FZ G1 tips, tricks, mods ?

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  1. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    One thing to test out for when I did something simular to another unit I have is I went the dual micro SD card route to add space because at the time larger SSD's were super expensive. If I used at least two of the three usb ports made onto the computer the SD cards would disappear until a reboot. Or would show up that they needed to be formatted. Only fixed by a reboot. Not sure if the circuit was overloaded or what the deal was. Only tested under windows 7.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    What model?
     
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    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    One on a T7, then later on a T8. I skipped the hub and went directly to a dual micro SD card . I later put the same card on my Alienware M11x R1. It has the same issue with using two or more of the factory usb ports.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Ikey keyboard/dock

    I would like to use better software for the touchpad.
    Right now it is the generic MS mouse driver.
    I would like real touchpad software driver.
    Any ideas on what will work?
    I tried Glidepoint and it does not work.

    Win7 64bit
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    partial Ubuntu report on the G1.
    Touchpad info in a quest for a better driver.

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Microsoft Intellipoint mouse driver will load and run.
    Not sure that there is any improvement though.
     
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    Bitz_n_Stuff Notebook Enthusiast

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    you get on the boat for the recall on these batteries for fz-g1? check to see if yours is one here: http://business.panasonic.com/support-computerstablets-productrecalls
    i have a fleet of these and there was a battery issue that they would overheat and "catch fire" panasonic had bat file they sent out ( on website or i can send if needed)that would alter the device only to charge to 80% until they could ship the replacement batteries for free
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Thanks,
    I did get the battery exchanged.
    I also grabbed a used 9 cell extended battery..

    I removed win 7 64 bit and reloaded via recovery disk win 7 32 bit..
    Everything including the touchpad seems much better.
     
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    A CF-C2 webcam fits right in. The BIOS recognizes it, but the software says it is disabled.
    I am guessing the wiring has a minor difference. Probably the pin that needs to be grounded to enable the camera.
    Without a schematic or the proper camera to trace the wiring, I am stuck.
    I don't really care about the webcam. I really want the rear camera. So far, I have not found one or any alternative.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Ohhh..

    I wonder if I need C2 drivers and software?
    I don't think I tried that yet..
     
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