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2005\02\14@180340 by Josh Koffman

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Grrr, that excuse always bothers me. I have a Gateway Solo 2550, which
I've used non stop since 2000. I have newer laptops and a few
desktops, but this one is my main workhorse. I'm even on it right now
:) It's a PIII500 (an upgrade I did) with 288MB of RAM (Also upgraded
by me). I've also upgraded the hard drive about 4 times. It came with
an 800x600 screen, but at the Dayton Hamvention I managed to pick up a
salvage Solo 2500 and swap the screens and interface cards, giving me
a 1024x768 screen for $30...sweet.

However, I'm stuck on Win98. The unit runs Win2K just fine (I tried it
on another harddrive once). The only problem is that Gateway won't
release drivers for the touchpad. It works (kind of), but it's missing
all the nice scrolling functions that I've gotten used to. So their
official response to my query was that it's impossible to run Win2K on
that model. Uh, scuse me? I'm pretty sure it runs fine, I just want to
know if you have drivers. GRRR.

FWIW the Gateway website calls it an "EZ Pad Touchpad".

Also, anyone else going to Dayton this year? (http://www.hamvention.org )

Josh


On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:06:24 -0700, Bob Axtell <spam_OUTengineerTakeThisOuTspamcotse.net> wrote:
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2005\02\14@182917 by Scott Dattalo

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Josh Koffman wrote:
>
> However, I'm stuck on Win98. The unit runs Win2K just fine (I tried it
> on another harddrive once). The only problem is that Gateway won't
> release drivers for the touchpad. It works (kind of), but it's missing
> all the nice scrolling functions that I've gotten used to. So their
> official response to my query was that it's impossible to run Win2K on
> that model. Uh, scuse me? I'm pretty sure it runs fine, I just want to
> know if you have drivers. GRRR.
>
> FWIW the Gateway website calls it an "EZ Pad Touchpad".

Josh,

I've never heard of an 'EZ Pad TouchPad', but since Synaptics makes most
TouchPads, chances are it makes this one too. In which case, you can try
getting a driver from here:

http://www.synaptics.com/support/drive.cfm

Scott

2005\02\14@185509 by Andrew Warren

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Scott Dattalo <piclistspamKILLspammit.edu> wrote:

> since Synaptics makes most TouchPads, chances are it makes this
> one too. In which case, you can try getting a driver from here:
>
> http://www.synaptics.com/support/drive.cfm

Josh:

Scott's right.  My old Gateway laptop (from around the same era as
yours, I think) is running Win2K with a Synaptics driver; it works
great.        

-Andy  

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2005\02\14@220652 by Josh Koffman

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Thanks Scott, Andy. I seem to recall I tried a Synaptics driver, but I
might be mistaken. Could you tell me what model you have Andy? I ask
because I noticed that some of the Gateway laptops refer to this "EZ
Pad" thing I have, while others from that era (ie the 5150) talk about
a Synaptics pad.

Josh
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completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
fools.
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 16:01:09 -0800, Andrew Warren <EraseMEaiwspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTcypress.com> wrote:
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2005\02\15@183807 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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  >
  > Also, anyone else going to Dayton this year?
  > (http://www.hamvention.org )
  >
  > Josh
  >
 
Yeah, drop by our booth and say "Hi!"
Carey
New Communications Solutions
(booth numbers 100-101 the "Audio Arena" next to Bob Heil)

2005\02\15@185502 by Josh Koffman

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Sounds good, I will try my best! You are in the long hallway sort of room right?

Josh
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
fools.
       -Douglas Adams

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:38:25 -0500, Carey Fisher - NCS
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> Yeah, drop by our booth and say "Hi!"
> Carey
> New Communications Solutions
> (booth numbers 100-101 the "Audio Arena" next to Bob Heil)

2005\02\15@212938 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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Yes.  this is our first time in that room.
73
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  >
  > Sounds good, I will try my best! You are in the long hallway
  > sort of room right?
  >
  > Josh
  > --
  > A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
  > completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
  > fools.
  >         -Douglas Adams
  >
  > On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:38:25 -0500, Carey Fisher - NCS
  > <KILLspamcareyfisherKILLspamspamncsradio.com> wrote:
  > > Yeah, drop by our booth and say "Hi!"
  > > Carey
  > > New Communications Solutions
  > > (booth numbers 100-101 the "Audio Arena" next to Bob Heil)
  > --

2005\02\18@150756 by alan smith

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Is Bob still around?  wow....I still have his 10M FM
from CB book... (ok..this is like 1980 somthing)

AND..an old HyGain CB for that project some day.


--- Carey Fisher - NCS <RemoveMEcareyfisherTakeThisOuTspamncsradio.com>
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