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Thread: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

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    Cool Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    Hello

    I own a laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 which has dual video cards (Intel & Nvidia 310M) with Optimus technology. I have read multiple posts regarding the incompatibility of the current version of drivers and systems, but I would like to know if somebody has been able to get it to work with this specific model.

    I see there exist guides for other brands as Sony, Asus and Dell (Alienware), but I can not find almost info for Toshiba.

    Will be great if anybody can share their experiences with this issue.

    The specifications for this model are

    TOSHIBA SATELLITE M645-S4050
    PROCESSOR: Intel Core I5-450M 2.40 GHz, 3MB Cache
    MEMORY: 4 GB DDR3
    HARD DISK: 500 MB SATA
    CHIPSET: Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
    GRAPHICS: NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    and Intel Integrated Graphics
    DISPLAY: 14.0" @ 1366x768 px
    NETWORKING: 10/100 Ethernet & Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N +
    WiMax 6250
    BATTERY: 12 cell/98Wh Lithium Ion battery pack
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    I am very happy with the performance of this laptop, but I have always been a happy user of Ubuntu, so I am willing to begin using the new 10.10 version, but I really don't want to spoil my setup with something does not work.

    Anyway, any help will be appreciated.

    A.

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    Re: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    Why not try it with the live cd & see how it works ?
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    Hakunamatata ...... No worries !

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    Re: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    bump

    I have the Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080.

    I have the same problem with the graphics card.
    (and backlit keyboard, but that's another issue)

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    My problem is with the fan driver.

    When the cooling fan starts working, it does not stop in any way! Just continues to work (at the very most level i guess) after starting itself.

    And I don't see the same problem with the Win7 installation, whick makes me crazy to use.

    I got this laptop like 2 weeks ago and I still haven't found any kind of solution to have my fan work correctly. Any help will greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by sarimura View Post
    I got this laptop like 2 weeks ago and I still haven't found any kind of solution to have my fan work correctly. Any help will greatly appreciated.
    This is driving me nuts right now. Have you found any sort of fix to this?

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    Unhappy Re: Laptop Toshiba M645-S4050 Compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGoalie View Post
    This is driving me nuts right now. Have you found any sort of fix to this?
    No
    I am planning to give BSD (FreeBSD probably) a try but I don't have time for that.

    Currently, using Ubuntu under a Virtualboxed Windows.

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