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This is a guide to running Linux with the LG P1 laptop. The P1 is a high end laptop from LG and has some impressive specifications. Unfortunately Linux support can be problematic on this laptop because of the ethernet controller used.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x1400|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For the ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 graphics chip found in the P1 you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions please view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.
The ethernet controller in the P1 is only supported by the experimental et131x driver. This driver is not included with most Linux distributions so you will need to download and install manually. The driver is available from here.
Because of the ethernet controller the LG P1 can be an issue for people needing to use this feature. Other than that this laptop works well with Linux.