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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite X200-X205 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.
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|Name||Toshiba Satellite X200-X205|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 2.6Ghz|
|Screen||17” WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|Optical Drive||HD DVD-ROM/DVD+-RW|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT|
|Network||Ethernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA graphics chip in the Satellite X200 needs the proprietary nvidia modules to function properly. You can see the guides section on this site for installation details.
Wireless works with the iwl4965 driver. Most Linux distributions now include this driver as standard so you shouldn't have a hard time with this.
For sound to work properly (depending on your distribution) you may needs to upgrade your version of ALSA. See the guides section on this site for details.
You may also need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your Linux distributions equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba
To get the bluetooth to work you have to install the omnibook module http://pastie.org/949351
There is some amount of configuration work required to get the graphics and sound working properly with the Toshiba Satellite X200. However after this the hardware in the X200 works just fine with Linux.