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|Name||Toshiba Portege Z830\Z835|
|Processor||Intel Core™ i7/i5/i3|
|Screen||13.4 / 1366×768|
|RAM||6GB/4GB 1333 MHZ DDR3|
|Graphics||Intel HD 3000|
|Network||Ethernet: 82579V Gigabit Network Connection, Wireless: Atheros AR9285, Bluetooth|
|Screen||Yes*||HDMI port with audio. *see Notes below for fix|
|Touchpad||Yes||Including multi touch|
|USB||Yes||Including the 3.0 port|
The fn keys that control the brightness work as long as the laptop does not get suspended. If the laptop is suspended then upon resuming the fn keys no longer work. The fix is as follows:
to /etc/default/grub under GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, then run update-grub. After rebooting, this will remove the acpi_video0 from /sys/class/backlight/ leaving you just with intel_backlight and toshiba. Upon resuming with these settings the screen will be completely black with no means of making it brighter. To fix this one needs to create and add the following to /etc/pm/sleep.d/restore_brightness:
#!/bin/bash case "$1" in suspend|hibernate) #do nothing ;; resume|thaw) echo 7 > /sys/class/backlight/toshiba/brightness ;; *) exit 1 ;; esac exit 0
Don't forget to chmod +x the script. You should now have a trouble free laptop :)
acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1
to /etc/default/grub under GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT will make a significant increase for your laptop's battery life. I also recommend applying SSD optimizations to save your SSD and more battery life.
Fan noise problem (windows problem too) solved updating BIOS to 1.60. You need a partition with Windows to aply the update.
In order to update the bios on a clean install of windows 7 (non toshiba image) you will need to install the following 2 drivers from the support page:
All my needs covered! A great machine with a good linux support.
BlueTooth needs investigations to work. Linux recognized it, but no more (Please update if anyone finds a solution or can prove otherwise).