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Fujitsu Celsius H720


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Celsius H720 laptop. If you have the Fujitsu Celsius H720 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Fujitsu Celsius H720 specifications page.

NameFujitsu Celsius H720
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3920XM processor (2.9 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz, 8 MB)
Intel Core i7-3820QM processor (2.7 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz, 8 MB)
Intel Core i7-3720QM processor (2.6 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB)
Intel Core i7-3610QM processor (2.3 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 6 MB)
Intel Core i7-3520M processor (2.9 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 4 MB)
Intel Core i5-3360M processor (2.8 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 3 MB)
Intel Core i5-3320M processor (2.6 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 3 MB)
Screen15.6-inch LED backlight, (HD+), Anti-glare display, magnesium, 1600 x 900 pixel
15.6-inch LED backlight, (Full HD), Anti-glare display, magnesium, 1920 x 1080 pixel
RAMUp to 16 GB (dual core)
Up to 32 GB (Quad Core)
HDDHDD 500-640GB 7200 rpm
HDD 1000GB 5400 RPM
SSD upto 512GB
Optical DriveBlu-ray Disc Triple Writer
DVD Super Multi
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro K1000M
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
Network10/100/1000 MBit/s Intel 82579 LM
Intel Centrino 6205 802.11 a/b/g/n
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Graphics ChipSee notes
VGA OutNot Tested
DVI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveWorks
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ESATA PortNot Tested
Serial PortNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot WorkingNo driver
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested



This laptop uses the Optimus feature from NVIDIA, this does not seem to work properly under Linux on the H720. If you can live with using just the Intel graphics then you don't have to worry about this.


Apart from the NVIDIA issue the Fujitsu Celsius H720 works with Linux.


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Matti Kurkela, 2014/01/26 21:16

Update: the fingerprint reader is AuthenTec AES2660.

I now have a dual display on two external monitors on Nvidia GPU when docked (DVI and DisplayPort).

I installed the Nvidia 3D libraries to a non-default location so that they won't overwrite the standard libraries used with the Intel GPU. I added a script in /etc/X11/Xsession.d that checks whether or not the NV-CONTROL extension is listed in xdpyinfo output, and adds a LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable pointing to the Nvidia 3D libraries if it is.

I set up a script to switch kdm configuration at boot according to whether the laptop is docked or not. When docked, the modified kdm configuration tells X to start up using a modified xorg.conf that explicitly selects the Nvidia GPU:

- in ServerLayout section: Option “AutoAddGPU” “false” and ModulePath pointing first to the Nvidia driver modules, then to the standard Xorg modules

- in Device section: Driver “nvidia”, BusID “PCI:01:00:0” and Option “ProbeAllGpus” “false”

With this setup, X needs to be restarted when switching between docked and undocked configurations. But the laptop manual recommends having the laptop shut down when docking/undocking anyway.

Matti Kurkela, 2013/11/04 21:04

The fingerprint reader on my Celsius H720 started working after I compiled the latest version of the libfprint source code.

The graphics situation is tricky to say the least: after installing the proprietary Nvidia driver, I could make the X server recognize the Nvidia adapter - but I noticed that the display ports seem to be hardwired: the laptop's internal LVDS display panel and the VGA port are wired to the Intel GPU, and all the digital display outputs to the Nvidia GPU. In other words, this set-up seems to be of type known as “muxless Optimus”.

With Bumblebee, I could power down the Nvidia GPU, to enhance battery life. With a particular Nvidia driver version combined with Bumblebee, virtualGL and optirun, I could run X applications on the Nvidia controller and have the output pretty much seamlessly on the laptop display or on an external VGA display. But that stopped working with the current Nvidia driver versions: apparently Nvidia is implementing its own Optimus support logic, and it's conflicting with Bumblebee.

WWAN works too, using Gnome ModemManager.

I'm using Debian Wheezy (stable) with an updated kernel.

Test User, 2012/11/26 08:33


I am testing the Celsius H720 with Fedora 17 - 64-bit.
The Bluetooth adapter is not recognized, but with some changes it works now. Fingerprint is not working (missing driver). Audio and Camera are working well.
The Intel graphics adapter works well - but the K2000M Nvidia adapter does not work at all. I tried this adapter with Nvidia drivers as well as with Nouveau drivers using optirun - no success.

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