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Old 05-09-2007, 08:17 PM   #136
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I was wondering the same thing when I saw you post on the yahoo group Sounds like the 500mhz version is more a cf-27.5
Are you already using linux on it? If so which distro and kernel version ("uname -a" in a shell).
From what I have been told the screen is the same for the 300 and 500mhz models, the 13" screen on the 333mhz is the odd one out and doesn't work on any of the other units.
That would suggest that the 500mhz would need the same gunzits driver as the 300mhz but it would be worth checking.

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Unfortunately, when it's installed, the regular mouse goes wonky, ie when i touch the regular pad (not the lcd), it goes to the center of the screen and it's like the left button is selected.
quote from toughbooks@yahoogroups.com

That doesn't sound like the same symptoms as the newer CF models where having, when you move around the pad does the cursor move at all?
It's 2am here so I'll try and get back with with a few commands (with linux, a live cd will do) to check how the output is coming in tommorrow, Dtor's posts in this thread would be a good place to start though.

Cheers
 
Old 05-09-2007, 10:35 PM   #137
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stan.distortion
I was wondering the same thing when I saw you post on the yahoo group Sounds like the 500mhz version is more a cf-27.5
Are you already using linux on it? If so which distro and kernel version ("uname -a" in a shell).
From what I have been told the screen is the same for the 300 and 500mhz models, the 13" screen on the 333mhz is the odd one out and doesn't work on any of the other units.
That would suggest that the 500mhz would need the same gunzits driver as the 300mhz but it would be worth checking.
Wow, it's a small world. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, there probably are only a handful of people interested in older toughbooks... even fewer who use linux on older toughbooks...

I am dual booting Vector linux which is a derivative of Slackware.

Uname -a shows:
$ uname -a
Linux vector.linux.net 2.6.18.5 #2 SMP PREEMPT Sat Dec 9 19:01:25 MST 2006 i686 pentium3 i386 GNU/Linux

The gunzets driver makes the touchpad (not the panel) pointer go to the top right of the screen, but the touchpanel doesn't respond at all.

I have also tried the drivers located at http://stz-softwaretechnik.com/~ke/t.../p-series.html They don't cause a noticeable change with either the touchpad or the touchpanel. edit: which makes sense, since these are for a serial connection. oops...

I appreciate the help!

Cheers...

Last edited by displacedtexan; 05-09-2007 at 11:43 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:37 AM   #138
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Please send me you dmesg and output of dmidecode and we will see if we can make lifebook driver work for you.

BTW, other lifebook changes are in mainline now. You will see them in 2.6.22-rc1 onward.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 02:06 AM   #139
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On the CF-27 issue I can add this. I have both a 300mhz and a 500mhz unit. The 300mhz unit has very distinctive settings in the bios for changing it's serial port resource configuration for the touchscreen. The 500mhz unit does NOT have these options in the bios. Getting the touchscreen working on the 300mhz unit was realitivly simple. I never succeeded in getting the 500mhz touchscreen to work. I haven't tried the CF-28 approach to it yet as I still haven't sorted all of it out on my other machine yet. BUT, two nights ago while I was cruising for info I discovered that the Windows XP driver is the same for the 500mhz CF-27 and at least the 600mhz CF-28. File name is cf28_mk1_xp_mouse.exe. This url will get you there. Do a search for CF27 and XP. http://www.panasonic.ca/english/cust...areResults.asp

This is the file info:

Code:
Model Number(s): CF27LBAGHEM, CF28MCFAZEM, CF28MBFAZEM
cf28_mk1_xp_mouse.exe (177569 Bytes, English)
Operating System(s): WindowsXP
Release Date: 2001/10/10 	Version: 2.0.3.00001
Fujitsu Touchpad/Touchscreen driver. d-2001-864
My 500mhz CF-27 is the CF27LBAGHEMSIR model.

Hope to be back at it soon. Real life has been interfering with my free time quite badly as of late.

James
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:38 AM   #140
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Sounds good.

Dmitry, can I download a copy of the 2.6.22 source to give it a try?

You will need to compile a kernel. These 2 links look ok, if things don't make sense google for "slackware compile 2.6 kernel":
http://www.slackersbible.org/?q=node/42
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Slackware_10_1
Few points:
These don't go into setting up the build enviroment and I don't know much about slackware, it should be simple though.
The second link has a link for a .config file, you can also use your origional which should mean everything works first time, just make sure psmouse is compiled as a module (its in the input section in xconfig).
Go to kernel.org and get the newest kernel version. If Dmitry has a link for the 2.6.22 source get that as it will save you the trouble of patching.
The patching (and a lot of possible problems) are discused further up the thread . If you can get the 2.6.22-rc1 source, just open up /drivers/input/mouse/lifebook.c and change the DMI entry for CF-28 to CF-27 (a dirty hack, it should have an entry added just for the 500mhz CF-27's but it will do to test), if not then do the same after you have applied the patches.
compile.... and wait..... and wait some more.... probably best to do the compile overnight and check everything went ok in the morning

I have probably missed a lot out and made things confusing, don't hesitate to ask. Dmitry will probably be in touch with you but if you are worried about StupidQuestions(tm) feel free to PM me and I'll try and help out.

