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Toshiba Satellite L850


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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L850 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite L850
ProcessorIntel Core i7 processor 3610QM (Quad Core, 2.3GHz - 3.3GHz, 1600MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache)
Screen15.6“ Widescreen HD LED Backlit Display (1366 x 768)
HDD1TB (5400 rpm) SATA
Optical DriveDVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB (3823MB Total: 2GB discrete memory + 1775MB shared memory)

Linux Compatibility

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VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
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EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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John Doe, 2014/05/13 18:12

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
I created a live usb stick and was trying it out on my Toshiba Satellite L850, I realized that the laptop was getting really hot and it automatically shut down. I had to wait a few minutes to finally be able to start my laptop again. As far as I can remember there was no problem with the vents and it was working well with the pre-installed windows 8 (i.e. not getting hot).
I tried it (11.04 live usb) again the next and the same thing happened, it shuts down automatically and is unresponsive for a few minutes after which the power button finally lets me switch on the laptop.

Rolf Turner, 2014/03/06 22:02

This is a question rather than a comment. The webcam on my (Toshiba L850 Satellite) laptop does not work. When I try to effect video communication via e.g. Skype or Googel Hangouts I get messages too the effect “Looks like your camera is not working.” So how can I get it to work? Or can I? Does it need to have “drivers” installed? If so do there *exist* drivers that will work under Linux (specifically under Fedora 17)? In case it has any relevance, I am using the Mate desktop

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