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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.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite Pro L500|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6670: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB On-Die L2 cache|
|Screen||15.6“ WXGA (1366×768)|
|Graphics||Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||320GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Graphics||Yes||Intel i915 works well|
|Wireless||External driver||Needs the rtl8192se_linux driver from the realtek site|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
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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