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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite M115 laptop. Toshiba has targets the Satellite M115 as a mid to lower range laptop but it still has a decent set of components.
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 M115|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The Satellite M115 has a native screen resolution of 1280×800. However due to how the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away until you configure the laptop with the 915resolution tool. You can see the Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information on the 915resolution tool.
There was some slight configuration work required for the Toshiba Satellite M115 but after this is done Linux works without issue at all.