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Fujitsu LifeBook E8420


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 laptop.

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For full specifications see the Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 specifications page.

NameFujitsu LifeBook E8420
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P9550 (2.66 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD120GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 (3×3)
Atheros XSPAN® (802.11 a/b/g/draft n)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
Screen Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4), resolution supported
HDD Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4), obviously
Optical Drive Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4), Burning not tested
Graphics Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4) (Nvidia)
Sound part. tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4), Input not tested
Ethernet Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4)
Wireless Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4)
Bluetooth Tested Works (Suse 11.4)
ModemNot Tested
USB Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4)
Firewire Not Tested
Card ReaderTested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4)
SmartCard Reader Tested Works (Suse 11.4)
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIATested(Suse 11.4) Works
Fingerprint Reader Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4). Tested with FPrint-Demo
Webcam Tested Works. (Ubuntu 09.4)


* Ubuntu 09.4 can't dim the LCD backlight out-of-the-box, I'm still searching for a solution.
* Main ACPI functions are working, like CPU throttling …


You can enter a summary of how well the Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 works with Linux here.


jc, 2012/12/17 06:48

For the Fujitsu Lifebook E8420, are all the device drivers compatible with opensuse?

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