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Fujitsu Amilo SI 2636

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Amilo SI 2636 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameFujitsu Siemens SI 2636
ProcessorCore 2 Duo 2.1 GHz T8100
Screen13.3” TFT WXGA 1280×800
RAM2 Gb
HDD250 Gb
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel GMA X3100
NetworkLAN 10/100/1000, WLAN 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYesAfter dimming the backlight returns to maximum level. Turn off dimming.
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraYes

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 10.10.

Summary

So far this laptop seems to be a perfect Linux laptop. No additional drivers needs to be installed to get basic function to work.


Discussion

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/03 11:10

I have pretty much the same set up mentioned here. I bought mine pre-installed with ubuntu from dell. Everything pretty much worked out of the box. I had a few problems with the sound, but nothing I couldn't troubleshoot and fix. Only one of the two head phone jacks would output audio also http://zingal.org

Kalle, 2011/02/21 09:00

Sorry for wakeing an old thread.

Has anyone noticed that in X the keyboard Return key is actually mapped to keypad Return key which mess up some window managers who creates new terminals with modkey + Return. Even trying to remap it with xmodmaps - “keycode 104 = Return” doesn't solve the issue. Have anyone else encountered this problem?

Of course remapping through the window manager is a solution, but I like to have the keymappings as they should be.

So far as I can see, this is the only thing that doesn't work for me with this laptop.

Cheers!

Milan, 2009/01/13 23:12

@ kalleb> thanks man, works perfectly!

kalleb, 2009/01/14 04:05

Great to hear that it works! On a different matter, have you had any problems with your wireless card since upgrading to the latest kernel? Especially during heavy work load?

kalleb, 2009/01/13 11:36

I have had success with everything on this gem of a laptop except for the SPDIF out which I haven't had the possibility to test. I got the webcam working by using this guide: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_build_from_Mercurial

milan, 2009/01/07 10:39

yes. everything is working for me (kubuntu 8.10) except the web cam. did anyone find a way to get it working?

alexander, 2008/12/06 21:47

Installed ubuntu 8.10 (64 bit), webcam not working (ekiga gives me a green lined picture but i see myself moving, weird) no drivers etc. available now, cardreader working, eseta not tested, screen works fine no problems, wlan works but the networkmanager plugin does not work correct if the wlan hardware button is used.

Jonas, 2008/11/28 11:51

ubuntu 8.10 works on Amilo 2636

Have just installed 8.10 on the Amilo 2636 and sound, graphics, wireless, usb and touchpad worked out of the box. Yet to test card-reader and webcam but insofar very good results. As stated no additional drivers to get the basic functionality. It does seem to run a bit hotter compared to xp. CPU usage on system monitor reports nothing out of the ordinary.

Hardware tests found in System → Administration → Hardware test reports full compatibility.

In other words: Good stuff

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