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Toshiba Satellite L770D-L775D

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L770D-L775D laptop. If you have the Toshiba Satellite L770D-L775D and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L770D-L775D specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite L770D-L775D
ProcessorAMD Dual-Core A4-3305M Accelerated Processor
AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor
Screen17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Network10/100 Ethernet
Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundWorks
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadWorks
Suspend/ResumeWorks

Notes

Summary

The Toshiba Satellite L770D-L775D seems to work quite well with Linux.


Discussion

Wahrsuul, 2012/07/17 18:50

Model - 770D-BT5N11 with the A8 processor, 4gb memory and 500gb HD.
OS - dual boot Win 7 Pro and PCLinuxOS.

I've been using PCLOS since the 2009 version and been very happy with it. It ran well (with some tweaks) on my Toshiba Satellite 305D, so when I upgraded to the 770D, I had high hopes.

Installation was a little inconvenient. I had to delete the rescue partition and the windows partition and reload from the ground up. Maybe I'm wrong, but when I left things as they were; shrank the win 7 partition and added a root, swap and shared partion, the system would not deal with 5 primary partitions as it saw it. So the rescue partition had to go. I made a rescue disc set, wiped the drive and installed.

I can't say I'm unhappy with with Linux on this laptop, but it needs work. Sound seems to be the biggest issue. The opening and closing sounds for KDE work fine with ALSA, but the MP3 player and my games don't work. After some research, I enabled Pulse Audio. MP3s play, but my games sound is choppy and/or static-y. I played with many of the settings with no resolution.

The system will run hot unless cpufreq is installed, enabled and set up. It took a little tweaking, but worked well enough.

Wireless and wired networks worked well out of the box.

That's all I got to test before the hardware failed. Not sure what happened, but the system refused to boot. This was after about 5 months of ownership. I'm not versed enough to know if PCLOS had anything to do with it, but I doubt it. This is my 4th Toshiba laptop and the only one I've ever had to get warranty work on. The experience wan't great, so hopefully I won't have to do it again.

As of the date of this writing, I'm back to dual booting. I still have the sound issue, but everything else seems to be working as before.

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