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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra M4 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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|Name||Toshiba Tecra M4|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 760 2.0GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200/6600 TE|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Tv OUT||Not Tested||works in windows with toshiba specific old driver only, untested but hopeful on linux|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Dual Pointing Device||Yes||may require tweaking to get TAP to turn off|
|Wacom Tablet serial input||yes||gentoo-wiki has xorg.conf|
|SD Card Reader||Works SDHC too|
|HDD shock sensor||NO|
|Hibernate/suspend||Yes||default resume on lid open is bad though|
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.
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.