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|| Fujitsu-Siemens || Amilo Pro V2040 || Yes || || Multimedia card reader: Added tifm_sd, mmc_core and mmc_block to /etc/modules || Edgy || 09-Dez-06 || || Fujitsu-Siemens || Amilo Pro V2040 || Yes || || Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuAmiloProV2040 || Edgy || 09-Dez-06 ||

Notes on installation and compatibility of Ubuntu with Fujitsu laptop computers.




Install ?

Not works ?


Ubuntu Release



Amilo A


Support : http://rzr.online.fr/q/AmiloA


Amilo A1630



See ["tomstart"]


Amilo A7640


ACPI battery status

Problem with touchpad (some tweaks required see Amilo L1300 below). WLAN working with both NDISWRAPPER and Linuxant Driverloader.


Amilo D7800


IrDA, TV-out, S/PDIF

Modem with linuxant (http://www.linuxant.com/), extra keys and mail light (http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~tauber/acerhk/ - need to force for model 6800). Suspend/Resume (Works but on resume disables acpi interrupt, most probably will work properly soon, see https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2690)


Amilo L1300


wlan needs ndiswrapper, WXGA needs 855resolution

Details below

Hoary, Breezy



Amilo M1437G


Modem (winmodem)

FireWire, S-Video, RAID not tested. More details below.

Hoary, Breezy



Amilo M7400


Details here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=189540




Amilo M7440G


Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuAmiloM7440

Breezy, Dapper



Amilo Pro V2040


Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuAmiloProV2040




Amilo Si1520


winmodem - needs Connexant hsf hdaudio driver (? untested)

Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuAmiloSi1520




Amilo Si1520-5510


Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuAmiloSi15205510




Lifebook C2210


Secure digital reader, suspend

Firewire, S-Video not tested.



Lifebook E6545


suspend to Disk works



Lifebook P2120


Modem (winmodem)

Details below



Lifebook P7010


Modem ? SD reader

Works well, need to run 855resolution for 1280x768. definately some quirks with the ipw2200 driver that shipped with hoary.



Lifebook S6120



CD burning, firewire and external display not tested. SLmodem is not supported natively, see BinaryDriverHowto, SmartLink section, to get it to work.


Lifebook S7010



Details: LaptopTestingTeam/FujitsuLifebookS7010




Lifebook S7020



Laptop goes to suspend to both disk and RAM, but does not resume. Must be an issue related to SATA controller and SATA disk, even thoug it looks like all necessary patches are present in the Breezy Kernel. DVD DMA must be enabled with hdparm


Dec 14,05


Fujitsu Lifebook P2120

  • Works: network, pcmcia, usb, dvd, trackpoint, crt, cd-rw
  • Broken: internal winmodem
  • Untested: firewire, video out
  • Suspend to RAM (S3) works, do not use s3_bios, remove the ohci_hcd module before suspending, mouse stops working on resume, press Fn F4 (mouse) key twice to re-enable it.
  • Closing lid after power down turns the computer back ON, see https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3221

  • Audio works on first boot, but stops working after suspend/resume.

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1300

Centrino 1,5GHz CPU, 40GB hd, 15" wide lcd, Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device, Ethernet: Realtek RTL-8139/C/C+, WLAN: Intersil 3886 (rev 01) = Prism Javelin


  • Audio, touchpad, CD, USB, Ethernet (some dhcp problems, perhaps my setup only?)
  • I had same problem with dhcp, I removed the installed dhcp client software, and install pump. However, pump doesn't come with Ubuntu, so grab it off the net if you can. 'pump_0.8.19-5_i386.deb' worked for me. From console type 'dpkg -i pump_0.8.19-5_i386.deb'.


  • Graphics works as 'i810' but in 1024x768 mode only. Things appear widened/stretched. Compiling Intel's "updated driver" to the thing had some glitches (see [http://www.xiaprojects.com/www/manuali/d400/main.php#graphicspatch here]) but did seem to pump up speed. Even with the updated driver, 1280x800 is still a dream.. (Intel says, 1280x800 is currently not supported in Linux Sad :( bohoo..

  • WLAN first complained of "missing 3886 firmware" but in fact a whole new prism54 driver (not ready yet!) [http://prism54.org will be needed]. Luckily, Ndiswrapper worked almost without an effort; do _not_ fetch the sources, it's actually included in Ubuntu. I failed to notice. ;}

  • Sound input / built-in mic: Mixer setup, "ALSA mixer" tab allows faint sound recording, but not good. Am I doing something wrong?
  • cont'd: 1280x800 _can_ be done, by [http://perso.wanadoo.fr/apoirier/ 855resolution]. Thanks Nico T. for the hint.. Just do sudo 855resolution 5c 1280 800 and have a ModeLine such as

    ModeLine "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827


  • Boot failures: 'hw_random.ko', 'pciehp.ko' and 'shpchp.ko' (PCI Hotplug drivers) not found. Placed them in /etc/hotplug/blacklist.
  • Volume buttons: not working (or: not properly set up).
  • Suspend: followed the instructions at [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/SuspendHowto SuspendHowto] to enable ACPI suspend-to-RAM. It did work, going to sleep (led blinks and so..) but coming back is a no-go. Any hints?

  • cont'd: /etc/acpi/buttons/sleep.sh had "echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep" by default.

