CF-18 Windows 7 in 2020

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  1. Tom Jacobs

    Tom Jacobs Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just got a beautiful low hour CF18.
    1.2GHz 1.5GB Ram.
    Its immaculate.not a scratch or hair on it. and dirt cheap.

    Installed Windows 7 32bit Pro succesfully and is perfectly usable.
    Been updating it all day and the wifi installed itself including other components.
    But the touchscreen, video drivers and front buttons do not work.
    I tried the guide here step by step but not one of the drivers are accepted.
    Anyone had any luck recently doing this ?
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I would do the upgrade path. Upgrade each step only after everything works.

    XP to Vista
    Vista to 7

    7 to Linux:p:D
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Tough one, no driver bundle available. Download the Panasonic driver download manager first, see if they have the drivers for Vista. Install Vista and closely follow the driver install list.

    Its a real pain, believe me. If you get everything working in Vista, do the upgrade to 7
     
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  4. Tom Jacobs

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    hmm and i thought getting my thinkpad t60P working to its full potential was a challenge. that took weeks. and i didnt had kids back then.

    funny thing is on xubuntu everything worked.

    its a cf18K
    and the vista sound driver works :D thats a start. i hope to find the video driver and touchscreen. the rest is not that needed
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I'm running Xubuntu on a CF-74 and CF-30, Mint 19.3 on a CF-19Mk5.
     
  6. Tom Jacobs

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    reverted back to xp trying to get that to run but drivers are very wacky , missing files and the download manager just does not work anymore... and my sticky # key is really bad in xp in 7 it got ignored after a minute but xp just keep going *BEEEP*
    back to xubuntu it is !
     
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  7. Tom Jacobs

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    now i cant get the screen to calibrate in xubuntu its always miles off. i also tried manually :/
     
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    Keep trying Tom, you will get there and let us know the outcome.
     
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    hello, have you tried it with xinput-calibrator ?
    sudo apt-get install xinput-calibrator
     
  10. Tom Jacobs

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    yup, several times following instructions by the letter and iv also tried manual calibration from a guide i found by calculating the pixels or something :D but it never works. its about 3cm from the corners. if i click in the edge.
     
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