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Laptop Toshiba Satellite A100 (PSAA2c-03501N)
BIOS Phoenix bios
Intel Celeron M 360J
Core: Dothan-1024
L2 Cache: 1024KB
FSB: 400MHz
Processor Speed: 1.4GHz
Supports: MMX, SSE, SSE2, XD(eXecute Disabled bit), lacks SpeedStep.
Radeon Xpress 200M (for Intel)
Northbridge: RS400
Southbridge: SB400
HDD SATA 40GB (5400rpm) Fujitsu(Model: MHV2040BH)
256MB DDR2-533(PC4200)
Two memory slots for a maximum of 2GB.
15.4" WXGA-CSV(Widescreen), Active Matrix Display
Resolution: 1280x800
Video ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, with up to 256MB shared video memory(requires 1GB system memory), default is 64MB.
Read: CD-ROM 24x, DVD-ROM 8x
Write: CD-R 24x, CD-RW 4x, HS CD-RW 10x
IEEE 1394 - FireWire/i.LINK(tm) Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
ENE Technology Inc CB1410 CardBus Controller
PCMCIA 16-bit compatible
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
10/100 Mbit/s
Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G 802.11b/g
Hardware encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP
ATI Technologies Inc IXP USB/USB2
Ports: 4
Video Out Jack S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL data to external devices
ATI Technologies Inc IXP
supports theater class AC-97 compliance up to 7.1/5.1 channel output
Modem ATI Technologies Inc IXP MC-97
Infrared port None
Integrated Bluetooth None
Express Media Player None
Ports/Slots 1x PCMCIA/Cardbus, 1x microphone, 1x headphones, 1x ethernet LAN, 1x modem, 4x USB 2.0, 1x VGA, 1x IEEE 1394(FireWire)
Battery lifetime Up to 1.5 hours
Weight 2.7Kg
Dimensions (LxWxH) 360 x 267 x 29.8(front)/36.8(rear) mm
LCD Cover Smart Indigo Blue

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Specs

Atheros AR5005G Specs

Fujitsu SATA HDD MHV2040BH Specs

Intel Celeron M (Product Information)

Extensive Specs


Hardware Status Notes
TouchPad - -
HotkeysHERE Notes
Sound - -
HDD - -
PC card(CardBus) Not tested PCMCIA 16-bit compatible
IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK(tm) - -
USB - -
Ethernet LAN - -
Wireless LAN - -
Modem - -
Video - -
S-Video Out Port - -
Power Management (ACPI) - -
Hardware sensors - -
Suspend2 S3 (Suspend-to-RAM) - -
Suspend2 S4 (Suspend-to-Disk) - -



The kernel configuration shown below lists only hardware relevant options, some of them are shown as disabled on purpose.
It should come in handy as a reference(or as a quick reminder) when you configure the kernel.

Linux Kernel Configuration: v2.6.16-suspend2-r8
Processor type and features --->
   Subarchitecture Type (PC-compatible) --->
   Processor family (Pentium M) --->
   [*] Local APIC support on uniprocessors
   [*] Machine Check Exception
   < > Toshiba Laptop support // Yes, it's disabled. See (1)
   High Memory Support (off) ---> // Only if you have less than 1GB of memory    
   Memory split (3G/1G user/kernel split (for full 1G low memory)) ---> // same as above
   Memory model (Flat Memory) --->
   [ ] Math emulation 
   [*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
Power management options (ACPI, APM) --->
   ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support --->
      [*] ACPI Support 
      <*> AC Adapter
      <*> Battery
      <*> Button
      <*> Video
      <*> Fan 
      <*> Processor
      <*>    Therman Zone
      < > Toshiba Laptop Extras
   CPU Frequency scaling -->
      [ ] CPU Frequency scaling
Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) --->
   --- PCI support
          PCI access mode (Any) --->
      [*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
      PCCARD (PCMCIA/CardBus) support --->
         <*> PCCard (PCMCIA/CardBus) support
         <*> 16-bit PCMCIA support
         <*> CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support
Networking --->
   < > IrDA (infrared) subsystem support --->
   < > Bluetooth subsystem support --->
   <*> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
   <*>    IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption (802.1x)
   <*>    IEEE 802.11i CCMP support
   <*>    IEEE 802.11i TKIP encryption
Device Drivers --->
   Parallel port support --->
      < > Parallel port support
   Plug and Play support
      [*] Plug and Play support
   Block devices -->
      < > Normal floppy disk support
   ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support --->
      <*> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support
      <*>    Enhanced IDE/MFM/RLL disk/cdrom/tape/floppy support
      <*>       Include IDE/ATA-2 DISK support
      <*>       PCMCIA IDE support
      <*>       Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support
      <*>       generic/default IDE chipset support
      [*]       PCI IDE chipset support
      <*>          Generic PCI IDE Chipset Support
      [*]          Generic PCI bus-master DMA support
      [*]             Use PCI DMA by default when available
      <*>             ATI IXP chipset IDE support
   SCSI device support
      <*> SCSI disk support
          SCSI low-level drivers --->
             <*> Serial ATA (SATA) support
             <*>    Silicon Image 3124/3132 SATA support // See (2)
   IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support --->
      <*> IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support
      <*> OHCI-1394 support
   Network device support --->
      [*] Network device support
          Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) --->
             [*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
             [*] EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers
             <*>    RealTek RTL-8129/8130/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support
   Input device support --->
      --- Generic input layer (needed for keyboard, mouse, ...)
      --- Mouse interface
      <*> Event interface
      [*] Mouse -->
         <*> PS/2 mouse 
   Graphics support --->
      // Options here depends whether you want to use propietary ATI drivers or not. 
   Sound --->
      <*> Sound card support
          Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
                 PCI devices --->
                    <*> ATI IXP AC97 Controller
                    <M> ATI IXP Modem 
   USB support --->
      <*> Support for Host-side USB
      <*> EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
      <*> OHCI HCD support
      <*> USB Mass Storage support

(1) This laptop has a Phoenix BIOS, which according to the information on this site means that it was manufactured in Taiwan, therefore this laptop is not a true Toshiba laptop.
Bottom line: you cannot use the utilities.

(2) The PCI-ID for the ATI SATA Controller is 0x4379. If you take a look at the enabled driver source code(drivers/scsi/sata_sil.c), you'll see it defined in a data structure.




See the Atheros 5xxx article.

Known Issues

Hard drive randomly locks up for 30 seconds or more. Messages in the logfile point to the sata_sil driver.

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