Sunday, March 18, 2012
Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340 and Linux
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash locale=en_EN i8042.reset"
then run update-grub to update GRUB's configuration. You'll have to edit GRUB directly and apply the fix the first time after installation. I'm sorry, but I can't remember the exact forums where I found the information that allowed me to solve both issues. I try to give attribution where I can. This should help anyone run a Linux Ubuntu derivative on this specific laptop. Kudos to the Zorin OS development team. Be sure to apt-get install mono-runtime, mono-addins, and mono-utils if you want Banshee to work. One of those packages is necessary for that application to work.
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At $535 US or Aust dollars (maybe $65 postage) it looks like a good deal - especially the 6 GHz of RAM.
It comes with Windows 7 Home edition I think. I pulled the original drive in case I need Windows for a training class. If not, then I'll flatten the drive and install Linux on the original hard drive.
This is a very good laptop with an AMD Quad Core and it's thinner and lighter than my old laptop. I like my old Toshiba Satellite, especially the keyboard, but I couldn't pass this up.
Check out the Australian equivalent of Staples, staples.com.au . They seem to be getting rid of them here in the US.
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