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Toshiba Satellite L45

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L45 laptop.

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 L45
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2310 1.46GHz
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Network10/100 Ethernet, Realtek 8187 802.11bg Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesSee notes below
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessNoSee notes below
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 in the Satellite L45 is quite new and requires a recent version of Xorg to work properly. Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8 and other distributions released around this time work fine.

The wireless controller does not have any good drivers available for Linux. There are these drivers which are currently under development but I couldn't get them to work at all.

Summary

The major issue with the Toshiba Satellite L45 is the Realtek wireless controller found in it. Linux does not yet have a good set of drivers to use with this controller so you properly wont have any wifi access.


Discussion

newidforu, 2009/07/16 16:44

Wireless now works starting with kernels 2.6.27 and above. Thw wireless card is rtl8187b and not rtl8187l which is way better.

PatHenry, 2008/07/15 05:13

Bateria y Contraste

Alguien tiene experiencia sobre el control de contraste de la pantalla?

Y el uso de la bateria?

Saludos!!

Somebody has experience on the control of resistance of the screen? And the use of the battery? Greetings!

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