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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Qosmio X500 laptop.
Toshiba Qosmio X500 11Q has a dedicated page.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Qosmio X500 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Qosmio X500|
|Processor||Intel Core i7Processor 720QM : 1.60 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB On-Die L2 Cache|
|Screen||18.4“ Full HD (1920×1080)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||640GB - 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100
|Graphics||Works||You need the latest version of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers for full support.|
|Sound||Partial||Microphone doesn't work|
|Wireless||Partial||See notes. Works out-of-the-box on Ubuntu 10.04|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The X500 was tested with Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04
Some people have observed some flakiness of this driver, if you are having this issue you may like to periodically check the Realtek download page for updated drivers.
This laptop uses the Realtek 8172 wireless controller. At the moment no Linux distribution supports this as standard so you will need to compile and install it yourself. You can download the drivers from the Realtek 8192se driver page. Even though it states the drivers are for the 8192se they also work with the 8172. Also see this guide for details on installing this driver with Ubuntu 9.10. I'm also planning to write guides for other distributions as well so keep an eye on Linwik.
Works out of the box.
The wireless is the main issue with running Linux on the Toshiba Qosmio X500. It's actually not clear when this issue will be properly resolved.