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Toshiba Satellite C70D-A (17,3 Inch, Notebook, AMD A6-5200, 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD HD 8400, DVD)

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Toshiba Satellite C70D-A (17,3 Inch, Notebook, AMD A6-5200, 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD HD 8400, DVD)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-A was successfully used under Linux Mint 15 with Linux kernel 3.8.0. However, the WiFi chipset is not supported under this kernel version. An update of the kernel to 3.14.5 then also supports WiFi.

Hardware Overview

The following hardware is reported by inxi:

System:    Host: chris-SATELLITE-C70D-A Kernel: 3.8.0-25-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.3)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.16) Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: SATELLITE C70D-A version: PSCENE-00K003DU
           Mobo: AMD model: Larne Bios: Insyde version: 1.20 date: 05/31/2013
CPU:       Dual core AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 3992.54
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Kabini [Radeon HD 8210] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: ati (unloaded: fbdev,radeon) FAILED: vesa Resolution: 1600x900@0.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9840 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-25-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek Device 8179 port: 2000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet driver: alx ver: 1.2.3 port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (0.7% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABF0 size: 500.1GB temp: 23C
Partition: ID: / size: 40G used: 3.3G (9%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 368G used: 116M (1%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

The following hardware is recognized by the kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Kabini [Radeon HD 8210]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9840
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0
00:02.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 5
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)
05:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8179 (rev 01)

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