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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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|Name||Toshiba Satellite L45|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2310 1.46GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Realtek 8187 802.11bg Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0|
|Graphics||Yes||See notes below|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||No||See notes below|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
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.
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.