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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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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
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.
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.