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Toshiba Satellite L650D

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Introduction

15“ Toshiba Satellite L650D-171

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Specifications

NameToshiba Satellite L650D-171
ProcessorAMD Turion II P560 Dual-Core
Screen15” 1366×768
RAM4GB at 1066MHz
HDD640GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 5650M
NetworkBroadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n & Atheros AR8152 Fast Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorPartialI haven't been able to access temperature info. Didn't try very hrad though. Frequency scaling works.
ScreenYesVGA out works, HDMI not tested. Function keys adjust brightness all right.
HDDYesToshiba.
Optical DriveYesWorks.
GraphicsYesOpen source driver seemed to work well, but I switched to closed source ATI Catalyst for better 3D performance. No problems.
SoundYesWorks, even with external speakers.
EthernetYesWorks.
WirelessYesWorks, but I had to patch and compile driver, both sources and patch are at Broadcom's site.
BluetoothNot TestedNot tested.
USBYesWorks.
eSATANot TestedNot tested.
Card ReaderNot TestedNot tested.
CameraYesSeems to work, not tested very thoroughly.

Notes

Tested with Zenwalk 7 Linux (2.6.37.4). BIOS update from 1.6 to 1.7 is necessary, otherwise Linux fails with scary messages. Lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)

Summary

Decent Linux machine.


Discussion

Andy Meyer, 2012/11/20 01:56

My wife has one - the Insyde H2O bios is annoying - I can't get battery monitoring to work. No luck with temperatures. Hibernate doesn't work either. Most of the research I've done points the finger squarely at the Insyde bios used on this machine. Wireless works without too much headache - running Fedora 17.

Regards,

Andy

V, 2012/05/19 20:23

Hello

Where I can find this driver for Wireless?

Best regards,
V

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