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|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
|Screen||18.4” 1920×1080 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M + intel sandy bridge / OPTIMUS|
|Internal Card reader||Alcor|
|Processor||No problem to report for now|
|Screen||works! out of the box|
|HDD||works!out of the box|
|Optical Drive||works! out of the box||reading and writing dvd/cd tested|
|Graphics||Works after some software installation.||Technology optimus, Bumblebee-project 3.0 should works on all linux distribution with trivial installation|
|Sound||Works! out of the box||on debian wheezy / ubuntu|
|Ethernet||Works! out of the box|
|Wireless||works out of the box on ubuntu natty/after one package installation on debian wheezy||module ath9 + firmware-atheros package (debian)|
|USB||works! out of the box|
|Card Reader||works on Ubuntu Oneiric out of the box / on debian squeeze you need to install manually a driver / work out of the box with linux 3.2.0 and above||for debian squeeze see driver rts5139|
|Webcam||Work! out of the box on debian wheezy||video and sound recording (bad quality) tested|
|Touchpad||Works out of the box on Ubuntu Oneiric / Usable but not well recognized by default on debian squeeze, after installing an extra module nearly perfectly recognize / work out of the box with linux 3.2.0 and above||For Debian squeeze see below psmouse-elantech-dkms paquet|
Debian user should install package firmware-atheros in order to have wireless working
Debian and Debian based distros's users should install this package to get touchpad well recognized (not needed anymore for linux 3.2.0 and above):
(not necessary on Ubuntu Oneiric)
Debian squeeze user (depreciated with linux 3.2.0 or above) have to install manually the realtek driver rts5139 in order to have card reader working. It can be doanloaded here:
then extract the archive and do as an user:
then as root:
And then reboot.
- graphic: Thanks to Bumblebee 3.0, one can start applications directly from desktop choosing wether they should be using the integrated intel graphic or the nvidia one.
see here for installation: http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html
although everything is not working out of the box, everything can be taken to work.
[metaphys, 1st February 2012]