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Toshiba Satellite L500


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L500 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite L500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite L500 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L500 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite L500
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T4300: 2.1 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1 MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen15.6“ HD (1366×768)
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500M
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD250GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
WirelessPartialCan sort of get it working but requires work. See the comments below for details.
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested


I specifically have the Satellite L500/01R notebook.

Mandriva is my choice of distro. Had to install the 32-bit version of Mandriva 2010.0 because I could not get the 64-bit driver for the wireless LAN working (RTL8192E).

For wireless, I'm using the ndiswrapper with the driver found here.

Have not tested the following (will edit this page if/when I do):
* card reader (5 in 1)
* bluetooth (PA3608U-1BTM)


Everything that I have tested so far works well.


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Alex, 2011/06/15 08:09

Thank you very much to the the writter of those indications, I could'nt connect to wireless networks before, but I installed the driver and know it's working perfectly even on 64-bit setting.

Jose, 2010/11/16 13:12

Toshiba Satelite Pro l500 doesen't work with backtrack4

Greg, 2010/05/18 00:04

I've installed successfully on Backtrack 4 which is based on the Ubuntu kernel, wireless driver for Ubuntu can be found here “” (you'll have to copy/paste that link) all other devices working perfectly.

Anson, 2010/05/05 18:41

r8187se wireless card needed to be compiled as a module in Gentoo, but works out of the box with Ubuntu.

Calder, 2010/04/06 17:49

Same, wireless not found, tested on Ubuntu.

Miguel, 2010/03/05 20:46

Wireless not found

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