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Fujitsu Lifebook T4215

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook T4215 laptop. The Lifebook T4215 is a tablet system which features great 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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Specifications

NameFujitsu Lifebook T4215
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T7200 2GHz
Screen12.1” XGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, Fingerprint Reader, Tablet

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYessdhci
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
TabletYesUse the linuxwacom driver
Tablet ButtonsYesUse the fsc_btns driver

Notes

Only SD cards work with the sdhci driver, my Memory Stick Duo was not recognized.

Use linuxwacom 0.7.6 and KDE 3.5.6 to have krandrtray rotate the pen input along with the display.

Summary

There were no problems in getting the Fujitsu Lifebook T4215 laptop working with Linux when used with an up to date distribution.


Discussion

Jay Stratemeyer, 2014/04/24 21:03

Installation of debian wheezy was a breeze using usb stick.
Google and Download: “firmware-iwlwifi_0.36+wheezy.1_all.deb” place it inside the Firmware folder of the usb stick. I have not tried the fingerprint reader.

Anonymous, 2009/07/24 19:22

I've installed Fedora 11 on a Fujitsu T4215 Lifebook. It was preloaded with Vista and I tried to create a dual-boot system, but ran into problems, so I wiped the disk and did a clean install with the Fedora 11 DVD, accepting virtually all the default settings. It booted up right away, and 95+% of everything worked (even the SD reader, which did NOT work under Vista). I've encountered problems getting the built-in microphone to work, and getting the “Suspend” function to wake normally. I haven't tried the finger-print reader, PCMCIA, or SmartCard reader. My technical level on linux is moderately low. Overall, Linux is a great improvement and I'm very happy with the results.

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