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Toshiba Qosmio X870


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For full specifications see the Toshiba Qosmio X870 specifications page.

NameToshiba Qosmio X870
ProcessorIntel Core i7 processor 3610QM (Quad Core, 2.3GHz - 3.3GHz, 1600MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache)
Screen17.3“ Widescreen FHD with 3D LED Backlit Display
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen Aspect Ratio 16:9
RAM16GB DDR3 (4GB+ 4GB + 4GB + 4GB) (1600Mhz)
HDD1.75TB (Hybrid 750GB (7200rpm) + 8G SSD) + (1TB 5400rpm SATA)
Optical DriveBlu-Ray RW/DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M 3GB with 3D Vision (10993MB Total: 3GB discrete memory + 7921MB shared memory)

Linux Compatibility

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Tom_Bombadill, 2013/10/20 19:58

Managed to install everything and it works like a charm, no problems at all. Though missing sometimes 3D vision.

Tom_Bombadill, 2013/02/14 16:57

Installed ubuntu 12.10, and have big problems with display adapter, first on generic ubuntu supplied display drivers had resolution of 1024×768 but only on external monitor (VGA output on laptop) than i managed to install other drivers, X.Org….. which ones got the ppicture on laptop display, but now resolution was 800×600 and there was no desktop, terminal only (after pressing CTRL+ALT+T) and still fighting with display drivers. managed to download original nvidia drivers that should be for geforce gtx670M but i am missing some header files now, it is becoming a pain in the a… to set it up

SC, 2012/12/11 19:09

This link will guide you to install the Atheros AR8161 card.

Mighty, 2012/12/07 19:43

I have Toshiba qosmio x870 and for the past 2 weeks I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 which I find easy to install on other PCs. After disabling Secure Boot, I was able to run the Live CD/USB. Note, using the ubuntu-secure-remix didn't work while Secure Boot was enabled. Trying Ubuntu from the Live CD/USB works but it doesn't access the internet. You can detect all the devices but seems as though the drivers isn't installed. By the way, all is fine on Windows 8 which comes with the PC. I've been trying to sort the issue of WIFI and LAN for the past 2 weeks.
Running lspci shows:

  • 07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
  • 08:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723

So the question now is how to install atheros AR8161. The question was raised in this link: I will appreciate any suggestion. Thanks.

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