CF-18 Windows 7 in 2020

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  1. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Toughbooks liked to be cared for... They liked to be loved... Perhaps if you changed your siggy to a Toughbook logo instead of IBM... It might work. Just sayin... ;)
     
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  2. kschewe

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    On those type of screens it is very difficult to calibrate it with linux, resistive screen. There is a lengthy walkthrough somewhere for ubuntu for xinput. The normal xinput calibration will not work. I tried it on cf-19 mk1. On new models like my cf-h2 or cf-c2 very easy
     
  3. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Deity

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    I might have a factory restore disc that would allow starting down the upgrade path Shawn mentions above.
    I used it to then put Win7 on a CF-18 10 years ago or so.
    I’ll have a look...


    Sent from my CF-M34
     
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  4. SHEEPMAN!

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    Since you are probably going to play with W7 at some point make sure touch in bios is set on tablet.

    Re: xubuntu:
    libinput is designed for multi-touch on so called "newer" machines you might try deleting libinput and installing evdev. My CF-31s are all done this way and touch is spot on. Multiple linux and debian versions. See my recent post.

    It's hard to say if you calibrated with touch or tablet selected so I recommend DELETING /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d (or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d) 99-calibration.conf and start over.

    Need some code?

    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
    Possibly /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf on some systems.

    In W7 type [super-key] calib and select appropriate response. To clear calibration numbers from the registry NOTE THE CHECKBOX.

    It never hurts to do a battery pull reset if the bios seems confused. See below.
     
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  5. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Deity

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    What I have is for a CF18 MK4
    There are 4 recovery cd-rom’s
    Post your complete model# to see what you have/need
    [​IMG]
    These are original Product Recovery CD’s for MK4 CF18
    Linux is another option such as MX Linux, Mint LMDE, etc


    Sent from my CF-M34
     
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