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This compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A50-A laptop. If you have the Toshiba Tecra A50-A and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Tecra A50 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Tecra A50-A-130 (130 should be similar to other models. Only graphics could change and some enhancement|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4600M Processor|
|Screen||15.6“ widescreen HD TFT LED Backlit display 1366×768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio|
|HDD||500GB HDD 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)|
|Graphics||Mobile Intel HD Graphics & GeForce GT 730M (Optimus)|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (802.11a/g/n)
|Screen||doesn't work||impossible to set backlight|
|Graphics Chip||Works||with bumblebee, use optirun to run apps under nvidia, otherwise it use Intel. No need to install bumblebee, then it use only Intel without conflict|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Expresscard slot||Not Tested|
|TouchPad||Works after installing driver||Not recognized as Alps touchpad: install driver (use shell install, not ./install). Bad default configuration, but works|
|Trackpoint||Doesn't work||stop working after installing touchpad driver|
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