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Alienware M17x R4

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Alienware M17x R4 laptop. If you have the Alienware M17x R4 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Alienware M17x R4 specifications page.

NameAlienware M17x R4
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3740QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Screen17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 32GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
Graphics Chip works Needs Bumble project for full capability
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutWorks
DisplayPortNot Tested
SoundPartially works
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackPartially need to reboot for Headphone to be fully engaged and speakers off
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
Bluetoothworks
USBWorks
ESATAworks
Card ReaderNot Tested
Webcamworks
TV TunerNot Tested
Touch PadWorks
Suspend/ResumeWorks

Notes

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Has Optimus technology so needs project Bumblebee to enable Nvidia graphics.
Sound works when it works. In windows the jacks are software controlled.

Summary

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