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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite C850-C855 laptop. If you have the Toshiba Satellite C850-C855 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 Satellite C850-C855 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite C850-C855|
|Processor||Intel Celeron Processor B815
Intel Pentium processor B960
Intel Core i3-2350M Processor
Intel Core i5-2450M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-3120M
|Screen||15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD graphics
Intel HD graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Needs work||See notes|
|Wireless||May need work||Make sure you have at least kernel 3.5.0, but I would recommend at least 3.8.0 for best results. See notes.|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The hardware seem to be problematic with this laptop, however using the latest Linux kernel seems to solve most of these problems. In Ubuntu try installing the xorg-edgers PPA which also installs a newer kernel (3.8 as of time of writing). See the LinWik guides for details.
See http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/alx for instructions in getting the Ethernet working
A really up to date kernel is required for wireless support, at least 3.5.0 is recommended. Realtek has the Linux drivers available for download but they must be re-complied after upgrades to kernel.
Not the best supported laptop but with some work the Toshiba Satellite C850-C855 can be made to work fairly well with Linux.