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Toshiba Satellite A500

Introduction

Installed Ubuntu 9.04 on the A505 successfully.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite A500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite A500 page on LapWik.

Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite A500 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite A500
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T6600: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB On-Die L2 cache
Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8700/P7450: 2.13 GHz - 2.53 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3 MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen16“ HD (1366×768)
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorking (both)
ScreenWorking
HDDWorking
Optical DriveWorking
GraphicsWorkingI can run compiz. How else can you tell if graphics is working?
SoundWorking
EthernetWorking
WirelessWorkingUsing this driver for Ubuntu 9.04: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33927923/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz
ModemNot Tested
USBWorking
Card ReaderWorking
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorking
MicrophoneWorking

Notes

Even the webcam and microphone worked straight out of the box with skype under Ubuntu 9.04.

Summary

Everything tested works so far. Output from lspci -v is:

# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 2298
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 7140 [size=8]
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 3

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at d4500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 3

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 70c0 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
I/O ports at 70a0 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at d8804400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at d8800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00006fff
Memory behind bridge: d7800000-d87fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0400000-00000000d14fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: d6700000-d77fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d1500000-00000000d24fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: d5600000-d66fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d2500000-00000000d34fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=08, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
Memory behind bridge: d4600000-d55fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d3500000-00000000d44fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 7080 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 7060 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 7040 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 7020 [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at d8804000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93) (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 7138 [size=8]
I/O ports at 7154 [size=4]
I/O ports at 7130 [size=8]
I/O ports at 7150 [size=4]
I/O ports at 7110 [size=16]
I/O ports at 7100 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [b0] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at d8804800 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at 7000 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 7128 [size=8]
I/O ports at 714c [size=4]
I/O ports at 7120 [size=8]
I/O ports at 7148 [size=4]
I/O ports at 70f0 [size=16]
I/O ports at 70e0 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [b0] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 2299
I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
Memory at d0410000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at d0420000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=2
Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-01
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8152
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at d6700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-e0-4c-ff-fe-22-55-88

04:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e822 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d5600200 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [800] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Kernel modules: sdhci-pci

04:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e230 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d5600100 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>

04:00.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e852 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d5600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>

Toshiba Satellite A500 (different model)

Introduction

Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on Toshiba Satellite A500-1EE

Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite A500
ProcessorIntel i3 M330 @ 2.13GHz 3Mb Cache
Screen16” HD (1366×768)
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT330 M
RAM4GB
HDD500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveBlueRay/DVD Recorder
NetworkRealtek 10/100/1000
Realtek 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorking (both) I think the fan is not working properly though - it is turning on and off every 10-15 seconds and I guess this is draining the battery
ScreenWorking
HDDWorking
Optical DriveWorking
GraphicsWorking
SoundWorking
EthernetWorking But I used the driver from Realtek site, because there were was packet lost with the Ubuntu driver Realtek Driver
WirelessWorking Looks fine but haven't tested >54Mbit speeds
ModemNot Tested
USBWorking
Card ReaderWorking
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorking
MicrophoneWorking

Notes

Overall everything worked out of the box - the only problem seems to be the fan.

Summary

Everything tested works so far. Output from lspci -v is:

# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
Memory behind bridge: d2000000-d30fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000d1ffffff
Capabilities: [88] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d9405000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [8c] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d9408000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at d9400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: d8c00000-d93fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d3100000-00000000d38fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=0b, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00007000-00008fff
Memory behind bridge: d8300000-d8bfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d3900000-00000000d40fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=0c, subordinate=10, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00006fff
Memory behind bridge: d7b00000-d82fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d4100000-00000000d49fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=11, subordinate=15, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: d7300000-d7afffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d4a00000-00000000d51fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=16, subordinate=1a, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: d6a00000-d72fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d5200000-00000000d59fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=1b, subordinate=1f, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: d6200000-d69fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d5a00000-00000000d61fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at d9407000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5) (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=20, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 37
I/O ports at b048 [size=8]
I/O ports at b054 [size=4]
I/O ports at b040 [size=8]
I/O ports at b050 [size=4]
I/O ports at b020 [size=32]
Memory at d9408800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA <?>
Capabilities: [b0] PCIe advanced features <?>
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at d9404000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0a29 (rev a2)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at a000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d3080000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidiafb, nouveau

01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8181
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 7000 [size=256]
Memory at d8300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-e0-4c-ff-fe-22-55-88
Kernel driver in use: rtl819xSE
Kernel modules: r8192se_pci

0c:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 36
I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
Memory at d4104000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d4100000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at d4120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=4
Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-e0-4c-68-00-00-00-46
Kernel driver in use: r8169

16:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d6a00300 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [a4] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [94] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Kernel modules: sdhci-pci

16:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 20) (prog-if 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff08
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
Memory at d6a00200 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [a4] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [94] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel modules: sdhci-pci

16:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d6a00100 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [a4] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [94] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
Kernel modules: jmb38x_ms

16:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller (rev 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d6a00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [a4] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [94] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 8086
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0


Discussion

oxez, 2011/04/04 03:26

Everything is working for me on this laptop, running Arch Linux.

Everything, except the multimedia button LEDs. Anyone got that working?

Dr_Evil, 2010/08/11 16:57

The TV-tuner works “ok” (not 100%) out of the box with ubuntu 10.1 but Bluetooth is not supported without following this; http://www.alexxoid.com/blog/linux/how-to-enable-bluetooth-on-toshiba-satellite-a300-laptop.html or possibly this http://www.itwriting.com/blog/333-fixing-bluetooth-on-a-toshiba-with-ubuntu.html (I haven't tried the method in the 2nd link)

DrE

Lah, 2010/01/02 17:09

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on a Satellite A500/040

all things listed above work, including wireless and Graphics(Linux suggested i install the proprietary drivers, and i did).

I am yet to get the TV tuner working with Ubuntu.

Laptop goes to sleep fine, there are noted problems with hibernate.

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