ToshibaTecraM7

  • Contact: JustinDugger

  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Make : Tecra
  • Model: M7

Current Issues

  • Major: Tablet rotate doesn't happen automatically. There are ready to use scripts (two sorts of them) on the web to do this for you.

  • Major: Can't toggle video out. You can tune xorg.conf yourself to make video-out work as you want it to (sorta very complicated to get it all the ways right). Bug #14071

  • Moderate: Have to tune xorg.conf to get digitizer (Tablet) work perfectly. At least install and use wacom-tools to configure pen correctly.

  • Moderate: Fingerprint reader doesn't work automatically. But it's easy to setup ThinkFinger to do the job.

  • Minor: Have to set up tablet keys and joypad yourself by the means of "thirdparty" packages (there are plenty of them for any taste).

Feel free to contact me (Bulat on a launchpad.com site) to resolve this issues. On my Toshiba Tecra M7 I have working with Hardy (8.04.1):

  • digitizer(Tablet),
  • mirror video-out,
  • automatic tablet screen rotation,
  • fingerprint support for loggin in,
  • sound working simultaneously in several applications and built-in mic working in Skype.

It's all on the web, so you can at first try to figure it out yourself - it's not so hard.

P.S. Don't know what to do with TPM and 3D Accelerometer and how to test them - maybe there is support in Ubuntu. 3D Accelerometer should be fun thing - you can tilt you laptop to give it commands (there's such software for other OSes). Smile :)

Development Issues

System Info

Hardy and Intrepid tested on

  • Contact: Bulat (on a launchpad.com site)
  • Toshiba Tecra M7
  • Intel Core Duo T2500
  • 2GB Memory
  • 100 GB harddrive
  • 14.1" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 native resolution
  • Intel GMA950 (optional NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M 256MB VRAM)
  • Intel® PRO/1000 VE Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG
  • CD-RW/Dual Layer DVD+-RW
  • 56k Modem
  • SD, xD, MMC, MemoryStick, MemoryStickPro slot

  • Firewire
  • Optional Bluetooth
  • Wacom digitizer
  • Convertable from laptop to tablet mode
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005
  • WLAN killswitch on front
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • 3D Accelerometer

Dapper, Edgy, Feisty tested on

  • Contact: JustinDugger

  • Toshiba Tecra M7
  • Intel Core Duo T2500
  • 1GB Memory
  • 80 GB harddrive
  • 14.1" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 native resolution
  • Intel GMA950 (optional NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M 128MB VRAM)
  • Intel® PRO/1000 VE Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG
  • 56k Modem
  • SD, xD, MMC, MemoryStick, MemoryStickPro slot

  • Optional Bluetooth
  • Wacom digitizer
  • Convertable from laptop to tablet mode
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005
  • WLAN killswitch on front

Hardware details

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Hardy (Current LTS)

in Intrepid (Current stable)

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Hardy (Current LTS)

in Intrepid (Current stable)

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes, with nvidia-glx, no with nv

Yes, with nvidia-glx, no with nv

Yes, with nvidia-glx, no with nv

Yes, with nvidia-glx, untested with nv

Untested

External monitor works?

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

Untested

untested with nv, Yes with nvidia-glx

Untested

#14071

External monitor - mirrors

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

Untested

untested with nv, needs xorg.conf tuning with nvidia-glx

Untested

#14071

External monitor - extend desktop

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

garbage with nv, does nothing on nvidia-glx

Untested

untested with nv, needs xorg.conf tuning with nvidia-glx

Untested

#14071

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes with nv, with nvidia-glx after changing acpi-support as per NvidiaLaptopBinaryDriverSuspend

Untested

Yes

needs software tuning

Untested

Sleep

No

Sorta with nvidia-glx

No with nvidia-glx

needs software tuning

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Convert

No

No

No

needs software tuning

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

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

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes, but doesn't autosense connection and turn off speakers

Yes, but doesn't autosense connection and turn off speakers

Yes, but doesn't autosense connection and turn off speakers

Untested

Yes!

Mic jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes!

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Untested

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

None

None

None

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

None

None

None

None

None

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

No

No

No

Untested

Untested

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

None

None

None

None

None

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

No

No

No

Yes with ThinkFinger package installed end set up

Untested

CD-RW/DL DVD+-RW drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

None

None

None

None

None

Card reader(s)

SD and microSD work fine, haven't tried the other formats

Untested

Untested

SD works fine, other formats untested

Untested

WLAN kill switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Untested

S-Video

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Tablet Pen Input

See note below

See note below

See note below

Needs xorg.conf tuning

Untested

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

3D Accelerometer

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Hardy (Current LTS)

in Intrepid (Current stable)

+ Space

Zoom App

No

No

No

No

Untested

+ Esc

Mute

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

+ F1

Lock Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

+ F2

Power Mode

gnome-power-applet info popup only

gnome-power-applet info pops up

gnome-power-applet info pops up

Untested

Untested

+ F3

Suspend-to-RAM

No

No

No

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Suspend-to-Disk

yes, with nv, yes with nvidia-glx after following NvidiaLaptopBinaryDriverSuspend

No

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Change active display

Brings up garbage on external display

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

+ F6

Lower LCD brightness

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

+ F7

Raise LCD brightness

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

+ F8

Toggle wifi radio

Yes

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Toggle synaptic pad

No

No

No

No

Untested

+ F10

Toggle Cursor Overlay

?

No

No

Yes

Untested

+ F11

Num Lock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

+ F12

Scroll Lock

No idea

No clue

No clue

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Hardy (Current LTS)

in Intrepid (Current stable)

+ 1

Toshiba Zoom In

I never really got this working in Windows

No

No

No

Untested

+ 2

Toshiba Zoom Out

I never really got this working in Windows

No

No

No

Untested

Tablet Assist

Quick App launcher in laptop mode, navigation tool in tablet mode

Outputs 1 2 3 4 5 for Down, Up, Left, Right, In

Outputs 1 2 3 4 5 for Down, Up, Left, Right, In

Outputs 1 2 3 4 5 for Down, Up, Left, Right, In

you can manually set it up

Untested

Cancel / Rotate

Cancel / Rotate

Outputs 6

Outputs 6

Outputs 6

you can manually set it up

Untested

Power Slider Switch

Shutdown

Initiates shutdown menu

Brings up shutdown dialog

Brings up shutdown dialog

Brings up shutdown dialog

Untested

Notes

Tablet functionality partly there. After installing wacom-tools, the pointer follows the pen, and tapping works as a click (and double tapping triggers double click) but the pen buttons are usually messed up. Running xsetwacom set stylus button2 3 will fix some functionality for me, as does the dubious xsetwacom set stylus button1 1.

Cursor overlay switches 789UIOJKL keys into Home Up PgUp Left Right etc. mode.


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