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Toshiba DynaBook Qosmio G20

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Qosmio G20 laptop. The G20 is a large and powerful laptop with a good high resolution screen.

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

NameToshiba DynaBook Qosmio G20
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M processor 770 2.13GHz
Screen17“ WXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 6600
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, TV Tuner

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested

Notes

For the GeForce 6600 graphics processor found in the G20 you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For further installation instructions you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide.

Summary

The Toshiba DynaBook Qosmio G20 works well with Linux. The installation was simple and straight forward and configuration work was mainly automatic.


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toshiba_dynabook_qosmio_g20.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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