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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite P100 laptop. The Satellite P100 is a high end model laptop with a big screen and powerful internal components.
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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|Name||Toshiba Satellite P100|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900GTX|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
While you can use the open source 'nv' module with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900GTX, it is recommended you use the proprietary 'nvidia' module as this will give you 3D support. For more details about the nvidia driver you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide.
At this time the audio system in the P100 does not function in Linux. There is a bug report about this at https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/view.php?id=2174. This is a common problem with newer notebook which we hope that future ALSA releases will fix.
The Toshiba Satellite P100 with its audio problem is not a good laptop to use Linux. Hopefully this issue will be fixed shortly and bring out the full potential of the P100.