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Toshiba Tecra M4


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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NameToshiba Tecra M4
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 760 2.0GHz
Screen14.1“ SXGA+
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 6200/6600 TE
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
Tv OUTNot Testedworks in windows with toshiba specific old driver only, untested but hopeful on linux
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
Dual Pointing DeviceYesmay require tweaking to get TAP to turn off
Wacom Tablet serial input yesgentoo-wiki has xorg.conf
FirewireNot Tested
SD Card ReaderWorks SDHC too
HDD shock sensor NO
Hibernate/suspendYesdefault resume on lid open is bad though
PCMCIANot Tested


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.


my first half pipe, 2013/02/09 05:00

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