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 Post subject: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:04 am 
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recently updated my trusty old 2005 Qosmio to p4, just adding my info here again... letting people know some of their much oldr hardware becomes viable once again...

Code:
spence@qosmio ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: qosmio Kernel: 3.8.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Portable PC version: Version 1.0
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC version: Version A0 Bios: TOSHIBA version: Version 1.10 date: 05/10/2005
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV43M [GeForce Go 6600]
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV43 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.3
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200
           IF: eth1 state: up mac: 00:12:f0:8f:8b:89
           Card-2: Intel 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile driver: e100
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:0e:7b:bc:c6:74
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 99.9GB (2.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK1032GA size: 99.9GB
Partition: ID: / size: 91G used: 2.0G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 228M used: 29M (14%) fs: ext2
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 84.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 136 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 158.5/1002.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4



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'12 HP Pavilion G6-1D26DX ~ peppermintFour 64 bit
'05 Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 ~ peppermintFour 32 bit


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:32 pm 
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That's great. There's nothing wrong with a computer just because it's several years old and Linus knows this. 8-) (that just means it was great to begin with if it's still running several years later)


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:56 pm 
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it was an expensive laptop back in its day... i managed to snatch the floor model off the shelf as this particular model was being phased out... but it still had a hefty price tag... its processor is better than a lot of new stuff i see for sale... but the poor thing does wheeze when one tries to fire up youtube... only holds 1GB of memory MAX...

its been a handy thing to have as a backup when the HP "wizardry" of my 2012 pavilion G6 machine decides to stage revolts ;)

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'05 Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 ~ peppermintFour 32 bit


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I have a similar laptop of 2005, with Peppermint 4 on it:

System: Host: toshfk Kernel: 3.8.0-26-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine: System: TOSHIBA product: TECRA A4 version: PTA42U-00T004
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC version: Version A0 Bios: TOSHIBA version: Version 1.10 date: 09/26/2005
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600]
X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV380 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.3
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I have to say that despite it is indeed an old lap is still very usable with a lightweight OS like Peppermint. I dual boot Peppermint 4 and Manjaro Linux, both distros are fast and reliable. I use it for browsing the web and write/read texts (Libreoffice).

Finally, Peppermint is the only OS that has worked for me "out of the box" recognizing immediately all the hardware without fuss. I tried several distro before.


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:11 pm 
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the peppermintOS creators / developers have done a fantastic job making sure "everything just works" OOTB... makes computing fun again... instead of a chore...

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'12 HP Pavilion G6-1D26DX ~ peppermintFour 64 bit
'05 Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 ~ peppermintFour 32 bit


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:10 pm 
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4 months after last using the Toshiba Qosmio, I opened it up and did a
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


rebooted and all is working as well as it ever did... still has a couple of hiccups during boot up and reboot that linger since the very first time that I installed peppermintOne, but the fact I've spent no time trying to fix them tells you how much they don't bother me...

peppermint4 on my old hardware rocks!


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'12 HP Pavilion G6-1D26DX ~ peppermintFour 64 bit
'05 Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 ~ peppermintFour 32 bit


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Great ..

Cheers for the feedback spence :)

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:00 pm 
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once again, opening the trusty old Qosmio is a joy as PCNetSpec and I do triage on the newer computer... none of the hassles of the much newer HP Pavilion G6... the
Code:
spence@qosmio ~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.



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'12 HP Pavilion G6-1D26DX ~ peppermintFour 64 bit
'05 Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 ~ peppermintFour 32 bit


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Through pain, enlightenment will come


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:15 pm 
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That is great. I love to hear about older computers getting a new lease on life. I'm getting ready to do much the same with my old G4 Mac PowerBook. The old girl had Ubuntu 12-04 LTS PPC installed. However, the HD recently died. I've sourced a new 40GB IDE drive that I'm going to install Debian 7.2 LXDE PPC. Debian are supporting PowerPCs for the foreseeable future. Great as a second laptop for light stuff and I really like Debian. There is no reason to throw away an old computer.

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:21 pm 
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It's been very handy to have this old Toshiba around ever since purchasing my testy HP... If I ever give up on the HP... Toshiba will be on the top of my list for purchase... As i can't afford any of the laptops currently selling pre-installed with linux

Only trouble I have on Qosmio, it tends to overheat quickly and slow to a crawl, so its not one i can spend hours on...

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