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Toshiba Tecra A7


This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra A7 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 A7
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2300E 1.66GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested


For the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M graphics chip found in the A7 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.


Linux on the Toshiba Tecra A7 works fine. There were no issues installing Linux on the A7 and configuration was easy.


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lorenzo, 2010/03/14 10:57

I have exactly the same problems as javier.

although i'm using ubuntu 9.10.
curious thing is that it was working ok on 9.04

any suggestions on how to fix this?

Javier Jara A, 2010/02/01 18:01

I am trying to install Centos 5.4 and vmware in a toshiba tecra a7 sp2022, all looks good except the microphone… i can't make work the mic… if you have any suggestions i will be glad… if you can help me.
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