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Installing Debian Etch on Toshiba Tecra M5

Last updated: 4/14/2007

General Hardware Specifications of Toshiba Tecra M5:

Hardware Components
Status under Debian Etch
Notes
Intel Core Duo CPU T2500@2.00GHz Works Recognized both cores without any special work
14.1 XGA TFT Display Works
nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 110M Works Had problems with external monitor (see below)
2048MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM Works
80 GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive Works
Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller Works
MATSHITA DVD/CDRW UJDA770 1.40 Removable CD-ROM Works after some additions Had to manually install CDrecord from source to get record feature working, but it works fine now. I was able to read CDs immediately after installation.
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Worked after a bit of effort I had to download and install ipw3945 and xsupplicant (although I beleive xsupplicant is only needed for WPA-enabled networks); after this installation, wireless works correctly under Linux
4700mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Works
Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller Works
Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller Works

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.18-4-686

Basic Installation of Debian Etch:
Setting up additional features for Debian:
Unresolved issues
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