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Toshiba Satellite M70

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite M70 laptop. The M70 is a Centrino based laptop with a standard set of internal 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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Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite M70
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x700
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemYesUse the slmodem driver
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
ACPIYesUse the omnibook module

Notes

You will need to use the ATI's proprietary fglrx module for 3D support from the ATI Mobility Radeon x700 in the M70. The open source radeon module does not support 3D. For installation instructions for the ATI driver you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.

Summary

Like many other Centrino based laptops the Toshiba Satellite M70 has no problem at all handling Linux.


Discussion

Geoff Wood, 2010/11/21 19:33

satellite M70 turns off when power pack is plugged in or out with linux 9.10 and 10.04 installed, O.K.on Windows XP (dual booting)

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