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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege R100 laptop. The R100 is a small and light laptop with long battery life thanks to the ULV processor used. Its internal components are quite limited however.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Toshiba Portege R100|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M ULV 1GHz|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless (up to 11 Mbps)|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Graphics||Partial||No XV available|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2100 module|
|56K Modem||Yes||Use slmodem|
|Card Reader||Never work (no driver)|
Since the R100 does not include an optical drive you will need an alternative installation method. An external USB optical drive works fine and a network installation should be possible as well.
The Trident XP4m32 graphics chip in the Portege R100 is now better supported under Linux. Currently you may use either the 'vesa' or 'trident' driver.
Update: Newer drivers make this a good possibility and not too difficult. Minor problems have fixes. http://kubuntu-portege.blogspot.com/