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Toshiba Satellite L500

Introduction

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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Specifications

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
Network10/100
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessPartialCan sort of get it working but requires work. See the comments below for details.
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested

Notes

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)
* HDMI

Summary

Everything that I have tested so far works well.


Discussion

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 “https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Realtek%208172” (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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