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Samsung R50

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameSamsung R50
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 760 2.0GHz
Screen15“
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X300
NetworkEthernet 10/100, Intel 2200BG 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse the b44 modules
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


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samsung_r50.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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