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SuSE Linux on the Toshiba Satellite 2800-100 Laptop



Installation

I installed SuSE 7.0 from the DVD drive, without problems.

BIOS

The BIOS can be reached by the MS-Windows GUI. You may also press <ESC> at boot time (immediately!), then <F1>.

Graphics

X-Windows

I have used the framebuffer X server. With vga = 791 in /etc/lilo.conf it works in 1024x768 16 bpp mode. Note you have to start with the options -- -bpp 16 or set the default color depth to 16 in /etc/XF86Config. Also I didn't take certain modelines but used the key word "default" in the screen section. An external monitor SONY SDM-M51 worked out of the box.

S3 driver for the SAVAGE MX/IX chip (XFree86 SVGA) worked in version 4.0.2, I have used an update version of SuSE 7.0, and used sax2 to configure X.

PCMCIA

Works with recent PCMCIA-CS packages.

IrDA

No IrDA port available!

Mouse (Accupoint II)

Works in PS/2 mode. The scroll buttons are reported as wheel motion (Z axis motion) and can be accessed after mapping in XF86Config.

tosh-utils

This application by Jonathan Buzzard couldn't be tested yet.

Other Resources

Toshiba Support

Credits

  • Andreas Plesch 6lt;plesch_at_fas.harvard.edu>







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