LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
ka2ejd
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Smile looking for drivers


Hello, My name is Lance, I am about toi try to get a panasonic toughbook cf-28 to run on linux.

I already know of one that I need:
lbtouch_drv.o

The only link that I have found goes to a site in [ I think] Germany, and My German is non-existant at the moment.

Any help would be appriciated.

Thank you in advance.

Lance
 
Old 03-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
Soadyheid
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Near Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.0 at present.
Posts: 1,167

Rep: Reputation: 201Reputation: 201Reputation: 201
Hi Lance,

Welcome to Linux Questions!

Go and download some live DVD isos and burn them t0 DVDs, boot and try them. Checkout Distrowatch.com. Any I've tried have just worked "out of the box", Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, etc. Once you find one which works and suits you, install it and you're done. You shouldn't have to make something up from bits and pieces, most distros will already include any drivers you require.
Note that Live DVDs run in memory so your loaded OS isn't affected.

There are a ton of instructions within these forums about how to make a bootable live CD/DVD from an iso image so do have a good scout round and have fun!

Play Bonny!

Last edited by Soadyheid; 03-06-2014 at 11:59 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2014, 03:06 PM   #3
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,818

Rep: Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408
Quote:
I am about toi try to get a panasonic toughbook cf-28 to run on linux.
trying to get hardware to run on the software ?
do you not mean trying to get the software to run on the hardware ?



is it one from 1999 / 2001
if so
it is basically a door stop
a Pentium III 600.0 MHz CPU
128 Meg ram

built in 56 k modem, at least it is not a 24 k --- (AOL is no longer around )

and usb1 ports
-- have fun finding usb 1 hardware that is new

have a look at installing "AntiX "
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
Old 03-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
ka2ejd
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
The cf-28 has
pentium III 1GHz cpu
512 mb ram
80 gb hard drive
cd burner / dvd reader.
touch screen
modem [speed unknown]
network interface
vga out
sound card [type unknown]DB9 com port
parallel port
mouse pad w/ 2 buttons

I use this unit for emcomm due to the ruggedness of the design.
I origionally had XP and ran well until the old 30GB HDD decided it wasn't going to spin-up any more, and pulled an 80Gb from a CF-27 That simply gave up the ghost due to a failed power connector on the motherboard.
I would have gone with a reload of XP, but with support ending next month, what was the point. I feel it was time to try a different approach.
The 80 GB HDD tested ok and was readable on my main system with an adapter on a USB port.
But because the old unit had a P1 cpu, the cpu driver wouldn't load.
I will have to wipe the HDD anyway, so whatever system operates the best is the one I'll go with.
Some of the programs that I use have versions written for LINUX, and have heard of others that run under WinE.
That is the approach I am trying to use.

Very 73,
Lance
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Building libav with 64 bit NVidia drivers 32bit compatibility drivers Geist Slackware 28 10-02-2013 04:59 AM
LXer: Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 Drivers: New drivers for audio, video, US LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-01-2009 05:30 PM
Restricted Nvidia drivers not listed in Hardware Drivers (8.04 Hardy Heron, liveCD) shroomy_bee Ubuntu 4 07-06-2008 11:16 AM
ATI 9600 drivers/ wireless drivers on a Dell 9100 running Fedora 7 slvdvl Linux - Laptop and Netbook 10 07-22-2007 05:11 AM
Proprietary nvidia drivers vs. generic intel sound and ethernet drivers vharishankar Linux - Hardware 2 02-22-2005 06:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration