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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the “older” Toshiba Portege M800 laptop. Toshiba has released a updated model of the Portege M800 which is basically a completely different laptop than the one listed here. To avoid confusion, the model tested here is the PPM80A series. For the newer PPM81A series see the Toshiba Portege M800-PPM81A page. Please check which laptop model you have before updating this page.
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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Portege M800. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Portege M800 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Portege M800 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Portege M800|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||13.3” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 320GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 3945AGN 802.11abg or Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Screen||Works fine||Troubles with screen resolution in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10|
|Optical Drive||Works fine|
|Graphics||Works fine||compiz effects included|
|Ethernet||Works fine||Did not work in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10|
|Wireless||Works fine||Did not work in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10|
|Bluetooth||Works fine||Works when using omnibook module with ectype=12|
|56K Modem||Not Tested yet|
|Firewire||Not Tested yet|
|Card Reader||Works fine||Tested only with a 1GB SD card|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested yet|
|Camera||Works||Tested with aMsn|
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