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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite A75 laptop. The A75 is quite a fast notebook but its battery life is limited at best due to the processor used.
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 A75|
|Processor||Intel Pentium4 3.2GHz|
|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|
The Mobility Radeon 9000 can work with either one of the open source radeon or ATI's proprietary fglrx modules. For installation instructions on the fglrx module you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.
Install Linux on the Toshiba Satellite A75 was issue free and straight forward.