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Fujitsu Lifebook P1610


This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook P1610 laptop. The P1610 is an extremely small size and light laptop which features excellent Linux support.

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 P1610
ProcessorIntel Core Solo U1400 ULV 1.2GHz
Screen8.9“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 OR Atheros 802.11abg Wireless, Bluetooth
Other2 x USB2.0, Touch Screen

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module OR madwifi depending on chipset
56K ModemNot Detected
Touch ScreenNo
Fingerprint ReaderYesWith Fprint project


As default the native screen resolution of the Lifebook P1610 is 1280×768, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. To get it working you will need to install the 915resolution program and type in:
915resolution 3c 1280 768
This will then allow you to use the native 1280×768 resolution. However this setting will be forgotten after each boot so you will need a way to automatically run this command at every boot. Fortunately most Linux distributions come with the 915resolution program and include a simple way of achieving this. You can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.


Docking station seems to work fine, I am using Xinerama for the display portion.

Distribution Specific Notes


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There were no problems in getting the Fujitsu Lifebook P1610 working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.


David Heidelberger (okias), 2014/04/22 11:34

This is for latest >= xorg-server-1.5 driver, so if your distro have it it will work.

It's tested only on P1610, feel free to add code or improve it :)

I'll try work on autodetection of model.


P.S. Do NOT use perl script as TS driver! It's crazy and ugly :)

mason, 2015/07/29 05:16

Hi David,

Thank you for all your work.

I'm not sure what to do with the github material… but here's why: I've used Ubuntu for 8 years, but I usually just install-and-forget-it.

I'm eager to get better at these types of tweaks, but before now (putting xubuntu on my P1610 and losing my touchscreen) I've never had much need.

Would you be kind enough to spell out the steps a newbie simply needs to follow?

Best regards,

Arobase, 2010/05/14 03:44

I installed xserver-xorg-input-fujitouch driver for ubuntu as you said but this does not work out of the box at all… :(

I tried to figure out the meaning of the next part, but I can't, specially to to config HAL to add (FUJ02e6)…

I think I can do the rest.

Can you help me, please ?

(II) config/hal: Adding input device PnP Device (FUJ02e6)
(II) LoadModule: “fujitsu”
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/
(II) Module fujitsu: vendor=“Kenan Esau”
compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 0.6.5
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0

(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device “Fujitsu Serial TouchScreen” (type: TOUCHSCREEN)

tamtom, 2009/12/09 06:05

I just got the touchscreen on my fujitsu P1610 working with the latest release of ubuntu (karmic koala). I did some searching around and found two drivers - an X11 driver and a hacked perl driver.

Lots of people had used the perl driver, but I felt that the X11 driver was more principled. Also, the perl driver appeared to need the X11 development libraries, which I had not installed since this was a dual-boot laptop and I didn't want to install unnecessary packages.

After some digging around, I found a package with the serial touchscreen X11 driver in ubuntu (xserver-xorg-input-fujitouch). I then had to search for the correct version for _my_ version of ubuntu and found it here
There is also a precompiled version for jaunty if you search around.

I followed the instructions to add the location to my
list of repositories, installed the package and restarted X.

The touchscreen was autodetected by hal and worked right out of the box.

(II) config/hal: Adding input device PnP Device (FUJ02e6)
(II) LoadModule: “fujitsu”
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/
(II) Module fujitsu: vendor=“Kenan Esau”
compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 0.6.5
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0

(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device “Fujitsu Serial TouchScreen” (type: TOUCHSCREEN)

Tres cool.

randy, 2013/01/22 11:37

do you know if driver works with linuxmint latest?

Seva Gluschenko, 2009/05/02 01:41

Touch screen does work on Intrepid and it seems like it will work on Jaunty, too. Details have been posted to Ubuntu users group on LinkedIn.

Zak, 2009/10/25 04:54

Can you elaborate or link this please? I can't get into the linkedin group! THANKS

Duncan, 2007/10/09 16:37

Mandriva 2008

Mandriva 2008 Powerpack installs without issue including the KDE 3D desktop.

Battery life and performance is better than it was under Vista.

Just looking into getting the modem working.


n00b, 2007/09/19 05:03

Touch Screen Does Work

Just installed Ubuntu 7.04 on the P1610. So far got the touch screen working and resolution. Working on getting the buttons around the screen to work now.

cornbread, 2007/09/09 05:10

touch screen doesn't work

The touch screen does not work! I have looked at what people are calling drivers and they don't work and look out of date!

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