Is it impossible to have linux on satellite u500 17x??!!

Mário Rodrigues mario.s.rodrigues at
Mon Feb 1 08:43:22 UTC 2010

Come on I can't believe linux is so incomplete.
Is it!?
if some body knows that there are no solutions you could tell me so I don't
waste more of my time looking for those solutions.

Thank you once more.

No dia 31 de Janeiro de 2010 03:18, Mário Rodrigues <
mario.s.rodrigues at> escreveu:

> Hi,
> I have been using kubuntu for more than a year now. It ran perfectly on my
> old computer (except for multimedia keys). I got used to it, I simply
> completely removed windows...
> Every problem I had before I could always find the solutions dinging the
> posts, for that I want to thank all the people from whom I received help and
> also those who made the questions in the first place.
> Now, for the first time I can't find the answers, even though  I some times
> find the questions! So I finally have to make a question but I feel like its
> going to be first and last time. I hope I am wrong…
> I have a toshiba satellite u500 17x,  on which I still keep windows :( .
> I have kubuntu 9.10 - 64 bit (concerning the points below it is the same
> with the 32bit version).
> 1- fan not working! problem solved!
> 2- wireless not working! Problem apparently solved by installing the
> realtek driver. However, it simply doesn't work as good as in windows, where
> I am force to work now, otherwise I couldn't send this email, i.e.  I can
> connect with weaker signal when I am using windows.
> 3- can't suspend, hibernate, dec/inc screen brightness, use fn keys... etc
> 4- can't correctly install nvidia ge force 210m
> note: I have an AMI bios.
> Any help would be enormously appreciated, even though I am already starting
> to accept the idea of coming back to windows, which at the moment I simply
> hate!
> Thank you the same with or without feedback.
> If by chance I get things working I will make file with the list of
> solutions for the others.
> Mario

Mário S. Rodrigues
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