Installing Kubuntu on the Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop

So I guess that’s one way of saying I have a new laptop! Anyway, I was going to write a detailed blog posting of the process for setting up and installing Kubuntu Feisty Fawn on my new Toshiba Tecra M5. However there really isn’t a lot to say. I reinstalled Windows using the supplied recovery cd, as this allowed me to partition the drive very easily. Then I took the latest version of Kubuntu (7.04) and started the install process. And it all worked. All the things I would expect to be there, are, and worked out of the box, even wireless. I’ve found recent versions of KDE far better than Gnome for sorting wireless out painlessly, and this certainly did it. The only obvious thing that isn’t working is the fingerprint scanner, but I’m really not bothered about that yet, nor am I convinced I will ever be. I will report back if I find any problems, but so far it has been very easy.

6 comments

  1. Hi there,
    i installed the Mandriva Dist. on my Tecra M5. The installation was easy but I am not happy with my Port Replicator and the external Monitor settings. WLan and Internet are working withaout any problems.
    I think I will give the KUBUNTU a try.

  2. Hi there,
    i installed the Mandriva Dist. on my Tecra M5. The installation was easy but I am not happy with my Port Replicator and the external Monitor settings. WLan and Internet are working withaout any problems.
    I think I will give the KUBUNTU a try.

  3. Hi cosmi3x, as it happens I use a port replicator, and haven’t had any issues with that and my install of Kubuntu. Obviously it is possible that your issues with the external monitor could be linked to that too.

  4. Hi cosmi3x, as it happens I use a port replicator, and haven’t had any issues with that and my install of Kubuntu. Obviously it is possible that your issues with the external monitor could be linked to that too.

  5. Installing Linux Ubuntu family is my favorite among the other distro. It’s very easy, except for my friend’s laptop that needs to turn off acpi to be able to install.

  6. Installing Linux Ubuntu family is my favorite among the other distro. It’s very easy, except for my friend’s laptop that needs to turn off acpi to be able to install.

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