Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Arch Linux on a Toshiba Satellite A100-784
What was tested

Sound: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller

install alsa-lib alsa-utils and run alsaconf

Wireless: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Intel 3945abg is fully supported on Linux

Either install ipw3945 and add ipw3945 to your module array in /etc/rc.conf and ipw3945d to your daemon array in rc.conf before the network daemon

Or install iwlwifi and iwlwifi-3945-ucode, then add iwl3945 in the module array in /etc/rc.conf

wireless switch:

Ethernet: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection

works out of the box


I used the omnibook module. In order to obtain it add the following server to your /etc/pacman.conf


Server =

Do a pacman -Sy and then pacman -S yaourt

after it finishes you can install the module using the command yaourt omnibook and choosing the omnibook-svn version

add the omnibook module in the module array in /etc/rc.conf and the following entry in /etc/modprobe.conf

option omnibook ectype=14

touchpad: Synaptics Touchpad

lcd screen brightness:

add the video module to your /etc/rc.conf

you can decrease or increase the brightness by echoing values to /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness ex. echo 10 > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness

headphone jack:

fn keys:
Some functionality, video module needed for some of them to work

Multimedia keys:
not working (to my knowledge)

Sound dial:

optical drive: Matsushita UJDA770

What was not tested

microphone jack
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