Recipes for Ubuntu linux on Toshiba laptops

I started this section in March 2009 after installing Ubuntu 8.10 on a Toshiba Portégé R600 laptop to replace a MacBook Pro that I didn't like.  Summary:  the Portégé R600 proved a great computer except for its fan noise, and a far better daily companion than my MacBook Pro.  Ubuntu worked very well on it.  The basic installation was easy, but many applications needed laborious nontrivial fine-tuning.  Adaptation to my preferences and habits took weeks of heavy googling.  I then posted the details here to make such a job easier for others like me.  In December 2009 I added hard-learned recipes "how not to sudo-cide Ubuntu and how to revive it if you do", and "how to undo an Ubuntu update".  In June 2012 I upgraded per clean install to Ubuntu 12.04.  In April 2014 I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Portégé Z930.


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Rob Rutten 2017-09-26