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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege M500 laptop. The M500 is a small size laptop but still includes a screen with a high native resolution.
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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|Name||Toshiba Portege M500|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|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 ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
As default the screen resolution of the M500 is 1280×800, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. You can view the Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.
There were no problems in getting the Toshiba Portege M500 working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.