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Toshiba Satellite M50

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite M50 laptop. The M50 is another Centrino based laptop but does include a good graphics chip.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite M50
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 730 1.6GHz
Screen14“ WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x600
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the ATI Mobility Radeon x600 found in the M50 you may use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. Our detailed installation guide can be found here. Only the proprietary module provides 3D support for this chip.

Summary

The installation of Linux on the Toshiba Satellite M50 was a straight forward task without any configuration issues at all.


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toshiba_satellite_m50.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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