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Samsung R65

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung R65 laptop, model R65TV02. Samsung's R65 is a lower to middle end 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.

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Specifications

NameSamsung R65
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2300 1.66Ghz
Screen15”
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 7400
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

The NVIDIA graphics chip found in the R65 can work with either the open source nv module or with the proprietary module from NVIDIA.

Summary

No issues were experienced when installing an up to date Linux distribution on the Samsung R65. Linux installation was a breeze.


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samsung_r65.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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