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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 laptop, model PSPA4A-005002.
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 Satellite Pro P100|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz|
|Graphics||128MB nVidia GeForce Go7300|
|Network||Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 3945 80211abg Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB, 2 x PCMCIA|
For the graphics chip you can use both the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietory one. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.
Unfortunately the P100 has some major ACPI problems which causes sound not to function. You will need to extract your DSDT and use iasl to fix the problems. You can try to use this patch to fix your dsdt but there may be variances to your dsdt so it may not patch cleanly. In that case just modify your dsdt manually using the patch provided as a guide. The patch included is from BIOS 3.80. You can view this guide for detailed instructions on using a modified dsdt.
Here are two dsdt files for the P100, the first one is for a system with 1GB RAM while the second is for 2GB RAM. Both are for BIOS version 3.80.
The ACPI problems with the Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 make this a poor choice for Linux. It is extremely difficult to get this laptop working properly.