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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite P500 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite P500 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite P500|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo Processor P7450: 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3 MB On-Die L2 cache|
|Screen||18.4“ TFT (1680×945)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||320GB - 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Processor||Works||Scaling supported, they mostly sit at 1.2GHz until needed, no issues with Arrandale chips|
|Optical Drive||Works||Reading+Writing, Don't know about the LabelFlash|
|Graphics||Works||Using nVidia proprietary drivers or open source equivalent + full Compiz effects|
|Sound||Works||Speakers on while audio jack plugged in bug fixed|
|Ethernet||Works||Working perfectly with Ubuntu from 10.04 and Archlinux(03/2013)|
|Wireless||Works||Working perfectly with Ubuntu from 10.04 and Archlinux(03/2013)|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Works||Tested with cheese, also works in VMWare Windows client|
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.