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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite P200 laptop. The Satellite P200 from Toshiba is a large screen notebook with medium level internal components. This laptop work quite well under Linux.
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 P200|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 in the P200 required the proprietary 'nvidia' module from NVIDIA to support the 3D functions of this chip. If 3D support is not required then you can use the open source 'nv' module.
Installation instructions for the GeForce Go 7600 can be found on our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide.
The Toshiba Satellite P200 was able to handle Linux with no issues at all. Installation on the P200 went through smoothly without any extra configuration.