linux on a Toshiba Satellite Pro M10/M15
From: Kevin Horgan (_at_net$cape.net)
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:35:01 GMT
I'm debating buying a Toshiba Sat Pro M15-S405 from my local
Circuit-City. This is a Centrino laptop with a 1.4 GHz Pentium-M.
Has anyone had any luck with installing standard Red Hat onto this
machine? Is there anything I should be aware of before I buy this laptop?
I've google'd it and I've managed to find the following page by Bruce
Smith: http://www.kalamazoolinux.org/tech/ which seems to say that it's
basically supported and he didn't have much problems installing Linux.
A couple items haven't been tested by him so he hasn't made comments:
Firewire: Should I be concerned about the IEEE 1394 working under Linux?
I don't have any firewire devices anyway, but I'd still like it to
work so I have the option of adding something if I want to.
The Modem is listed as not-working. I believe it's a V.92 Winmodem.
Should I hold out any hope of this internal modem working or is there a
patch for this modem?
The FIR port is also untested. Any comments about this device.
The Centrion wireless card is also not working. I've read a little
about how Intel has refused to release Centrino support for Linux. I
don't have a need right now for wireless capabilities, but it would be
nice if I walked into a hot spot and I could jump on the web, without
having to boot into Windows. Is it reasonable to expect within a couple
months a patch / driver will be available.
Thanks for the help,