Installing Debian GNU/Linux Sid under Toshiba Tecra S5

Toshiba Tecra S5

Hardware Components
Status under Debian Sid
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 processor, 2.4GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB Worked immediately
15.4 WSXGA+ TFT Display (1.680 x 1.050) Worked immediately Native resolution working by default with vesa.
NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS 130M 256 MB dedicated (VRAM up to 2.047 MB) Working Working initialy with vesa. 3D Acceleration works fine following steps at: Wiki Debian
3.072 MB (2.048 + 1.024) DDR2 667MHz SDRAM Worked immediately
S-ATA Hard Drive 250 GB
Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller
Worked immediately
Intel® Wireless WiFi™ Link 4965AGN Working Working fine with WPA following instructions at:
Intel® 82573L Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Base-TX, Remote Boot RJ-45 Worked immediately
iAMT (Intel Advanced Management Technology) Not tested
AccuPoint™ II and Touch Pad Working Vertical scroll not working yet
Serial Port Not tested
i.LINK IEEE-1394 Port Not tested
TV-Out (S-video) Not included
Integrated V.92 Modem Not tested
ExpressCard Not tested
Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Not tested
SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader Working Follow this steps

Instalation procedure

We follow standard debian stable installation procedure available at:

Updating to Unstable (Sid)

We change our repositories fonts from etch to sid followed by:

# aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade

This page will be updated when new features works.

Last update: 03/06/2008 13:00 (Wifi working with WPA)


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8 Responses to “Linux on Toshiba Tecra S5”

  1. Honza Says:

    Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) – worked for me in Gentoo.

  2. andrew Says:

    muchas gracias

  3. Jos Says:

    and do you have sound?
    I can get sound with ubuntuor fedora, will try debian now

  4. Jos Says:

    i mean i can’t get sound.

  5. @Jos: I get sound without doing nothing, but in order to use headphones I have to touch gnome control volume parameters.

  6. Topsoil Says:

    Well, I don’t know if that’s going to work for me, but definitely worked for you! 🙂 Excellent post!

  7. M. Says:

    Anybody has this laptop let it works with 8 gb ram?
    BIOS see the full 8 gb ram, Linux only works with 4 gb ram (free -m).

  8. Sorry for the delay coming back to my own blog. I had that laptop for a year and a half only and never upgraded the memory. If BIOS is seeing the 8GB of RAM make sure you are using a 64bit version of your preferred distro.

    Best Regards

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