Toshiba P30-R1 and Gentoo (and Ubuntu/Debian/FC/Knoppix)


  • Everything works except memory card reader which seems like it is a piece of crap if you will pardon the expression.
  • PS2 support should be compiled as a module and modprobed later in boot sequence for touchpad support.. I just add it to /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6
  • You can either use radeon built-in xorg drier or the ati-drivers solution
  • Madwifi + wpa_supplicant works better than on any other distro. The tweaks to conf.d/net are awesome!
  • screen timings: HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0 ; VertRefresh 50-70




  • Keyboard would not work until I plugged and unplugged a USB one?
    • I think this was an issue with the kernel USB modules I selected (or did not select)... recompliling now to see..



  • Mobile Intel Pentium4 Processor 532 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (3.06 GHz, 533MHz FSB, L1 Cache 12KB/8KB, L2 Cache 1MB)

Operating System

  • Genuine Windows XP Home (ya right)


  • Standard Memory: 512MB PC2700 DDR (512MB x 1)
  • Maximum Memory: 2GB PC2700 DDR
  • Expansion Modules: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1024MB PC2700 DDR

Hard Disk Drive

  • 100.0 billion bytes, 9.7mm height, Enhanced IDE, 4200rpm.

Optical Drive

  • Built-in DVD Super-Multi Drive functions:
    • Maximum speed:
    • Read: CD-ROM (24X), CD-R (16X), CD-RW (8X), DVD-ROM (8X), DVD-R (4X), DVD-RW (2X), DVD+R (2.4X), DVD+RW (2.4X), DVD-RAM (2X).
    • Write: CD-R (16X). CD-RW (8X), CD-RW (8X), DVD-R (4X). DVD-RW (2X), DVD+R (2.4x), DVD+RW (2.4x), DVD-RAM (2x).

Display System

  • Type: TFT Active Matrix colour LCD display
  • Size (diagonal): 17.0” Wide XGA TFT w/ TruBrite
  • Native LCD Panel Resolution: 1,440x900 16.7 million colours
  • External Support and Max. Colour Support (dependant On CRT): Up to 2,048 x 1536 x 16.7 million colours
  • Simult. Display Support: 1024x768x16.7 million colours

Graphics Controller

  • ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 with 128MB DDR video memory.

Sound System

  • Realtek ALC259 Software Sound
  • 16-bit stereo; Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3D Sound Support, Direct 3D Sound; DirectSound, MIDI (playback), Direct Music


  • V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
  • 10/100 integrated Ethernet LAN
  • Built-in Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11ag)


  • Two expansions slots total. Open slots, can be filled with 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB PC2700 DDR SODIMM modules, for maximum of 2048MB use; (1024MB x 2).
  • 1PC Card slot supports one Type II PC Cards; supports CardBus
  • Ports: 6-in-1 Multimedia port (SD, SmartMedia
  • Memory Stick®, Memory Stick® Pro, MMC, xD-Picture Card), 3 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45, IEEE1394, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB, S-Video Out.


  • Full sized 85 keys with 12 function keys
  • 2.7mm keystroke, 6mm height
  • Dedicated Windows Keys.
  • CD Control Function: Play/Pause, Stop/Eject, Previous, Skip/Next, Mode

Pointing Device

  • Touchpad Pointing device

Physical Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 420mm x 293mm x 39.9mm(Front)/47mm(Back) (H)
  • Weight: 4.3kg (9.49lbs)

AC Adapter

  • 120W external Universal AC adaptor input voltage (100 240V 50/60Hz Frequency (Universal), output voltage (19V, 6.3A).
  • Dimensions : (WxHxD) 150 x 65 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 650g


  • Battery Type: Removable, Rechargeable 12-cell
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion) 14.8V x 6450mAh capacity
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 271.5 x 26.5 x 71.7 mm
  • Battery Life: up to 2.0 hours
  • Recharge Time: Up to 4 hours off / 12 hours on


  • ACPI support, PnP support, VESA support, DPMS support, DDC Support, SM BIOS support, PCI BIOS support.


  • Cable lock slot, power on password, supervisor password

Environmental Specifications

  • Temperature: Operating 5° 35°C (41° 95°F);
  • Non Operating “20° 65°C (-4°149°F)
  • Thermal Gradient: Operating 15 C per hr. max;
  • Non Operating 20 C per hr. max
  • Relative Humidity: Operating 20% to 80% non-condensing; Non-Operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Altitude (relative to sea level): Operating: -60 to 3,000m.;
  • Non-Operating: -60 to 10,000m.
  • Shock: Operating: 10G; Non-Operating 60G
  • Vibration: Operating 0.5G; Non-Operating: 1G


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