Setup toshiba 2414-s205 for use in linux
So here I am trying to setup Kathleen laptop so that linux will work fully on it again. I got the cd writer working, there is good documentation out there for that. Just setup a generic scsi device and include the ide-scsi kernel modules. There may be a little more but not much.
I got the video to work correctly by finding someone else who had solved the problem. I had earlier but when I removed the linux partition I forgot to save some critical files, kernel .config, XF86Config and others I am sure.
But to get video working setup the video device with the following:
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)”
Option “NvAGP” “3”
Option “Nologo” “false”
Option “IgnoreEDID” “true”
You will need to compile the nvidia drivers. Works like a charm for me, YMMV.
Also apparently there can be problems with the keyboard that is solved by adding/uncommenting the following in the XF86Config under the keyboard setup:
Now I am just trying to get the sound to work. There was a page up on the net somewhere which I reached through Linux on Laptops. But now that link is gone now and points to another page that does not supply as much info. I am hoping to rectify that situation here.