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Toshiba Portege S100


This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege S100 laptop. The S100 is a typical middle to lower range laptop with some fairly standard components.

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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NameToshiba Portege S100
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz
Screen14.1“ XGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested


For the GeForce Go 6200 graphics chip provided by the S100 you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. The Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide will provide you details on using the proprietary module.


Toshiba's Portege S100 is fully supported by Linux and there were no issues at all during installation.

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Esben Mose Hansen, 2008/01/08 05:51

This laptop seems to cause problems for at least some distributions

This laptop is not easy to install Debian on, and judging from the web, Ubuntu requires hacks as well. It would be interesting to know which distribution was used, and especially what kernel version.

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