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Toshiba Satellite C870-19R (17,3", Intel Core i5 3210M, 2,5GHz, 4GB, 640 GB, Intel HD 4000, DVD)

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Toshiba Satellite C870-19R (17,3", Intel Core i5 3210M, 2,5GHz, 4GB, 640 GB, Intel HD 4000, DVD)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

Only limited information regarding the Linux compatibility of the Toshiba Satellite C870-19R is available. This model is supported by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but needs additional configuration for the WiFi chipset.

WiFi

If a Linux kernels of version 3.2 is used

Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

the WiFi chipset, which bases on the Realtek 8723

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ldt. Device 8723

is not supported automatically.

Realtek provides a driver, which momentarily can be downloaded from an anonymous Dropbox account. The following files have to be downloaded:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz

In order to install the driver the build-essentials have to be installed under Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`

Afterwards, the driver can be unpacked and installed:

tar zxvf rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz
cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012
make
sudo make install

Afterwards, the compiled kernel modul rtl8723e can get loaded:

sudo modprobe rtl8723e

The driver mentioned above is only compatible with Linux kernel version 3.2. For kernel version 3.5 an alternative driver needs to be downloaded from:
http://www.liteon.com/UserFiles/driver/Module/Network/WLAN/RTL/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012.tar.gz

Gigabit Ethernet

The on-board Gigabit Ethernet bases on the r8169 chipset and is automatically supported by the Linux kernel:

r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
r8169 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
r8169 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
r8169 0000:03:00.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8168evl/8111evl at 0xf8452000, 00:11:22:33:44:55, XID 0c900800 IRQ 42
r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: jumbo features [frames: 9200 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]

Webcam

The internal webcam has the USB ID 04f2:b307,

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b307 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

and is automatically recognized by and fully supported by the uvcvideo kernel module

uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD (04f2:b307)
nput: TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/input/input5
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

Internal Harddisk

ata1.00: ATA-8: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050, AX003M, max UDMA/100
ata1.00: 976773168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32), AA
ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 AX00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

Internal DVD Drive

ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata3.00: ATAPI: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB, TO03, max UDMA/100
ata3.00: configured for UDMA/100
scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB TO03 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

Sound

The on-board soundcard is automatically supported by the snd_hda_intel kernel module:

snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (1270) terminated with status 1
HDMI status: Codec=3 Pin=7 Presence_Detect=0 ELD_Valid=0
input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
input: HDA Intel PCH Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
input: HDA Intel PCH Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9

Hardware Overview

The following hardware components are used in the Toshiba C870:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)

Overview of USB components:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0930:021d Toshiba Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b307 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

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