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This is a guide to running Linux with the Samsung X60 laptop. The X60 is a high end level laptop which a nice array of features. Linux support for this laptop is good is as long as an up to date distribution is used.
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 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x1400|
|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|
With the x1400 graphics chip used in the X60 you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For instructions in installing the fglrx module view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. Only the proprietary module provides 3D support for the x1400.
Some older distributions may have problems with the X60's sound controller. Update to the latest ALSA drivers if this is the case for you.
There were no problems installing Linux on the X60 if an up to date Linux distribution is used.