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Notes on installation and compatibility of Ubuntu with Toshiba laptop computers.

Summary

Make

Model

Install ?

Not works ?

Comments

Ubuntu Release

Date

Toshiba

Satellite Pro M40X-134

Yes

Everythings worked fine till now

still checking

Breezy

March 4th 2006

Toshiba

Satellite L25-S1192

No

video

no video after inital screen (ATI Radeon Xpress 200M card)

Hoary

8-Dec-2005

Toshiba

Portegé 3440 CT

Yes

-

perfect. HoaryPM for suspend. WinModemLucent for internal modem. Install without problem from external pcmcia cd drive

Hoary

14-May-2005

Toshiba

Qosmio G20

No

Hard Drive

Hard drive is not detected... very frustating. Note : the wifi driver is correctly installed

Hoary/Breezy/Dapper flight 1

21-November-2005

Toshiba

Satellite 1110

Yes

Please see below.

Please see below

Hoary

03-June-2005

Toshiba

Satellite 4030 cdt

Yes

Modem, pcmcia, parallel & serial, IrDa, external monitor ports, RCA video needs to be fixed in xorg

Toshiba

Satellite 1800

Yes

Reboot

Modem, pcmcia, parallel & serial, IrDa, external monitor ports, RCA video out not tested

Toshiba

Satellite 1905-S277

Yes

Warty

26-Sept-2004

Toshiba

Satellite 1955-S801

Yes

Fn keys don't work. (FnFx doesn't work with this model). The touchpad doesn't work with the synaptic driver, thus no scrolling with the touchpad. Hibernate doesn't work either.

The Irda doesn't work out of the box, but after some manual module loading.

Hoary

5 june 2005

Toshiba

Satellite 2100CDS

Yes

Modem untested. The wireless card has irq problems but can be fixed by disabling or changing the IRQ of the parallel port in the bios.

Toshiba

TE2100

Yes

PS2 Mouse didn't work.

Modem untested. Wireless untested. USB Mouse works. Sound works.

Hoary

2005-Jun-30

Toshiba

Satellite 2450

Yes

Sleep/suspend, special keys

Tweaks required: with NVIDIA binary driver: dual head display, S-Video out. Not tested: modem, parallel port.

Warty, Hoary

2005-Apr-07

Toshiba

Satellite 3000

Yes

USB, audio, external display, wired network, CD burning, modem, Parallel Port untested.

Toshiba

Satellite 4090CDT/4090CDS

Yes

Cannot power off automatically in 4.10. Battery stuck at 0%.

Graphics defaults to depth 24. This means the whole screen isn't used, so change DefaultDepth 24 to DefaultDepth 16 in etc/X11/XF86Config-4. Alternatively, forcing depth 24 at a too high resolution could spawn "random pixel mess" at the bottom of the screen; this is also fixed by editing etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

Toshiba

Satellite 4300

Yes

battery applet stuck at 0%, power management (after shutdown sits at power off, sleep and hibernate nonfunctional), mouse (scroll buttons don't work)

Toshiba

Satellite 5200-701

Yes

Bluetooth

ACPI works fine with (both hibernate and sleep). Sleep works with option ACPI_SLEEP_MODE=mem and POST_VIDEO=false set in /etc/default/acpi-support; modem works with sl-modem-daemon package

Hoary & Breezy

11-May-2005

Toshiba

Satellite 5205-S703

Yes

Details below

Warty & Hoary

Toshiba

Satellite A25-S207

Yes

Modem, sleep/suspend, external display not tested.

Toshiba

Satellite A30-901

Yes

Touchpad doesn't work at all, and keyboard needs to press "Shift" or "PrtScr" before typing

Modem, parallel & serial not tested. Wifi card DWL-G650 works out of the box

Hoary

23-may-2005

Toshiba

Satellite A30 YS5

Yes

Modem, "Battery modes" power management

External display and wireless network not tested

Toshiba

Satellite A35

Yes

Modem, external display not tested.

Toshiba

Satellite A70-DD100 (A70 series)

Yes

Details below

Toshiba

Satellite A60-120

Yes

Look [http://ubuntuguide.org/#configuresoundproperly here] for get sound working.

Modem untested.

