Saturday, December 12, 2015

Toughpad FZ-G1 with Linux

Got my hands on this yesterday. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 with iKey FZ-G1 Jumpseat Keyboard attached. Like a tradition, I never even saw windows booting on this machine, because I installed Fedora 23 in two minutes to SSD.

First time for years, I felt like carrying some serious set of hardware, mainly due the weight of the combination. 10.1" screen gave me an 1980x1200 resolution which is pretty small print. After tweaking settings of GNOME3 to suit better, this device turned pretty awesome.

Toughpad itself is IP65 but keyboard is not specified to any IP ratings. Keyboard is whole rubber and I bet it stands some elements, but without any official IP rating.

We are working on a project where we utilize FZ-G1 and I probably will be able to share some details of it later on. 

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Anonymous said...

Have you been able to get the display brightness to function correctly?

PPaFin said...

Yes it works. You need to create/adjust /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf there is a post describing this:

http://squaremotion.blogspot.fi/2015/06/toughpad-fz-m1-with-linux.html

JimE said...

Any luck in getting the physical buttons on the tablet working in Linux? I can map the volume up and down buttons, but the Windows button and the Rotation button seem to return the same key codes. A1 and A2 don't return any codes at all.

Alex said...

Great info here on your blog regarding linux kernel compatibility of the Panasonic Toughbook line . Information online on the subject is sparse, Thank you very much for sharing your results . Does your FZ-G1 have the LTE module? If so were you able to get it to work? I saw that you had LTE connectivity success on the CF-20 with Sierra Wireless module, but I am wondering about the FZ-G1, I haven't been able to find information on it elsewhere. Thanks again.

PPaFin said...

Yes, FZ-G1's has LTE and it works good with Linux.