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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK UH552


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK UH552 laptop. If you have the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK UH552 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 LIFEBOOK UH552 specifications page.

NameFujitsu LIFEBOOK UH552
ProcessorIntel Core i3-3217U processor (1.8 GHz), 3 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U processor (1.7 GHz), 3 MB
Screen13.3-inch, LED backlight, (HD), Anti-glare display, 1366 x 768 pixel
RAMUp to 16 GB
HDD320GB / 500GB (5,400rpm)
320 GB 7200rpm
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
NetworkUSB to LAN
Intel Centrino Wireless-N2230 b/g/n
Atheros WLAN WB222 a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

HDDYes 1
Graphics ChipYes
Headphone PortYes
Microphone-In Portn/a
EthernetYes 3
WWANNot Tested
Express Cardn/a
Card ReaderYes4
TouchPadYes 2
Suspend/ResumeYes some quirks, see below


1. Can be swapped for a Kingston SSDNOW V300 120GB. It works too.

2. To get the touchpad working, you need to append “i8042.notimeout” to your grub file. For some reason it didn't work for me the first time around, but after a lot of mucking about and some fresh installs, I tried again and it worked.

3. The laptop does not have a native Ethernet adapter but comes with a USB Ethernet dongle. The dongle uses ASIX ethernet chip (ASIX AX88772B USB 2.0 Ethernet). Tested with Linux 3.10.

4. Card reader uses ums_realtek module. Tested with Linux 3.10.

Secure boot / UEFI / CMS

To disable Secure boot and enable CMS (Compatibility Module Support, MBR booting in other words) it is necessary to set up BIOS Supervisor Password. Once the password is set Secure Boot can be disabled and CMS can be enabled.

Suspend to ram

Suspend to ram works quite well, except some devices stop responding after resuming.

The following modules must be reloaded after resuming (as of 3.10-1 on Debian):

* psmouse (to re-enable the touchpad)
* ums_realtek (to re-enable the sd card reader)


Natanael Copa, 2015/02/28 15:14

I got this working with UEFI boot with gummitboot with alpine linux, 3.14 kernel. The i8042.notimeout was needed.

The rfkill button (Fn-f5) does not work. Apparently the support is lacking in the fuitsu-laptop driver. It does have support for reading the rfkill state though.

Whith debugging enabled I was able to see that the driver does get the event, but it does not handle it properly.

gataniel, 2014/03/08 18:34

Switched to ElementaryOS luna. During install experienced the same problems which faced when were installing Ubuntu(not working touchpad and broken grub). Solved as in my previous comment. Be careful when editing grub. Be sure to put correct quotes ”, not ”.

unam3, 2013/10/20 03:34

To prevent increasing of Load_Cycle_Count (`smartctl -a /dev/sda`, where sda - your HDD), add `/usr/bin/hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda` to boot scipts.

UnderstandingSheep, 2013/10/18 15:40

ok! after like 3 differant errors in the installatiopn I got it working!

you need to install elementary OS beta 2, that works fine and then just update it to the new one

the compatability

UnderstandingSheep, 2013/10/18 12:46

I tried installing elementary OS luna on it but it just dosen't install the freaking drivers

it's kind of a conondeum…

you need internet to install the drivers and you need drivers for internet.

still working on it though.

not gonna give up easilly.

please mail me if you have an answer!

gataniel, 2013/09/26 06:28

Works with Ubuntu 13.04 very well. Previous comment helped to make the touchpad work. Had problems with grub. Have been installing on Win8 and after install Win8 kept loading and seemed like there was no Ubuntu installed at all (grub wasnt working). Solved by using boot-repair via LiveCD.

ikel, 2013/08/25 13:42

Funciona con OpenSuse correctamente.
Para configurar el touchpad se pude hacer de forma sencilla desde “YAST > Cargador de arranque > Opciones del cargador de arranque” y en “Parámetros opcionales para la linea de comandos del kernel” añadimos al final “i8042.notimeout”, aceptamos para que se guarden los cambios y finalmente reiniciamos.

unam3, 2013/03/20 17:34

after trying to install debian wheezy from standart image got not-shutdowning machine.
archlinux installation with archiso pass and install properly.

Rising Star, 2013/11/05 10:18

I can confirm that Debian Wheezy sometimes expects shutdown problems. Frankly speaking the notebook can be shutdown only using power button. In case of using any UI features (XFCE) or “shutdown -h now” or “halt” the notebook shutdowns for 2-3 seconds and then boots up again. I had such a problem with my Zotac's nettop the solution was to replace RAM module. Probably this solution works for UH552 too, but Windows 8 doesn't expect such problems, so some misconfiguration is possible in Linux kernel IMHO.

Amir Aghamousa, 2013/03/15 20:44

It works with Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) very well. The touchpad will work after adding “i8042.notimeout” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub, i. e.
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash i8042.notimeout”
Then do a “sudo update-grub” and rebooted. For left click, tap with one finger, for right click, tap with two fingers.

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