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Installing Debian Etch Toshiba Qosmio F15

Last updated: 19-Oct 2007

General Hardware Specifications of Qosmio: Intel Pentium M 1.8 MHz 512 MB Ram, 40 GB SATA + 60 GB SATA HD, DVD-RW, 17 LCD 1440x900, 4xUSB Firewire, SD and CF slots, TV tuner

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Pentium 4 Processor, 1.8 GHz Works Speedstep requires 'speedstep_centrino' and 'cpufreq_ondeman' modules in /etc/modules
17 Wide superbright TFT Display Works Set manually to 1440x900 in xorg.conf
NVidia NV43 [GeForce Go 6600] Works Stock nvidia-kernel driver
512MB, SDRAM, 2DIMMs Works No special procedure required during installation
40 GB SATA + 60 GB SATA Hard Drives Works Installed to 2nd (60 GB) HD, Lilo allows choice between Windows and Linux
SD and CF card slots Do not work Texas instruments 'tifm' driver not in 2.6.18 kernel
Integrated Network Card Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56k Modem Works Uses snd_intel8x0 driver
DVD-RW Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Wireless Networking Works ipw2200 modules
Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
Intel 82801 Sound Card Works

No special procedure required

This laptop is operating under Kernel 2.6.18-5

Basic Installation of Debian Etch:
Setting up additional features for Debian Etch
Unresolved issues

Can't get suspend to Ram working. Card reader doesn't work. TV Tuner doesn't work (chip recognized, but tuner not).

Configuration Files
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