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This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook E8210 laptop. The E8210 is quite similar to the Fujitsu Lifebook E8110 laptop except with newer components. Linux support for this laptop is problematic due to the current lack of open source radeon modules.
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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|Name||Fujitsu Lifebook E8210|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T7400 2.16Ghz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X1400|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Sound||Yes||Use snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
At this time the radeon driver included with most Linux distributions do not support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 included in the Lifebook E8210. However support for the x1600 has been added in the current proprietary ATI module. These drivers will need to be installed for the display to work properly.
The Fujitsu Lifebook E8210 works fairly well after the proprietary ATI modules are installed. It is likely that newer Linux distribution will no longer have this issue.