i’ve just bought a Toshiba Satelite A300-D5310 series laptop. i want to install linux on it but could not find drivers for it. can anyone help me.
thanks in advance
HCL/Laptops/Toshiba - openSUSE
What hardware specifically are you have trouble with?
Open a terminal and go su and do
This will give you info on your pci devices, you can do the same with lsusb -v
Typically with Linux, the opensource drivers (often in the case of graphics drivers referred to as “openGL” drivers) come with the Linux distribution. Some manufacturers offer higher performing “proprietary” drivers. In the case of openSUSE, one has to go to the manufacturer site to get the “proprietary” drivers, but for basic Linux functionality, such “proprietary” drivers are not always necessary.
You may wish to read up on some basic openSUSE Linux concepts:
Concepts - openSUSE
Reading those concepts is IMHO incredibly important, especially the part about free open source software. That drives at a fundamental level why Linux is different from Mac and from MS-Windows products, and a lack of understanding of the Linux fundamentals is one reason why many new users get frustrated and leave. The very volunteer opensource nature of Linux drives the way things get done (or not get done) and often drives the way things are structured (for both good and bad) …
… and also read through our forum new users installation guide:
NEWBIES - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation – PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums
Often setting up sound and wireless end up being the most frustrating problems for new users, and in the case of wireless one should read our wireless stickies to get help: Wireless - openSUSE Forums
and in the case of sound, the audio troubleshooting guide: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE
and in both cases after trying those links, post here for more guidance if one has difficulty.