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notebook G50-45 80E30181US
Modelo: G50-45 80E30181US(ID do modelo: 2196)
subtipo (notebook, netbook, placa-mãe, tablet):
tem um firmware com boot livre (BIOS, UEFI,...)?
É possível instalar sistemas operacionais livres?
o dispositivo evita a instalação de placas wi-fi não aprovados pelo vendedor?
sim (veja os detalhes dentro da entrada da descrição)
ano de comercialização:
compatibilidade com software livre:
testado com:
Debian GNU/Linux 9 stretch
Debian GNU/Linux 10 buster
Parabola GNU/Linux
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
testado com o seguinte kernel livre:
modelo da placa de vídeo:
AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (funciona, mas sem aceleração 3D)
modelo da placa wifi:
(não funciona)
modelo da webcam:

I tried multiple free distros, with mixed results.

Booted, could run GUI
  • Debian 9.9.0 (kernel 4.9.0-9-amd64)
  • Trisquel 8.0 (kernel 4.4.0-119-generic)
Booted, could not run GUI
  • Debian 10.6.0 (kernel 4.19.0-11-amd64)
Did not boot
  • Dragora 3.0-beta-1 (kernel 4.19.79-gnu)
  • Hyperbola Milky Way v0.3.1 (kernel 4.9.210-gnu-1-lts)
  • Parabola (kernels 5.1.6_gnu and 5.7.10)
  • PureOS 9.0 (kernel 4.19.0-9-amd)

Internal wifi card does not work with free software.

Based on this Lenovo forum thread, it seems the G50-45's BIOS prevents unapproved wifi cards.

Video Card and Display

(Tested on live Trisquel 8.0, kernel 4.4.0-119-generic)

$ glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes

glxgears runs at about 295 FPS, and htop shows all 4 CPU cores spiking up to ~80% when using glxgears.

HDMI and VGA outputs do not work. Display settings show Monitor: Unknown and cannot change resolution from 1366x768. Brightness cannot be reduced from 100%. As the screen is very bright, this may present a major usability issue to some users, and it drains the battery quickly.

GPU/display performance is poor. Video playback (in VLC) is buggy and lags sometimes. The image is low-quality as it has too much pixelation. SuperTuxKart at lowest rendering settings runs far too slowly to be playable.


Internal Bluetooth card does not work.

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