I intended to write up some sort of HOWTO for using the Toshiba Satellite A80-117 with Debian GNU/Linux for quite some time now, but I don't seem to get around to really finish it. So for now, I'll just release some quick hints about how to get everything working — I'll cover more details and stuff as soon as time permits.
Please consider this a draft and let me know if you have any comments.
This weekend my old laptop has died. Fortunately, the hard drive survived, so I still have all my data and I don't have to reinstall and restore from backups. I couldn't read or answer emails this weekend, as I lacked a computer and/or Internet. That's also the reason why I didn't post anything in my blog the last few days.
I got myself a new laptop now, a Toshiba Satellite A80-117. So far, I'm quite content with it, but I'm still on my way to get things to work. I'll write a small guide about how it went and post it here, soon.