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.