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This is a guide to running Linux with the Toshiba Tecra S3 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 S3|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M Processor 750 1.86GHz|
|Graphics||GeForceFX Go 6600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For the graphics chip you can use both the open source nv module and Nvidia's proprietary one. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need 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 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.