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Toshiba Tecra A3


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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NameToshiba Tecra A3
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 730 1.6GHz
Screen15“ XGA
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

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


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


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.


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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