I recently bought a Toshiba U300-143 laptop with M$-Vista preinstalled. I made quite an effort to customize it in such a way that would resemble my previous ubuntu laptop (by installing cygwin and such utilities) but even the simplest tasks in Linux took for ever in Vista. So I decided to install Ubuntu, after loosing 4 days of hopeless Vista cutomization.
It turned out that Ubuntu installation was not an easy task: I had to google for almost two days to compile the following information from various web pages. I provide these pieces of information here primarily for my own reference and with the hope that somebody else might find them useful. Please keep in mind that what follows works for my installation, on my laptop so follow them completely at your own risk.
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-generic
/etc/X11/xorg.conf like this:
Section "Device" Identifier "Generic Video Card" Driver "intel" BusID "PCI:0:2:0" Option "monitor-TV" "TVOutput" ... Section "Monitor" Identifier "TVOutput" Option "Disable" "true" EndSection
And then update initrd:
sudo update-initramfs -u
svn co http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk/ make sudo make install
svn co https://omnibook.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/omnibook/omnibook/trunk
Then follow the directions given in this thread.