FujitsuLifebookP7120

Current Issues and Solutions

Based on Feisty :

  • After install the screen resolution is 1024x768. To get 1280x768 simply install 915resolution, no extra configuration is needed.
  • Fingerprint reader and eco button are not supported as far as I know but I haven't tried them.
  • Suspend to ram works but the only strange thing is that the backlight doesn't come back on automatically, so one has to change the brightness with Fn+F6 or Fn+F7 after resuming.
  • Setting the brightness to anything else than the brightest setting results in a low whirring noise. This might have become a bit louder with time, I'm not sure.
  • There are problems with the internal mic and volume control, see the bug https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/62891. The issues are:

    • Internal speakers are muted on first boot. Activate them in Volume Control, then it works even after a reboot (well, it does on my computer).
    • The master volume only controls headphone volume, not internal speakers. A partial work around is to set the volume applet to control the internal speakers instead. The Fn keys are still connected to the master volume, I don't know how to change that (and that's not a fix of the real problem anyway). Update: volume and mute keys work perfectly under Feisty.
    • External microphone works after turning on capture in Volume Control and setting the jack mode to Mic (note that you need to mark the appropriate controls under settings first to be able to see them).
    • The internal mic does not work, it only gives static noise.
  • To disable touchpad while typing, add the following to /etc/rc.local:

     syndaemon -d -i 1 -k

    Update: this does not work since syndaemon needs an active X session. A better idea is to place it in a script, e.g., ~/.gnome-login and add it as a startup script in the gnome session manager.

  • External monitors work by default in single mode (press Fn+F10 repeatedly). In double mode the external view often has a severe cyclic distortion due to the frequency being 60 Hz, which many monitors cannot handle properly. The good news is that it can be fixed by proper configuration and using gdmflexiserver. There is an excellent description of how to do this at HowtoSetupExternalMonitorForIntel915. Alternatively, you can use the gnome-display-properties utility to set your display resolution to one acceptable for your external display before switching (Fn+F10), if you are like me, only using occasionally an external display.

  • Wireless interface ipw2100 will not correctly resume for a suspended state unless you tune you /etc/default/acpi-support as indicated in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/115743

    FredrikStahl: This has not been a problem for me, but my P7120 has an Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG with driver ipw2200.

  • Bluetooth file transfer works under Feisty. Here's how to activate it:
    • Set security auto and a personal key in /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf, and run sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart.

    • Run sudo hcitool scan to check if any external bluetooth devices are found.

    • Now it should be possible to pair from an external device.
    • Install gnome-bluetooth and use Applications:Accessories:Bluetooth file sharing to transfer files.

System Info

bios-version:Version 1.12
system-manufacturer:FUJITSU SIEMENS
system-product-name:LIFEBOOK P7120

As reported by lshw:

    description: Notebook
    product: LIFEBOOK P7120
    vendor: FUJITSU SIEMENS
    version: P7120

Hardware Details

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

dist-upgrade works?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External monitor works?

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Yes*

Untested

Yes*

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sleep

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

62891

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

Internal mic

No

No

Untested

No

62891

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

Untested

Yes*

Untested

Yes*

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

USB

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Yes*

Yes*

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

CD/DVD drive

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Card reader

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

+ F3

Mute

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

62891

+ F4

Mouse?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Screen stretch/crop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

+ F6

Brightness down

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F7

Brightness up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Volume up

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

62891

+ F9

Volume down

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

62891

+ F10

Toggle external monitor

Yes

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Arrow Up

Page Up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Arrow Down

Page Down

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Arrow Right

End

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Arrow Left

Home

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ Num Lock

Scroll Lock

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Insert

Print Screen

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Delete

Sys Rq

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

Wireless button

Toggle wireless

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Eco button

Fujitsu WinXP feature

No

No

Untested

Untested

Remaining Checks

  • external monitor extend mode
  • pcmcia
  • firewire
  • modem
  • infrared
  • remaining function keys
  • cdrom/battery hotswap


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