Hoary

10-Jul-2005

Toshiba

Satellite M35X-S111

Yes

Had to change wireless card setting /etc/network/interfaces from wireless_key to wireless_key1 (using D-link DWF-G650 card) otherwise it kept losing connection. (done as per post in Forums)

Warty

03-Mar-2005

Toshiba

Sattelite M35X-S149

Yes

ACPI, suspend

Look [http://therning.org/magnus/computer/m35x-s149/ here] for more info.

Hoary

01-May-2005

Toshiba

Sattelite M35X-S309

Yes

ACPI/suspend & card reader

Need to update the Intel Wireless Pro 2200 driver to latest version. Still working on getting the FlashROM card reader to work.

Breezy

17-Nov-2005

Toshiba

Sattelite M35X-S329

Yes

Missed advanced Touchpad settings as in Windows. DON"T shop in synaptic and install anything related to Toshiba Power Management

Hoary

09-Sep-2005

Toshiba

Satellite M40-JM8

Yes

Network / Wireless

Due to a kernel firewire bug, when the ieee1394 module loads, it disables IRQ 11 (nobody cared message). See ["LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaSatelliteM40-JM8"] for solutions.

Hoary

17-Aug-2005

Toshiba

Satellite M45-S169

Yes

cpufreq, fnfx

Need to install with framebuffer off; video needs ATI's proprietary driver, but using kernel module hangs the machine

Breezy

27-Aug-2005

Toshiba

Satellite M45-S265

Yes

fnfx, hibernate, ieee1394

Add pci=noacpi to boot command to get sound working. Reboots on resume from hibernate. ieee1394 device (iPod) not detected. Modem not tested.

Breezy

2-Nov-2005

Toshiba

Satellite Pro 6000

Yes

IrDA, modem and SD drive not tested

Toshiba

Tecra 8000

Yes

External VGA and IrDA not tested

Warty

08-Dec-2004

Toshiba

Tecra 8100

Yes

Battery-applet (stuck at 0%)

Audio, modem, power management, suspend/resume and hibernate not tested. For Toshiba hotkeys, inserted toshiba_util in /etc/modules.

Toshiba

Tecra 8200

Yes

Details below

Toshiba

Tecra M2

Yes

Details below

Hoary

15-Apr-2004

Toshiba

Tecra 9000

Yes

Irda, Wireless, SD Drive, PCMCIA, TV Out, External monitor, Parallel, serial not tested. Toshiba Function Keys work with FNFXD. Ethernet works (eepro100). Smartlink Winmodem (slmodemd) works, Sound (ALSA) works (snd_intel8x0), USB works. Suspend works. Hibernate not tested. Battery Applet works. Very Nice! I included some notes below.

Hoary

25-Jul-2005

Toshiba

Satellite 2410

Yes

sd reader, lirc, touchpad

Details below

Breezy

12-Dec-2005

Toshiba

Equium A60

Yes

"Normal" Suspend/Hibernate

PCMCIA slot only works after the following incantation: "setpci -s 0:14.4 subordinate_bus=03". TV out, Monitor socket, firewire, parallel port, untested. Suspend2 works, with kernel params "resume2=<> noapic irqpoll"

Breezy

08-Jan-2006

Details

Toshiba Satellite 1110 (UK Model Z14)

  • Working: Graphics - Monitor and Radeon Mobility M6 LY Graphics Card automatically detected and configured with the correct settings out of the box. VGA out works fine, TV out untested, however I would assume it should work fine also. Keyboard - Works fine out of the box. BIOS handled function keys work correctly (brightness, numeric keypad etc.) however other keys will require mapping. I will post details of those at a later date. Disk - Works fine PCMCIA slots and cards: Work fine Ethernet port (wired); Works fine Audio: Works fine USB: Works fine Battery Status: Works fine Trackpad: Works fine
  • Not Working: Hibernation, Suspend to RAM
  • Untested: TV Out, Internal Modem, Parallel Port (should work fine, will test), Serial Port (should work fine, will test), CD-RW (should work fine, will test), CPU Scaling Apologies for the untested etc. I'll post an update when I next get chance.

Toshiba Satellite 5205-S703

  • Working: keyboard, disk, wireless, network card, audio, USB2, battery status, cd burning, cpu scaling
  • Not working: touchpad (uses ALPS synaptics driver not in warty, works perfectly after upgrading to hoary), function keys (works after upgrading to hoary, or, in warty, installing fnfx and adding toshiba_acpi to /etc/modules)
  • Not tested: ACPI, firewire, IrDa, video out, SD drive

There are problems with the nv drivers and they only support 640x480 resolution. 1600x1200 works after installing the nvidia drivers.

