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Toshiba Satellite Pro U400

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite Pro U400
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen13.3“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11abg, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processor OK!
ScreenOK!
HDD OK!
Optical DriveOK!
GraphicsOK!
SoundOK! (but speaker are not powerful)
EthernetOK!
WirelessOK!
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBOK!
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderOK!
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
CameraOK!

Notes

All the tested components did work “out of the box” with a basic installation of Gnu/Linux Ubuntu 9.04 64bit.
(for the camera is necessary to install the “cheese” program)

Summary

Works great, stable and battery last longer as with Microsoft Windows Vista.


Discussion

Vincenzo, 2010/03/08 20:17

Thank you hanri, as soon as I can, I'll do it.
Vincenzo.

Henri, 2010/03/08 15:44

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 to Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-427. Both wired&wireless networking do not work out of the box. Ubuntu 9.10 comes with kernel 2.6.31.

For wireless, which is Atheros AR5001, the solution is to upgrade kernel to 2.6.33, for example following instructions at ramoonus.nl blog entry.

(Haven't had time to figure out the wired side yet)

Vincenzo, 2010/01/19 17:19

Hi there,
I tried to install LinuxMint Gloria and Fedora 12 and neither the 2 OS find Wireless connection.

Thanks.

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