Toshiba Satellite A100 Core 2 Duo Laptop
FYI for whoever may be interested; installed and tested on a brand new Toshiba Laptop (A100-172 / alias A100-TA7/ alias A105 in the US).
I am starting this article to kick-off installation instructions/issues for the Toshiba Satellite A100 (Core 2 Duo) laptops.
Installation Instructions for Sabayon 3.26 64bit edition; It works pretty much "out of the box".
Boot-up off Sabayon Live (64bit edition) DVD, login, and start the Sabayon Installation from the Sabayon Desktop.
System Specs are as follows:
Intel MPAD-MSAE Customer Reference Board Intel 945 Chipset Intel Core 2 Duo 5200 1.6 GHz (64bit --> EMT64, no virtualization support with Core2Duo 5200) 533 MHz FSB Intel GMA 950 1280x800 WXGA Toshiba TruBrite Laptop LCD Toshiba Phoenix BIOS 2.10 --> no support for XD/NX bit. (stupid Toshiba) 1 GB 533 DDR2 RAM -->Expandable to 4GB (note newer laptops now only support 2GB) 120 GB SATA Drive (Toshiba MK1234GSX) Realtek ALC861 Audio Intel Centrino 3945ABG WiFi Synaptics TouchPad, 5 in 1 SMART CARD reader USB 2.0 FireWire port CardBus ExpressCard -----> Not Tested
Installed Sabayon Linux 3.26 x64 (64bit) Live DVD;
Positives: Pretty Much everything works Fine So-far. WiFi Support is EXCELLENT. AIGLX support is FANTASTIC, minor lock-ups and crashes of BERYL do occur, but rarely.
Currently Unresolved Problems: ALSA sound support for the RealTek is broken; sound plays with heavy interference and hissing (listed problem on Gentoo site) Preinstalled Google Earth will not display and doesn't seem to like BERYL, AIGLX or Intel GMA 3D.