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Samsung P460


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Samsung P460 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Samsung P460. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Samsung P460 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Samsung P460 specifications page.

NameSamsung P460
ProcessorIntel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2MB)
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 1066Mhz, 3MB)
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40GHz, 1066Mhz, 3MB)
Screen14.1“ WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
DVD+-RW with Lightscribe
GraphicsIntel GMA X4500
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n 1×2 (MIMO)

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksNo brightnescontroll
Optical DriveWorks
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderWorks
WebcamWorkswith uvcvideo module


Everything works out of the box with Xubuntu 9.04, except the webcam and the brightnesscontroll of the screen.


You can enter a summary of how well the Samsung P460 works with Linux here.


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Ge0rdi, 2012/05/15 14:06

Running Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64.
Works quite well.
Backlight control still doesn't work.

Ge0rdi, 2012/05/15 14:06

Running Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64.
Works quite well.
Backlight control still doesn't work.

C.R., 2012/02/10 20:45

I successfully installed Xubuntu 11.10 i386 to a Samsung P460i-00A1 laptop. Everything worked accept the webcam and that was solved with the install of cheese. It automatically installed wifi, ethernet, Bluetooth, touchpad mouse, the soundcard, the video card, and the DVD-RW. I haven't found anything the doesn't work yet, but I am still exploring.

“Long live Linux!”

C.R., 2012/02/10 20:52

Updates to my own post:

PCMICA works. Or at least it recognizes the device ok. I plugged in an old Verizon Kyocera KPC650 PC Card I had laying around and it recognized it without a glitch.

The Modem also works. I was able to obtain a dial tone and send signal using a line tester device I have.

Harri, 2011/09/05 09:19

Linux amd64 doesn't boot.

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