti 930p Sager - 299 kB
SoundBlaster 16 supported by OS/2 Warp 4
IBM - FTP - 30 Oct 1996, 225 kB - for OS/2 Warp 3
Creative Labs
Canon
Driver installation Package by Daniel Caetano
Yamaha 614/604 DFI
Yamaha YMF711
(Soundblaster Pro compatible)
Yamaha
Yamaha YMF724 (DS-1) here (by IBM) - 16. Aug. 1999 - 180 kB (no Win-OS/2 support)
Yamaha 715 Trogon - 18 April 1997, 1.1 MB
Chicony - V. 3.27.0
Yamaha OPL3-SAx Soundblaster 16 compatible (?)
try also the driver for Crystal CS4232
Toshiba - American site - 25.2.98, v. 3.1.6
Toshiba - Californian site (FTP)
here (v. 3.1.6 - 2 June 1998 - 150 kB - designed by Toshiba)

Yamaha - Version 3.04, 97 kB
IBM
Asus
Yamaha OPL3-SA2 Toshiba - American site
Toshiba - Californian site (FTP)
here (v. 3.1.6 - 2 June 1998 - 150 kB - designed by Toshiba)

Yamaha - Version 3.04, 97 kB
IBM - FTP - 15 Aug 1997, 120 kB
Yamaha OPL3-SA3 Yamaha - FTP - v. 3.04
Yamaha - HTML
IBM - FTP - 15 Aug 1997, 120 kB

Toshiba
here (v. 3.1.6 - 2 June 1998 - 150 kB - designed by Toshiba)

CD-ROM drivers for OS/2 notebooks
Toshiba ATAPI drives Toshiba
DANIS506.ADD - PCCard CD-ROM drives here - 16.8.2000 - 210 kB - newer updates may be available from Hobbes
DANIATAPI.FLT - PCCard based external drives like IOMEGA Zip drives. Many additional features. here - 16.8.2000 - 89 kB - newer updates may be available from Hobbes

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