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Toshiba Portege M800


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.

NameToshiba Portege M800
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen13.3“ WXGA Widescreen
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 3945AGN 802.11abg or Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks fine
ScreenWorks fineTroubles with screen resolution in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10
HDDWorks fine
Optical DriveWorks fine
GraphicsWorks finecompiz effects included
SoundWorks fine
EthernetWorks fineDid not work in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10
WirelessWorks fineDid not work in Ubuntu 8.04, fixed in 8.10
BluetoothWorks fineWorks when using omnibook module with ectype=12
56K ModemNot Tested yet
USBWorks fine
FirewireNot Tested yet
Card ReaderWorks fineTested only with a 1GB SD card
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested yet
CameraWorksTested with aMsn
HDMIWorks fine


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haruka, 2010/01/30 03:24

try chesee

u can find it at synaptic

dee, 2009/10/10 02:20

i have portege m800 ppm80a. i've installed ubuntu series 9. but the camera isnt work out. the others are just working fine.
any idea how to fix it?

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