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Toshiba Tecra M7

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra M7 laptop. The M7 is a tablet system with some good internal components.

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 M7
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83Ghz
Screen14” WXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader, Tablet

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the Madwifi module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
TabletNot Tested

Notes

The native screen resolution of the M7 is 1400×900, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. For more information you can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 and 950 guide.

Summary

Minor configuration work was required to get the Toshiba Tecra M7 working properly under Linux. After this extra configuration the M7 works fine.


Discussion

andy ryan, 2010/10/01 22:40

Mint Linux 10 live dvd running now, screen working like a dream, tho no tablet button functions. and no recognion that the screen has entere tablet mode, (no gyro either)

alt pen button working!

give it a try, lie version, so nothing to lose

Cristian, 2009/02/16 10:21

Same here, Ubuntu is fantastic on my Tecra M7, the only things that don't seem to work yet are the tablet function, like Alec said, and the fingerprint, but for that it would need an application, I suppose. Other than that, I'm impressed.

Alec Petros, 2008/12/04 00:41

After installing the most recent Ubuntu boot, my Tecra M7 has run like a dream. Battery duration has nearly doubled, everything worked from the get-go except the tablet screen, and almost no major hangups yet. If you don't mind missing the Tablet function, the Tecra runs far better under Ubuntu than Windows.

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