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Old 10-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Slackware for Toshiba Satellite

I'm looking at getting a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5212. Some of the hardware it has are
Toshiba SATA HD MK3275GSX
Mobile Intel HD Graphics
Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E NDIS 6.20 ethernet
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

It's supposed to use Phoneix BIOS.

Any feedback on how well this hardware is supported by Slackware would be very helpful.

In the past I recall seeing a webpage with supported hardware for Slackware but just don't seem to find it.

Thanks in advance,

Old 10-03-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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I know for sure that Intel HD Graphics works fine (got that in a Dell Inspiron 1750), 'far as I know Atheros works and I'm pretty sure Realtek does, too. Probably want to install Slackware 13.37. If it's a 64-bit box, go for it -- what's the worst that can happen, eh?

Hope this helps some.
Old 08-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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Thumbs down Slackware for Toshiba Satellite

I just purchased a toshiba satellite laptop model L875-S7208 with Mobile Intel HD Graphics
After loading slackware 13.37 64 bit system, the video crashed while loading the system.
I loaded the older slackware 13.1 64 bit system and the system could be loaded properly.

I did have a similar problem with slackware 13.37 on a pc with nvidia graphics card
when loading X11.

With the Toshiba system I cannot even get to a login to correct any problems.
Old 08-29-2012, 02:40 AM   #4
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You need to boot your slack with pure text mode, Nio fancy VGA or any higher resolution which might be offered initially. Pure text (Standard in the selection)


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