    • Mode 1 (cpu halt, all systems powered): does not sleep, prepares but wakes up instantly.
    • Mode 3 (default; cpu sleep, RAM powered): goes to sleep nicely, wakes up, but display not showing (common for display adapters, is it?)
    • Mode 4 (RAM to disk): no response, well the CPU does something.. but no crash, no halt, no sleep
  • Anyone able to get the display come back up after Sleep mode 3? (would be the best solution). Ctrl-Alt-Fx tried, no response.
  • cont'd: followed instructions at [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/PMTesting this page] and sleep-to-RAM now works, tadaa! Smile :)

    • Possibly, all that it really needed was the "VBERestore" option to X11 config - I'll never know. Sleep-to-disk (powerbutton) just shuts down, might be my messup though? (anyone with working sleep-to-disk, please fill in!)
  • cont'd: needed to re-edit the sleep stuff to make it work on Hoary - the "VBERestore" (in XF86Config-4) and "ACPI_SLEEP=true" (in /etc/default/acpi-support) seem to be enough. (plus possibly the restore= in /boot/grub/menu.lst, hmm.. was that it?)

Not tested:

  • Hibernation (making custom kernel sounds too much fuzz & risk for a day)

  • CardBus/pcmcia, S/PDIF (digital audio out), CD/DVD writer, modem


by [http://www.sci.fi/~abisoft/asko asko], please fill in & comment Smile :)

..a hint on fonts: Seems L1300 had a bit too big fonts for my taste, I believe installing the '75dpi' package made them better (if you think the same, worth a try?)

..still me: Upgraded to Hoary and tried XOrg. Dual head video worked (cool) but native 1280x800 LCD not. I didn't stay to debug (please tell if you get it to work with Xorg!); shifted back to XFree86 for now. btw, even just the update seemed to do something Good for the fonts. Much more pleasant looking & professional, now. Thanks, Ubuntu!

(oh, ndiswrapper lost in the transition. Will be wired for now)

..on touchpad. The Synaptics Touchpad can be a real pain. It moves around your cursor position _while typing_ if you don't do something about it. Here's what. "sudo apt-get install xfree86-drivers-synaptic" (or something) Then add "MaxTapTime "0"" (you will need quotes around zero, weird??) to your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. That should do it (disables tapping feature, but movement still works). To totally ban your tp, do "TouchpadOff "true"".

21-AUG-05: TESTS ON BREEZY (Colonel 3 CD)

First, don't upgrade to Breezy using apt-get; I tried and the machine pretty much went bazark ("no user dhcp" kinda messages, yikes!)

So.. I did a test install of 'Colonel3' boot CD, and it went pretty smoothly I would say. It does not work Smile :) but that's smooth for Linux still, eh? Anyhow, here are the gotchas on where Breezy hits the ground with Amilo L1300:

  • wlan detected (hurray!) but DHCP detection at install not workin (using Apple Airport, WEP encryption, works otherwise on all OSes)
  • Ethernet cable DHCP detection succeeds, but at 2nd round (after eject of CD-ROM & reboot) the network doesn't seem to be there, causing installation to get stuck at "Installed language-pack-en (87%)". reboot will work, but no network, still..

  • xwga configuration: none (working in 1024x768 mode only, which is fatish on this screen)

Good points:

  • WLAN card detected

Bad points:

  • WLAN not working, Ethernet not working, WXGA not working
  • Sleep button (Fn+F12) not working

The install was a fresh one, overwriting earlier data. Partitions #1 for WinXp (12GB), #2 for /boot (100MB), #3 for / (25GB)

Later same day...

One F1 victory and some 6 hours later, Breezy is up and running Smile :) Things I had to do:

  • wlan: add 'ndiswrapper' to /etc/modules, and 'ndiswrapper -i prisma00.inf' (also needed to 'dpkg -i' the ndiswrapper-utils from /var/cache but that's due to my installation jamming..)
  • DHCP: added parameters (DNS) using GUI side tools (Setup/Network). Hey, it worked! Smile :) what a surprise in Linux. Did not need the 'pump' package (see above).

  • wxga: fetched '855resolution_0.4-1_i386.deb' and installed it ('dpkg -i ...'). Modified /etc/default/855resolution to have MODE=5c, XRESO=1280 YRESO=800 (Note: 855resolution installation seems to have changed, for the better) Finally, 'sudo /etc/init.d/855resolution start' (or a reboot).
  • sleep mode: uncommented 'ACPI_SLEEP=true' in /etc/default/acpi-support

Good points (con't):

  • Sound, sleep etc. keys now work
  • GUI network setup dialogs work
  • WXGA now directly, no need for Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (as in Hoary)
  • No obvious trouble with the Touchpad setup (will watch it..)

Bad points (cont'd):

  • Using the volume up/down keys (Fn+F3/F4) messes up the keyboard buffer or something; don't touch them! (if you do, log out of X11, and back in..)

All in all, I'd recommend trying Breezy, if one is to start 'from scratch' with Ubuntu and L1300. If there is a working Hoary installation, I would still wait.

Some months later...

Wait no more! Smile :) Breezy is so fine on Amilo L1300 (the xorg 3D screen savers rock!) that it's worth a full re-installation. Go for it, I say!

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1437G

  • Works: audio, 3D acceleration(ATI drivers), network(WLAN/NIC), usb, trackpoint, crt, dvd-rw
  • Untested: firewire, video out, internal winmodem(not expected to work), the different suspends are mostly untested, closing lid and opening it again works correct, had problems earlier with another laptop with ATI card.

Had problems with Breezy and hotplug in the beginning, caused a kernel ooops at boot, needed to install Realtek audio drivers, followed advice on http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-75181.html and that worked.

Ran sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx and edited my xorg.conf, changed "ati" to "fglrx". Set resolution at 24 bits to "1280x800". See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=408111 for advice.


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