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Toshiba Satellite A55

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A55 laptop. The A55 is Toshiba's low end laptop with basically the bare essentials included.

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 A55
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 360 1.4 GHz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Installation on Linux on the A55 was simple without any complications encountered at all.

Summary

The Toshiba Satellite A55 includes common components which makes it well suited to run Linux.


Discussion

J.R. Raith, 2009/07/11 15:33

I'm able to boot the official, pressed Ubuntu 9.04 Live CD on this laptop just fine, but since the DVD drive is failing, I'm having a lot of trouble booting a Mint 7 CD that I burned myself.

Booting this laptop to a USB drive seems all but impossible.

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