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This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung R50 laptop, model R50TV03.
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 Pentium-M 760 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X300|
|Network||Ethernet 10/100, Intel 2200BG 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Ethernet||Yes||Use the b44 modules|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The graphics chip will work with either the open source radeon module or with the proprietary ATI module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.
This is a nice and simple laptop to use with Linux. The installation was not a problem at all with much of the hardware detected and configured automatically.