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Fujitsu Lifebook E8110


This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook E8110 laptop. The E8110 is a middle class laptop who's Linux support is relatively good.

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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NameFujitsu Lifebook E8110
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz / Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz
Screen15“ SXGA+
HDD80GB / 120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW / DVD-RAM
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, (Fingerprint Reader)

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module. Many reports of sound not working from Speakers
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 or (better) the iwlwifi driver (the latter has been merged into the kernel since 2.6.24. The module is called iwl3945). Many reports of “ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (13 802.11bg channels, 23 802.11a channels):
56K ModemOnly a soundchip with a phone jack, not tested.
Smartcard ReaderYesUse the driver from
SD slotYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested Not present in all models.
S-Video outputYes


For the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 to work properly with the 1400×1050 screen the Lifebook E8110 provides you will need to use the new “intel” xorg driver or the 915resolution tool. Details about the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and the 915resolution tool can be found in our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.

The Ethernet controller (Marvell 88E8055) in the E8110 notebook requires kernel version 2.6.17 or higher to function.

Due to the Intel chipset, no more than 3300MB of RAM can be accessed.

The system can suspend to RAM.


Except for some minor configuration work, the Fujitsu Lifebook E8110 has relatively good Linux compatibility when you use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.17 or greater.
There are known problems with the ipw3945 firmware and with the snd-hda-intel sound driver only working from the front head phone jack, which appear to have been fixed with the latest kernels (>2.6.24).


Rober_von_Haefen, 2007/12/22 11:33

Sound/Speaker Problem

I solved the sound/speaker problem on my FSC Lifebook E8110 with Ubuntu 7.04, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic. Therefore i downloaded and installed the ALSA module and kernel 1.0.15. The steps are:

apt-get -y install autoconf
apt-get -y install automake

hg clone alsa-kernel/
cd alsa-kernel/
hg pull -u
cd ..

hg clone alsa-driver/
cd alsa-driver/
hg pull -u
make install

Maybe you must reboot to take effect.

wimpunk, 2007/08/08 03:16

Sites which helped me installing debian

Just a few links I bookmarked about installing Debian Etch:

I still have a sound problem: there's only sound on the front headphone, the speakers are not working.

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