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Samsung X60


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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NameSamsung X60
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz
Screen15“ SXGA+
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x1400
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes


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.


yarven, 2009/11/16 15:01

Bold TextUnable to install Fedora 10 on Samsung X60. I have the following partision setup:
18G mounted as /, 1.5G mounted as swap. No partition allocated for /boot. Is this reasonable?

fredos, 2008/10/16 10:47

hardy heron + Samsung X60

PCMCIA and SD Card reader work fine for me
Xserver has to be restarted when connecting an external screen / beamer.

Bill Giannikos, 2008/10/22 03:26

Thanks, I've added this.

Desai, 2007/06/16 00:34

Fedora 7 + Samsung X60

Both PCMCIA (tested with 4GB CF ) and BT appear to be working OK
with Dedora 7.

Bill Giannikos, 2007/06/16 02:56

I'm not clear, do you mean the PCMCIA slot or the card reader? Your comment seems to contradict each other.

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