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Toshiba Satellite L450D

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L450D laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite L450D. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite L450D page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L450D specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite L450D
ProcessorAMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Processor RM-74 : 2.20 GHz, 1 MB On-Die L2 cache
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor QL-64 : 2.10 GHz, 1 MB On-Die L2 cache
AMD Sempron Processor : 2.10GHz, 512KB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6” HD (1366×768)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 3200
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 250GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessPartialSee notes
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Wireless

The Satellite L450D uses the Realtek 8172 wireless controller. At the moment no Linux distribution supports this as standard so you will need to compile and install it yourself. You can download the drivers from the Realtek 8192se driver page. Even though it states the drivers are for the 8192se they also work with the 8172. Also see this guide for details on installing this driver with Ubuntu 9.10. I'm also planning to write guides for other distributions as well so keep an eye on Linwik.

Some people have observed some flakiness of this driver, if you are having this issue you may like to periodically check the Realtek download page for updated drivers.

Summary

The Toshiba Satellite L450D is OK with Linux but requires a bit of work to get the wireless component working. Other than that it works quite well.


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