Toshiba Satellite A70-DD100 (A70 series)

  • Working: graphics (even automatically set resolution to LCD's native res.), keyboard/mouse, disk, wireless network, battery monitor
  • Untested: external display, wired network (detected, should work fine), CD burner (should work), modem
  • Partially working: Sound
  • Not working: Hibernation, suspend to RAM, reboot, shutdown (reboot and shutdown do NOT turn off the computer, have to hold power button)
  • Fn-F6 and F7 work to control LCD brightness (hardware does this it seems). Fn-F9 to turn off touchpad also works. None of the other Fn-keys work.

Notes: Sound card was not detected properly. To get it working (partially):

add these lines to /etc/hotplug/blacklist snd-atiixp-modem snd-atiixp

then add the line "snd-atiixp" to the end of /etc/modules

I also had to do "chmod 777 /dev/dsp" for things to play properly, other wise sound was very weird sounding.

Also, if your keyboard and mouse do not work on first boot, go into the BIOS (F2) and set support for legacy USB devices to disabled.

These have been tested successfully on the A70-S256.

Toshiba Tecra 8200

  • On first boot during installation hit escape to enter the grub editor and add pci=noacpi to the kernel commandline otherwise you are not able to boot into second the stage of installation.
  • After installation add pci=noacpi to the kernel commandline in /boot/grub/menu.lst to fix this permanently.
  • The Intel based softmodem driver is loaded before the sond modules, this prevents sound from working.
  • To get sound working issue the following command:

     sudo echo snd-intel8x0m >>  /etc/hotplug/blacklist.d/alsa-base
  • On next reboot sound will work fine.

Toshiba Tecra M2

  • For the first boot (installation), used vga=791 to get correct screen resolution for Xorg.

From MatthewPagett Mon May 16 01:26:33 +0100 2005 From: Matthew Pagett Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 01:26:33 +0100 Subject: Toshiba Satellite A65 Message-ID: <20050516012633+0100@https://www.ubuntulinux.org>

Sound does not work OOB

Toshiba satlite 4030 cdt, Ethernet, 5.10

runs fine but need to be edited in xorg to get the resolutoin right and is a bit slow

Toshiba A15-S129, Ethernet, 5.04

Installed the machine with 4.10 and everything worked as expected. Performed an in-place upgrade to 5.04 and the ethernet adapter wouldn't work correctly after rebooting into 5.04.

Steps taken:

  1. Verified the correct driver was loading - good
  2. Watched DHCP log on DHCP server to see if traffic was getting out - server good - laptop never set the address
  3. Set static IP address - good but no traffic
  4. Verified cable and network switch - good

So, it seems, that the machine can send but not receive traffic. The only way to get the ethernet card to work regularly was to remove the modem from the laptop completly, then, everything worked.

Would love to find a more "proper" fix for this issue then ripping out hardware.

CategoryLaptop

Toshiba Tecra 9000

After install:

Network: eth0 working on install

lspci lists ethernet controller as:

Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 41)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems EtherExpress PRO/100 VE

The module needed is eepro100 and Ubuntu detected and loaded this automatically.

Sound: Not working on install.

lspci lists audio controller as:

Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Co ntroller (rev 01)

To get Alsa sound working I added this driver to /etc/modules:

snd-intel8x0

Alsa then sets up the other dependent sound modules via /etc/modutils/alsa-base.

Once I'd done this I rebooted but had no sound.

After a fair amount of footling about, I eventually foundBR [http://ubuntuguide.org/#configuresoundproperly] BR and followed the directions there to set up sound successfully.

I have reprinted the directions here:

Q: How to configure sound to work properly in GNOME?

1. Read General Notes.

2. Read How to add extra repositories?

3.

sudo killall esd
sudo cp /etc/esound/esd.conf /etc/esound/esd.conf_backup
sudo gedit /etc/esound/esd.conf

4. Find this section:

auto_spawn=0
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 5

5. Replace with the following lines:

auto_spawn=1
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default

6. Save the edited file.BR

7.

sudo apt-get install libesd-alsa0
sudo gedit /etc/asound.conf

8. Insert the following lines into the new file. (/etc/asound.conf)

pcm.card0 {
type hw
card 0
}

pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "dmixer"
}

pcm.dmixer {
type dmix
ipc_key 1025
slave {
pcm "hw:0,0"
period_time 0
period_size 2048
buffer_size 32768
rate 48000
}
bindings {
0 0
1 1
}
}

9. Save the edited file.BR

10.

sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1

11. System -> Preferences -> Sound

12. Sound preferences -> General Tab -> Sounds for events (Un-Checked)

13. Save and close all opened applications, Reboot computer.

After a reboot, I had Alsa sound working.

