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Fujitsu Lifebook P7120


This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook P7120 laptop.

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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NameFujitsu Lifebook P7120
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M Processor 753 1.20GHz
Screen10.6“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
BluetoothWorks perfectly
56K ModemYesuse smartlink-softmodem package
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderYesUse fprintlib


As default the native screen resolution of this notebook is 1280×768, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution would not be usable right away. To get it working you will need to install the 915resolution program and type in:
915resolution 3c 1280 768
This will then allow you to use the native 1280×768 resolution. However this setting will be forgotten after each boot so you will need a way to automatically run this command at every boot. Fortunately most Linux distributions come with the 915resolution program and include a simple way of achieving this. You can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide for more information.

The DVD drive does not work with kernel versions older than 2.6.17.


For the easiest install you should use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10. With an up to date Linux distribution this laptop work well with Linux.


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