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==INSTALL in a toshiba tecra 8200==
 
==INSTALL in a toshiba tecra 8200==
 
Install goes pretty smooth and error-free. All my recommendations are provided to make your install process easier. If you do not need them,  or find ways to make a certain process easier or better, please edit this document.
 
Install goes pretty smooth and error-free. All my recommendations are provided to make your install process easier. If you do not need them,  or find ways to make a certain process easier or better, please edit this document.
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don't forget to install the window manager of your choice. it could be xfce or gnome or kde.
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don't forget to install the window manager of your choice. it could be xfce or gnome or kde. and to pacman the trident driver
  
 
==Network==
 
==Network==
 
* Wired
 
* Wired
in <code>/etc/modprobe.conf</code>
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in <code>/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf</code>
 
  alias eth0 eepro100
 
  alias eth0 eepro100
  
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==Modem==
 
==Modem==
The modem now appears to be working. I have not actually used it to connect as I don't have a dial up account, but I have every reason to believe that it will function correctly as it is detected and I can dial out. The drivers for the modem are available here: [http://www.smlink.com/objects/slmodem-2.9.10.tar.gz slmodem drivers] download the latest slmodem-x.x.x.tar.gz, I am using slmodem-2.9.6 with a 2.6.4 kernel. Make sure you read the README file.
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The modem appears to be working. The drivers for the modem are no longer available from the official source. You can find a collection of them [http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/ here] from an unofficial source.
  
==some tweaking==
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==Some tweaking==
 
Install the HWD package. This is a nice hardware detection script. This is in the extra repo.
 
Install the HWD package. This is a nice hardware detection script. This is in the extra repo.
 
  pacman -S hwd
 
  pacman -S hwd
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  ntpdate pool.ntp.org
 
  ntpdate pool.ntp.org
  
==some references==
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==Some references==
 
*installation report
 
*installation report
 
** [http://www.justobjects.nl/just/linux/linux-tecra-8200-all.html Mandrake Linux 9.0/9.1 on Toshiba Tecra 8200]
 
** [http://www.justobjects.nl/just/linux/linux-tecra-8200-all.html Mandrake Linux 9.0/9.1 on Toshiba Tecra 8200]

Revision as of 14:05, 26 September 2012

INSTALL in a toshiba tecra 8200

Install goes pretty smooth and error-free. All my recommendations are provided to make your install process easier. If you do not need them, or find ways to make a certain process easier or better, please edit this document.

Audio

Use the ALSA module: snd-ymfpci

Video

Use xorg.

In Xorg.conf, these parameters work.

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "PS/2"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "lcdhard"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh  55.0 - 90.0
EndSection
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "tridentXP"
	Driver      "trident"
	ChipSet     "bladeXP"
	Card        "trident bladeXP"
EndSection

don't forget to install the window manager of your choice. it could be xfce or gnome or kde. and to pacman the trident driver

Network

  • Wired

in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

alias eth0 eepro100

and in rc.conf, configure your network as you want. in my case eth0 is like

eth0="192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255"
gateway="default gw 192.168.0.1"
ROUTES=(gateway)
  • Wireless

if i follow other persons, it would be run with orinoco_cs. you must install pcmcia_cs and wirelesstools

Modem

The modem appears to be working. The drivers for the modem are no longer available from the official source. You can find a collection of them here from an unofficial source.

Some tweaking

Install the HWD package. This is a nice hardware detection script. This is in the extra repo.

pacman -S hwd

comment or remove in rc.sysinit the last line, it's a screensaver but usually, you have another one

/usr/bin/setterm -blank 15
  • permit to the user to halt or reboot the system
  • using nano to change the config file, it's very simple to use but to prevent the problem of wraping add in /etc/nanorc
set nowrap
  • time

to synchronise your time use ntpclient. install the npt package, then when you want update time

ntpdate pool.ntp.org

Some references