(Note: If you hear no sound, check your Mixer volume. It may be muted or set low initially.BR Maybe Breezy should take note of this advice)

Modem: Not working on install

lspci lists modem as:

Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Toshiba Satellite 1110 Z15 internal Modem

I tried the lt_modem, (Agere\Lucent Winmodem driver), package included in Ubuntu, but it did not work.

After some further footling about, I found out this modem needs a Smartlink driver.BR I came upon a link to:BR [http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/][[BR]] and downloaded the suggested version slmdm-2.7.14.tar.gz.

NOTE: I have since found out that the Smartlink website has a more recent package slmodem-2.9.10.tar.gz at:BR [http://www.smlink.com/content.aspx?id=53]

I unpacked it and tried to compile it.BR make gave errors: Can't find gcc followed by can't find cc.

I have gcc-3.3 so i created links to gcc-3.3BR

ln -s /usr/bin/gcc3.3 /usr/bin/gcc
ln -s /usr/bin/gcc3.3 /usr/bin/cc

Still found problems during compile, so instead of fussing about, I tried downloading a newer version.BR I did this twice before slmodem-2.9.9d.tar.gz compiled without errors.BR I followed the instructions in the READMEfrom the downloaded tar.gz package and soon had the modem working.

The main points are as follows:BR

Add slamr module to /etc/modules.

Copy slmodemd init script as supplied in slmodem-2.9.9d.tar.gz for Debian, into /etc/init.d.

Modify slmodemd in /etc/modules to use Australia:

SLMODEMD_COUNTRY=AUSTRALIA

(set this to your country so as not to incur fines for using an illegally configured communications device on the communication network in your country)

Create symlinks to /etc/init.d/slmodemd for desired runlevels to start and stop slmodem daemon on startup and shutdown of your computer.

For example:

ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc0.d/K10slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc1.d/S100slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc2.d/S100slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc3.d/S100slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc4.d/S100slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc5.d/S100slmodemd
ln -s /etc/init.d/slmodemd /etc/rc6.d/K10slmodemd

Configure your ppp connection.

I use wvdial so simply ran:

wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

this found my modem on /dev/ttySL0 and set up my wvdial configuration file.

As per advice in the README supplied in slmodem-2.9.9d.tar.gz, I added:

Carrier Check = no

to the wvdial.conf file as well as my phone number, username and password.

I also added my country code to the wvdial.conf modem init command string:

ATZM0L0 +GCI=09

so as to ensure my modem is configured for Australia.

(For a list of T.25 Country codes see: [http://www.katpatuka.org/pub/doc/t.35.html])

After this, I tried wvdial and I connected to the net without problems.

Video: Working on install with savage driver

lspci gives:

VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. SuperSavage IX/C SDR (rev 05) (prog-if 00 [VGA])

I found this link which suggests a configuration for xorg.conf:BR [http://probo.probo.com/pipermail/savage40/2005-April/000342.html]

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "S3 Inc. SuperSavage IX/C SDR"
        Driver          "savage"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "AGPMode"       "4"
        Option          "DmaMode"       "Command"
EndSection

Works Ok but don't know if it improves performance.

Resources:

[http://tuxmobil.org/toshiba_tecra9100.html][[BR]] [http://probo.probo.com/pipermail/savage40/2005-April/000342.html][[BR]]

Toshiba Satellite 2410

  • Other than noted, everything works well as per this page http://www.thorstenhaas.de/toshiba2410/

  • nvidia-glx works perfectly, along with TVOUT
  • Auto-setup of touchpad / mouse (with no external mouse attached) did not result in working touchpad. Trying various kludges can get basic functionality working, but not the mechanical scrollwheel.
  • SD Reader may never work?
  • Lirc though unconfirmed myself can apparently operate with the hack noted here: http://www.thorstenhaas.de/toshiba2410/

The touchpad issue appears to be Ubuntu specific, and i expect a workaround will be available pending some more research.


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