ToshibaTecraA9

Current Issues

  1. Plugging in speakers to the headphone jack does not mute the laptop speakers
  2. Suspend does not work (Works when acpi=s3_sleep is specified)
  3. Brightness (fn + f6/f7) does not work with nvidia restricted drivers
  4. WLAN channels 12+13 don't work per default in 8.10 Enable channels 12+13

  5. Hotkeys and Bluetooth don't work in 8.10 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseNotes#Toshiba%20laptop%20hotkey%20support)

System Info

bios-version:Version 1.60
system-manufacturer:TOSHIBA
system-product-name:TECRA A9
system-version:PTS52E-04L01NS4

Hardware details

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

in Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

Hardy (8.04 LTS)

Intrepid (8.10)

Jaunty Alpha3 (9.04)

Karmin (9.10)

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Not yet sure

Yes, some rendering problems (Bug #173300, #184720)

Yes

Untested

External monitor works? (intel)

Unknown

Yes

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors (intel)

Unknown

Yes

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop (intel)

Unknown

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor works? (nvidia)

No

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors (nvidia)

No

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop (nvidia)

No

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor works? (Nvidia restricted_drv)

Yes

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors (Nvidia restricted_drv)

Not sure yet

?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop (Nvidia restricted_drv)

Yes

?

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Works when acpi=s3_sleep is specified on boot

No

Yes

Yes

Sleep

Works when acpi=s3_sleep is specified on boot

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Headphone jack

Yes

?

Untested

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes (Enable channels 12+13)

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Yes (Howto)

Yes (Howto)

No (No way to turn the module on) Bug #261318

Untested

Yes

Modem

Untested

?

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Must be enabled)

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

No

No

Untested

Untested

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Yes (http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/ThinkFinger)

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

7.10

8.04

8.10

9.04 Alpha3

9.10

+ Space

No

+ Esc

Mute

Yes

+ F1

Lock

Yes

+ F2

Power

Yes

+ F3

Suspend to RAM?

No

+ F4

Suspend to HD?

No

+ F5

External Monitor

Yes

+ F6

Brightness down

Yes

+ F7

Brightness up

Yes

+ F8

WIFI

No

+ F9

Mouse On/Off

No

+ F10

Yes

+ F11

Yes

+ F12

No

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

7.10

8.04

8.10

9.04

9.10

(i)

Yes

External monitor

Untested

Bluetooth Howto

Does not work with inital 8.10 release

The bluetooth transmitter is turned off on each reboot. To enable it, you can use this command:

sudo toshset -bluetooth on

if you are running Ubuntu on AMD64 you can download toshset64 here http://www.schwieters.org/toshset/

Enable WLAN channels 12 and 13 in 8.10

The WLAN driver per default does disable channels 12 and 13, since they are not allowed to be used in US. In europe these channels are allowed to be used.

Add this to /etc/modprobe.d/options(This file is /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf in Jaunty and newer versions):

options cfg80211 ieee80211_regdom=EU

The reboot the laptop.

Release notes

Enable the fingerprint reader in 8.10

German install instructions


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