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Is this OK for AROS? Toshiba Satellite L20

Last updated on 3 months ago
PuniPuniJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago

Since I had problems with AROS and the previous laptop, I've dusted off my old work-horse, a Toshiba Satellite L20. It was my main PC many, many years ago. Smile It turns out it still works, so hopefully I can make use of it again.

CPU: Intel Celeron M 380 / 1.6 GHz

GPU: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

Here is a review of of one:


Do you think this one would be good for AROS? If yes, then I'll be happy to remove the old XP installation. ;-)

Thanks in advance.
Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 4 months ago
the graphics card is not opengl compatible you will work in vesa mode, you must check the network card with the pcitool tool if not you will use thetering with the smartphone
Jeff1138Junior Member
Posted 4 months ago

Welcome, I would suggest burning a CD/DVD or write a usb stick to "Live boot" test with maybe changing the bios boot order before installing as the audio did not work 10 years ago when last tested


Let us know how you get on if you decide to test further
Edited by Jeff1138 on 05-03-2024 22:19, 4 months ago
deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 4 months ago

If you won't be happy with support of L20, here is a list of recommended inexpensive hardware that has very good support:

PuniPuniJunior Member
Posted 4 months ago
Thanks for the help everyone! It looks like I should keep the Satellite as it is, mostly due to the graphics. I'll see if I can sort something out from the recommended hardware list. Like
PuniPuniJunior Member
Posted 3 months ago
Finally found a computer! Acer Aspire One! Like Apx. 17 EUR + postage. The seller claims it is fully working with battery and charger. Will be fun to experiment with this one!
Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 3 months ago
yes it is fully compatibleSmile
PuniPuniJunior Member
Posted 3 months ago
The Acer arrived today! I must say it is a neat, little computer. :-) I'm going to install AROS on it this weekend. Looking forward to that.
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