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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite M300D-M305D laptop.
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|Name||Toshiba Satellite M300D-M305D|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||2GB to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 320GB|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon 3100|
|Network||Gigabit Marvell Ethernet, Atheros 802.11bg|
|Processor||Works||PowerNow works with 2.6.26 or newer|
|LCD Screen||Works||Maximum 1280×800 resolution|
|HDD||Works||Use AHCI SATA driver|
|Graphics||Works||With ATI binary drivers to get 3D acceleration|
|Sound||Works||With OSS4 oss_hdaudio driver (no microphone input using ALSA snd-hda-intel driver)|
|Ethernet||Works||With sky2 module on 2.6.26 kernel or newer|
|Wireless||Works||With latest madwifi (kernel <2.6.26) or ath9k module (kernel 2.6.26 or newer)|
|56K Modem||Works||With Linuxant HSF modem drivers|
|USB||Works||EHCI + OHCI, USB 2.0 works|
|Card Reader||Works||Winbond W83L51xD interface|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Works||With UVC V4L driver|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Toshiba Satellite M300D-M305D here.
The M305D I have is the M305D-S4829, with AMD Turion and 4 GB of ram. I have tried both Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and Gentoo. So far, I prefer Gentoo on it, simply because of my familiarity with Gentoo instead of Ubuntu. However, both worked approximately the same way. The Hardy Heron LiveCD didn't recognize either the ethernet or the wireless cards (drivers weren't up to date). However there was a binary hack for the sky2 module to load and make the ethernet work on ubuntu forums. Everything besides the microphone works when using the right driver. Only downside is that the microphone input isn't detected from either Ubuntu or Gentoo. The inputs appear in alsamixer, but don't seem to work properly.