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Toshiba_Satellite_M35X

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First install

Hardware description

Code: Output of lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-710/2/4 Cardbus Controller
02:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
02:04.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller
02:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc:

I install gentoo "standart way" from live cd. No problems with hardware required for installation so far.

Hardware support

Nothing specific. By they way, i am using sys-kernel/suspend2-sources kernel, which let me to boot system faster.

Also good to run "speedstep" to save battery life:

Linux Kernel Configuration: Speedstep
[*] CPU Frequency scaling
[ ]   Enable CPUfreq debugging
<M>   CPU frequency translation statistics
[ ]     CPU frequency translation statistics details
      Default CPUFreq governor (performance)  --->
---   'performance' governor
<M>   'powersave' governor
<M>   'userspace' governor for userspace frequency scaling
<M>   'ondemand' cpufreq policy governor
<M>   'conservative' cpufreq governor
---   CPUFreq processor drivers
<M>   ACPI Processor P-States driver
< >   AMD Mobile K6-2/K6-3 PowerNow!
< >   AMD Mobile Athlon/Duron PowerNow!
< >   AMD Opteron/Athlon64 PowerNow!
< >   Cyrix MediaGX/NatSemi Geode Suspend Modulation
<M>   Intel Enhanced SpeedStep
[*]     Use ACPI tables to decode valid frequency/voltage pairs
[ ]     Built-in tables for Banias CPUs
<M>   Intel Speedstep on ICH-M chipsets (ioport interface)
< >   Intel SpeedStep on 440BX/ZX/MX chipsets (SMI interface)
< >   Intel Pentium 4 clock modulation
File: (Part of) /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "laptopcard"
    Driver      "i810"
    Option "MonitorLayout" "TV,LFP"
    Screen 0
EndSection

I have tried to use TV output, but results unstable, and i am not play full screen video, plus quality of video is bad, from windows or from linux on plasma 42', comparing with DVD player. Still i have to spend time to get proper results.

Bad sides of laptop

But overall view can say - laptop is very good for his price.

Links

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