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Toshiba Tecra S3

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameToshiba Tecra S3
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M Processor 750 1.86GHz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsGeForceFX Go 6600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


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