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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop. Thanks to Michael Lashkevich for providing this report. This laptop was tested with OpenSUSE 10.3
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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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L300 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite L300|
|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 550 2.0GHz|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Wireless||Not Tested||device detected but only configured with Yast|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Hibernation||Yes||kernel provided with grub bootloader|
Everything tested works perfectly.
There was a problem with the AHCI support of the hard disk. Then I switched the controller to the Compatibility Mode (via BIOS), booted Linux, then registered as a root, made a backup of 'initrd', and then typed:
$ mkinitrd -m 'ahci'
Then I halted the computer, switched the controller to the AHCI mode, and booted it again.
There are many reports of non-functioning “Fn” keys and also with ACPI fan control issues, especially after suspending or hibernating. This issue is due to a fault in the InsydeH20 BIOS code, version 1.5. The solution is to upgrade (flash) a more recent version of the BIOS (specifically version 2.2). Read how to do that here.
The Toshiba Satellite L300 works well with Linux. Only some minor configuration work was required which may not be necessary for other Linux distributions.