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Fujitsu LifeBook P8020


The Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 is a very light laptop (at about 1.3 Kg) with a good, bright 12“ display in 1280×800 and a good full-size keyboard. It has a touchpad with two buttons (unfortunately, the place for the third button is taken by the oh-so-useful fingerprint sensor…) and scrolling areas for vertical and horizontal scrolling to the right and at the bottom of the touchpad area. It has a 8700 mAh (!) battery that lasts several (> 5, I haven't tested longer) hours.

It has all network and bus options I can think of (Wifi, wired Ethernet, Bluetooth, HSDPA/3G, USB, Firewire, Modem), an optical drive, an SD-card reader, a Cardbus slot, a VGA output and sound in/out.

In short, it's a very pleasant machine.

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For full specifications see the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 specifications page.

NameFujitsu LifeBook P8020
ProcessorIntel® Core 2 Duo™ Processor SU9400 Ultra Low Voltage Processor (1.4 Ghz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 fsb)
Screen12.1” WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD120GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 (Quad-mode 802.11 a/b/g/draft n)
Atheros xspaN® (b/g/draft-n)

Linux Compatibility

ScreenNot Tested
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 here.

For webcam install the video4linux drivers and mplayer, then try (as a proof-of-concept):
“mplayer tv:\/\/ \-tv driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0”
(remove the backslashes, please)


You can enter a summary of how well the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 works with Linux here.

Debian Lenny:

Most important parts work out of the box. There are some issues with:
* sound: quite weak signal from headphone output and the built-in speakers are also exceptionally quiet
* video: works fine in general, but fails to honour display brightness change with intel driver 2:2.3.2-2+lenny6. It is said to work better with fresher intel drivers. (FIXED in Debian Squeeze w/ 2:2.9.1-2)
* video again: there is a problem when switching from X to a virtual control resulting in flickering text; switching back and forth once is enough to solve the problem until reboot. (FIXED in Debian Squeeze w/ 2:2.9.1-2)
* fans: I like my working machine really quiet, and most Fujitsu laptops I tried can be made totally silent (when not loaded) by setting aggressive power management policies. However, it seems that the P8020 has problems cooling its hard drive (I have a spinning plate drive, not the SSD version). Turning off a CPU core and most other non-essential hardware parts had no substantial effect. Don't worry though, we're still talking about a really quiet fan here.


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