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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop. The A105 is a lower end model laptop which features good Linux support with minimal configuration required.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Toshiba Satellite A105|
|Processor||Intel Core T2050 1.66 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module (Deprecated in 2.6.24+, use in kernel driver with firmware from your distribution software repository)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
As standard the native resolution of the A105 is 1280×800 however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this screen resolution would not be usable right away.You can view our guide about the Intel GMA 950 here for a method to fixing this.
The Toshiba Satellite A105 needs some minor extra configuration to get it working properly under Linux but after this is done the laptop works very well