Toshiba Tecra 8200

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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.


Use the ALSA module: snd-ymfpci


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"
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "lcdhard"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh  55.0 - 90.0
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "tridentXP"
	Driver      "trident"
	ChipSet     "bladeXP"
	Card        "trident bladeXP"

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


  • Wired

in /etc/modprobe.conf

alias eth0 eepro100

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

eth0=" netmask broadcast"
gateway="default gw"
  • Wireless

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


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: 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.

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


some references

  • installation report
** Mandrake Linux 9.0/9.1 on Toshiba Tecra 8200
** Mandrake Linux 8.2 (Bluebird) and Win 2000 on Toshiba Tecra 8200 mini-HOWTO
** Redhat 7.2 on Toshiba Tecra 8200 HOWTO
  • specifiq software
** modem pctel Toshiba Satellite 1100- S101.
*** pctel-linux
*** fnfx
* ifplugd