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Toshiba A200-23P
Toshiba A200-23P


Hardware specs vary in the A200 Series, all A200-23P has the following

Intel® Core™2 Duo T7500 (2.20 GHz), FSB 800 MHz, 4 Mb L2 cache
Intel® Wireless WiFi™ Link 4965AGN (supports 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)
Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
1024 RAM DDR2 (667 MHz)
TSSTCorp Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Matrix: 15.4", native resolution 1280 x 800
Videocontroller: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600 PCI-E 16x 512Mb
HDD capacity may differ. Mine has 160Gb SATA 1

1 x VGA
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x S-Video)
1 x i.LINK® (IEEE 1394)
1 x microphone jack
1 x headphones jack
1 x Bridge Media 6-in-1 (card-reader supporting SD™ Card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™, MultiMedia Card™, xD-Picture Card™, SD™ IO)
4 (2 on left, 2 on righ) x USB 2.0
1 x Chicony USB webcam

2 x RAM slots
1 x ExpressCard slot

Intel® Wireless WiFi™ Link 4965AGN (supports 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)
Softmodem 56k,V.90
Realtek 8101 Fast Ethernet NIC

Realtek HDA

Kernel Config

Works with gentoo kernel 2.6.24-r6. As of 16 of July 2008 ATI's Proprietary drivers do not work with kernels >=2.6.25 because of absence of kernel symbol init_mm. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

Hardware status

CPU Yesdual core, cpufreq, integrated heat sensors (Needs kernel 2.6.22 with CONFIG_SENSORS_CORETEMP set)
ACPI YesButtons: power, brightness (requires a BIOS update to Windows XP compatible version). AC Connector: plug, unplug (needs acpid)
DVD-Recorder Yesread/write tested.
Touchpad YesRequires some tweaking in xorg.conf to make vertical scrolling work.
USB YesTested with external card-reader, mouse, usb flashstick.
Wired ethernet Yes
Wireless ethernet YesSee this guide
Bluetooth YesNot tested yet.
X11 Yesxorg 7.2 + fglrx + aiglx + dri runs compiz at 1280x800. Yet, fullscreen video is blinking.
Sound YesALSA intel-hda driver. Built as module from kernel tree. Built in speakers, headphone conecteor, built in microphone and external work, yet the sound from built-in microphone is very quiet. Tested with skype and gizmo.
Firewire Yesnot tested.
Internal SD card reader Yes
software suspend (suspend2-sources) NoATI's fglrx has problems in tuxonice. I'm looking into it currently.
Multimedia keys PartialKeypressing emit scancodes, yet they are not defined in keymaps.
Built-in webcam YesWorks with external driver linux-uvc. Tested with skype.
Internal modem NoNot tested
External monitor NoNot tested
Suspend to ram NoNot tested
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