Toughbooks and Linux

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  1. Sadlmkr

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    TO SUMMARIZE THIS THREAD.WORKS ON #! Crunchbang Linux
    1.FOR TOUCHSCREEN SEE #79 FOR TOUCHPAD SEE #88. IF ON A MARK 3 #79 SHOWS NO RESPONSE "YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A DEAD TOUCHSCREEN"
    2. THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION BY 9NINE9 STARTING ON PAGE TWO.
    3. THE TOUCHSCREEN INFORMATION HERE WORKS ON MARKS 2,3 and 4.
    4. PAGE 7 TOUCHPAD SENSITIVITY ISSUE. BREAK-THROUGH.

    Finally got it downloaded and I got wireless about ten minutes ago.

    Who's the Linux expert here?

    I'd like to have touch screen back.

    The touch pad is way slow even on highest settings. Driver?

    Got tired of M'sft telling me what to do and I have always wanted to play with Linux.

    It's Mint by the way and I do like the look of the desktop. Now if I could figure out what to do with it.

    This is on my stock so far CF-29LAQGZBM. The backlit keyboard works fine and the space between keys seems to help my hunt and peck style with my big hands.

    Any leads on the touch issues would be appreciated.:confused:
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    May have to apologize for starting this thread. Tell you later. My problem was not asking the right question in a search. So I am here now. CF-28 Touch Screen Installation with Recent Linux Distributions
     
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    What flavor of Linux are you using?
     
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    I have Mint as well, there were some who were trying but so far no one has been able to get the touchscreen working with any flavor of linux. Search the threads from about 6 months ago. I am trying to get Viking, which is a GPS mapping software, to talk with my GPS engine, so far no luck, but will try some more when I have time.
     
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    If I would only read and understand.:eek:

    When I first read through it I thought you were talking about the CONDITION!:eek:
     
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    Yeah try doing a search for anything with Mint and Toughbook and see what you get.:eek:

    Is there an alternate driver for the touch pad? I would be fairly happy with that and am re-learning keyboard commands.
    That mouse is bad for carpal tunnel and it's outside the Toughbook.
    By the by I did read and "mess" with the post by Modly. Still working on that.
    The saga continues. My goal? Equipping the LAQ with totally freeware. I don't believe someone should work for nothing and am not opposed to a gratuity here and there but M is out of the pcture for this unit.:D
     
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    What is your touchpad doing? Mine works fine right out of the box with Mint, I have not installed any driver software, though I suppose I should use Wine to install the hotkey driver, but have just not gotten around to it yet. I know what you mean by MS. I love Windows 7 but refuse to pay such an exorbitant price for a product that at most is not worth more than $50.00. If MS would follow that logic then they would not have to spend so much time and energy trying to keep people from making illegal copies of it, but what do I know.
     
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    I might try to search the Linux Mint forums to see if anyone on there might have found out how to make a touch screen work.
     
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    Just went through a small! update. Rolling again now.
    My pad is verrrrry slow and insensitive.
     
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