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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra M9 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 M9|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4Ghz|
|Screen||14.1“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 130M|
|Network||Ethernet, 802.11abg, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||use the iwlwifi module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA chipset in the Tecra M9 requires the proprietary NVIDIA module to support 3D. However you can also use the open source 'nv' module if all you need is 2D.
Bluetooth doesn't work with a standard kernel. You will need to install a kernel which has this patch integrated. I don't believe any Linux distributions would include this so you will need to compile your own kernel.
Bluetooth is the major issue with the Toshiba Tecra M9. Other than that the M9 works just fine with a modern Linux distributions. Something with kernel version 2.6.24 or higher (Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9, etc) works well.