I have started the installation of Debian/GNU-Linux 2.2r3 Potato via boot floppies (1.44MB, compact version) and than continued from the CD/DVD drive. Installation directly from CD or via other boot floppies didn't work. After that I updated to Debian/GNU-Linux Testing and a selfmade 2.4.4 kernel.
I have just finished a basic installation, further descriptions will follow.
The BIOS can be reached by the MS-Windows GUI. You may also press <ESC> at boot time (immediately!), then <F1>.
Works well in framebuffer mode
The graphics chip is a nVidia GeForce2Go (16MB video RAM). There are dedicated kernel options and X11 server for OpenGL support available from NVIDIA(ftp://ftp1.detonator.nvidia.com/pub/drivers/english/XFree86_40/). I used XFree86 4.0.3 here is my XF86Config-4. 3D applications work very fast with OpenGL.
I have used also tested the framebuffer X server (XFree86 4.0.3). 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
Works with recent PCMCIA-CS packages.
Mouse worked with
usb-uhci driver (Legacy mode not tested yet).
No IrDA port available!
The in-built network card works with the
eepro100 driver, though with kernel
2.4.4 I get some error sometimes.
Works in PS/2 mode. The scroll buttons are reported as wheel motion (Z axis motion) and can be accessed after mapping in XF86Config. But I had no time to check this yet.
|F3||hibernation ?||doesn't work|
|F4||speaker loudness||doesn't work|
These keys (CD/DVD drive, WWW access) don't seem to work.
Couldn't be tested yet.
This application by Jonathan Buzzard(http://www.buzzard.me.uk/toshiba/index.html) couldn't be tested in detail yet, but it seems to work.
Doesn't work! The Lucent modem chip used in former Toshiba laptops
seems to be changed, to
Modem Askey 1456VQL4(INT) (Softmodem).
Firewire Texas Instruments OHCI (12LV26) seems
to work with module
ohci1394, but I don't have a FireWire
device to test it.
APM doesn't seem to work, at least
apm -s and
apm -s don't work.
Sound chip is a
Sound AC 97 (YAMAHA YMF754B-R), using
snc-card-ymfpci I couldn't get it to work.
Also kernel module
ymfpci.o doesn't work.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1130 (rev 11) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1131 (rev 11) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2448 (rev 03) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 244c (rev 03) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 244a (rev 03) 00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2442 (rev 03) 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2446 (rev 03) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0112 (rev b2) 02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8020 02:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Yamaha Corporation YMF-754 [DS-1E Audio Controller] 02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2449 (rev 03) 02:09.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0804 02:0d.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0617 (rev 31) 02:0d.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0617 (rev 31)