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notebook g505s
model: g505s(model id: 2181)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Lenovo
architecture:
x86-64/amd64
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
not-specified
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
not-specified
compatibility with free software:
B-gold
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)
Description:
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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