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Toshiba Satellite P870/027 (PSPLBA02700S)
This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Satellite P870 laptop.
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|Name||Toshiba Satellite P870/027|
|HDD||1Tb + 500Gb|
|Optical Drive||BluRay combo|
|Graphics||OPTIMUS (!) = Intel + NVidia GT630M|
|Network||Eth: Atheros AR8161, Wifi: Realtek RTL8723E, bluetooth|
|MMC/SD Card reader||Realtek RTS5229|
|Screen||Yes||boots up at maximum brightness|
|Optical Drive||Yes/Not Tested||Tested DVD, good. Not tested BluRay|
|Graphics||Partial||OPTIMUS. So far couldn't get Bumblebee to enable Nvidia|
|Sound||Yes/Partial||In Ubuntu 12.04 speakers not working, but headphones work. With kernel 3.4.7 everything works|
|Wireless||Yes||Need to download and compile 3rd party module rtl8723e|
|Card Reader||Yes||Driver here www.realtek.com|
|Camera||Yes||Straight away, even asked to take a photo of the user during installation|
This model also has built in TV tuner “YUAN MC782ML/PD782S”. Not tested yet.
OPTIMUS technology turns out to be a major drama
Basically works with linux (ubuntu 12.04), but will require a bit of hacking to get all the equipment to work properly.