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Fujitsu Lifebook E8210

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook E8210 laptop. The E8210 is quite similar to the Fujitsu Lifebook E8110 laptop except with newer components. Linux support for this laptop is problematic due to the current lack of open source radeon modules.

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 Lifebook E8210
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T7400 2.16Ghz
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD120GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X1400
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire, Fingerprint Reader

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes Use snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested

Notes

At this time the radeon driver included with most Linux distributions do not support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 included in the Lifebook E8210. However support for the x1600 has been added in the current proprietary ATI module. These drivers will need to be installed for the display to work properly.

Summary

The Fujitsu Lifebook E8210 works fairly well after the proprietary ATI modules are installed. It is likely that newer Linux distribution will no longer have this issue.


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