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Toshiba Satellite U400D-U405D


This is a guide to running Linux with the AMD based Toshiba Satellite U400-U405 laptop. For the Intel based U400, see the Toshiba Satellite U400-U405 guide.

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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NameToshiba Satellite U400-U405
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2
Screen13.3“ WXGA Widescreen
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Radeon 3100
NetworkEthernet, Atheros 802.11bg

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorOK powernow-k8 module
Screen Partial Cannot adjust brightness
Optical DriveOK
GraphicsOKATI Catalyst drivers
SoundNot tested
WirelessOKMadwifi with new HAL (Atheros AR5700G)
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderSD/SDHC cards workOthers not tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


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Omnibook driver still doesn't support the Satellite U400D/U405D yet. It never detects battery, acts as if its plugged in all the time.

There is a little problem with the catalyst driver: the laptop make all the time a trebble noise.


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