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Samsung P560

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung P560 laptop. Samsung's P560 is a business laptop which incorporates excellent Linux compatibility.

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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Samsung P560. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Samsung P560 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Samsung P560 specifications page.

NameSamsung P560
ProcessorIntel® Core 2 Duo Processor P7450 (2.13GHz, 1066Mhz, 3MB)
Screen15.4” WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAM3GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
DVD+-RW with Lightscribe
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n 1×2 (MIMO)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIAYes
Fingerprint ReaderYes
WebcamYes

Notes

Webcam: uvcvideo module needs quirks=16

Summary

No issues were experienced when installing an up to date Linux distribution on the Samsung P560. Linux installation was a breeze.

Author(s)

Jan-Michael Brummer


Discussion

Pit Sütterlin, 2010/02/12 19:49

Just got mine :)
It's more modern, as it has a P8700 (2.53GHz) and 4GB of RAM - which gave me some headache: It would not boot any Linux Kernel, sooner or later (rather sooner) it would just reboot. Seems to be some problem with BIOS and 4GB limit.
Specifying 'mem=4080M' as kernel boot option cured that. Reportedly there is also a newer BIOS version (11LU) that fixes the problems (mine right now is 09LU).
See also http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?action=printpage;topic=3109274.0

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