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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra P5 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 P5|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4Ghz|
|Screen||15.4“ WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 130M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl4965 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
For best results you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA driver for the 130M in the Tecra P5. The Xorg 'nv' driver does not properly support this card yet so you will have to install the NVIDIA driver before the display will work properly.
Kernel 2.6.22 or later is required for some of the components in the Tecra P5. Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8 are two option which work well here.
Installing the Nvidia driver is the major issue with this laptop. After this is done the Toshiba Tecra P5 works just fine with Linux.