This document describes experiences with
running Linux on
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
(`ACPI S3 (suspend-to-ram) works with kernel 2.6.0+ with both the open and closed-source nVidia drivers'),
(`nvidia is used which has the option "RandRRotation" set to "true"',
`Suspend-To-Disk is broken with nvidia'),
The M200 comes with a 2GHz Pentium M 755
(or 1.8GHz 745)
with a 32/32KB/2MB cache,
up to 2GB RAM,
12.1" SXGA+ TFT 1400x1050,
40-60GBi ATA-6 5400-7200 RPM.
It came with hda1 using nearly all disc,
It would not boot PQMagic off a USB CD drive,
so I took the disc out, mounted it in a caddy,
used ntfsresize to shrink it,
repartitioned the disc,
and did a raw dd of our std FC3 image.
The nv driver will work in portrait mode, but the nvidia ignores it.
xrandr will not rotate under either driver (using Xor 6.8.2-1.FC3).
Using nvidia for landscape and nv for portrait fails when exiting the nv screen.
- CPU: 2GHz Pentium M 755 with 32+32KB of L1 cache and 2MB of Level 2 cache
2 DIMM slots taking up to 1GB PC2700 DDR 333 SDRAM each
It has a TOSHIBA MK6026GAX (FW PA200U) 60GBi disk (30MB/s),
nVidia GeForce Go 5299 32M 4x AGP,
with a TFT active matrix 1400 x 1050 display.
- Pointing devices:
It has a TouchPad, and two buttons.
- Card Slots:
It has one typeII Cardbus slot,
an SD slot
- Builtin Comms:
It has 2* 4wire USB 2.0 Type A,
Winmodem ModemV.92 Data/56K Fax Modem Ring wake up resume,
network bootable 100Mb UTP,
WiFi suh as 802.11g Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG,
3.5mm microphone and headphone sockets.
They claim up to 4.34 hours for the standard 4400mAh 6 cell Li-ion battery,
Include `vga=840' for 1400x1050 text VCs
As xrandr fails,
set up two layouts, and use
`startx - :1 -layout tablet' to start the second, portrait server on :1.
To get the stylus working, /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S99local includes
`setserial /dev/ttyS0 port 0x338 autoconfig'.
Local XF86Config scripts needed the wacom info in /etc/user-config/XF86Config
and the rotated layout in /etc/user-config/XF86Config-copy.
in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/ as per
Download the ipw2200 firmware from
and install it in the directory $FIRMWARE_DIR named in
Switch is on the LHS of the the case, neat the LH Ctrl key.
Fn-F8 appears to have no effect under Linux.
toshiba_acpi fails to install saying `No such device', so can't use the
as it says
`fatal error: Could open /proc/acpi/toshiba/keys' (sic).
Not yet tried
BlueZ on Toshiba
On attempting to reboot, it closes down, but doesn't restart.
Needs long power off, then power back on to start.