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Running OX 10.8 on Toshiba Satellite P50-ABT2G22 laptop

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Wanted to know the compatibility of the the following laptop: 

Toshiba Satellite P50-ABT2G22 laptop


Here are the specs and link:



  • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor
  • Windows 8
  • 6GB DDR3L memory
  • 750GB (5400RPM) hard drive
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 740M with Optimus™
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • 1920x1080 TruBrite display
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth
  • 2MP (1080p) webcam
  • LED backlit keyboard
  • HDMI output with 4K capability

Please share any thoughts on running OSX 10.8 or 10.9 on this laptop.

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The nVidia card will not work, because of the integrated CPU graphics. 

The Wifi, well depends on who the manufacturer is, if it is Intel, you can forget about getting that to work. 

About the rest, well, in theory it could work, but it is still a matter of trial and error. 

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So the nVidia has to be disabled and use the integrated 4K graphics instead? Any recommendation which ML distribution (Vanilla?) to use? Thanks

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Indeed, if you do not disable the card, you will have to delete the GeForce.kext, NVDAGK100Hal.kext, and from 10.8.2 NVDAStartup.kext. 

Disabling the card will save a lot of power also, and reduces heat.


The last version where wake up from sleep worked for me, was 10.8.2. On 10.8.2 the Intel HD started showing up as a 384mb card, on prior versions this was 512mb (which is correct). You can install any version and upgrade from there, if something stops working, either re-install, or accept it. The information is based on my system, and some of it may not apply to the P50.

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