On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:50:21 -0600, Lee Maisel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>It's a Panasonic CF-28 with the bios upgrade running 768MB Ram.
I have several CF-25 laptops. Old and slow, but the touchscreen is so
>are correct about the 1.1 USB, however, I've been using a USB 2.0
Ditto. I'm partial to Netgear WG511v2 cardbus cards (mostly because I
have a few). With only one USB jack, wireless USB isn't a great idea.
I've also tried to replace the internal cellular modem with a MiniPCI
card, but ran out of time to make it work.
>I would much prefer to run Linux, however the applications require
>actual windows. :(
Yeah, I know the feeling. I just had to update a few APRS weather
stations that were running W2K without any problem because the
developer of the Winlink RMS server software built his software for
dot net 3.5 which will not officially install on W2K. There's a
workaround, but the few functions that won't play were the one's he
I won't bother to guess what software you're running, but I think
you'll find Linux equivalents to most of the popular stuff.
>The unit is vehicle mounted and that's why I'm using it. It's old and
>slow, but has worked just fine for what I'm using it for.
Ok. See WinFLP for XP on old and slow. It also won't officially
install anything over dot Net 3.0. SP3 for WinFLP:
Incidentally, we're using WinFLP on at least one laptop this year for
Field Day logging using N1MM software. No problems so far, but the
testing isn't quite done.
>Network and WiFi were just fine for over a year, and suddenly this
>weirdness started happening. What's odd, is I suspected it was
>registry related, so I used windows restore tool to go back a month or
>so, and that didn't work. So I suspected corrupt drivers, and restored
>a complete disk image with clonezilla from about 7 mo ago, and I'm in
>the same spot. Very mysterious..
Not really. Assuming what you say is accurate, that leaves a hardware
failure inside the CF-28. That's highly likely. I've mashed a few
pins on the Cardbus connector on one of mine. I've blown out the
PCMCIA controller chip by plugging in a flea market wireless card into
the slot. Try inserting a CF to Cardbus adapter in the slot and add a
CF memory card. Then, run a memory diagnostic. If that fails, you
have a bad slot or connector.
>I did try the microsoft fix, but no luck.. I'll try removing old
>devices next and see if that helps.
One other really dumb thing to try. Remove the battery and reset the
CMOS by unplugging the CMOS battery. I've had various laptops get
stuck in odd modes, that power cycling doesn't fix. I had to remove
the laptop batteries for at least 10 minutes to fix it.
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