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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege M400 laptop. The Portege M400 is a small size laptop but it still includes components for a middle range laptop.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Toshiba Portege M400|
|Processor||Intel Core Solo T1300 1.6GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Graphics||Yes||Use the i810 module|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Touchscreen||Yes||Doesn't work well in SDL games that resize the screen|
I haven't been able to confirmed this, but there may be a problem running this laptop with kernel version 2.6.17. 2.6.16 and 2.6.18 or higher should work fine. This does not seem to apply for Ubuntu 6.10.
Configuration of the Toshiba Portege M400 for Linux was no problem at all with the internal hardware automatically detected and installed properly. Modern distributions will also handle its “fakeraid” out of the box.