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Toshiba Satellite P500


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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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

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks Scaling supported, they mostly sit at 1.2GHz until needed, no issues with Arrandale chips
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
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamWorks 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.



Dukato, 2011/12/15 20:10

Komp dobry ale serwis Toshiby do bani

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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