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Fujitsu LifeBook P1630


Update: 3-22-2014
Everything works with Zorin OS 7 (Based on Ubuntu, so Ubuntu and it's other derivatives should work as well). Performace wise, it works like a dream, even with the minimum 1 GB RAM. Everything but the touchscreen works perfectly with Ubuntu 13.04 and it's derivatives. The touch screen calibration is /WAY/ off, but it works. I am currently attempting to find a fix for this. Fujitsu P models use a “USB touchscreen”, so I do not think normal calibrators will work. But, I have yet to try. I will update this page with more information when I have it.

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For full specifications see the Fujitsu LifeBook P1630 specifications page.

NameFujitsu LifeBook P1630
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor Ultra Low Voltage U7600 (1.20 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Screen8.9“ WXGA
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD80GB to 120GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500HD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN (802.11a/b/g/draft-n)
?? my unit seems to have an Atheros AR928X
Atheros XSPAN®

Linux Compatibility

WirelessYes- May or may not need the linux-backports for the atheros drive- Some need it, some don't.
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Scroll Button (Between L+R buttons, intended to use the “mole” as a scroll wheel when pushed.)Not Work (Is used as middle mouse button, so if there is some program that can bring the desired affect…?)
Tablet Mode Front ButtonsNo (I will figure out a fix. I hope.)
Camera Yes


Everything but the Scroll Button, Front Tablet Buttons, and Touchscreen work perfectly out of the box. This is a wonderful UMPC for Linux, and runs much better (And faster) then I had expected.


Overall, this is almost perfect. It may require a little tweaking, as the touchscreen and front buttons (Below the touch screen, in tablet mode) do not work out of the box. This should be an easy fix, though.


polo outlet, 2014/12/17 02:58

asking for tips, 2010/02/09 10:06

i put the page in originally and am very pleased to see that somebody else has tested the sound and reported here.
i have still a problem with sound - an annoying noise when it shuts down (and sometimes for other errors); any idea why?
i also have difficulties with the touchscreen - it does not always calibrate correctly (under ubuntu 9.10).
last, but not least: the shutdown or suspend does not complete occasionally, the cpu continues running and the battery is drained.
any tips how to fix these problems?

thank you

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