Just a problem
I got a Toshiba Satellite 1955-S805 Laptop.I setup Red Hat Linux 9.0 I got 2 problems on it.The first one, i cannot use screen resolution on 800x600 and above it,on the other hand linux couldn't recognize my modem.
Graphic Card:GeForce4 440
Modem:Toshiba Software Modem
Resolution poss because of Nvidia drivers not installed, goto http://www.nvidia.com Download the drivers (IA32 i think it is.
logout of X and goto run level 3
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
go back to runlevel 5, should b able to do more than 800x600.
Not sure about ur other prob tho, soz!
The modem sounds like it's a so-called "software modem" or "winmodem", which means that a driver (or module in linux language) is needed for that specific hardware. Winmodems are inexpensive "modems" that actually use up CPU cycles to run them, as they have no controller chip of their own.
I don't know about this specific laptop make/model but it might be worthwhile doing a google web and newsgroup search to see what other people's experiences have been. Some winmodems have had modules written for them by the open-source community (with usually a refusal of help from the vendors) so you might try looking for that too: