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Toshiba Tecra W50


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For full specifications see the Toshiba Tecra W50 specifications page.

NameToshiba Tecra W50
ProcessorIntel Quad Core i7-4800MQ Processor
Screen15.6“ widescreen FHD LED backlit LCD display 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920×1080
HDD500GB HDD 7200rpm
Optical DriveDVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (802.11a/g/n)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
ESATA PortNot Tested
Serial PortNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Jplinux, 2014/09/15 18:37

Powered by OpenSuSE 13.1 and with 3.15.5 kernel. I own the W50-A-10P (32Gb RAM, 512G SSD).

Sound quality could be better but largely sufficient, therefore, it misses a microphone entry.

Backlight or brightness, needs “acpi_backlight=vendor” in grub config.

Fingerprint is not yet used, but I should try it soon.

ChocMonk, 2015/04/30 04:06

Hi Jplinux

Are you booting into UEFI? I'm trying to get RHEL 6.5/7 working. Install goes fine but won't boot : “Insert system disk”.

CSM Boot works ok but graphics card not recognised and system freezes regularly.

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