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Samsung Q35

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung Q35 laptop, model Q35T001. Samsung with their Q35 have release a small and quite cheap laptop with some medium level interal components.

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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Specifications

NameSamsung Q35
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
Screen12.1“
RAM512MB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYesUse the b44 modules
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Installation of Linux on the Q35 was not an issue at all, everything went through smoothly.

Summary

The Samsung Q35 is quite a straight forward laptop to get working with Linux. The installation is easy and most of the hardware is detected and usable right away.


Discussion

Sam Holland, 2009/01/07 23:00

I can confirm that the improved Samsung Q35 (with Core2Duo processor) works very well on the default installation of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, including Bluetooth.

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