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Old 02-16-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Linux and the Toshiba A100-SK8


Hey,

I am just wondering if anyone has had any luck getting ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft to work on a Toshiba Satellite A100-SK8 laptop. I currently have Windows XP Home edition running on. I used partition magic to resize the partition so now I have about 40 GB's to install linux on. I ran a live CD night to see if I could get the wireless to work. However I was not able to connect to my home network with the live CD. Do the live CD's not support wireless access? I know they do support wired access as I have used a live CD to access the internet at school. I went to linux-on-laptops.com and it is listed there as having everything working fine except the wireless adapter, its status is listed as "working on it". Does anyone know how I might go about getting it work? I haven't actually installed it yet so I can't really test anything. I am just curious to know before I instill if anyone successfully got it to work with this laptop.

Thanks in advance

todd
 
Old 02-16-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bourne
Hey,

I am just wondering if anyone has had any luck getting ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft to work on a Toshiba Satellite A100-SK8 laptop. I currently have Windows XP Home edition running on. I used partition magic to resize the partition so now I have about 40 GB's to install linux on. I ran a live CD night to see if I could get the wireless to work. However I was not able to connect to my home network with the live CD. Do the live CD's not support wireless access? I know they do support wired access as I have used a live CD to access the internet at school. I went to linux-on-laptops.com and it is listed there as having everything working fine except the wireless adapter, its status is listed as "working on it". Does anyone know how I might go about getting it work? I haven't actually installed it yet so I can't really test anything. I am just curious to know before I instill if anyone successfully got it to work with this laptop.

Thanks in advance

todd
Well, Wireless support is just about the only thing that may give you trouble and there's no real easy solution to it. You have to find out what chipset your wifi device uses. There are various projects to make wifi cards work with Linux (NDISWrapper, MadWiFI, ipw2*** etc.). I am sure there must be packages out there for major distro (especially Ubuntu) but I am not too sure...I've since moved back to wired ethernet for my desktop.

The first step is to find out the chipset your hardware uses. Then you can check out NDISWrapper or MadWifi project site to see if they support your particular card. If you are still out of luck, I suggest you get a PCMCIA based wifi card that works with Linux. There are lot of them listed on this site in the HCL section. You can also google around.

Good Luck!
 
Old 02-16-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply man I appreciate it. I will fully install ubuntu tonight and see what happends. Hopefully I can manage to get it working!

thanks
todd
 
  


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