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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 laptop.
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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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite Pro A300|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 200GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 3945AGN 802.11abg or Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Processor||Works out of box|
|Screen||Works 1280×800 at 60hz out of box|
|HDD||Works out of box|
|Optical Drive||Works out of box|
|Graphics||Works out of box|
|Sound||Works - work required to enable Skype sound|
|Ethernet||Works out of box|
|Wireless||Works very badly out of box*|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|USB||Works out of box|
|Card Reader||Works out of box|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Works with compiled uvc driver*|
Using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and Fedora 10
*I tested wifi on ubuntu 9.10 updated Dec 19 2009. It drops connections and has lousy reception compared to windows drivers. Speed is slow and latency is high. It works but in reality it is totally useless.
Vista SP1 can cause problems with dual boot if you install Linux second
Like a bought one - rating 9.5 out of 10