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Samsung X11

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung X11 laptop. Samsung's X11 is a lower to middle level laptop but does include a good graphics chip. Linux support is excellent as well.

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 X11
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2300 1.66GHz
Screen14.1“ WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The GeForce Go 7400 can work with either the included 'nv' driver or with NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. To view installation instructions for the proprietary module you can view our guide.

Summary

The Samsung X11 is a good choice to use with Linux. Installing Linux on the X11 went through without issue and it functions very well.


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samsung_x11.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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