ToshibaSatelliteM35X-S149

Sudden shutdown bug

Recent versions of Ubuntu may cause this laptop to power off without warning during the (graphical) bootup process. This is due to a buggy ACPI implementation in the BIOS, which can be fixed by upgrading the BIOS to the latest version offered by Toshiba ("ACPI Flash BIOS version 2.00" as of this writing). See this bug report for more information.

(Note that Toshiba's BIOS updater utility will appear to shut off the laptop before the update procedure is complete. Do not be afraid! In fact, the utility is "rebooting" the laptop after a successful update, after giving an extremely brief notice to the user.)

Current Issues

  • Intermittent problems with battery ACPI info. Seems to be related to external monitor activation. Investigating.
  • Some seemingly conflicting kernel modules are loaded. Investigating.
  • Palm (and Visor) sync only seems to work with the USB 1.1 port (on the side) and not the USB 2.0 ports on the back. And it doesn't work after hibernate. JPilot fails with
    dlp_ReadSysInfo error
    Exiting with status SYNC_ERROR_PI_CONNECT
    Finished

Hardware details

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Installation works?

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes (1280x800)

Yes (1280x800)

Correct refresh rate?

n/a (LCD)

n/a (LCD)

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

External monitor (VGA DE-15) works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor (VGA DE-15) - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor (VGA DE-15) - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

External monitor (S-video) works?

Works only under perfect conditions

Works only under perfect conditions

See Notes

External monitor (S-video) - mirrors

No

No

External monitor (S-video) - extend desktop

No

No

Other Ports

Firewire

Yes

Yes

USB

Yes, but...

Yes, but plugging USB flash drive doesn't work for the side USB port. Works fine in rear ports.

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes, but with problems

Yes, but with problems

Hibernates?

Yes, but exits hibernation sometimes

Yes, but exits hibernation sometimes

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

Untested

CPU frequency scaling

Yes, with post-install setup

Yes, with post-install setup

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Yes

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Untested

Untested

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

n/a

n/a

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

n/a

n/a

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes, but not full Synaptics support

Yes, but not full Synaptics support

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

No

No

Touchpad - Scroll down side

No

No

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

n/a

n/a

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

n/a

n/a

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

n/a

n/a

Card reader(s)

n/a

n/a

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

+ Esc

Mute

none

Untested

Yes

+ F1

Lock

none

No

No

+ F2

Power profile selector

none

No

No

+ F3

Suspend to RAM

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Suspend to Disk

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Display modes

Partially

Partially

See Notes

+ F6

Brightness Down

Yes

Yes

+ F7

Brightness Up

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Wireless antenna toggle

Untested

Untested

+ F9

TouchPad toggle

Yes

Yes

+ F10

Cursor overlay toggle

Yes

Yes

+ F11

Numeric overlay toggle (Num Lock)

Yes

Yes

+ F12

Scroll Lock

Yes

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Music/CD button

Start or raise software music player

No

No

Play/Pause button

Start or pause audio or video playback

No

No

Stop/Eject button

Stop audio or video playback, or eject CD/DVD media

No

No

Next Track button

Skip to the next media track

No

No

Previous Track button

Skip to the previous media track

No

No

Notes

  • The M35X-S1491 is physically the same as the M35X-S149, the only difference is in the bundled version of Windows.
  • S-video will work if fn+F5 are pressed during the Grub screen. Attatching and selecting a monitor after the laptop has booted into X will not work (a known limitation of XFree/Xorg, I belive). In no case can I have both the TV and LCD illumitated at the same time.
  • Some keys require FreeZeeButton to activate. (This laptop has a Phoenix BIOS, instead of a Toshiba BIOS, so fnfx won't work.) The omnibook/omke kernel module might also activate these keys.

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/ToshibaSatelliteM35X-S149 (last edited 2010-03-02 17:48:56 by primes2h)