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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A300D-A305D laptop. The laptop was tested with Fedora 9 running kernel version 220.127.116.11 SMP. Thank you to Svetoslav P. Chukov for this guide.
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|Name||Toshiba Satellite A300D-A305D|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 TK-57|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon X1200|
|Network||Marvell Yukon Ethernet, Atheros 802.11bg|
|Sound||ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller|
|USB||ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)|
The graphics card is not tested also because the lack of rpm packages in livna repository. All other parts function normally. I would remark that Fedora recognized and turned on the multimedia buttons of the keyboard. So, when I change the sound's volume I see that on the screen. GNOME and that laptop have good integration.
The ethernet card is a little bit special. It is Marvell Yukon and it the driver for that card works properly but for the old device number. To be made to work how it would be, I followed the steps described at http://smolts.org/wiki/pci/11ab/4355/1179/ff50 After that, the card worked immediately.