This document describes experiences with running Linux on a Toshiba Tecra M1 Model PT930E-03YCW-EN (brenda)

This page was started the day the first machine arrived, and is developing.

When is is working sufficiently, it will be given to its user, so I'll no longer have access to the machine.

This report will be listed at TuxMobil - Linux on laptops, notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones under Toshiba

See also saviol (...) lrtecras1

Overall Description

The M1 comes with a 1.6GHz Pentium M (or ...) (Centrino) 1025x768 LCD 512MB, with a 32/32KB/1MB cache, 60 GB TOSHIBA MK6022GAX with FW HB002g.

Initial system Load


Device Tuning

Graphics - nv and nvidia driver OK

Network - Intel PRO/100 (e100 UTP) OK

Network - WiFi works having downloaded and installed the ipw2100 FW

Download the ipw2100 firmware from and install it in the directory $FIRMWARE_DIR named in /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent.

Switch is on the LHS of the the front of the case, between the IR window and the min-jacks.

PCMCIA - yenta_socket just works

audio - snd-intel8x0 just works

USB - ehci-hcd / usb-uhci just work

IDE tuning - Not needed

ACPI - no /proc/acpi/sleep under FC3

WinModem - use slmodemd - manages 52K

BlueTooth - FAILS - no dmabt for ACPI

It appears to have no IRDA

Battery stats

Remaining niggles - won't reboot

Piete Brooks 2005-11-24