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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite P50 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite P50-A / P50t-A|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor|
|Screen||15.6“ widescreen FHD TruBrite LED Backlit Touchscreen Display 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920×1080|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||1.0TB (5400rpm); Hybrid 8G hard disk drive|
|Optical Drive||DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) / Blu-Ray drive|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics with Optimus Technology|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2×2 AC
|Screen||Yes||Works. Brightness can be controlled through function keys, multi-touch works but I have no application that use it :(|
|HDD||Yes||Works. The Hybrid version have a real positive impact on performance and it is 100% transparent for user|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Intel works, Nvidia works too (tested with Bumblebee + proprietary driver, I didn't tried Optimus Prime)|
|HDMI Out||Yes||Tested with a Full-HD screen + stereo sound|
|Optical Drive||Yes||Read/write CD/DVD works. I didn't tried it with Blu-Rays|
|Headphone Port||Yes||Works but not out of the box (see notes)|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|USB||Yes||USB 3.0 works well too|
|Keyboard||Partial||In BIOS, you can choose the default action of F keys (F1-F12 or Fn functions) but it doesn't change their comportment with Linux (always F1-F12 mode). Fn functions are still accessible (Fn+F1→Fn+F12)|
|Suspend/Resume||Partial||Sometime when I resume, I have no touchpad/keyboard reactions but touchscreen/USB mouse still works|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Toshiba Satellite P50 here.
This is a non-exhaustive list of what you can edit in the BIOS :
What you can't change in the BIOS (non-exhaustive list) :
I had some trouble to change the default bootloader (I did it a long time ago so I can't remember what I had to do)
I use now the rEFInd Boot Manager that works well.
The BIOS boot mode works well too.
There is one issue : with ALSA + Pulseaudio, when I unplug headphones, the sound does not works.
To make it work, you have to disable a Pulseaudio module :
# Comment this line # load-module module-switch-on-port-available
There is probably a best solution (maybe like described in this topic but for another laptop)
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM86 Express LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev ff) 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10
processor : 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 60 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz stepping : 3 microcode : 0x16 cpu MHz : 2400.093 cache size : 6144 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 8 fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 13 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm ida arat epb pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt bugs : bogomips : 4788.91 clflush size : 64 cache_alignment : 64 address sizes : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management:
You can enter a summary of how well the Toshiba Satellite P50 works with Linux here.
Everything was tested with a Toshiba P50t-A11D, Gentoo Linux, kernel-4.0.5, KDE 4