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[ubuntu netbook remix] Setup Guide:- Toshiba Dynabook UX/ NB200 / NB205

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http://ubuntuforums.org – So you have a Toshiba NB200 / Dynabook UX / NB205. Some things don't work out of the box in Jaunty UNR 9.04. The following guide should help get as much as possible up and working. I'll try to keep it up to date. WiFi - First and foremost if you want WiFi to work in Linux the DO NOT turn it off in Windows. A mistake I made and have learnt from. Turning off the WiFi in Windows will disable the WiFi in Linux, completely. The best you can hope for then is that the interface shows up in ifconfig. It will not broadcast or detect any signals. You can ensure it's on by the presense of the the WiFi LED on the front of the machine. Making WiFi work once activated is simply a matter of Code: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty Congratulations you've made WiFi work. Sound - The NB200 contains a Realtek ALC272 chip apparently this chip can be configured in many, many ways. The good news, the chip is supported in Linux by the ALSA drivers, the not so good news is that in UNR 9.04 the best you can currently hope for is headphone audio only. If you're will to live without the latest software, apparently audio works fine in 8.04. Since the internal speakers on the NB200 are completely crap anyway, personally I'd rather have 9.04 and headphones. update to the latest (1.0.20 ) Alsa drivers. add the following repository to your sources. https://launchpad.net/~rlinfati/+archive/ppa Instructions for how to add the PPA are listed on the site so I won't go over them here. Using your favourite package manager perform the update or from the command line. Code: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade When complete, edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf using your favourite editor. Addthe following line to the bottom Code: options snd-hda-intel model=asus-mode4 adjust the levels in alsamixer and reboot. Plug in some headphones or external speakers and you're good to go. Video Playback Performance - During playback of videos I noticed tearing of the material. After a little hunting I found that the problem is known about and fixed in the latest stable xorg release. Add the following PPA https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates As above update your package list and upgrade a quick reboot and video is crisp and smooth. Touchpad - I couldn't seem to get the settings right on this for a few days, it was too sensitive and yet strangely sluggish at the same time. A bit of searching turned up the attached touchpad.fdi file. Download the attached file touchpad.fdi.gz and unzip it. As root copy the file to where it belongs and reboot. Code: sudo cp touchpad.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ after the reboot Code: apt-get install gsynaptics this program allows more complete setup of the touchpad than the included application but it requires the first step be performed before it will run. Something to do with SHMConfig option in the fdi file. I don't really understand it but I don't need to in order to know it made an appreciable difference. Bluetooth - Unknown, I don't think it works but I don't know enough about using bluetooth under Linux to make a comment. Internal G-Sensors - Fairly sure these don't work but I understandably didn't want to try too hard to crash the heads on my HDD. Under Windows they require a Toshiba supplied driver to function so it's safe to say that they probably don't work yet under Linux. My only remaining issue that bugs me a little. Is that if I'm downloading something sizable and don't touch the laptop at all for a few seconds it seemingly frezzes until you move the touchpad. The length of time is not fixed it could be 3 minutes it could be 3 seconds. But it won't do anything until you move the mouse. Very strange and I'm sure there must be a power management setting somewhere that's linked to inactivity but I've checked all the obvious ones and they made no difference. At this point everything else should work as far as I can see. Attached Files touchpad.fdi.gz (295 Bytes) (Hardware)