Toshiba released on the 3rd of March 2011 a new BIOS for its notebooks:
– Satellite R630
– Portege R700
– Portege R705
So far I do not know which improvements it includes, but soon I wanted to try to install openSUSE 11.4 on my Satelitte R630. Then I will see how the combination of Linux kernel 2.6.36 and the new BIOS is working out.
You can get the update from: http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_bios.jsp?service=EU