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Linux on the Toshiba L75-C7250

The following describes my experience configuring Linux (specifically Ubuntu 14.04) on the Toshiba L75-C7250. There are also partial specifications at the end.

What Works

  • Widescreen 1600x900 video
  • Ethernet at 1000 Mbps (1Gbps!)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Full Battery life indicator, with warnings and auto-shutdown
  • USB (incl. 2x USB 3.0
  • Touchpad, including:
    • multi-touch: two-finger scrolling anywhere on the touchpad
    • tap-to-left-click
    • middle-click in upper-right
  • DVD burner
  • Audio
  • Dedicated buttons for audio
All told, this is even better than the last time I installed Linux on a laptop. Virtually everything worked, no tweaking needed to get these things working. Ubuntu rocks yet again!.

What Doesn't Work

  • Suspend/resume

Power Consumption

The battery lasts about 6.5 hours at minimum brightness, which is fine for reading when it is dark.

Specifications

Toshiba L75-C7250 Laptop
  • Intel Core i3-4005U processor @1.7GHz (Turbo to 1.9GHz)
  • 17.3" 1600 x 900 TFT LED-backlit screen
  • 6 GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM
  • 500GB (5400 RPM) serial ATA hard disk drive
  • Gigagbit (1000 Mbps) copper Ethernet
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 4cell/45Wh lithium ion user-replaceable battery pack
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 1-USB (3.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port with USB Sleep and Charge, 2-USB (2.0) ports
  • DVD SuperMulti drive supports eleven different formats
  • HDMI Output
  • Card Reader: Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi Media Card
  • 1 combo headphone/microphone jack
  • Weight: 5.9 pounds

Last modified on 27 Jan 2016 by AO

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