A note about Clevo. I was told, that there was a sort of
discontinuity in 1999 or so. The old company Clevo was closed
down, but the name was assigned to a new company which
continued business. Must be very easy in Taiwan...
The 2700c / 2200c models have a non-mobile
CPU, SIS630S chipset, S-Video ("TV") output and are
equipped with a standard PCI 1394 firewire interface.
They have no serial RS-232 interface ( "COM1" ).
Service manual ( 1, 2 ), drivers.
The 2700s / 2200s models have a mobile CPU,
SIS630S chipset and a serial RS-232 interface ( "COM1" ).
They have no S-Video ("TV") output and are
not equipped with a standard PCI 1394 firewire
interface. Service manual, drivers.
The 2700t / 2200t models are like the 2700c
/ 2200c models, but are equipped with a SIS630ST
chipset. Service manual, drivers.
2700 models differ from 2200 modells by
the case color ! Tell me if you learn about other
NotebooksOnly - additional technical
notes for the Clevo 2200 notebook family ( here: brand name
It was a premature budget decision to buy this notebook.
With a little more money, I might have bought a notebook of
DELL - with a longer guarantee / warrenty period,
better support, a bigger display, better technical data and
better performance when running LINUX. How about you ?
Other computers with SIS630,
SIS630S or SIS630ST chipset, but no clones of the Clevo
models ( i.e. no 100% hardware compatibility ). Please tell
me if you own or know about other notebooks (N), desktop PCs
(D) or motherboards (M) with SIS630,
SIS630S or SIS630ST chipset or if you know the original
brand names of the modells mentioned here: TABLE:Computers with SIS630, SIS630S or SIS630ST
chipset, with links to Linux user
Mobility rating: The accumulator of my notebook is
sufficient for playing a DVD video for 90 minutes on the
internal TFT display. Mobility Extension: Get an ordinary
extra notebooks-specific accumulator or get external
With IRAssistant, you may control your notebook by an
infrared remote control.
A "line to microphone" ( 1, 2 ) converter may adapt an audio signal
with line-in level, like that of TV adapters with USB
interface, to microphone input level. Note that many
notebooks don't have a line-in input, but just a microphone
Linux-Howto for notebooks with
SIS630 / SIS630S / SIS630ST
Windows on notebooks, with focus on notebooks with SIS630 / SIS630S /
Win98SE works fine and stable on my notebook. The driver CD
claims complete to provide W2K support, too ( untested ).
Installation note: The file sis630.cat is located
on the driver CD at
Z:\video\win2000\win2000\sis630.cat but not at
Z:\video\win9x\ and not at
Installation advice: Please copy the LAN and AUDIO driver
directory from the driver CD onto the harddisk, so that
"concurrent" access both to the driver files and the original
WIN98 CD is possible - else you risk a failure of the
Installation advice by André Ballentin: Please
install the sound card prior to the modem !
For my notebook with SiS630S chipset, the utility
SISIDE.EXE of the archive W2kdma.exe, available
at SiS, helps changing the SiS IDE
controller running in PIO mode to run in DMA mode under
Win95/98 and W2K.
German vendors for notebook memory: Speichermarkt ( 1, 2
I was especially looking for an "USB2Serial RS232"
converters. Here are some german vendors for notebook
accessories and USB devices: BenCom, Conrad, SMM ( several "USB2Serial" products ), Holme, Madex,
Magic Control Technology U232-P9 - an
"USB2Serial" converter, with drivers for WIN95/98, W2K and Linux. A german vendor: Bit Konzept GmbH,
Schimperstr.41, D68167 Mannheim, Germany. Tel.+49
(0)621-3361265, Fax +49 (0)621-3361269.