Toshiba Laptop

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:
Section “Device”
Identifier “nvidia”
Driver “nvidia”
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)”
VideoRam 32768
Option “NvAGP” “3”
Option “Nologo” “false”
Option “IgnoreEDID” “true”
EndSection
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:
Option “XkbDisable”

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.

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