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Toshiba Satellite L550

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite L550 laptop. If you have the Toshiba Satellite L550 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite L550. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite L550 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L550 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite L550
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T6600: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen17.3“ TFT (1600×900)
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks

Notes

You need a fairly new Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu 11.10, to get the most out of this latop.

Summary

The Toshiba Satellite L550 works just fine with a new Linux distribution.


Discussion

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Calvin, 2011/09/19 19:43

I'm running Linux Mint 11 on this…. wireless works fine out of the box, same with USB and the webcam (to get the webcam running I just installed Cheese and it worked right away). And the SD slot works fine too. I haven't played around in this too much, but the computer works fine, no real issues with the parts I've tried out. Everything works great.

PIrZ0, 2010/04/27 13:08

i need the driver of the webcam in ubuntu 9.10 can anybody help me .. thanks

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