Sorry you see a lot and if it's not one off your machines you don't make a copy.
This Toshiba site gives some information on linux support
What struck me was the next :
This machine is one of the first with "legacy free" BIOS which means all devices must be configured by the OS.
The BIOS just configures the boot devices. That's all.
A working ACPI implementation is required to get the other devices working.
For LINUX, ACPI is still under development.
WE still try to get a workaround.
So it seems there are some troubles.....
However in linux-laptop.net there was someone who did it but with another distro................
Got something mre for you :
In the article at the laptop side is the following :
NOTE: If your kernel/distro already has ACPI support (Mandrake and SuSE for example), this is maybe the only step you will need to do. If you don't, you will see the "keventd" process using up to 99% of your CPU, slowing down the entire OS.
So I should say read the article
You can come there from the laptopside, bur there is also a direct link: