bj at dc.luth.se
Wed Apr 23 07:27:50 PDT 2003
On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 10:17:16 EDT Wesley Morgan wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Tom wrote:
> > does anyone have any experience installing freebsd on a toshiba laptops in
> > general or ( specifically ) the satellite 1415 S173? what works/doesn't
> > work?
> My satellite pro 6000 works fantastically with 5-current. In the past few
> months, someone fixed the ohci code to work properly, and either someone
> fixed the t4dwave driver or the new system board I had put in (warranty
> issue) upgraded some chips and they now work. I'm guessing the Yamaha
> chipset (IIRC that's what it has) is well supported. The geforce4 chip is
> supported by X and the nvidia drivers will probably work fine.
> You'll want to run 5.0 for cardbus support.
> The only piece of hardware that probably won't work is the modem. But who
> needs modems any more, and you can always pick up a pccard modem that
> works. I have a Xircom type3 that works fine for traveling.
I tried FreeBSD on my Portege 2000 last summer. While most things work
fine, I couldn't get the function keys (Func+Fn) to work (for example
Func+F5 to change between LCD and external video). It seems that all of
those keys are not handled by the BIOS directly, but instead interpreted
by Windows. If it was just for changing int/ext video, I could have lived
with the problem, but not when LCD light, speaker volume etc also are
There exists a Linux program "tosutils" that (supposedly) handles this,
but I haven't found a FreeBSD version of that yet.
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