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Toshiba Satellite P500

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite P500 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite P500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite P500 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite P500 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite P500
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor P7450: 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3 MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen18.4” TFT (1680×945)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB - 7200rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks Scaling supported, they mostly sit at 1.2GHz until needed, no issues with Arrandale chips
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks Reading+Writing, Don't know about the LabelFlash
GraphicsWorks Using nVidia proprietary drivers or open source equivalent + full Compiz effects
SoundWorks Speakers on while audio jack plugged in bug fixed
EthernetWorks Working perfectly with Ubuntu from 10.04 and Archlinux(03/2013)
WirelessWorks Working perfectly with Ubuntu from 10.04 and Archlinux(03/2013)
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorking
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorks Tested with cheese, also works in VMWare Windows client

Notes

In Ubuntu 10.04 you need to add a PPA to get headphones working. Currently the default alsa modules work, but they don't mute the speakers when you plug in headphones.

Summary


Discussion

Dukato, 2011/12/15 20:10

Komp dobry ale serwis Toshiby do bani

william, 2011/05/22 19:16

This is what I had to do to get the headphones to mute the speakers.

1. upgrade alsa

http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/2010/05/02/upgrade-alsa-1-0-23-on-ubuntu-lucid-lynx-10-04/

2. Add this line of code “options snd-hda-intel model=olpc-xo-1_5” to ”/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf”

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/549267/comments/38

William, 2011/05/01 02:31

Card reader works

marufaberlin, 2010/07/07 09:35

Which PPA was added to make sound work?

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