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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 laptop with the Intel Core 2 processor. For whatever reason Toshiba has released models with Core i3/i5/i7 processors with the same name, despite the fact that internally these are totally different. This guide covers the models with the Intel Core 2 processor.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite Pro U500|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6670: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB On-Die L2 cache|
|Screen||13.3” WXGA (1280×800)|
|Graphics||Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Screen||Works||Brightness (Fn) controls doesn't work !|
|Sound||Works/Built-in Mic not tested||(Fn) Volume controls work perfectly, headphones jack works|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
There are several issues with the (Fn) controls. Nothing works except Numpad and volume control. FnFx and Toshutils are useless, as the Bios of the machine is not being developed by Toshiba.
You can enter a summary of how well the Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 works with Linux here.