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Toshiba Tecra A11

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A11 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Toshiba Tecra A11. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Toshiba Tecra A11 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Toshiba Tecra A11 specifications page.

NameToshiba Tecra A11
ProcessorIntel® Core i5
Intel® Core i7
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
15.6” (1600×900) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD250GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 2100M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11a/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsPartialSee notes
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

Graphics

The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 2100M has not been tested yet, however judging by previous experience this should work fine with the latest NVIDIA prorpietary drivers.

The Intel GMA HD controller is quite new and not supported by most Linux distributions at the moment. If you are using Ubuntu 9.10 you can following this guide for getting the graphics working.

Summary

Some installation work may be required to get the Toshiba Tecra A11 working depending on your Linux distributions. Upcoming releases such as Ubuntu 10.04 and OpenSUSE 11.3 should solve this issue.


Discussion

Igorf, 2010/02/22 14:20

Name Toshiba Tecra A11-10D

Processor Intel® Core i3 M330 @ 2.13GHz

Screen 15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen

RAM 4GB

HDD 320GB

Optical Drive DVD+-RW

Graphics Intel Graphics HM55

Network 10/100/1000 Ethernet

802.11a/g/n


Device Comments

Processor =Works out the box

Screen =Works out the box

HDD =Works out the box

Optical Drive =Works out the box

Graphics =Known problems with Ubuntu installation, see below for solution.

Sound =Works out the box

Ethernet =Works out the box

Wireless =Works out the box

USB =Works out the box

Card Reader =Works out the box

Webcam =Works out the box

ExpressCard Slot =Not Tested

Fingerprint Reader =Not Tested

Modem =Not Tested

Bluetooth =Not Tested


For Ubuntu installation (follow this link https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/518938/comments/4 ):

1. Perform install in text mode

2. Boot in single mode with nomodeset option in grub

3. Upgrade kernel to 2.6.33-020633rc8

4. Upgrade xorg

5. Boot new system ;-)

For OpenSuse 11.3 no manual activities required.

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toshiba_tecra_a11.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/13 15:21 (external edit)
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