ToshibaSatelliteM40-281

Note that laptop has a non Toshiba BIOS (Phonenix) so toshiba_acpi will not work.

Notes on Edgy

  • boot is much faster and the overall system is much better
  • I dropped s1bl, you can use tecra_acpi (http://www.gesal.org/tecra/) written for Toshiba Tecra S1 is fully compatible with M40-281, otherwise omnibook module (http://omnibook.sourceforge.net/doku.php) wich supports hp as well as toshiba notebooks. Omnibook module doesn't support hotkeys but it is compatible with gnome-power-manager, so with Feisty it will be possible to change the brightness with the brightness applet!! If you prefer using Fn keys check out tecra_acpi but it won't work out of the box.

Notes on Dapper

  • No more firewire-related modules problem Smile :) No need to blacklist drivers, wired and unwired network cards work out of the box

  • No more ipv6 issue
  • Fn keys don't work so you won't be able to change brigthness, but s1bl (http://tz.exit0.net/tecras1.html) doesn't work anymore.. it's a kernel 2.6.15 issue, compile 2.6.16 from kernel.org and it will work again

Notes on Breezy

  • loading firewire-related modules (ieee1394, ohci1394, eth1394, sbp2 - I believe that's all, though there could be more) will cause the kernel to disable IRQ #11. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaSatelliteM40-JM8. Prevent them from loading with

    • nano /etc/hotplug/blacklist and add these drivers: ieee1394 ohci1394 eth1394 sbp2
    • nano /etc/modules and remove sbp2
  • ipv6 caused me DNS not working
    • sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/aliases - comment alias net-pf-10 ipv6
    • in firefox, type 'about:config' and put 'true' on network.dns.disableIPv6

  • Fn keys don't work so you won't be able to change brigthness, see http://tz.exit0.net/tecras1.html

Hardware details

in Breezy?

in Dapper/edgy?

Installation works?

Y

Y (live CD)

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

Screen

Y

Y

Correct resolution?

Y (1280x800)

Y (1280x800)

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Untested

3D Acceleration

with ATI 8.20.8 drivers

with ATI 8.25.18 drivers

External monitor works?

Untested

Y

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Y

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Y (short life 1h30m)

Y (short life 1h30m)

Hibernates?

Y

Y

Sleep

doesn't wake up

Y

Dim monitor on battery

Y (with s1bl)

Y (with s1bl)

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

N

Lid Close

backlight off only

backlight off only

Cpu frequency scaling

Y

Y

Sound

Sound works?

Y

Y

Correct volume?

Y

Y

Hardware volume switch

Y

Y

Headphone jack

Untested

Y

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Y

Y

Wireless NIC

Y

Y

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Disabled for incompatibily issue

Not disabled but Untested

Bluetooth

Y

Y

Modem

Y

Y

Infrared

N/A

N/A

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Y

Y

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Y

Y

Touchpad - Scroll down side

sometimes

Y

External mouse - USB

Y

Y

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

Fn keys and other special keys not working at all

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/ToshibaSatelliteM40-281 (last edited 2010-02-26 18:28:00 by primes2h)