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

Summary

Model

Installs ?

Not working

Ubuntu Release

Comments

Last Updated

Equium A60

Yes

"Normal" Suspend/Hibernate

v5.10 (Breezy)

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"

2006-01-08

[http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?lg=en&section=1&group=223&product=1647 Portege 3110CT]

Yes

Hibernate, hot-plugged docking station

v6.10 (Edgy)

Couldn't get Hibernate to work on Ubuntu although it works well on WinXP. Suspend eventually worked, but only with KLaptop applet. Docking station worked only if pre-plugged before booting up; it won't work if hot-plugged. Otherwise, everything else worked fine, including WiFi.

2007-03-09

Portegé 3440 CT

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

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

2005-05-14

Portegé 7010 CT

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Module opl3sa2 must be entered manually to /etc/modules to get sound to work

2006-05-23

Portege M200

Yes

Hibernate, Card reader, Bluetooth, "hot-plugged" externel screen

v6.10 (Edgy)

2007-03-14

Qosmio G20

No

Hard Drive

v5.04 (Hoary), v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper) flight 1

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

2005-11-21

Qosmio G30-118

Yes

Video

v6.10

WiFi detected, still testing Bluetooth

2007-03-07

Satellite 1110

Yes

Please see below.

v5.04 (Hoary)

Please see below.

2005-06-03

Satellite 1130

Yes

loads/works fine

v6.06 (Dapper)

See below.

2007-05-14

Satellite 1130

No

fails to load, seems to hang

v7.04 (Feisty)

See below.

2007-05-14

Satellite 1135-S125

Yes

Everything works fine so far.

v6.06 (Dapper)

No problem with WiFi via Linksys WPC11 PCMCIA card.

2006-08-01

Satellite 4030 cdt

Yes

Modem, PCMCIA, parallel & serial, IrDa, external monitor ports, RCA video needs to be fixed in Xorg.

Satellite 1800

Yes

Reboot

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

Satellite 1905-S277

Yes

(Warty)

2004-09-26

Satellite 1955-S801

Yes

Fn keys don't work. (FnFx doesn't work with this model). Hibernate doesn't work. Neither does sleep

v6.06 (Dapper)

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

2006-04-10

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.

Satellite 2410

Yes

Sd reader, lirc, touchpad*

v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

Details below.

2006-04-12

Satellite A100-528

Yes

Modem(?), Fn-key

v5.10 (Breezy)

Installed drivers for ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (8.24.8) from ati.com, the sound was scratchy with the default driver, installed alsa-driver-1.0.11

2006-04-22

Satellite P100-113

Yes

Sound

v6.06 (Dapper)

Hda-intel seems to be problematic on ubuntu.

2006-08-10

Satellite Pro M40X-134

Yes

Everything worked fine till now

v5.10 (Breezy)

Still checking.

2006-03-04

Satellite L25-S1192

Yes

video

v6.06 (Dapper)

VESA video only (ATI Radeon Xpress 200M card)

2006-09-19

Satellite L25-S1193

Yes

Won't resume from sleep

v6.10 (Edgy)

2007-04-04

Satellite 2450

Yes

Sleep/suspend, special keys

(Warty) & v5.04 (Hoary)

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

2005-04-07

Satellite 3000

Yes

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

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.

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).

Satellite Pro 4600

Yes

WiFi network detection doesn't work with the MINI PCI card

v5.10 (Breezy), v6.06 (Dapper) & v6.10 (Edgy)

2006-09-21

Satellite 5200-701

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary) & v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.10 (Edgy)

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; Bluetooth works at least since Edgy

2007-03-21

Satellite 5205-S703

Yes

(Warty) & v5.04 (Hoary)

Details below.

Satellite A25-S207

Yes

Modem, sleep/suspend, external display not tested.

Satellite A30-901

Yes

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

v5.04 (Hoary)

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

2005-05-23

Satellite A30 YS5

Yes

Modem, "Battery modes" power management.

External display and wireless network not tested.

Satellite A35

Yes

Modem, external display not tested.

Satellite A60-120

Yes

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

v5.04 (Hoary)

Modem untested.

2005-07-10

Satellite A70-DD100 (A70 series)

Yes

Details below.

Satellite A110-178

Yes

Everything seems working

v6.06 (Dapper)

I'm testing my machine.

2006-08-18

Satellite A110-178

Yes

Multimedia and some Fn keys, SD-xD-MS card reader

v6.10 (Edgy)

Not tested: Firewire, TV-out, modem. The autonomy is very good. The vga-out is well working with the Fn key like the brightness setting, but other Fn and multimedia key don't work.

