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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Hello all,

I picked this MK-1 up saturday and 5 hrs later (we had to Christmas shop) I was home. That was a long ride when you want to tinker, then I had to eat, clean house for company coming over. Finally I got to tinker, a couple hours later I had Debian loaded and booting.

I have xfce for a desktop and "tiny" runs fine, I did have to manually load iwlwifi and modprobe it to get wifi. I also had to unwrap the hdd and pop it into another computer to build the system. The installer (2 different ones) choked on grub, lilo and I was studying for finals at the same time. I could have plucked through the grub2 install but didnt want to take the time. Also a MK-1 fires fine on Knoppix.

I have been using it all day today at school and studying. I have been converted, I really like this little guy.

I will finish tweaking tiny after Wednesday finals are over. I plan to find and list all the modules needed so anyone else has an easier time loading Debian. Strangely the Debian wiki lists a bunch of computers but no one has made a Panasonic page. We should change that or make a list here for the various flavors of Linux.

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“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way.” Heraclitus ~5 bc


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:28 pm 
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Welcome to toughbook talk

We have a few members that are really into Linux so you should fit right in to all the madness here....enjoy :cheers:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Greetings! Here are two different Debian variants that work quite nicely on an CF-18 and CF-19, as well as older and newer model Toughbooks:
http://crunchbang.org/about/
http://www.planetwatt.com/pages/downloads
These should find your wireless lan straight-a-way by clicking on the icon at the top of screen next to the battery icon and the speaker icon...The MK1 CF-19 also works quite well on many, many flavours of Linux, especially SoldydX and Mint to name just a few:
http://solydxk.com/
http://www.linuxmint.com/
There are many more but these four listed above work quite nicely.
welcome to the madness.....

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CF-33 MicroWattR8 Thanks Springfield
CF-29 MX-16 (https://mxlinux.org/)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:34 pm 
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OK, so I am hooked, I found a CF-29. I write to the forum from it right now.

I tried 4 or 5 different distros then found an iso of crunchbang, burned it and loaded it.

I like it! So I wiped the disk with dban and did a proper job of setup and install.

The 19 still has Debian Wheezy with xfce, so I will play with both and consider
if I want to change it to #! as well. I plan to use the 29 for school work as its
a little beat up and the 19 is pristine, unless the bios resets, it only had 70 hrs on it
when I got it. It looks like it only has 70 hrs on it.

This 29 however has chips out of it and the display is a little dull, so it has a bit of
wear and tear.

I am hooked though, a regular laptop would not hold up to the physical damage one
of these can take.

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