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Toshiba Satellite A110

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A110 notebook. The A110 is a lower end laptop and comes with the Intel Core Solo processor. Linux compatibility for this notebook is good.

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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Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite A110
ProcessorIntel Core Solo T1350 1.86 GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Some models of the Satellite A110 come with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics chip. This has not been tested yet but it should work with the standard radeon driver.

The Satellite A110 has a screen resolution of 1280×800, however the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions in such a way that this resolution would not be usable right away. You may like to view the Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information about this issue including a fix.

Summary

There were no problems in getting the Toshiba Satellite A110 to work well with Linux after some minor configuration work.


Discussion

david, 2010/08/10 22:11

My /var/log/messages

[ 2118.000082] WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.32/net/sched/sch_generic.c:261 dev_watchdog+0x1fe/0x210()
[ 2118.000089] Hardware name: Satellite A110
[ 2118.000095] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (r8169): transmit queue 0 timed out
[ 2118.000101] Modules linked in: hid_sunplus usbhid hid aes_i586 aes_generic binfmt_misc ppdev dm_crypt joydev snd_hd$
[ 2118.000243] Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.32-24-generic #39-Ubuntu
[ 2118.000250] Call Trace:
[<c014c492>] warn_slowpath_common+0x72/0xa0
[<c04d987e>] ? dev_watchdog+0x1fe/0x210
[<c04d987e>] ? dev_watchdog+0x1fe/0x210
[<c014c50b>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2b/0x30
[<c04d987e>] dev_watchdog+0x1fe/0x210
[<c0163a40>] ? insert_work+0x60/0xb0
[<c012a498>] ? default_spin_lock_flags+0x8/0x10
[<c058ccdf>] ? _spin_lock_irqsave+0x2f/0x50
[<c0163d06>] ? queue_work+0x36/0x50
[<c015b6fe>] run_timer_softirq+0x13e/0x2c0
[<c017613c>] ? tick_handle_oneshot_broadcast+0x12c/0x140
[<c04d9680>] ? dev_watchdog+0x0/0x210
[<c0153128>]
do_softirq+0x98/0x1b0
[<c019fd04>] ? handle_IRQ_event+0x54/0x150
[<c01a2f79>] ? move_native_irq+0x19/0x50
[<c0153285>] do_softirq+0x45/0x50
[<c01533d5>] irq_exit+0x65/0x70
[<c0591155>] do_IRQ+0x55/0xc0
[<c016d5b5>] ? sched_clock_local+0xa5/0x180
[<c0103a30>] common_interrupt+0x30/0x40
[<c016007b>] ? sys_setrlimit+0xb/0x120
[<c039dff5>] ? acpi_idle_enter_bm+0x26b/0x29a
[<c04a1d9a>] cpuidle_idle_call+0x7a/0x100
[<c01021d4>] cpu_idle+0x94/0xd0
[<c057a728>] rest_init+0x58/0x60
[<c07a38ec>] start_kernel+0x351/0x357
[<c07a33c7>] ? unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x19e
[<c07a30aa>] i386_start_kernel+0xaa/0xb1
[ end trace dbfcf648f05dede5 ]—

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