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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A10 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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Tecra A10. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Tecra A10 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Tecra A10 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Tecra A10|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA or WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 4GB|
|HDD||120GB to 250GB or 128GB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD or
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Optical Drive||Partial||Fedora 10 - needed to change from SATA to IDE mode in BIOS. Otherwise drive gets error during boot re: setting xfermode|
|Graphics||Good||Fedora 10 - works well @ 1680×1050
Ubuntu 8.10 - works fine
|Sound||Good||Fedora 10 - haven't managed to get this to work yet
Ubuntu 8.10 - problem solved with a few changes, works ok!
|Wireless||Good||Fedora 10 - just worked
Ubuntu 8.10 - works, problems with wpa & wpa2
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|USB||Good||Fedora 10 - works with what I have tried todate|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Good||OpenSuse 11.1 works|
|Camera||Good||Fedora 10 - just worked, Ubuntu 8.10 works fine|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Toshiba Tecra A10 here.
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
Add on a new line:
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=toshiba position_fix=1
You can enter a summary of how well the Toshiba Tecra A10 works with Linux here.