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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A65 laptop. The A65 is quite a standard laptop with quite a powerful processor although battery life is not great.
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 A65|
|Processor||Intel Pentium4 3.2 GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 7000|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Atheros 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-atiixp driver|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the Madwifi module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
For the A65's Radeon 7000 you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions for the fglrx module you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.
There were no problems in getting the Toshiba Satellite A65 working with any modern Linux distribution.