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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Portege M405 laptop. The M405 is a small sized laptop with a fairly decent set of specifications.
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 M405|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz|
|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|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Tablet||Yes||Install the wacom tools|
I haven't been able to confirmed this but there may be a issue with running the M405 with kernel version 2.6.17. 2.6.16 and 2.6.18 or higher should work fine. This problem does not seem to apply for Ubuntu 6.10.
There were no issuess in getting the Toshiba Portege M405 working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.