2007-03-07

Satellite L20-268

Yes

See [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaSatelliteL20-268 here].

v6.06 (Dapper)

2006-??-??

Satellite L30

Yes

Sound (intel-hda), Hibernate & Suspend work but resume fails.

v6.10 (Edgy)

Not tested: modem, video out.

2006-11-12

Satellite M35X-S111

Yes

(Warty)

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)

2005-03-03

Sattelite M35X-S149

Yes

ACPI, suspend

v5.04 (Hoary)

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

2005-05-01

Sattelite M35X-S309

Yes

ACPI/suspend & card reader

v5.10 (Breezy)

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

2005-11-17

Sattelite M35X-S329

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Missed advanced Touchpad settings as in Windows. Don't install anything related to Toshiba Power Management.

2005-09-09

Satellite M40-JM8

Yes

Network / Wireless.

v5.04 (Hoary)

Due to a kernel Firewire bug, when the IEEE1394 module loads, it disables IRQ 11 (nobody cared message). See ["LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaSatelliteM40-JM8"] for solutions.

2005-08-17

Satellite M45-S169

Yes

cpufreq, fnfx

v5.10 (Breezy)

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

2005-08-27

Satellite M45-S265

Yes

fnfx, hibernate, ieee1394

v5.10 (Breezy)

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

2005-11-02

Satellite M45-S165

Yes

Everything works!

v6.06 (Dapper)

Ubuntu installed flawlessly.

2006-08-18

Satellite Pro 6000

Yes

IrDA, modem and SD drive not tested.

Satellite Pro U200-129

Yes

Hibernate, Suspend (?)

v6.06 (Dapper)

Not tested: modem, video out, card reader.

2006-10-01

TE2100

Yes

PS2 Mouse didn't work.

v5.04 (Hoary)

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

2005-06-30

Tecra 8000

Yes

(Warty)

External VGA and IrDA not tested.

2004-11-08

Tecra 8100 LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaTecra8100

Yes

Battery-applet (stuck at 0%) Cooling fan

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

Tecra 8200

Yes

Details below.

Tecra 9000

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

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.

2005-07-25

Tecra A8

Yes

Internal Bluetooth

v6.06 (Dapper)

Not tested: firewire, modem, card reader

2007-03-06

Tecra M2

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Details below.

2004-04-15

Tecra S3

Yes

Internal Bluetooth

v6.10 (Edgy)

Not tested: firewire, modem.

2006-11-16

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 1130

  • Fails to load the Feisty (7.04) desktop CD - gets as far as mid-way through Gnome desktop load, you can see the flat Ubuntu/Gnome rectangle, seems to get as far as 'Natilus'. However, it loads the older Dapper (6.06.1) CD just fine.

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.

Toshiba Tecra 9000

After install:

Network: eth0 working on install

lspci lists ethernet controller as:

Ethernet controller:

Toshiba Tecra A8

  • installs and works fine with Dapper and any later release
  • suffers from the [https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+bug/63418 soft-lockup bug] in relation to the ipw3945 wlan chipset

  • BIOS should be upgraded to at least Version 3.30 to remove the nasty "APIC error on CPU#" filling up the kernel log
  • HT should be enabled in grub
  • VT is supported but disabled by default (BIOS)

Toshiba Qosmio G30 -116

  • Working: Graphics - Monitor Graphics Card automatically detected and configured with the correct settings out of the box. , TV out untested. Keyboard - Works fine out of the box. Disks - Works fine PCMCIA slots and cards: Untested Ethernet port (wired); Works fine

    WiFi Detected; not tested yet. Audio: Works fine USB: Works fine Battery Status: Works fine SD Card reader worked after suggestion CD card fixes. Trackpad: Works fine

  • To test
    • Bluetooth
  • Not Working: Hibernation, Suspend to RAM, seem to hang
  • Problems Machines uses an unsupported conexant CX23418 chip for video functions, therefore no video support. Lots of error messages in dmesg about CPUs, currently assumed to a CPU scaling issue.

    Will post an update when I finsh the WiFi configuration.

Toshiba dynabook satellite 1860 (Japan only)

  • Working: Graphics - Monitor Graphics Card automatically detected and configured with the correct settings out of the box Keyboard - Works fine out of the box. Disks - Works fine PCMCIA slots and cards: worked Ethernet port (wired); Works fine

    WiFi Detected; worked Audio: Works fine USB: Works fine Battery Status: Works fine SD Card reader: worked fine Trackpad: Works fine

  • Problems

no problems


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