Linux - Laptop and NetbookHaving a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 12 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I bought a new Toshiba Satellite U205 S 5002. I haven't been able to install linux on it.
I've been trying Zenwalk (Slackware based), but when it starts to load in the ramdisk it hangs. The last lines in the screen read:
I have the exact same problem (same notebook, too). Installing linux from the last Arch Linux CD worked fine (it uses kernel version 2.6.16), but version >= 2.6.17 causes this problem. I have yet to find a fix for it, but I have seen a few bug reports on kernel.org floating around from Toshiba notebook users with the same problem.
I had similar problems- booting gentoo, it would either get stuck on something relating to ACPI, or when the boot cd probed for PCI hardware.
I don't know how your linux does the install process, but, I managed to boot off knoppix, and install kernel 2.6.18. 2.6.17 doesn't function well and you have to be careful configuring it.
You should be pretty happy to know that most things so far work on the machine. Eg. Wireless.
However, there is something definitely wrong with the ALSA sound drivers that come with 2.6.18.
The newest drivers from the alsa project it self don't work either (1.0.13)
Anyone have any ideas on this?
I installed Ubuntu Dapper, kernel 2.6.15. for now. I did not have the time to install an older version of zenwalk and upgrade certain things. Once this quarter is over I will have time to play with it again. . Maybe I'll try vector linux or another one with a more stable kernel for toshibas. I really like Slackwareish distros.
I have IBM ThinkPad R50e laptop. It's Centrino 1.5 powered. Following distro's worked fine on my lappie. >>
Knoppix LIVE 5.x
Fedora Core 5
Berry Linux LIVE
Mandriva is my all time favrouite. Interface is cool and easy to
use. For itnernet Knoppix 5.x DVD rocks. It has all sofwtare required to an developer or to an programmer including Python,Ruby,Eclipse and etc etc. Berry Linux LIVE is also a good distro based on Fedora Core.