Bad luck with Toshibas?

Stephan Hermann sh at
Tue Jun 6 22:16:11 BST 2006


On Tuesday 06 June 2006 22:37, Greg Taylor wrote:
> Greetings,
> I was wondering if any of the members of the Laptop Testing Team were
> having essentially no luck with their Toshiba laptops like I am. I'm
> going to provide a list of problems from my Tecra A4's wiki page,
> please chime in if you're experiencing any of them. I'm not sure if
> the Tecra A4 is just especially bad in terms of Linux support or if
> many similar models are as well.

Toshiba Portege R200 just works in Ubuntu (as in Gnome).

> Taken from
>   * Critical: Ethernet is now once again broken. This is a
>     show-stopper for many people.
> (

Marvel Yukon works here.

>       * Critical: Wireless with the ipw2200 driver is restarting due
> to firmware error, making wireless connectivity impossible.
> (
>       * Major: USB Storage devices do not mount.
>         (

Mounts, USB HD tested.

>       * Moderate: None of the function keys work.
> (

Works. But not with Kubuntu, which is known, because there is no 
supporting application which catches hal events.

>       * Minor: Card reader isn't likely to work, no Linux driver
>         available.
> (

Works as well, Gnome and KDE.

Looks like that it's really Tecra specific.



St. Hermann
SysAdmin and Linux specialist
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