On my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 (PIII,700Mhz,128,10GB,14"TFT,C,LM,W) (Model PS460E-02057-GR), I have installed the Debian/GNU-Linux(http://www.debian.org) Potato 2.2r3 distribution. Later I have installed SuSE(http://www.suse.com) Linux 7.2, the following is a mix of my experience with both distributions.
First I tried to install directly from the bootable CD, but the CD didn't boot. So I have taken the boot image floppies, which mounted the CD then.
The BIOS can be reached by different programs from the MS-Windows GUI. You may also press <ESC> at boot time (immediately!), then <F1>.
Works in framebuffer mode with 1024x768 resolution
According to MS-Windows98 the graphics chip is a Trident CyberBlade XP (22).
Couldn't get the Trident driver (XFree86 4.0.3) to work.
Instead I have used the framebuffer X server. With
/etc/lilo.conf it works in 1024x768 mode, see the
Sean Butler <sean_at_seanbutler.co.uk> wrote: ""I had some problems with RedHat 7.2 as the screen with. XFree86 4.0.3 did not work [..] When I used RedHat 7.3 it had the XFree86 4.2.0 and this worked first time with the CyberBlade XP."
Not tested yet.
Mouse worked with
usb-uhci driver (Legacy mode not tested yet).
Not tested yet. According to MS-Windows98 the FIR controller is a SMC IrCC.
Sound chip according to MS-Windows98: YAMAHA AC-XG.
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2445.
snd-card-intel8x0 ALSA module.
This device is a PCMCIA device
cardctl ident shows:
product info: "TOSHIBA", "Wireless LAN Card", "Version 01.01", "" manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002 function: 6 (network)
FCC ID ID: CJ6PS460WL
iwconfig from the
wireless-tools package shows
a device, so I suppoes it will work. But I don't have another wireless
device to test it further.
Chris Davies <mcd_at_daviesinc.com> wrote: I've got a Satellite Pro 4600 (PS460U-0M4N48D, P900/30gb/512mb RAM) and spent the better part of two days getting the WiFi card working. I have a Lucent Wavelan AccessPoint with a WaveLan Gold card. I'm running Debian Sid Distribution, 2.4.13-ac6. I didn't have much luck when the kernel was compiled with the support in, so I left them as modules.
card "Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter" manfid 0x0156, 0x0002 bind "orinoco_cs"
ESSID="lannamehere" MODE="Managed" RATE=11M KEY=""
ESSID should get set automatically, but it is a bit slower recognizing the connect. I did test the KEY function and it does encrypt and recognize the link.
/etc/pcmcia/network.opts, make sure the TCP/IP options are set
appropriately. Alternatively, the settings can be set in
/etc/network/interfaces, but that litters the kern.log by saying that
the interface is not defined, etc.
Works in PS/2 mode. The scroll buttons are reported as wheel motion (Z axis motion) and can be accessed after mapping in XF86Config.
This application(http://www.buzzard.me.uk/toshiba/index.html) by Jonathan Buzzard offers:
toshibamodule is loaded."
svpwnot tested yet.
Doesn't work. According to MS-Windows98 it's a TOSHIBA Software Modem AMR (COM2, 0x2F8) IRQ11 The sticker on the chip says:
MAKE: ASKEY MODEL: 1456 VQL 4(INT) FCC NO.: H8NTAI-35629-M5-E
apm -s works, wake up the machine by pressing the power
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.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2444 (rev 03) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2445[..] 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2446 (rev 03) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems: Unknown device 9910[..] 02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2449 (rev 03) 02:0c.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac50 (rev 01) 02:0d.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0617[..] 02:0d.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0617[..]