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Fujitsu Amilo Xa3530

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Amilo Xa3530 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Fujitsu Amilo Xa3530. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Fujitsu Amilo Xa3530 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Fujitsu Amilo Xa3530 specifications page.

NameFujitsu Amilo Xa3530
ProcessorAMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Processor ZM-86/ZM-84/ZM-82/XM-80: 2.4GHz - 2.1GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Processor RM72/RM70: 2.1GHz - 2.0GHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor QL62/QL60: 2.0GHz - 1.9GHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen17“ WXGA+ (1440×900)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDSingle HDD:
250GB to 320GB - 5400rpm
Dual HDD:
500GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
802.11a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processorok
Screenok
HDDok2×500
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphicsok
Soundok
Ethernetok
WirelessNot TestedDid not find driver yet
BluetoothNot Tested
USBok
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Webcamok
TV TunerNot Tested

Notes

xubuntu 9.10 (=ubuntu + xfce)

Summary

The system runs quite well and stable, even emulation of a virtual W2k8-server runs without problem (except its being slooow!). An external display used to work, but as of the current version I didn't get hold of a driver or an xorg.conf-sample (but didn't really try very hard).


Discussion

Sam, 2010/09/15 12:17

Both Fedora 11 and Ubuntu 9.10 on my XA3530 work, but they have two problems I was unable to solve: a minor with changing between the two graphics cards and a major with the system heating up to 85+ C. I don't know if it's the processor or the GPU that heats. It isn't about lacking the ability to scale the frequency.

I installed Ubuntu Karmic Koala into Fujitsu Amilo PI 3560 laptop to dual boot with Win7. Works like a charm. I felt bad when I had to give the laptop to my brother. Didn't have the time to test it thoroughly.

Alex, 2010/09/09 08:27

Hi

I have this computer, just installed Ubuntu 10.4 on it!

Pros and cons so far:

Cons:

-Didnt find my Windows 7 so it deleted my Master Boot Record, now i cant start Windows 7 yet..

-This laptop has the famous “Launch Manager” for the wireless unit, i cant figure out how to turn the damn card ON in ubuntu :P because in windows you need the manager i just mentioned.

Pros:

-Ubuntu found the ATI driver!

-If you download Windows Wireless Drivers, you can install atleast the original win-driver for your wlan card.

-Seems pretty sweet on this machine, if it all works!

-It reads battery power well, machine settings, hardware and so on very well.

-Recommend trying, but have som patients if you do! have internet on CABLE ready!

I am currently using startup manager in ubuntu to fix my bootproblem.

ty all!

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