TuxMobil: Linux with Laptops, PDAs, Mobile Phones and Portable Computers
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Laptop Survey

The Linux status of the laptop models reported below, is changing and improving. Therefore, if a laptop is reported as "unsupported" you should give it a try. Why is this survey valuable though: To encourage people which want to buy a "working" stated machine (remember: no guarantees) and to collect technical information (what chips are used) about different models.

To get your modem to work, here are some tips and tricks and a survey of drivers for laptop modems.

If you like to contribute your experiences with your internal modem and Linux (whether good or bad), I would gladly appreciate your help.

Werner Heuser <wehe_at_tuxmobil.org>

Survey (sorted alphabetically by manufacturers)

Model Linux Status Details
Extensa 390 unknown more
Extensa 50[0123][T/DX] works more
Extensa 710T works more
Extensa 710TE works more
Extensa 711TE unknown more
Extensa 712TE doesn't work more
Extensa 712TEV unknown more
TravelMate Series 720T, 721T, 722T, 723T, 737TLV unknown more
Travelmate 312P unknown more
Travelmate 720T unknown more
Travelmate 721T unknown more
510T unknown more
Travelmate series in general ambiguous more
52xx series doesn't work more
502T doesn't work more
TravelMate 230 works more
TravelMate Ferrari 3200 works more
TravelMate Aspire 3023WLMi works more
Roadster 15 doesn't work more
L8400C doesn't work more
L3800C works more
Powerbook G3 works more
iBook works more
Armada M700/7700 works more
Armada 1500 C works more
Armada 6500 unknown more
Armada 7500 unknown more
Armada SB (AR SB 5233/32/4.0/DMT) doesn't work more
Presario 1020 unknown more
Presario 1230 works more
Presario 1238 works more
Presario 1240 doesn't work more
Presario 1245 works more
Presario 1255 works more
Presario 1275 works more
Presario 1260 works more
Presario 1275 doesn't work more
Presario 1560DM doesn't work more
Presario 1600S works more
Presario 1600S doesn't work more
Presario 1625 works more
Presario 1655 doesn't work more
Presario 1688 works more
Presario 1694 works more
Presario 1800 XL works more
Presario 1830 works more
Presario 1920 works more
Presario 1925 works more
Presario 1600XL144 doesn't work more
Armada V300 works more
Presario 1200-XL118 works more
12XL325 (aka 1200-XL325) works more
Presario 2800 works more
Armada 1573DM (1500 family) works more
Presario 1688 works more
Armada E500 works more
X1000 works more
Armada 1700 model 6300/T/5000/D/M/1 works more
2200 works more
5600/5620 works more
Inspiron 3800 doesn't work more
Inspiron 5000e ambiguous more
Latitude CPT 500 doesn't work more
Latitude 600 doesn't work more
Inspiron 4100e ambiguous more
Latitude C600 doesn't work more
Inspiron 8100 ambiguous more
Inspiron 8200 works more
Highnote Ultra 2000 unknown more
770TX doesn't work more
C-350 doesn't work more
Lifebook E6520 works more
Lifebook E6560 works more
Lifebook C6325 doesn't work more
Lifebook C works more
Lifebook 735Dx works more
Lifebook B142 works more
Lifebook S-4572 doesn't work more
Lifebook C-6572 doesn't work more
Lifebook C works more
LifeBook 6010S works more
Lifebook C1020 works more
3100 works more
450X works more
WebBoy works more
XE3 doesn't work more
OmniBook 6000 doesn't work more
Omnibook XE3 doesn't work more
OmniBook XT100S doesn't work more
VisionBook Pro 7560 works more
VisionBook Pro 7590 works more
Thinkpad 390E ambiguous more
Thinkpad 390X works more
Thinkpad 560Z unknown more
Thinkpad 570 (26441AJ) in Japan works more
Thinkpad 600 works more
Thinkpad 600E works more
Thinkpad 770X ambiguous more
Thinkpad i1200 doesn't work more
Thinkpad i1410 doesn't work more
Thinkpad i1427 works more
Thinkpad A21P doesn't work more
Thinkpad T23 works more
Artist Stanford works more
Versa 6030X works more
CF-47 ambiguous more
Let's Note M1V works more
VAIO 505 works more
VAIO PCG-505RX doesn't work more
VAIO PCG-Z505R doesn't work more
VAIO PCG-Z505JE works more
VAIO PCG-Z600TEK works more
VAIO PCG-808 works more
VAIO PCG-818 works more
VAIO PCG-838 works more
VAIO PCG-885 works more
VAIO F-160 doesn't work more
VAIO SR1K (and presumably the SR5K and SR7K which are basically the same machine) doesn't work more
VAIO PCG QR10 works more
VAIO PCG-FXA48 works more
AR 10 doesn't work more
VAIO-PCG-F390 works more
Portege 3020 works more
Portege 300CT doesn't work more
Portege 320CT ambiguous more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 3000CT ambiguous more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 3010CT ambiguous more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 3020CT ambiguous more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 3300CT unknown more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 3380CT works more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 60000CT unknown more
DynaBookSS PORTEGE 7020X unknown more
Portege 3110CT works more
Satellite 4100 XDVD works more
Satellite 4060 unknown more
Satellite 480CDT works more
Satellite 4080CDT doesn't work more
4030 CDT doesn't work more
4030 CDS doesn't work more
Satellite Pro 4200 works more
Satellite Pro works more
Satellite 2520 doesn't work more
Satellite 2520 works more
Satellite 2502CDS unknown more
2540CDS ambiguous more
Satellite 460CDT unknown more
Satellite 2595XDVD works more
Satellite 2595 works more
Satellite 2140XCDS unknown more
Satellite 2180CDT works more
650CT works more
Tecra 8100 works more
Tecra 750DVD works more
Tecra 8000 works more
Satellite Pro 4600 doesn't work more
Satellite Pro 445CDT works more
Satellite M30-801 works more
Satellite A105-S4004 partially works more
Slimnote 9 doesn't work more
EFIO 9000 Series unknown more
Terra Aura A74LD doesn't work more

PDAs, Cell Phones, PCMCIA Cards

The Freestyle Executive Monster PDA made by Digital has an in-built modem, its Linux status is unknown. For IrDA connections to cell phones see Linux and InfraRed Devices. The 3CCFEM656B PCMCIA card by 3COM doesn't work. "The modem on the 3CCFEM656B is a Winmodem. The ethernet will work under Linux, but not the modem." Dave Hinds in comp.os.linux.portable. For PCMCIA modems see my PCMCIA card survey (by types) and the Xmodem.org survey(http://www.xmodem.org/modems/pcmcia_list.html).

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