Portege M400 and 3.60 BIOS

Ubuntu Linux running on the M400 and it seems that almost all BIOS version 3.60 prerequisite are broken because there are errors of the quirk on the CPU APIC. Perhaps Microsoft could circumvent the APIC tables broken for awhile but things with Linux is a bit bulky. Microsoft asked to Toshiba for a BIOS update to address these issues and it seems to be fixed from 3.50.

See here

Even under Linux not more APIC errors appear. :-) But after the update from 3.60 BIOS splash screen remains active and keeps me to select an option for a boot (grub) multi entry. If the OS is already from the start screen become white first, then gives finally control the operating system. Others see this as well?

I am able to select something in my Start menu, but it is more guess the start screen is always at the top. Very annoying it :-(

Another issue I have is that sometimes the system freezes for a few seconds and then continues, nothing to see in the logs when you use a Tablet Ubuntu or Windows XP Home edition. So might be a bug in the BIOS once more. Yet once you are looking for confirmation, other know about this as well.

Reflash 3.60 a couple of times, but seeing this behavior over and over again.

Although it seems to be some control fan in 3.60. He does not like a DC9 aircraft, but were still not silent like the 1.80W or the 2.10N of BIOS versions. Nice to see these fan noise changes incorporated in 3.60 and later

Hi Robert

I know you hate me, but the fact is that Portege M400 has sticker next to the keyboard and it says something like designed for Microsoft. With short words: Linux OS is not supported.

If you need help with Linux on Toshiba laptops please check http://newsletter.toshiba-tro.de/main/index.html

Question about freezing is very strange and if you want to check properly install recovery without additional software image. In this case you will have factory settings and clean the preinstalled operating system. If you notice some outstanding questions, you must contact authorized service partner and clarify this point.

Good luck!

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