New Toshiba Satellite

Hello. I’m abut to do a fresh install of opensuse 12 on a new Toshiba Satellite and i was wondering how well the intel chipset plays with opensuse. Is there any driver i will have to install before it will work? Just wondering how much trouble to expect before i get into it LOL

Have you tested the Live CD
I use Intel on 3 machines and all are good.
Driver are all built in the kernel.

Hey cal! How are you? Yeah i did for a brief time but didn’t seem to have any wireless so that’s why i was wondering. I’m downloading 12.1 right now so i will try again in a few minutes. Yeah the ole Inspiron finally died on me so i decided to go with a Toshiba this time.

Okay i’v got wireless on the live cd. But i see that the menu for the volume and stuff are not lighted and i can’t control the volume from the buttons. Is that fixable?

Can you post the result of

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Is this KDE? or Gnome?

Here you go…Now this is while using the live cd…

linux@linux:~> /sbin/lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc00]
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc00]
        Kernel driver in use: i915
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: mei
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b4)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b4)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b4)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:1c1a] (rev b4)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 [8086:0885] (rev 67)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 BGN [8086:1305]
        Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
05:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
05:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
05:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller [197b:2393] (rev 30)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
05:00.4 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller [197b:2394] (rev 30)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
06:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1033:0194] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fc30]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
linux@linux:~> 

You didn’t say if it was kde or gnome
But if it seems OK other than the sound. Give it a go
The audio will likely be easy enough to resolve, it a common enough chipset and a driver is loaded.

Oops…Sorry about that…It’s KDE…It’s all of the “menu” buttons…i found a pic that showit it very well…

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/toshiba-Satellite-A660.jpg

The buttons over the keyboard are supposed to be lit up when they’re working…Volume, wifi, etc…It makes me a little nervous to install it like that since the volume won’t work…But the lights over the touchpad and some status lights on right front edge do work…

alsways seem to have something not quite right LOL So does the info give you any ideas?

I have to go out
Me. I’d just give it a go

If you feel nervous about the volume, then simply test with the liveCD until you get the volume working.

Did you check for basic volume (audio) issues ? This laptop likely has lots of RAM, so install the application ‘pavucontrol’ (from the OSS repository) when booting from the liveCD (it gets installed into the RAM disk), and then run pavucontrol to tune the audio, where I wrote a blog entry on using pavucontrol : Pulseaudio Basics for openSUSE with pavucontrol - Blogs

… one can also use the ‘aplay -l’ command to figure out the audio devices, and then send the ‘speaker-test’ command with appropriate arguments to test the sound. … All with the liveCD.