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Fujitsu Lifebook S7110

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook S7110 laptop. Fujitsu's Lifebook S7110 laptop is a middle to high end spec machine which has excellent Linux support when used with an up to date distribution.

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 S7110
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2500 2Ghz
Screen14.1“ XGA
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYes Use the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

The ethernet controller does not function with kernel versions older than 2.6.18. It uses the sky2 module.

Summary

For the easiest install for the Fujitsu Lifebook S7110 you should use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.18 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6. With an up to date Linux distribution this laptop work well with Linux.


Discussion

Artur P Oliveira, 2012/08/22 01:21

I'm running xubuntu 12.04 and the cpu fan almost all the time works at fun speed :-(

Did you experiment such beahaviour ?

THX

Regards

Artur P Oliveira, 2012/08/22 01:22

Sorry … not fun but full speed !

Gerrit Borgers, 2011/03/25 08:20

With 640 GB HDD: Runs with Linux “ubuntu 10.10” INCL. installed WLAN-Card “out off the Box”

Kevin, 2009/03/18 06:39

Works Perfectly. I run the latest Mandriva release (2009) on it. The panel buttons work out of the box too (although I don't actually use them).

The video thing is due to the intel graphics chipset (I believe). xrandr –auto always brings it up when I give a lecture!

Lovely light and fast laptop.

Dave, 2009/01/13 21:43

I have also my S7110 with Ubuntu 8.04. Everything works but the videos. I have not found why so far.

Erland, 2008/05/14 17:19

Almost Works Great

(Further to my comment below) Actually, sorry, there was two small hiccups which still don't work - the shortcut buttons above the keyboard have never worked and I don't know how to fix it and also switching to a projector screen is buggy.

Erland, 2008/05/13 18:32

Works Great

I bought this laptop last year, immediately wiped Windows Vista and did a clean install of Kubuntu 7.10 and since then have switched to Ubuntu 8.04. The hardware all works great with Linux (which I checked out before I bought it).

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