Cheers
 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:45 AM   #141
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Dmitry, can I download a copy of the 2.6.22 source to give it a try?
Well, since 2.6.22-rc1 has not been released yet you will need to fetch the latest development code. You can either do:

1. Download 2.6.21 from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2.6.21.tar.bz2
2. Patch it with 2.6.21-git12 patch from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...h-2.6.21.1.bz2

or

1. Download latest version of git from http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/
It looks like they provide RPMS, debs, etc so you may try installing these or just compiling it from source. When compiling from source it installis into your ~/bin directory.
2. Do git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git linux
3. cd linux
4. cp /your/old/source/tree/.config .
5. make oldconfig
6. make
7. sudo make modules_install install
8. Adjust your /etc/grub.conf (or whatever boot loader you are using).

The good thing about using git is that the next time you want to try development tree (or a release) you can just "git pull" and it will be fetched and merged with your old tree automatically.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #142
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Thanks. Always wondered about git, now have impressive things like:
Quote:
Deltifying 483482 objects.
in the shell
The patched 2.6.20 kernel is working 100% for me, would like to give it a try with the new one though. Will post back on the results.

Cheers

Essential feature that should be standard with every distro:
Add "fortune" to the end of .bashrc
 
Old 05-11-2007, 12:15 AM   #143
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dtor
Please send me you dmesg and output of dmidecode and we will see if we can make lifebook driver work for you.

BTW, other lifebook changes are in mainline now. You will see them in 2.6.22-rc1 onward.
PM sent!

I will hold off until tomorrow to compile a new kernel...
 
Old 05-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #144
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Suspend/Hibernate vs. Mouse et al

Is anyone else seeing anything like this?
(CF-29, Debian Etch, 2.6.21-rc7)
  1. After a suspend to RAM from KDE and restart, the mouse pointer is invisible. However, it is still functional from both the touchpad and touchscreen.
  2. After a hibernate from KDE and restart, or a hibernate command from a root prompt, both the touchpad and touchscreen are inoperative, due to having changed device names under /dev/input/ during the restart. However, the pointer is visible.
  3. Hibernation using the s2both command from any root prompt including a konsole session restarts properly.
Any clues or arcane incantations welcome.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:34 PM   #145
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Issue #1 has been solved:

In xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
	Driver		"i810"
	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0" # YMMV!
	Option "HWCursor" "off"     # Not sure if this is required
	Option "SWCursor" "on"      # This IS required
EndSection
 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:41 PM   #146
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Originally Posted by Azizcoos
After a hibernate from KDE and restart, or a hibernate command from a root prompt, both the touchpad and touchscreen are inoperative, due to having changed device names under /dev/input/ during the restart. However, the pointer is visible.
Does it help if you replace in drivers/input/mouse/lifebook.c::lifebook_absolute_mode()
Code:
if (psmouse_reset(psmouse))
        return -1;
with
Code:
if (ps2_command(&psmouse->ps2dev, NULL, PSMOUSE_CMD_RESET_DIS))
        return -1;
?
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:32 AM   #147
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Panasonic toughbook Touchscreen

I have a cf-72 and found that dtors patch works wonderfully (after a minor edit) for getting the touchscreen working. Except for one thing. After a few hours sometimes the touch screen would become unresponsive. I found that it had been changing /dev/input/event numbers(moving up adding new events). I fixed this by configuring it in xorg.conf to;

/dev/input/by-path/platform-i8042-serio-event-mouse.

in Ubuntu this is always linked to the top event in /dev/input. However now I find that when I boot up it is not working right. The touchpad becomes extremely insensitve, but not dead, and the touchscreens upper left corner maps positions out to the whole screen (input resolution issue). If I rmmod psmouse and then modprobe psmouse, then its works perfectly. I figure that there is maybe something in modprobe.d that should fix this (changing the order in which modules load) but I haven't tried anything yet.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:27 PM   #148
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update;

my fix didn't work so well.

the mouse just went dead again. unloading and reloading psmouse fixes it. but it is annoying, it just dies out of the blue. this is not linked to any sleep/hibernate state change, it just happens out of the blue. Oh and I haven't been able to recreate the boot up issue I had. My only theory is that the psmouse module is becoming disconnected from the hardware, if this happened during boot up it may have connected the wrong driver to it in its place. Perhaps this due to a module conflict, if so it might be solved by blacklisting the offending module.

Anybody else have any ideas?
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:50 PM   #149
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Quote:
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I have a cf-72 and found that dtors patch works wonderfully (after a minor edit) for getting the touchscreen working. Except for one thing. After a few hours sometimes the touch screen would become unresponsive.
No helpful ideas, just a comment. All of my CF-28s have done this in WINDOWS. It is always required that I be working very close to the edge of the screen. A guaranteed method of reproducing it is to spend several hours in a web browser scrolling pages with the scroll bar and a stylus. Sometimes it doesn't seem to take all that long. It has NEVER, EVER, occurred unless I was within one quarter of an inch of the edge of the screen.

What are you usually doing when it occurs?

I don't think that it is a Linux only issue...

Anybody else have any input?

James
 
Old 07-30-2007, 08:22 AM   #150
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnr
I have a cf-72 and found that dtors patch works wonderfully (after a minor edit) for getting the touchscreen working.
Care to share the details so that it can be added to the maniline?

Thanks!
 
  


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