This document describes experiences with
running Linux on
(and also a Portege R100 PPR100E-00LGH-EN).
This page was started the day the machine arrived,
and is developing.
As soon as they are working sufficiently, they will be given to their users,
so I will no longer have access to the machines
(unless they happen to be on the internet, which is rare).
In particular, one has to go to Australia in 3 days time ...
This report is listed at
TuxMobil - Linux on laptops, notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones
The M10 has a range of models from a 1.3GHz Pentium M to a 1.6GHz, XGA 1024x768 to UXGA 1600x1200, 30-60GBi.
Our M10 has is a 1600MHz
15" 1600x1200 TFT active matrix, using the Intel 855PM chipset.
I was given the machine unpacked.
Inserted PM 8.0 CD, installed, and shrink the C: partition to 4GB.
- CPU: Ours is a Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600MHz
with 1MB of Level 2 cache which /proc/cpuinfo does not see.
(the R100 has ...)
- Memory: It comes with
a pair of PC2100S-25330 256MB DDR 266MHz CL2.5 SDRAM 200pin SODIMMs by default,
which have to both be replaced to get the maximum 2GB.
It has a Toshiba MK6022GAX 60GBi disk,
an external USB floppy (0644/0000 TEAC/TEAC FD-05PUB) which appears as /dev/sda,
and an internal 8*DVD, 24*CD, 10*CD-R, 24*CD-RW swapabble drive which appears as /dev/scd0 with a command line of `hdc=ide-scsi'.
Setting DMA mode fails under 2.4.20-8, so only manages 4MB/s (using -c3).
nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go,
66MHz x4 AGP Bus,
with 32MB DDR VRAM,
with a 15.0" TFT active matrix 1600 x 1200 display.
- Pointing devices:
It has the usual Toshiba AccuPoint II and also a Touchpad,
and duplicates of the normal two buttons.
- Card Slots:
It has two typeII Cardbus slots, which can take a single typeIII PC card.
- Builtin Comms:
It has a built in centrino Mini-PCI WiFi card (not usable under Linux),
V.90 56k Winmodem.
It measures 334x293x35.8/41.4 mm / 13.1x11.4x1.7 inches and weighs 3.3Kg / 6.8 lbs.
It has a SelectBay which comes with a CD/DVD or CD-RW/DVD.
It can also take a carrier for a second disk,
or a carrier for a second battery (expensive, but may be necessary!).
They claim up to 5.8 hours for the standard 6600mAh battery.
It appears to use 1% per 2 mins, giving something like 2 hours.
- HDD_Int: Intel 24ca
- Sound: Intel 82801DB AC'97
- Modem: Intel 82801DB AC'97
- Firewire: ohci 1394
- VGA: nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go (NV17)
- IrDA: ??
- USB: Intel 82801DB 1.1 and 2.0
- PCMCIA: Toshiba ToPIC100
- Bluetooth: ??
- APM: ??
- Mouse: PS2
- ACPI: V1.0b
- System BIOS: 2.3
- Chipset: Intel 855PM
- UTP Network: Intel 82801BD PRO/100 VE (MOB) rev 83
- WiFi Network: ??
- SD_Card: Toshiba SD TypA rev 3
PowerQuest Partition Magic has detected error 116 on the partition starting at sector 58621185 on disk 1.
The starting LBA value is 58621185 and the CHS value is 16434494.
The LBA and CHS values must be equal.
PowerQuest PartitionMagic has verified that the LBA value is correct and can fix the CHS value.
Would you like PowerQuest PartitionMagic to fix this error?
As usual, rebooted to do the business, but NOT as usual, the result would not boot.
Showed WXP startup, said `last boot failed' and offered safe boot,
but that failed.
Who wants WXP anyway ??
Inserted 9 network boot CD, and booted.
Selected "2 Button Mouse (PS/2)".
Set up hda3 as 894-1024 (1GB), hda4 as extended partition, and hda5 as 1GB swap.
`lspci' knows about most of the devices.
Using the nv driver at full resolution `just works'.
The eepr100 is an old NIC - just works.
`apm -s' puts it to sleep, and power button wakes it up.
Setting boot mode to resume makes the power button make it sleep and wake up.
/proc/apm initially records `0%' for a long time.
- ... 2GB.1
- the printed manual says it can use 128M to 1G SODIMMs and has two slots, max memory 1G, but laptopshop,
etc say 2GB, as one would expect