The Toshiba Linux Utilities

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Welcome to the Toshiba Linux Utilities pages. The purpose of these pages is to act as reference point for my small series of programs to control the more Toshiba specific aspects of their laptops. In particular they allow many of the settings controlled by either Toshiba's MaxTime or Power Saver utilities to be changed under Linux. The code is licensed under the GNU Public licence (GPL).

These utilities are designed for Linux, in there current state they will not compile or run on other Unix or Unix like operating systems, however I would happly accept patches that change this situation.

The Toshiba Linux utilities are specific to Toshiba laptops, and will not run on laptops from other manufactures. In addition they will not run on Satellite 16xx, 17xx, 3000 and 35DVD machines from Toshiba either. These models sport Pheonix BIOS'es and are made in that part of China that is not part of China. In short they are not true Toshiba laptops and are unlikely to ever be supported by the Toshiba Linux Utilities.

Microsoft Windows

Please note that I am not a free replacement support operation for your Microsoft Windows problems. I do not answer questions about Toshiba laptops under Windows unless you are willing to pay for my time.

However I do now a port of my fan program to Microsoft Windows. The program however is also shareware but has a very reasonable registration fee. So if you find it useful pay up. For those looking for a way to say thanks thanks for all the effort I put into the Toshiba Linux Utilities, feel free to register a copy even if you don't run Microsoft Windows.

The Windows version of the fan program is really a showcase for my Windows Toshiba Software Development Kit. It's purpose is to enable you to determine if the SDK will will work on your laptop before purchase.

See the Windows link on the navigation bar on your right for more information and how to download the fan program

Contact Details

I can be reached via email at However it is generally pointless to ask me questions about setting Linux up on a particular laptop model. The chances are that I don't have access to the model in question and/or I will most likely be unfamiliar with the distribution you are using.

For the record I currently own a Tecra 8200 with network dock, Tecra 780DVD and a Libretto 50CT and I use the GNU/Debian Linux distribution. I currently have on loan from Toshiba Europe a Satellite 4080XCDT and a Portage 7020CT with CD/Network dock. I no longer own a Satellite Pro 400CS


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