Ubuntu 10.10 Is this the Toughbook Version?

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  1. SHEEPMAN!

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    **EDIT SEE# 93**EDIT on 11/24/2010 POST 4 and 23. CF-29 and CF-30
    Ubuntu 10.10 was released on 10/10/10. So two days later what do we have? I used Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition

    1. Hotkeys work out of the box.
    2. Touchscreen works out of the box but a little off. (I'll get to that)
    3. Slightly faster boot time.
    4. Video works with no mucking around.
    5. Touchpad very live-able on the highest setting.

    One thing we get is a test disk for Touchscreens. Download and burn the .iso file from the Ubuntu page to either CD or USB. (Very clear instructions there) Stick the Live CD or USB in the questionable unit and the Touchscreen should be usable. No TS and it's broken or not there.
    If using the USB route(my choice for the higher marks 3-5) move the slider to make a larger persistent file. I overloaded the first one at it's lowest setting and had to format and re-burn the USB.

    There is a cute little program called xinput_calibrator. I grabbed the one from this page freedesktop.org - Software/xinput_calibrator. Loaded it using the Ubuntu Software Center and it showed up under System Administration Calibrate Touchscreen. Ran the program (touch four x's) and that was it. The Touchscreen was calibrated and worked fine, no re-boots no nothing.
    However on re-boot I had to re-calibrate. :confused: I read the fine print and noticed it was giving me four numbers to install in a file in xorg.conf. No file existed. :confused: This page answered my questions. Where is X.org config file in Ubuntu 10.10? How to configure X there? - Ubuntu - Stack Exchange Did this and TS worked fine after re-boot

    So there you have it. I downloaded last night and have spent about two hours reading the information and testing it on CF29 Mark 3,4 and 5. Of course it's early days yet and glitches may appear but so far I like it a lot.:)

    If you need help with the code give me a ping.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Jeff
     
  2. KLonsdale

    KLonsdale Notebook Evangelist

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    That is really an improvement I have been fooling around with the Linux Mint Debian edition, has promise but still needs some work, I really like the idea of having a rolling release, but with the success you have had I think I will download the ISO and give it a whirl just to see how it works.
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Maybe someone?? will add the calibration program, and make a ready made iso/boot disk us programming challenged/lazy people could download and use out of the box. PLEASE? :rolleyes:
    Thanks
     
  4. SHEEPMAN!

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    Update 1.

    To add the results of your Calibrate Touchscreen to the persistent file on the USB: See note below ***.

    code:
    Run Calibrate Touchscreen and cut and paste the results to the above. Ctrl O to save.

    This is so the changes will be saved on the USB from session to session if you are just working off of the stick.

    Calibration results from my Mark 3.
     
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    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    This is a very helpful post. Thanks Gork!
     
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    gmgfarrand Notebook Evangelist

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    Can't get my installer to even see my SSD on my CF-19, so no help here....
     
  7. SHEEPMAN!

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    I still wasn't happy with the touchpad so I:
    code:
    cut and paste to the empty file:
     
  8. SHEEPMAN!

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    Quick search. Have you tried a different SSD?
     
  9. gmgfarrand

    gmgfarrand Notebook Evangelist

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    I tried the TWO I have, same model Corsair P128, very annoying.
    So, what I did was clone my SSD to a HDD, re-partition since I have Win7 on it, then install UBUNTU, run updates, re-clone back to SSD and boot.
     
  10. SHEEPMAN!

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    Kind of duh! on my part as usual but what do you mean by installer?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
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