model: Ideapad y500(model id: 1178)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Nvidia GT650M (works with 3D acceleration)
Please update the kernel used
On Debian GNU/Linux "Wheezy" and Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0 I cannot change the brightness of the screen. With Windows 8.1 PRISM edition (Which was preinstalled) this was possible.
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