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Toshiba Satellite P850 on Linux

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12 responses to “Toshiba Satellite P850 on Linux

  1. litux1516 October 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thanks you very much! it was very usefull. I have the same laptop (P850-30W) with the same issues but I’m using LinuxMint Maya.

  2. litux1516 October 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I forgot to mention that I replaced the HDD with an SSD OCZ Vertex4 256GB, after update the BIOS and the firmware of SSD, the laptop is ridiculously fast!

    • vincentlycheng October 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Glad to know that you’ve found my ramblings useful! I originally wanted to go for a SSD as well, but personally I’d rather wait for SSDs to drop in price some more before splurging on them. Aside from somewhat slow bootup times though, this laptop is pretty fast even with a HDD.

  3. Owen Corrigan October 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you so much, was trying to find those wifi drivers for ages. Cheers!

  4. Luigi Pirelli June 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    did you solved for the SSD card?

  5. John Go September 25, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Hello i have also satellite p850 i’m just asking for recommended linux distro & version etc.. that compatible to our laptop? I have plan to change my OS to Linux

    Thanks

    • Luigi Pirelli September 25, 2013 at 3:15 am

      I hadn’t time to work configuring sd and 3d graphics… with debian wheezy they don’t work at the first run! but all is because I’ve no time…

      • John Go September 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        so I will stay to win8 🙂

      • Luigi Pirelli September 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        absolutely not! should be only question of working a bit on it (i didn’t tested ubuntu, suse and so on)… and sharing your solution 🙂 Working on this was in my priority… I don’t need 3d! I need processor (compiling)… y in the next future gpu too.

      • vincentlycheng September 29, 2013 at 2:38 am

        Debian should work fine on that laptop, but I recommend using testing/sid instead. You can fetch a newer kernel from backports, sure, but not a up-to-date userland, e.g. X and mesa.

  6. mctoffer October 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

    in linuxmint 15.. special FN keys doesnt work. touchpad doesnt work either.

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