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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owners would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Satellite 1400-103

Sub-models (PS140E-03CSQ-SW) options :
- Video card (Intel or ATI radeon or ATI FireGL) (adapt this list to actually match options available. Common features are listed below)
- Screen size (14", 15", or 15" wide)
- Wireless card
- Disk and Ram size, optical device
- Other options, like fingerprint reader, bluetooth...

Overall Status

Core Components


Boot Standard Kernel:


LAN network card:


Detect CD/DVD:


Detect hard drives:


Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling




Sleep / Suspend




- OpenGL


- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)


Switch to External Screen



- Built-in (Trackpoint)


- Built-in (Touchpad)






Keyboard's Hotkeys


Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

{X} Have to skip network installation because stock kernel with 6.0.1 (2.6.32) does not support wifi card (rtl8192se). Need to use LAN.



To get advanced 3D volume rendering working, one need to use fglrx-glx version 1:11-6-3 at least (1:10-9-3 does not work in some cases).

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI"
    Driver      "fglrx"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    DefaultDepth     24


Output of aplay -l gives:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****

Getting the internal mic is very difficult. So far only skype works when selecting: HDA Intel, ALC259 Analog (hw:0,0)

One need to also add to alsa-base.conf

options snd-hda-intel model=auto
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

Power Management

You have to edit /etc/default/grub and set:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"

See bug in linux kernel:


Card is a:

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10)

One need a linux kernel 3.0.0 image to get it to work and the non-free package firmware-realtek

                description: Wireless interface
                product: RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                logical name: wlan0
                version: 10
                serial: 1c:65:9d:ba:25:47
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192se driverversion=3.0.0-1-amd64 firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                resources: irq:17 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d1100000-d1103fff

Keyboard's Hotkeys

Unlikely to ever get it working. There is a patch on internet, but it has never been accepted upstream.

One cannot insert the toshiba_acpi module on these systems.


Also unlikely to getting fix, see:

Laptop's fan are continuously running. acpi output is pretty scarce:

$ acpi  -V
Battery 0: Unknown, 99%
Battery 0: design capacity 4500 mAh, last full capacity 4324 mAh = 96%
Adapter 0: on-line
Cooling 0: LCD 0 of 7
Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 4: Processor 0 of 3

System Summary


00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)


00:00 PNP0a08 (unknown)


lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0461:4d22 Primax Electronics, Ltd 

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.



Some configuration files and sample outputs.