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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite M55 laptop. The Satellite M55 has some standard mid range components and is based on the Centrino chipset.
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 M55|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 750 1.83GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
SD Drive|Yes| |
As standard the screen resolution of the Satellite M55 is 1280×768, however due to the way the Graphics Media Accelerator 900 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. You can read our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information about this.
Being a Centrino based machine, the Toshiba Satellite M55 is a well supported system with no difficulties in installing Linux.