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Toshiba Tecra A3

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A3 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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Specifications

NameToshiba Tecra A3
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 730 1.6GHz
Screen15” XGA
RAM256MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

There were no issues with the installation of Linux on this laptop.

Summary

There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.


Discussion

ndiamukama, 2009/08/31 14:21

hi!,have installed mint 7 Gloria,at first i obtained the wireless but it didnt connect,as time went on,the wireless disappered and i no longer getting it,even my laptop doesnt connect to it.when click on vpn config,then wireless,then at that part i can see the access am suppose to connect is written “never” ,so it doesnt connect.but for those who get the access nad connected to it ,the statement is written “now”.so doez any one knowz how to fix this problem.
thnx in advanced

Guillermo, 2009/02/05 14:56

i've tried for entire days to get connected to my wifi router without success. i did it once but in the first reboot after the connection get lost again with no way to fix it. i'm running ubuntu 8.04

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