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
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.
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
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