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Toshiba Qosmio G50-G55

Introduction

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Author(s)

Haque

Specifications

NameToshiba Qosmio G50-G55
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen18.4“ WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM4GB
HDD2x320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce 9200M or NVIDIA Geforce 9600M
NetworkEthernet, Atheros 802.11bgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesWorks, but the cellprocessor isn't used
ScreenYesWorks out of the box
SoundPartialOnly External Speakers work See Notes for further details
HDDYesWorks out of the box
Optical DriveYesWorks out of the box
GraphicsYesWorks with latest nvidia beta driver
EthernetYesWorks out of the box (Tested with DHCP)
USBYesWorks out of the box
Card ReaderYesWorks OOTB (Tested with SD, SDHC and Memory Stick)
CameraYesWorks OOTB (Tested with “cheese”)
Additional Buttons Not Enough Tested Pressing a button doesn't do anything/ Illumination doesn't work
WirelessYesWorks OOTB (at least with unprotected networks)
BluetoothPartiallyRequires a Windows boot to get initialized (see notes)
FirewireNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderYesWorks OOTB (tested with FPrint)

Notes

I tested the machine with “Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex”. Everything important worked fine, the only serious problem is the soundcard.

SOUND:
I found a solution for the Soundcardproblem:
It worked using the Linuxdriver from the Realtek website http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3
Just follow the instructions in the Readmefile. For some reason the internal speakers won't work. External ones work, but very quiet.

GRAPHICS:
I've been using this driver: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1882835

Summary

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Discussion

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NdK, 2009/07/08 10:43

Bluetooth works only after a reboot (NOT a power cycle) from Windows. Probably it needs a firmware upload.
Tested omnibook kernel module with no luck. toshset doesn't work either.

NdK, 2009/05/14 08:45

Using a G50-12Q with Mandriva 2009.1 .
Works really well, except for some multimedia buttons (play, stop, rew, ffwd and volume control wheel are OK, “player”, mute, light, photo and dolby does not generate events).
Updated “fingerprint reader” part: works like other swipe sensors (sometimes you'll have an hard time making it recognize your print).
Updated the wireless part: works (at least on an unprotected AP).

Haque, 2008/12/31 20:43

Hi everyone, I just created that Wikiarticle and I hope it can help someone.
A Happy new year to all linux fans ;)

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