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notebook g505s
model: g505s(model id: 2181)
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?
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
tested on:
Parabola GNU/Linux
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
(not specified how it works)
wifi model:
(not specified how it works)
webcam model:
(not specified how it works)
That laptop cannot boot with free software until someone replaces the nonfree SMU firmware in Coreboot. The video card also doesn't work with free software as you need a nonfree video BIOS. With the Video BIOS, the radeon driver works in recent linux-libre as I added support for it. If I recall well, it also need the modified /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-radeon.conf that is mentioned in this page to have Xorg working: https://libreplanet.org/wiki?title=Group:Hardware/research/gpu/radeon I've not tested Wayland on it yet.

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