I just picked up a Toshiba P305D-S8995E and installed Fedora 10 on it.
AMD Turion 64 x2
ATI Radeon X1250
17.1" Display 1440x900
I first saw the problem when I finished the installation and after it rebooted (before the completion wizard displayed). Here are some links to some images to what it's doing:
Does anyone have any suggestions? When the computer boots, I see this message: MP-BIOS bug 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC I googled this particular error and am not convinced it's my problem (and I can't figure out how to turn it off in my BIOS anyway).
I've googled everything I can think of to fix this; I'd appreciate some pointers.
Also, yesterday after several reboots, it did start; I was able to use it for a bit. I had wondered if there was a problem with the display somehow. I had at one point installed Fedora 10 on a server and the login screen complained about not being able to display my resolution. That's not related to this specific problem, but an experience that made me wonder.
When my notebook starts, the typical startup screen takes only a square in the upper left part of the display. I don't care about that so much, but I wonder if the resolution's going from the square to the widescreen is related.
I'm using Fedora 10 on my desktop and it works just fine. I'm not completely new to Linux, but this is both my first 64-bit architecture and notebook.