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Online Fraser

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I have just become the guardian to a very nice Dialogue Technology Flybook V5 from around 2005 and upon searching for drivers on the Wayback Machine etc, I have come up empty as the drivers were not captured and Dialogue are long gone. Does anyone own one of these unusual miniature laptops please ? If so, would you be willing to share the drivers as I hope to load WinXP or possibly something later onto it.

Any help would be much appreciated  :-+

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Re: Flybook V5 laptop (Dialogue Technology) - anyone own one please ?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 02:43:56 am »
https://www.umpcportal.com/products/Flybook/V5

It looks like a pretty common (at the time) Intel 945 chipset platform. XP should work fine with the standard drivers.
 

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Re: Flybook V5 laptop (Dialogue Technology) - anyone own one please ?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 09:49:57 am »
That is what I am hoping but it is an unusual little ultra small laptop so I feared that there might be some bespoke drivers used, such as for the resistive touch screen and ‘mouse’ functions.

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Re: Flybook V5 laptop (Dialogue Technology) - anyone own one please ?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 12:43:01 pm »
Try booting Linux on it.
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Re: Flybook V5 laptop (Dialogue Technology) - anyone own one please ?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 01:30:06 pm »
That is what I am hoping but it is an unusual little ultra small laptop so I feared that there might be some bespoke drivers used, such as for the resistive touch screen and ‘mouse’ functions.
At that time it would probably be a regular PS/2 interface, or even serial.
 


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