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Toshiba Portege R930


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege R930 laptop. If you have the Toshiba Portege R930 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Toshiba Portege R930 specifications page.

NameToshiba Portege R930
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3320M Processor
Intel Core i7-3520M processor
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 128GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/g/n)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
ESATANot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Toshiba Portege R930 here.


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Robo, 2014/09/30 13:02

Linux Mint 16 works well on it, but linux mint 13 maya (LTS) crashed many times……

Daniel, 2014/07/18 18:16

I recently installed 14.04 on my Toshiba Portege R930. Everything looks fine except for my HDMI port, which doesn't seem to detect displays. Has anyone run into similar problems? I have installed all the correct drivers for the intel video card.

Joe Public, 2014/05/09 16:18

Works perfectly with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed it on two of these machines.

Rura, 2013/08/19 23:56

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit with R930-14C.
System used to randomly freeze itself in interval of 1 or 2 days, but this was solved by installing Ubuntu 3.8.0 kernel.
Hibernation and suspend also didn't work at all, but fortunately there is a solution at After installing this module everything works like a charm.

Byron, 2013/04/06 02:33

Installed Ubuntu 12.10 amd64
NOT using Unity. Using KDE instead (by installing kde metapackages)
Have been running it for about 6 weeks.

Shutting down doesn't always work properly.
Need to use the power button about 1/2 the time. Hold it down for 6s.

Error messages shown while shutting down indicate problems with the ethernet adapter, and possibly other devices.

Apart from this, everything else seems to work.

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