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Toshiba Tecra A4

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A4 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 A4
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 750 1.86GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

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 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.


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toshiba_tecra_a4.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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