Toshiba Portege Z30-A

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
GPU 8086:0a16 Yes
Audio 8086:9c20 Yes
WiFi 8086:08b1 Yes
Ethernet 8086:155a Yes
Card reader 10ec:5227 Untested
Bluetooth 8087:07dc Yes
Webcam 04f2:b3b2 Untested
Smartcart reader 0b97:7772 Yes
Fingerprint sensor 138a:0010 Yes

High-performance ultrabook laptop of Toshiba made for professionals and business. Portégé Z30-A has a long-lasting battery, full-size ports in a laptop of 13.3" and 1.2Kg.


The toshiba_bluetooth kernel module is auto-loaded but is not necessary and, in fact, is counter-productive since as soon as you disable Bluetooth (e.g. with rfkill), it seems to attempt to re-load the Intel Bluetooth firmware every few seconds. Just blacklist the module, to make it permanent create:

blacklist toshiba_bluetooth


linux-firmware is needed for the correct working of WiFi, see Network configuration/Wireless.

Smartcard reader

Works perfectly with ccid & opensc, see Smartcards.

Display backlight control

Control with the Fn buttons works correctly in 3.17 and 3.18 kernel. However, in 3.19 kernel, a minimum configuration is needed because toshiba_acpi kernel module add some non-necessary backlight control. For controlling with Fn, create:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" # use your backlight that works here

Keyboard backlight control

The backlight works correctly if it is configured on BIOS. toshiba_acpi kernel module add support for configuring the backlit of the keyboard. However, Fn+Z does not work. The modules can be changed in /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/TOS6208:00/kbd_backlight_mode with the modes: 2,8,16.

# echo 2 > /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/TOS6208:00/kbd_backlight_mode

Fingerprint reader

Fprint has support for it. However, the image usually is wrong (lengthened) and needs two, three or more tries to obtain verifications.

See also