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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A70 laptop. The A70 is a fairly ordinary laptop but does have great Linux support.
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 A70|
|Processor||Intel Pentium4 3.06GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 9000|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Atheros 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-atiixp driver|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the Madwifi module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For the Radeon 9000 graphics chip in the A70 you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.
There were no problems in getting the Toshiba Satellite A70 notebook working under Linux.