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Old 10-12-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
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Question Toshiba Satellite A70 with Debian Sound, Mouse, Resolution Problems


I recently purchase a Toshiba Satellite A70 laptop, and am trying to run Debian Linux on it. However, I ran into a number of problems, I tried google but to no avail. Specifiically, I have:
no sound
my touchpad mouse does not work (I have a wireless mouse for now that works
perfectly, but I would enjoy being able to use the touchpad)
my resolution is only 1024x768. Since I have a widescreen capable of running
1280x800, I would like to be able to run at that resolution.

The only error I get is for my sound, when I startx I get an error saying /dev/dsp no such file or directory sound will be outputted to dev/null I believe. I have no idea what files I should include to help you guys solve my problem, much less who makes my soundcard, as Toshiba is less than helpful. --EDIT-- I got this from CNET, but it appears that Toshiba no longer carries my laptop anymore, even though I bought it from them about 2 months ago CNET says this about my sound card: Audio codec - Realtek ALC250

The mouse and resolution problems aren't quite as severe, as I know I just need to edit my xf86 file correctly to get them to work, but I would appreciate it if anyone has a copy of theirs that I could look off of. Here is a short copy of mine:
--EDIT-- WOW... I'm such a n00b... On a hunch, to change my resolution all I did was manually edit the file so that in my Display section, instead of 1280x1024 I put 1280x800... I thought It would take more work than that. Amazing how simple that was!


Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Mobile Radeon 9000"
Driver "ati"
VideoRam 65536

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "LPL:0000"
HorizSync 28-60
VertRefresh 40-60
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Mobile Radeon 9000"
Monitor "LPL:0000"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Last edited by dfreer; 10-12-2005 at 03:49 AM.
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