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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L500 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L500 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite L500|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo Processor T4300: 2.1 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1 MB On-Die L2 cache|
|Screen||15.6“ HD (1366×768)|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 4500M|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
|Wireless||Partial||Can sort of get it working but requires work. See the comments below for details.|
|Card Reader||Not 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.