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Toshiba Satellite P200

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite P200
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz
Screen17” WXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


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