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Toshiba Satellite Pro L500

Introduction

This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 laptop with the Intel Core 2 processor. For whatever reason Toshiba has released this model with the same name as the newer i3/i5 models, despite the fact that internally these are totally different. See this guide for coverage of the Intel Core 2 models.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite Pro L500
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T6670: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB On-Die L2 cache
Screen15.6” WXGA (1366×768)
GraphicsMobile Intel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100
802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes Intel i915 works well
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessExternal driver Needs the rtl8192se_linux driver from the realtek site
ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamYes

Notes

Not all of the fn- keys are recognized by linux. They do not generate any events (acpi or input), and probably need a system specific driver. Tested with 2.6.33 kernel.

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Summary

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Discussion

Kazmirzak, 2010/06/06 20:57

Everything works fine except the fn keys and wireless - using Linux Mint 9…

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