Toshiba P870: Installing Linux Mint

I have recent­ly start­ed using a Toshi­ba P870 lap­top and decid­ed to install Lin­ux Mint 13 Maya (Cin­na­mon Edi­tion) on it, due to its ease of use and over­all secu­ri­ty soundness.

Being as the Toshi­ba P870 is a rel­a­tive­ly new lap­top, with some com­po­nents’ dri­vers not hav­ing been includ­ed in the instal­la­tion files of Mint, it has been a lit­tle tricky. I’m shar­ing this, for those who want to install mint on the P870 or sim­i­lar lap­tops.  This should save you a cou­ple hours of search­ing.  It will get you the dri­vers you need and get you up and running.

We’re going to dis­cuss howto:

  • Down­load, Burn and Run the Lin­ux Mint Installer
  • Install the miss­ing net­work dri­vers, both WIFI and Eth­er­net, so you can con­nect to the internet
  • Fix the inter­nal sound prob­lem that caus­es the inter­nal speak­ers not to pro­duce any sound
  • Update: Installing the SD Card dri­ver — since this arti­cle was orig­i­nal­ly writ­ten, I also fig­ured out that the SD card dri­ver needs to be installed as well.

With these basics out of the way, you can then use your Toshi­ba P870 lap­top for just about any­thing you want. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Toshi­ba P870: Installing Lin­ux Mint”